ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JAN 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reviewed 12/29/2012. 12 oz bottle poured into a Duvel tulip.
A: Pours a gorgeous hazy amber color with a nice stream of carbonation rising up from the center. The head is a thick, frothy two finger offwhite color that retains itself quite well. As it slowly recedes, a beautiful but slight layer of lacing is left on the glass. This is everything a good dubbel should look like, period.
S: Classically bready, with a great balance between yeast and malts. There’s also a nice amount of candied sugar, apple, pear, and chocolate. While subtle, it gives off a nice vibe of apple pie.
T: Sweet sugars come first, before transitioning gradually into a neutral, bready finish. A little on the simple side, but the balance here is top caliber. A faint touch of hops give it a perfect amount of bitterness to neutralize the candied sugar. Given a chance to warm up, a modicum of complexity makes itself known - and it’s just enough to keep the beer interesting.
M: Clean, dry, and - dare I say - refreshing. Palate tingling astringency appears on the aftertaste, giving off said refreshment ability instead of weighing it down. A great beer to savor in spite of its initially light impression.
O: Really hard to complain about this one. This hits a nice balance between being clean and being complex. An excellent example of a ’subtle’ beer.
rjplumer (663) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dry hints of chocolate and cherry.Brown body with a hint of cherry colored body. Dry malt cherry taste. Full bodied.
bennetporter (350) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy dark amber from a bottle, thick off-white head that retains. Aroma of vanilla, oak. Tastes like dark Belgian candi sugar, fading to some slight chocolate and hazelnut notes, good mix of bitterness in the end, finishes dry. Good beer.
Barreras (1257) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - JUL 3, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a clear copper color with a plum aroma. Taste is dry, with small hints of chocolate and fig. Taste is carbonated and slightly wine like. Batch #114.
djd07 (6034) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy orange with medium frothy white head that lasts leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is yeast, brown sugar, dark fruit, figs. Medium mouthfeel with flavors matching nose, nice booze, very good.
Meilby (9623) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 12, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 355ml @ Hotel Room, Hotel Lord Berri, Montréal, QC
Pours hazy amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, hint of dried fruits, floral and grass. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long malty, caramel and fruity finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
yngwie (15376) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 12, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, 12oz. As Allagash Dubbel. A hazy, dark amber colored beer with a small, dense, light beige head. It’s rather fruity on the nose, with dried fruits doing most of the work. Dried figs, some sulthans and a little bit of caramel. It’s semi-dry on the palate, nicely carbonated and full-bodied. Caramel, some bread and most of all dark dried fruits in the flavor, balanced by hoppy bitterness. Long, caramel and dried fruits finish. Nothing impressive going on here. 150612
jcartamdg (2432) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a dark amber brown with a thick off-white head. Aroma of caramel malt, slight hop bitterness and mild roast. Taste follows, really smooth with great malty flavor
migwell (113) - Northampton, Massachusetts, USA - APR 30, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I liked the Allagash tripel, but this one is a miss for me. It’s thin bodied and lacks complexity. I don’t care for the flavor and wouldn’t want to have another. As is my practice now, I let this slowly warm up to bring out more flavor, but it just seems like more bad flavor. Not a keeper!
McCarty23 (53) - Vista, California, USA - APR 17, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Brown pour with tan head. Smell of almonds brown malts and bread. Flavor of pecans and more brown malts.
SlovakSniper (3888) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - APR 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Batch#114. Une bouteille de 75 cl partagée avec ma femme et ma belle-maman. Une robe brune acajou sur laquelle flotte une généreuse tête beige. Au nez, les malts sont foncés en caramel et en notes chocolatées. Bonne présence de noix autant aux arômes qu’aux saveurs. Raisins et figues avec une touche des houblons terreux et quelques épices (cultivars et/ou levure?). Bon corps crémeux qui mousse à la belge. Une finale bien sèche et modérément longue.