mike_77 (3120) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 10, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Giant lumpy head tops this red-brown beer. Ripe, vinous aroma with a woody, sour edge. Rich, almost wine-like flavour and texture. Dry, woody aftertaste.
Travlr (11835) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 28, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Recommended by the staff (Shadi) at the Waterhuis, this was a nice brown ale that was hoppier than most. Good choice.
DruncanVeasey (7191) - NUNEATON, Top 18, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2010 Bottle, in the shrine-like basement at De Bierloods. Dark and dubbelish with a creamy beige cap receding to a slick. Nose brazen Brett-like edge; Orvalish freshness peppered with pollen and floral hops. Getting rose, lily, lavender, farmyard. Trappist-like nuts and choc. Big yeast presence, blanket of horse. Chocolate, nuts, fresh bread. Slick dark Trappist character (Westmalle Dubbel?) with spontaneous touches. Got to get hold of another bottle of this.
thewolf (11184) - Kolding, DENMARK - OCT 3, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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Pours a nice, red-brown with a medium, creamy, beige head. Aroma has lots of raisins, some oakiness, chocolate, plums and a great yeasty note. A good, frothy, lightly creamy, mouthfee - just a tad on the thin side, perhapsl. Flavour has good chocolate, yeast and a good deal of dried fruits. Nice.
bierkoning (10206) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - SEP 22, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
7,5% ABV, according to the bottle label. Dark brown color. Caramel and coreander in the aroma. Caramelly sweet flavor with ginger, coreander, mint, vanilla and anis. Some bitterness in the aftertaste. Sticky mouthfeel.
BoBoChamp (5443) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 23, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl, from De Hopduvel Gent, easy to drink, yet complex, cloudy, good head, good brew, balanced
imdownthepub (10235) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled, 330ml at Waterhuis aan de Bierkant, Ghent. Dark brown, black with cream head. Malty, sweetish beerreally quite fruity, with sucrose notes. Quite heavy on the palate with a little late hop. Not bad at all.
reserva (30) - Oud-Turnhout, BELGIUM - JUL 10, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown beer with a beige creamy head. best consumed before july ’08 (just in time). Taste was medium sweet and very fruity. Also berries in the nose. It reminded me to Filliers bessenjenever
JoeinDahlem (1326) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - APR 16, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
An interesting dubbel with nice hoppy character. Poured from 33 cL as Drongens Plezierke, bought at Beer Planet in Brussels. Very dark brown beer with red highlights, nice tan head. Nose is a blend of tart fruits and sweetish, slightly roasty malts. Flavor begins a bit tart before going fairly sweet, with a nice, moderate layer of bitterness kicking in and lasting into a dryish finish. Reminds me of a mini-Oerbier in some ways, the way it combines a little tartness with the dark malts and interesting yeast. Really a solid beer, I’d like to see it more available.
Wim (2750) - Weelde, BELGIUM - APR 6, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
dark brown coloured body with a off white head a sour fruity malty aroma a light sourig fruity malty taste and a sourig fruity bitter finich