Niller (937) - Hammel, - JUN 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Hammelhus. Pours amber with a tan head. Malty taste of dark fruits, caramel, some chocolate, some spice. Smooth mouthfeel. Light bitter finish.
TorbenJensen (528) - Valby, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Lovely frothy ale, although foam quickly sinking to a moderate layer. The aroma is a little obfuscated and difficult to keep track of but chewing gum, banana, cherry, marzipan and dried fruit are among the many odors I senses. The taste is a bit sugar but in moderate manner. There is also a fine flavor of a little English licorice, hard roasted malt, figs, prunes and raisins. Towards the end we meet a little hoppy bitterness and a little taste of black pepper. It is quite clear that these Benedictine monks at Ampleforth monastery has had the Belgian abbey as a model for this beer, but quite hit the spot, they do not. Belgian abbey beer is typically less hoppy and something more malt heavy than this. For me it does not matter to Ampleforth is a more ’easy’ dubbel with greater touch of British ale. I actually think it is an excellent hybrid that provides a new approach to how different beer cultures integrates and still taste good.
VDuquerroux (639) - Airvault, FRANCE - MAY 4, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 33cL. Home. A dark brown beer with mahogany hues ; big off-white head ; medium retention. Aroma of licorice, caramel, roast, prune. Medium sweet, light bitter refreshing ; light warming background ; dry and acid notes. Medium body and texture, smooth carbonation, sweet "spicy" finish. Overall, I don’t know very much this style, nevertheless this one is very tasty ; sort of english round dubbel.
gunnfryd (12429) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 10, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is sugar, alcohol, dried fruits, malt. Flavour is sugar, alcohol, caramel, malt, hop, dried fruits. Medium body. Ordinary beer. KRS 080814.
mike_77 (3942) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - JAN 8, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy brown with thin soapy head. Dry and malty with a light fruitiness. Perhaps a bit of raisin in there too. Certainly marketed as an Abbey Dubbel but lacking in a bit of depth and complexity of many of its Belgian counterparts.
SilkTork (5407) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml dark bottle, unfiltered. £3.30 from Bitter Virtue, Southampton. A good thick, sweet dark beer. Reminds me of Traquair House beers, but fuller and fresher, due to the higher fermenting temperatures, and the non-filtering. It’s also a little like Harviestoun’s Old Engine Oil. I suspect the recipe is for an English Old Ale. While an Old Ale does have much in common with some Belgian dark ales, this edges much more to the British side of things than the Belgian.
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from The Maltings, St Albans on 29 Sep 2012. Poured a very dark brown, with an off white head, which dissipated quite rapidly. Aroma of mild Belgian yeast, dark fruit and brown sugar. Toffee and dates in the flavour, with some slightly metallic bitterness coming through. Finish was brown bread, tart fruit and cake.
chrisv10 (12659) - DENMARK - NOV 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 7%. Very dark brown with small beige head. Aroma is malt, yeast, dark fruits, plume, caramel and spices. Flavour is malt, yeast, dark fruits, plume, medium sweet, liquorice, caramel, spices and a little bitter.
Habanero (3278) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Pours clear and deep, dark amber. with a small beige head. Aroma of yeast, nuts, caramel and brown sugar. Sweet flavor that ends up slightly more dry. Medium bodied, watery to oily texture and average carbonation. A nice classic Dubbel.
llkc (728) - århus, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
duft: krydret. sødme. nelliker. lidt appelsin.
smag: ikke så meget smag som duften desværre. lidt rugbrød- lidt kedelig. eftersmag
rauchbier (3665) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, from Tesco. Deep chestnut brown, thin short lived off white head and gentle condition. Full sweet fruity nose with hints, some slight chocolate notes as it warms. In the mouth its quite muted with a low earthy, plummy fruitiness and a slight citrus tang, finish is slightly bitter with hints of plum skin and a little earthiness.