ghawener (1368) - San Salvador, - FEB 22, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: alcohol is dominant, malty and sweet, nice color. Food Pairing: Brie.
V1_Vr_V2 (6) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - MAR 10, 2012 does not count
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance is near spot on. However, alcohol in the aroma is a bit solventy. Dry malty sweetness up front, dry finish.
culchiem (1666) - Berlin, GERMANY - FEB 8, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from MBM. Deep mahogany with a cream head. Fruit, plum light toast malt. Warming alcohol feel on the palate.
dwyerpg (4067) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smells is sugar cane sweet. Looks fine. The flavor is think sugary malt without much in the finish besides carbonation. Okay.
probstblueribbon (2378) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 3, 2009
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
30 cc bottle from Lubiere (merci!), served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass. BB 24/12/09.
App.: Clear light copper with a decent but frail off-white froth.
Aroma: Band-aids!, medicinal, iodine, small amounts of brown sugar and burnt sugar, vague malts, light citrus notes, not pleasant!
Palate: Medium-ish body, very big, full, round effervescence.
Flav.: A little more malt than the nose but still very problematic; kinda sweet, borderline cloying with a touch of bitterness and a not unpleasant malt finish.
A failed attempt. Keep trying though.
Lubiere (8239) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 28, 2009
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
A copper ale with a thick light moka head. In aroma, herbal malt with sweet vanilla, and light plant material In mouth, a rather light malt with sweet cinnamon, herbal notes, iodine, thin and watery. Definitely not to style. Tasted Nov. 21 2009, with MartinT.
MartinT (6934) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 22, 2009
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
My Bottom Line:
Bready yeast flavors and anemic caramelized cereals are slashed repeatedly by vicious iodine in this very problematic brew which would not have been much of a Dubbel anyway.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A dwindling head of foam tops the hazy amber (rather light for the style?).
-The nose didn’t predict the importance of this problem.
-The mouthfeel is very dry.
-This seems to be an obvious case of yeast gone awry. Or awol in the fermentation process anyway.
Bottle; merci Luc!
eblanco (2) - USA - OCT 6, 2009 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
caramel, floral, dough, woody, brown, sparkling, brown foam, lightly bitter, medium sweetness, full body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish,