GenkiGonzo (65) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Yamaoka. Nice amber colour. Caramel and fruit aroma with some chocolate. Quite sweet taste. Easy to drink dubbel.
KansaiBeerLvrs (883) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Tadg’s at KyotoLefty’s book launch event. A decent ale, kind of middle of the road but pretty good. Reddish orange color with a decent head & aroma. Nice enough.
TimE (2793) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
rich chocolately, moderately sweet, malty. Notes of wood and dark fruit. Well made, but nothing that stands out
KyotoLefty (5575) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark aber color, light for a Dubbel. Wonderful nose, rich and chuwy, with lots of caramel, chocolate, and some dried fruit. Flavor does not live up, though, very sweet, with caramel but no rich chuwiness. Very light, almost thin body. Decent dubbel, but the nose brought on thoughts of greatness, which somehow did not come.
mike12da (49) - Osaka, JAPAN - AUG 9, 2012
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
First time to have a Japanese made Belgian dubble. But Baird would be the guys to do it properly. But it’s also not something to drink on draft, needs some time in the bottle. Solid enough, slightly nutty, sweet but not too much. Low carbonation for the style. Worth trying for sure.
jonno (2014) - JAPAN - AUG 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good solid Dubbel. Not really too phenolic or spicy, but quite deep malt characteristics keep it interesting. A decent bitter finish also embellishes this from also ran territory, to leave a lasting, light, but heavy oxymoronic impression.