Borresteijn (4329) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl Bottle from Speciaalbierwinkel Bodegraven. Dark ruby-brown colour, creamy beige head. Aroma of burnt caramel, brown sugar, hint of metal, dark fruits, tiny hint of tartness, malts, cocoa. Flavour is medium-sweet, malty, burnt caramel, dry, cocoa/chocolate, bitter malty finish with some yeasty notes. Dry. Medium-bodied. Nice but fairly standard Abbey Dubbel.
tricksta_p (518) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - FEB 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown with a small head. Aroma of roasted malts, caramel toffee, brown sugar, hint of smoke. Flavour is medium roasted malty sweetness, with a moderate bitter aftertaste. Nice Dubbel.
WillemsUrenkel (275) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - DEC 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
0,33 l bottle bought directly at the brewery. Pours dark red brown in the glass, big tanned foamy head. Strong dark berries on the nose, mid toffee. Starts more like cold coffee, followed by a more fuity taste. Low sweetness, hints of marzipan. Later roasty and low bitterness. Easy to drink, not bad, but could have been more complex.
Douberd (1554) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - NOV 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 330 ml as Melbuul’n Bier, from trade with bierkoning, thanks! Poured into a tulip glass, ABV 7%
Deep mahogany colour on the body, clear whenhold against the light. Two fingers of light beige head, thick, with very good retention and thick lacing left on the glass.
Lots of chocolate on the aroma, becoming stonger as the beer warms up a bit, roasted malts, light black olives smell, light grains.
Taste is grainy, lightly acidic, more grainy on the aftertaste but saved by the roasted malts being present as well. On the long finish some coffee and mild bitterness.
Medium body, good carbonation.
Overall quite good dubbel, enjoyable.
caesar (4623) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled, BB 04-2015, large sample. Clear ruby color, medium brown head. Aroma of spicy yeast, caramel malt, hint of raisin, hint of roast. Smells very traditional dubbel, with a good balance between spiciness of the yeast and aromatic malts. Bit sweet in taste, quite dry, spicy again. Its actually too spicy for my personal liking, but it fits the style very good and the balance is great. Good beer.
jmgreenuk (3259) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of Deanso. Poured a deep mahogany colour with a frothy tan head. The aroma is of roasted malts and liqourice. The flavour is medium to strong bitter with lots of liqourice, malt and a little yeast on the smooth dry and slightly peppery palate. I like my Dubbels and I liked this one a lot. One for a session for sure.
deanso (4502) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl bottle from ABCBeers, The Hague.
Thin creamy off white head. Clear amber pour. Nice dubbel.
erickok (3050) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - DEC 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown body with big beige head. Light roasted, some caramel malts and cheese yeast. But not very expressive to be honest. Warming ending, smooth carbonation. Sweet body, light sticky. It?s okay. (Bottle at De Drie Dorstige Herten)
MaartenRF10 (1453) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 28, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Bierkoning for trading this one
Brown with rapidly fading beige head. Not much aroma. Taste is some dark fruit, caramel malts, hints of Chocotof. Bit of a boring double. Still drinkable though :)
BoBoChamp (5015) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 18, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl, new exclusive Dutch brew Anno 2011, from De Bierkoning Amsterdam, complex brew, malty/sweet and slightly floral/roasted, not balanced, cloudy, small head, nice brew