JorisPPattyn (8645) - Ursel, - NOV 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium, light-cream coloured head, fast receding over fully hazy red-brown beer. End of bottle solid yeast. Attractive mix of liqueurish notes with lactic/oud bruin sourish aromas. Hints of green leaves as holly and chocolate. As such, ideal for the holidays, I’d say. Bitter-roasted, with only a hint at lactic acid backthroat. Some yeasty features, as if not fully fermented out - which sits strange on the lactic notion. Again bitter chocolate. Not very well-bodied, spritzy MF. Long-lasting roasted features in the aftertaste. Certainly not Boelens’ worst try! It’s not obvious in which way they wanted to go, but the result is worth trying.
Icedwarf (851) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - SEP 26, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Zwart bier met weinig schuim. Smaak is licht zoet en iets zuur met iets van fruit. Aparte smaak voor een Abbey Dubbel, maar zeker niet slecht.
77ships (5872) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 6, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml. bottle sampled. Purchased @ ALBO. Faint reddish dark furniture brown, big tanned head. Nose is faintly sour, coffee grounds, candy sugar, caramel, touch plastic, this odd sourness. Taste is oddly sour, plastic, furniture, coffee grounds, dark fruits, herbal, odd plastic, odd powdery chocolate, odd sourness. Body is a bit empty, almost touch watery. The sourness is odd, beer is a bit empty, really messy. Quite meh.
Bill Becker (582) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - JUN 22, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a fairly clear dark brown with an inch of foam with great lacing.
Smells sweet with some spice, I get cinnamon, but lots of caramel and some candi sugar.
Very sweet malty without going overboard, not much if any bitterness. Some light bread.
Near perfect mouthfeel.
Such a smooth drinking Dubbel. It may not be the highest rated Dubbel but I enjoyed every drop.
suurjuust (1940) - ESTONIA - MAY 19, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Murky hazel brown, quickly diminishing tan head. Nose is dried fruit, malt notes, yeast, sourness. Flavor is dried fruit, caramel, malt, bread, yeasty-phenolic notes. Finish is toasty malt, caramel and more phenolic notes. Mouthfeel is a bit rough and thin. Not balanced, but drinkable.
SHIG (4013) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - FEB 21, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Started to gush as soon as the cap was popped. Poured a dark malted brown with huge beige head. Sweet sugars and fruit aroma. Taste is fermented dark fruit and brown candy sugar.
Bontus (700) - Flanders, BELGIUM - FEB 10, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from the brewery. Pours dark brown, almost totally opaque. Small not retaining beige head. Munich malt aroma, rather flat, sweet, caramel, like stale coke. Alcohol in the aftertaste.
thirstyrabbit (1483) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 9, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Cloudy chestnut brown body. Aroma has apple juice and yeast. I can tell from the aroma that this is going to be sourish and not a classical Dubbel. Sweet and sour yeasty taste with a fizzy finish. Messy. I don’t like excessive sourness in Dubbels so I don’t like this one.
bhensonb (12747) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Special Brews in Lynwood, WA. Pours dark ruddy copper with an off-white head. Aroma is malty fruits de bois. Med body. Flavor is malty, mixed fruit esters, and something making me think of a sweet cake. Not spectacular, but it’s a nice drink. Not finishing dry, but there’s a little bitter in it.
martjoobolut (1780) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 18, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
0,33L bottle (from Wines of Galilee). Pours brown with light tan head. The head stays for some moments. Aroma is herbal, sour, dark fruits, caramel Flavor is sour, malt, fruits, caramel, yeast, some dirty water. Overall: ok-ish.
Marduk (4203) - Reval, ESTONIA - DEC 18, 2014
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
330ml bottle. Clearish copper color. Small size, beige head, stays. Sweet, caramel, fruity, , slight sour notes in aroma. Metallic, iron, yeast, sourish, copper in taste. Watery body. Iron in aftertaste. Some chalk too. Brrrrrr.