Jonb5 (403) - Greater London, - JAN 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle, poured into Leffe chalice. Colour was dark auburn, small tanned head which didn’t last long although some lacing was retained. Aroma was yeast, a hint of cranberry and liquorice. Tasted cranberry, carrot and berries, yeast strain seemed to be the same as other Van Steenberge beers. Well carbonated, slightly thick body, smooth. Overall hid the booze well, which is always a plus point, nice beer to accompany a heavy meal.
bartlebier (2232) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - MAR 2, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Fresh-ish As Bornem and again as alias Uilenspiegelbier, 33cl bb 2004 shared@ BBF ’15 Vintage Tasting ZO, merci. - Overwhelming Van Steenberge candi sugars and phenol profile of the fresh Bornem version thins out over time into: aspartame and dusty sugars, sour peach marmelade, with a leathery rather than velvet touch. Still more enjoyable aged...
goozen (3138) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - FEB 20, 2015
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 0,33ltr: Brown colored brew with an dry sweet bitter taste with slightly hints of coffee and chocolate. Long time not drunk this one, an before Ratebeer brew.
Kleurplaatje (73) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 14, 2015
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours dark amber/brownish with a stable off-white head. Good lacing. Fairly well dubbel aroma. Yeasty, malty and mildly spicy. Something tarty as well. Also a bit alcoholic, which disturbs me a bit. Taste is mildly sweet. Clear notes of the caramel, some sugar, something roasty and little notion of the spices. However, it got overwhelmed by acidic and metallic notes afterwards. It looks like if the alcohol destroyed a lot of the taste. After a few sips, the alcohol gave everything a bit of a sour, metallic, smoked ham, foot odor kind of taste. Nothing tasty at all. Palate is far too watery for a dubbel. Clearly a miss in terms of taste, palate and balance.
tricksta_p (1508) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - FEB 12, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Àroma of malt, bread, caramel, brown sugar, sweet dark fruits. Flavour is moderate to medium sweet with a light bittersweet finish. Didn’t care much for the sugary sweetness. Overall not a success.
jukkar (35) - FINLAND - FEB 11, 2015
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
I bit bland taste, hint of nuts and caramel. Dark brown color, minimal head, light body, thin feel, fizzy, very short finish.
ChewyBeer (99) - SOUTH AFRICA - FEB 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark with tan fluffy head. Sweet plum nose. Medium full mouthfeel. Sweet malt, raisin, plum notes. Tasty
Rammer (295) - Moscow, RUSSIA - JAN 28, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Good dubbel. More and have nothing to add, no frills. Not the best in style.
Maarten1993 (413) - - JAN 25, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Drank with Patrick and Bram at Piet Huisman 24-1-2014. Okay beer. Slight chocolate taste, but the taste is not expressive, a bit faint. The beer is thin. The aftertaste is bitter and very little sour.
HIGHB4LL (751) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 22, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
11.2 oz. bottle from Pringle’s. Appearance: 2 finger tan head, brown/copper color, cloudy, light to moderate lacing. Aroma: sweet cherry, caramel, musty and earthy yeast, slightly cough-syrupy. Palate: medium body, average carbonation, dry finish, oily texture. Taste: sweet caramel into notes of cherry fruitiness, finish is slightly thinner cherry and maybe light alcohol. Overall, pretty drinkable, but nothing amazing. Balance is a bit off and a bit too much cherry.
Florya (534) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 16, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
How: Bottle. Appearance: Dark brown, off-white head. Aroma: Dried fruits, plums, honey, orange, minerals Palate: Medium to full body, medium carbonation.