DrnkMcDermott (2988) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle. Pours a dark brown color, kicks up a big tan head in my tulip glass. Smells lightly sweet without the extra sugar smell of some Belgians. Takes me a while to get to the beer through all that foam, but what I get is a slightly fizzy body surrounding a pretty fresh malt taste. This bottle sat in the un-air-conditioned Foremost Liquors for goodness knows how long, but it’s held up pretty nicely. Definite brown malts at work, with fruitiness and slight tart of apple and vanilla. A bit of stickiness on my lip shows that this is still sweet, but well balanced. Background notes of ginger, lemon and nutmeg, too. A nice, complex brew.
Garrold (3920) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Lidl. Clear, deep copper colour. Thin, dense, glossy, unbroken, beige head. Good looker. Nose is sugary, vinous, bready and nutty. Taste is sugary sweet. Some vine fruit, raisiny dryness. Sweet, thin and estery. Thin mouthfeel with too much fizz. Sweet, nutty finish. Doesn’t feel the ABV, but even at Lidl prices, I wouldn’t bother with this one again.
SarkyNorthener (3884) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dedicated to Gary for tipping me off about the mixed six pack of Belgians at lidl and because he is a tosser. Bottle. Brown beer with medium head with some lacing. Lightly carbonated. Aroma of brown bread and candy sugar. Taste is brown bread, malts and some earth. Good.
Gary (1810) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml: this goes down fast , like a hooker in a alleyway behind some corrupt alleyway @ a bullshit EU event.
Renobob (1600) - Besançon, FRANCE - MAY 31, 2016
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bue en bouteille de 33cl. Blonde classique typée belgian strong. Peu d'intérêt sinon. Alcool trop présent. Malt.
Wendigo (46) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 30, 2016
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
0.33l bottle bought as a part of a 6-pack of belgian beers at supermarket. Sweet caramel aroma. Dark orange colour. Sweet taste of malt without any hops taste. Thick palate.
HansHuber (11) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - MAY 28, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Found this in a gift pack of Belgian Ales at World Market around Christmas time. Very good example of the Dubbel Ale style. Abv of 8% but drinks very smoothly.
Beggard (60) - - MAY 26, 2016
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
0,33l bottle, Känguruh pub Vienna. Mild malty aroma. Dark amber color with a mild foam. Sweet, caramel, malty taste.
dchad56 (295) - - MAY 8, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle - clear reddish brown, low carbonation, small lacing at sides only. Strong caramel aroma, ting on tongue and in mouth. Ok tasting but but too much ting.
commonmac (1000) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 23, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle acquired as part of a Christmas care package from the aunt. Poured into pint glass based on being too lazy to look for another glass. Deep brown cola color with an aggressive amount of nearly tan head. Not getting very much on the nose...maybe some malt and a little bit of hop characteristic which comes as a bit of a surprise. Taste is pretty mild but there are the traditional Belgian dark fruits coming through. It incorporates roasted malts, caramel, and toffee. Some bready characteristics. Soft mouthfeel, effervescence, and a really enjoyable finish. Feeling more impressed by this one as consumption continues. Not necessarily an upper tier dubbel but overall a decent representation. I’m going to add this to the list of beers to have on the next international visit to Brussels as a fresher version may enhance the score even more.
fuzzcro (199) - Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2016
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
I’m not getting much flavor at all out of this one. It tastes watery. I don’t see myself drinking this one again. There isn’t a single outstanding quality in my opinion...disappointing.