DrnkMcDermott (2621) - 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 itís 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.
Simonsen (236) - NORWAY - MAY 17, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
MÝrk Karamellfarget.HÝy skumtopp. Smaker kaffe .karamell ,malt . Smaker ikke sŚ kraftig. Lite alkoholsmak selv om den er pŚ 8%
mrhoppy (868) - Santa Clara, California, USA - MAY 10, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Caramel brown, but clear, not hazy or cloudy. It has a huge tan colored head. Prickly and thin. I would say overrated. I would say this is a cheap Belgian beer. Mostly malt that gives it a malt liquor bent. Donít waste your money.
zenkis (259) - Ogre, LATVIA - MAY 10, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours deep copper reddish to dark cherry red, sparkling, light beige head, frothy, thick foam, nice longish lacing. Aroma - dominant yeasty, creamy, a bit wooden, a bit alcohol, strange but malt is barely felt.
Taste - darker malt sweet with tones of roasted or toasted malt bitter, a bit sour-sweet,
Palate - above medium body, thick texture, mouthfeel is a bit astringent in a good way, high carbonated also. O.A. - nice dubbel but it really lacks character, some unique feature, some intensity. So one time sampling one.
NeaRoW (2) - Tilburg, NETHERLANDS - MAY 6, 2013 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle gives a big lightbrown head and a dark brown caramel color. Fresh smell of dark fruit and a bit of alcohol. Sweet initial taste which quickly converts in a very nice dark strong palate of dark fruits which lasts very long and gets better over time.
MarkQ (59) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 2, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good solid tasting beer. Nice beautiful foamy head. The bubbles tingle nicely on your tongue. 8% alcohol but you donít really feel it. I wouldnít mind fasting on this beer.
HoppyBudgie (232) - SOLA, NORWAY - APR 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(33o ml bottle). Pours a deep brown with a chunky tan head. Aroma of chocolate, caramel and alcohol. Sweet beginning but a slight sourness and light bitterness at the end. The roasted malts also come out as well with an almost smoky flavor.
ronaldtheriot (786) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - APR 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bornem Dubbel has a thin, cream-colored, creamy head and a very bubbly, hazy, golden-brown appearance, with some lacing left behind. The aroma is sweet, bready, caramel, and even yeasty. Taste is sweet, syrupy, brown bread, dates, and a touch of hop bitterness. Alcohol is not so present with this 8% beer. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Bornem Dubbel finishes semi-dry, sweet, and fairly drinkable. Overall, this is a really good beer that grows on one as it is drank down. Check it out! RJT
Palme (2252) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
0.33l bottle. This is a clear heavy deep ruby brown one with a massive dense and lasting, almost fluffy off-white head thatís really leaving some scary lacing down the sides of the glass. Looks really good and inviting. ts not to extreme on the aroma. Soft chocolate paper and some good notes of sweet brown sugar. Not much more to be honest. It has a average+ carbonation level and a good oily mouthfeel. A bit on the sweet side as the aroma suggested. The brown sugar sticks itís head out, dark caramel, some Easter oranges, hay and something almost spicy. Hard to tell what. Yeah, a good lightdrinkable dubbel. 23.03.2013
Beergeek23322 (438) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - APR 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
April 2011. From bottle. poured dark amber color with a tan head. Dried fruit aromas combined with yeast.
Vells (271) - LATVIA - APR 14, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bit hazy amber to ruby with medium beige head. Bit lacing.
Aroma.. mostly malts, caramel, kinda chocolate, raisins, yeasty
Sweetish with low bitterness.
Not bad, but bit disappointing for dubbel. Thou drinkable.