DrnkMcDermott (2972) - 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.
commonmac (901) - 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. Iím 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 (150) - Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2016
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Iím not getting much flavor at all out of this one. It tastes watery. I donít see myself drinking this one again. There isnít a single outstanding quality in my opinion...disappointing.
Bosbouw (2465) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - APR 13, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Fles van zaanse molen. Chocolade bruine kleur met een volle kraag. Ruikt moutig, herfstfruit, zoetig. Smaakt zoetig, suiker, mout.
KingsBrew (49) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 25, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle, Malty sweet aromas, Light-Medium Carbo, Dark brown liquor with beige head, Oily texture, Toffee sweet malty tasting flavors, Nice dubbel beer
GoufCustom (1413) - HONG KONG - MAR 23, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2016
330ml bottle bought at Gorgeous Wine & Cigar in Yuen Long.
Looks: Cloudy hazy dark ruby red colour with a thin ring of dirt-like yeast sediments; One and a half finger head with crumpety light beige foam which lasts for 3 minutes; Beautiful sticky lacing and quite fizzy carbonation.
Aroma: Fragrant dark malt, with light roastyness, caramel, strong toffee, light chocolate, dark fruits, sugar, tartness, bread and strong Bel yeast.
Taste: Mid to light sweet moderate dark malt, with roasted peanuts, strong caramel, toffee, shades fo dark fruits, light molasses, bread, strong Bel yeast, faint lemon, very light bitter hops and light grass.
Body: Mid to light. Very slick and creamy palate.
Mouth Feel: Fair dark maltyness in a very smooth and slighty watery background. Roast is light at first but strong flashes of peanuts come out, followed by nice caramel, toffee, light sweetness and bits of dark fruits. Very yeasty and very light lemon to round. Smooth as silk. Thin but lovely!
Hoppiness: No aroma, with thin lemon and light grass in taste; Bitterness is very low for an abrupt, fairly low astringent dark malty finish.
After Taste: Fairly dry. Nutty and slightly bitter to mouth.
Comments: This one gives a bit of sweet tease which is better than most non-sweet Dubbels. A tad light in body yet itís quite silky and solid in aroma and taste. A better than above-average Dubbel. Quite a joy!
deanso (7942) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 11, 2016
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
33cl bottle courtesy of and shared with Kermis.
Thin off white head. Hazy amber pour. Herbal. Not a great dubbel.
Earlier Rating: 3/7/2013 Total Score: 2.8
33cl bottle labelled as Alsemís Dubbel.
Thick off white head. Hazy amber pour. metallic aftertaste. An ok dubbel.
Earlier Rating: 12/8/2011 Total Score: 3.3
Good creamy head. Clear amber pour. Quite nice.
kermis (9070) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 11, 2016
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle shared from the source. Nice picture of the horse palace on the label which reminds me of my walk to work at my last company. Not sure if thatís a good association to start with or not.. The beer itself is a hazy amber brown with a medium light tan head. Aroma is vegetal with big herbal notes, yeast, compost, light dark fruits and caramel. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
Earlier Rating: 3/7/2013 Total Score: 2.6
Bottle shared thanks to Deanso. Pours hazy brown with an off white head. Aroma of caramel, night nurse, light malt and light fruit. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Earlier Rating: 5/16/2012 Total Score: 3.4
Bottle shared at Cafe de la Gare. Pours brown with an off white head. Aroma of fruit, caramel and some yeast. Flavour is malt, caramel, light bitter, dark fruits. Medium body and carbonation.
Inoven (84) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - MAR 4, 2016
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Diep donkerbruin helder bier met beige schuimkraag die redelijk snel weg trekt. Weinig aroma. Smaak licht bitter met in de verte een beetje caramel. Ietsje houtig in de nasmaak.
allmyvinyl (8686) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 2, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours clear mahogany with a thin, bubbly off-white head. Aromas of dark sugar, plums, spice, raisins. Taste is stewed plums, light spice. Sweet finish.
HermanW (1059) - Coevorden, NETHERLANDS - FEB 28, 2016
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
33 cl fles. thuis. Prima dubbel niks mis mee. ik heb hem misschien iets te koud gedronken. Maar hij gaat in de herkansing.