teddybeer (2857) - Madrid, SPAIN - NOV 3, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at a bar in Madrid. Dark brown beer with light brown head. Aroma is coffee, fruits, toasted malts, spicy. Flavour is fruity, slightly alcoholic with a moderate sweet final. Carbonation is medium high. Body is medium. I expected more about this beer.
obguthr (4782) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - OCT 18, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 13/20
Chives, coriander, raspberry, and cream cheese nose. Clear rust, medium yellow head, abundant glass adherence. Raspberry and coriander flavor. Fizzy. This is not a dubbel. It drinks like a good fruit beer, but a dubbel it is not.
thirstyrabbit (1494) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 17, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Small bottle. Dark brown, slightly red. Medium to tall head. Dark berries and some light vinous notes in the aroma. Palate is initially sweet and sour but turns a bit watery. Taste has some dark malts and cherries. This does not taste like any of the Abbey Dubbels I have had - it must be something else. It is sour but not as sour as, say, Rodenbach. Interesting concept but it needs to have a fuller body.
50belair (3031) - Florida, USA - OCT 6, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Gingerman. Brown pour with an off white head. Aromas of sour cherries. A little watery and thin with a refreshing flavor profile consisting of sour cherries and caramel malts..
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 28, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
In bottle at ’t Antwaerps Bierhuiske. Pours a very dark, red - brown colour with a lacy, light tan head. Aroma is quite sweet with sugar, caramel and barley. Flavours of sweet pickled onions, barley, black pepper and very light balsamic vinegar although sweetness overpowers. Mild carbonation and a little CO2 prickle. Feint sour finish. Too sweet for me.
saxo (15095) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Voldby. Medium head with medium duration. Color is brown. Aroma and taste are fruits, caramel, wood, yeast, malt and hops. Earthy and sour. Nice.
AR (1000) - Georgia, USA - AUG 20, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brown appearance and an aroma of blueberries. The flavor is a sweet blueberry-caramel. Medium body. A little stickiness in the caramel aftertaste.
thewolf (11591) - Kolding, DENMARK - AUG 11, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, bought @ Magasin, Cph.
Deep red-brown with a great, staying, creamy, beige head. Aroma is mild fruity tart, good raisin, plums, some caramel, light lactic, light oak. Medium carbonation, slightly thin mouthfeel. Flavour has mils tartness, light Belgian sugar sweetness, some caramel, oak. Tartness is light fruity and fresh with some plums and red currants. Okay beer.
Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 12, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beautiful rosy russet with an off-white head about a centimetre thick. Aromas of ale yeast, bread and stewing stonefruit, fortified steamed pudding. Flavours to match along with a wine character that appeals, dates and berryfruit. Tasty and not at all what I was expecting. I’d quite happily go for another.
Benzai (11068) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 6, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not a very good experiment. Color is nice, smell and taste not. Low body, low carbo.