yespr (40836) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From tap at Broue Pub Brouhaha. Pours hazy dark orange with a small tan head. Aroma is toasted malty and light caramelish. Phenolic and spiced flavoured. Bitter and dry finish. Simple yet good.
Ratman197 (13420) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 17, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle poured a clear reddish brown with a lasting creamy tan head. Aromas of coriander, carmel, cocoa, fruittiness and light molasses. Palate was light to medium bodied and crisp. Flavors of carmel, toffee, cola, fruittiness, coriander and light spice with a crisp lingering toffee/coriander finish.
Lubiere (12970) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A clear dark brown ale with a thick lacing brown head. In aroma, a smooth perfumey malt with grassy notes, light molasses. In mouth, a herbaceous malt with light grassy extract, Belgian yeast, coriander, oily mouthfeel, light alcohol warmth. Tasted at Bières des Neiges et Vins d’Hiver, Fev. 17 2012.
MartinT (9411) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 1, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
My Bottom Line :
This Dubbel is the setting for the synergistic relationship of earthy cocoa, candied fruit and peppery hop flavors, all evolving in a frothy mouthfeel perfect to showcase pleasant intricacies.
Further Personal Perceptions :
-A beautiful head of foam recedes into the ruby red (colour is thus a tad lighter than the usual Dubbel).
-Flavor intensity is delicate, which is perfect for this highly drinkable brew.
-This might not be earth-shattering within its category, but it is highly harmonious and enjoyable throughout.
-The nose is more singular than the flavor profile.
-Leafy hops accompany earthy cocoa impressions into the finish.
-Flavor profile is balanced from beginning to end.
-Body is lean (not too sweet, yeah!) and the residual sugars are well levelled with the carbonation’s medium-high intensity.
-There aren’t enough dark malt flavors for my personal tastes in the style.
czar (7882) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 24, 2011
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
on tap la succursale, mtl. clear dark copper, red tint, off-white head, little retention/lacing. nose is booze, spices, caramel and bananas. taste is boozy, fruity, light pepper, bananas and light acidity. weak body, soft carbonation.
solidfunk (7701) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - NOV 16, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smells sweet, malty. Pours mahogany. Some decent lacing and head. Tastes just sweet without much interesting palate. A little roast malt and smoked in the aroma as well. Bottle from Delires du terroir.
blankboy (7268) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 28, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Bistro L’Autre Oeil, Aylmer. Pours a hazy orange-copper with an average size mostly-lasting fluffy off-white head. Yeasty aroma along with some light candi sugar, caramel malt, fruit and floral notes. Flavour of Belgian yeast, caramel malt, light spices, some alcohol, candi sugar, fruit and light hops. Lightly bitter, slightly harsh, dry finish. Medium bodied. Nothing great, just a good Dubbel.
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TaktikMTL (7068) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 2, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
En fût. Verre de dégustation au Saint-Bock (Montréal, QC). Arôme: Odeur d’épices avec une pointe de caramel. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée avec une faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Léger goût de raisins et d’épies. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de raisins en arrière goût. (Rating #3947)
Boutip (5940) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 15, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Poured a deep amber color ale with a large off-white foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of candi sugar and fruity ester is quite charming. Taste is a nice balance mix between some candi sugar notes with some fruity ester and solid malt backbone with light dry fruits. Body is about average with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Very well brewed with nice drinkability/complexity level.
reebtogi (5749) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 14, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
341ml bottle pours a dark amber color with a finger of light beige head that leaves a few spots of lacing on the glass. Aroma is mild but pleasant with some dark fruits and roasted grains. Taste is a dark fruity and malty sweetness with a roasted grain and light hop bitterness. Body is a little thin for the style, but carbonation is acceptable. Not the best dubbel out there, but certainly worth a try.