DirtyMartini (194) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 17, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
nice introductory abbey dubbel style...i was never much for belgians but have really grown to enjoy the abbey style...this is a nice beer to open people up to the style before moving on to say chimay, rochefort, or maredsous
TheBeerLover (1024) - DC Metro Area, USA - FEB 14, 2006
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Outstanding domestic example of a Trappist dubbel. Pours to a beautiful, deep caramel color, with a thick, and creamy white head, and a lively carbonation. Lots of good caramel, sweet malt aroma, paired with some earthy yeast, and hints of pepper. The palate is firm, with lots of good sweet and caramel malt flavor, paired with flavors of burnt candi sugar. This beer finishes with great malt flavor up front, then ends with a mild alcohol, burn that lingers. Outstanding beer. Was a phenomenal match with the molasses BBQ beef brisket sandwich on white corn bread, and whipped sweet potatoes. A must try beer, from one of America’s greatest brewpubs.
iratherbe (255) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JAN 30, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good, solid, tasty and flavorful. Nice ruby amber hue, a slightly sticky body, fruity essence on the nose and sweet malt on the tongue. Easy & comfortable, not overbearing or immense. Still, somehow not full enough for the style to be fantastic.
barbeerian (2) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 6, 2006 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A great beer, but don’t forget Brewer’s Art’s other selections. These brews are very different, and very good. Brewer’s Art seems different from it’s hop-heavy competition, with more emphasis on subtle flavor. Overall, a good approach...
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 16, 2005
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Full on butterscotch diacetyl aroma with plenty of fruity aroma. Hazy copper coloured body with a low, off white head that recedes to ring. Butterscotch flavour with grainy malts and fair bitterness. Medium body with moderate, pointy, sharp carbonation. Sampled at Kennett Square Brewfest. 2005.
Rastacouere (6106) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 25, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Enormous frothy, rocky off-white head lasts a while atop the cloudy orange pour. The rather vegetal hop may not be the fest fit for caramel and honey laden hops that would almost fit a barleywine were it not of the estery, fruity yeastiness (pear, pomegranate, pineapple, banana etc). It gains a bit of floweriness as it warms, but oily woodiness and vegetal profile take too much room for my enjoyment to culminate. Medium body, tart, citric lemonade feel toward the end.
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 23, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a clear orange amber color with a thin offwhite head. Aroma of malt and fruits (pumpkin?). Flavor of malt and fruits with a little something that feels quite unpleasant. The body is light with an oily texture and lively carbonation.
MartinT (7482) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 15, 2005
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Caramel malt sweetness and apricot fruitiness are on ice because of the buttery diacetyl and DMS veggie heist. Towering foam clings onto the sides of the glass, but cannot shield the problems revealed.
Bountiful caramel maltiness benefit from the citrusy, orangey hoppy presence in the back. Ample carbonation and hop bitterness dry out the all-out candi sugar, and thankfully there is no sign of the aforementioned diacetyl and DMS. Either this keg was in the process of turning, or my nose was confused in its languages.
Nostalgia has its pros and cons.
egajdzis (5169) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a hazy amber color with a medium sized, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of bananas, clove, caramel malts, and other spices. Taste of caramel malts, light roast, citrus fruits, yeast, and a touch of alcohol.
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - JUL 9, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the Drafting Room in Spring House. Orange, clear, tannish head. Fruity white wine or champagne like aroma. Malty carmel flavors, the carmel explodes in the finish. Very fruity, with slight wine-like notes present.