mcbackus (758) - Merritt Island, Florida, USA - SEP 27, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
draught at lulus baltimore:
pours a cooper colour with a little white head. aroma is not overwhelming, but nice with sweet malt flavour, some floral hops and touches of fresh fruit. flavour is very malty with fruity esters and some teastiness finishes sweet and tropical fruit with floral nuances
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 20, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught: Aroma of citrus, caramel malt, and mandarin orange. Poured copper/amber in color with a medium-sized, dense, off-white head that lasted throughout. Very good lacing. Clear. Lightly sparkling. Flavor of orange, citrus, Belgian yeast, and bubblegum. Medium to full body. Slightly thick texture. Average carbonation. Yeasty finish.
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 14, 2007
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2007 Draft at Friscos Grille in Columbia MD. Pours a copper amber with an off white head. Faint aroma of caramel and esters. Initial flavor of caramel, dark fruits, and citrus that is quickly overpowered by band aid phenols. Some like that phenolic character. Unfortuntately I do not.
TURDFERGUSON (4036) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 10, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draught at Max’s Taphouse in Baltimore. My friend I was with ordered an Anchor Steam and I ordered this. I wasnt that drunk at the time, but when both beers were poured and handed to us by the bartender, I still couldnt tell which was which until I tasted them both. That being said, this didnt really stand out as an abbey dubbel. It was easy drinking and went down smooth with the pulled pork nachos I consumed while drinking it, but the complexity was seriously lacking. No hint of any belgian yeast which is strange. Mildly dissapointing.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
clear amber, thin fine tan head, touch of lace, light sweet fruity aroma, sweet fruity flavor with dark fruits and a bit of chocolate, some candy sweetness in the finish,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 12/20
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft, at Tria Fermentation School (8/8/07). Poured reddish amber, with a thin off-white head. Sugary sweet aroma, with caramel, dark fruit, with some herbs and hops. Flavor is sweet, almost cloying, with candi sugar and some fruit. some hops evident in the finish. I really wanted to like this, but i found it way too sweet. I’ll give it another shot someday...
DeadGuyFrank (347) - http://westchesterbeer.com, USA - AUG 13, 2007
1.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 5/20
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2007 Brewers Art Resurrection pours murky amber. It tastes like no Belgian dubbel I have had and that says a lot! Way too malty, none of the distinctive Belgian yeast flavors present; buttery ale - buttery does not seem like a word I would ever want to use for a beer. This beer has a big reputation among beer circles, but frankly I don’t get it. I might have to give this another try....
WISEGUY572 (1377) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 12, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2007 Hoppier than a dubbel and not as complex. Easy to drink. Simple dubbel, dark roasted malts, but with better hoppiness than I expected.
3fourths (8962) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 18, 2007
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at Max’s. Dark clear copper red with a white head. Diacetyl butter nose full of coarse malts. Buttery, infected flavord dark fruit - oranges and peach rind. Hoppy and fruity, I can see some IPA characteristics in this beer, not so much the abbey dubbel aspects. Overall it’s not very good.
hoplover406 (204) - Crofton, Maryland, USA - MAY 8, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ Frisco Grille in Columbia, MD. Pours a deep amber hue. Sticky lacing with an off-white head. Caramel malt up front with fruity esters and spicy yeast. warm, dry finish. Not bad at all.