dnicolaescu (1805) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - MAY 10, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
BOTTLE 33 CL. Dark ruby with a slight haze, big beige head. Dark malts aroma with notes of bread and dough, hints of wine and nail polish. The taste has dark toasted bread, a touch of caramel and a spicy herbal hoppy finish. The body is light to medium with a massaging carbonation. Not bad.
vickey9 (999) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAY 9, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark colour, dark fruits, wood and chicory in nose. Palate of dark fruits and light spices. Taste is sweet and bitter. B@H
melush (2681) - SPAIN - MAY 9, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 33cl / Botella 33cl.
@ Aeon Mall Nagoya Dome Mae, Nagoya, Japon.
A: Hazy brown / Marron turbio.
T/S: Malt, caramel, yeast / Malta, caramelo, levadura.
RW80 (1911) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - APR 30, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330 ml bottle. Apperance: Small off white head on top of a very deep dark brown body. Aroma: malts, caramel, hint of dark fruit, spices
Taste: thinnish watery mix of malts, caramel, (dark) fruits, yeast, light bitter and lighter sweet.
Thin watery body, average carbonation.
jfb (5401) - Freising, GERMANY - APR 25, 2016
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(bottle) murky brown colour with a frothy beige head. aroma of bubble gum, caramel and sweet malts, with a touch of grass, some yeast and gletschereis. flavour is mostly carmel and brown sugar, with a light hint of roasted malts, some more gletschereis and a slightly ethanolic finish. medium- to heavy-bodied with lively carbonation.
TheKernOwl (165) - West Sussex, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nutty, slightly ester/herby dubbel; no thick velvety thickness, but does have a sort of creamy body and a creamy smell (Jacob’s cream crackers; almonds; ovaltine malt-y drink); middle is brown sugar-y. More like a yeast bun than chocolate fudgecake (which is no bad thing),
bjakk (701) - Skagafjordur, ICELAND - APR 23, 2016
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark bronze, clear, yellow foam.sweet, caramel in the aroma. Sweet, toffee, with mild aftertaste
Dzhigga (349) - Kirov, RUSSIA - APR 13, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Brown-reddish color with huge steady head. Aroma of yeast, caramel, fruits, bubblegum. Taste is complex, lightly bitter. Alcohol is hidden. Finish is pleasant and long. Good one.
ghawener (1555) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - MAR 27, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Found it in Birra Bier on a business trip to Guatemala, enjoyed it with a good friend and business partner.
GoufCustom (1533) - HONG KONG - MAR 24, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle bought at Gorgeous Wine & Cigar in Yuen Long.
Looks:Translucent deep ruby red colour with slight traces of dirt- like yeastsediments; Two and a half finger head and crumpety light beige foam which lasts for 4 minutes; Excellent and beautiful sticky lacing with active carbonation.
Aroma: Fragrant and sweet dark malt, with banana, vanilla, strong honey, nuts, strong caramel, brown sugar, bubblegum, strong Bel yeast, light lemon and thin grassy hops.
Taste: Medium sweet Amber malt, with metallic, strong caramel, toffee, very light dark fruits, brown sugar, light liquorices, Cola, strong Bel yeast, light lemon, moderate bitter hops and grass.
Body: Close to full body; Slick and creamy palate.
Mouth Feel: Fairly good Amber maltyness in a rich, smooth background. Lots of caramel and toffee light up the taste. Strong brown sugar but sweetness is moderate, and well balanced by hops and light liquorices. Yeasty with light lemon to round. Simple but very nice!
Hoppiness: Light lemon and thin grassy hops in nose, and a lot stronger in taste. Bitterness is low at first, than dash towards a abrupt, mid astringent sweet malty finish.
After Taste: Slightly dry. Creamy and nice sweet bitter to mouth.
Comments: This is my kind of Dubbel - clean looks, beautiful head, rich smooth body, simple but nice caramel and estery aroma, and well-expressed brown sugar blended seamlessly with fair hoppiness. Not extraordinary, but well-made in just about every aspect. Highly recommended!