Abijen (900) - ís-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - OCT 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a nice dark red beer with a good white head. Cant smell much, bit sweet and yeasty. Tastes sweet, fruity and malts. Average carbo, medium body and a sticky texture. Dont like the aftertaste.
Bosbouw (575) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - OCT 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Mooie donkere koperkleur. Fruitige zoetige geur. Smaakt zoetig, caramel. Iets te zoet.
hansvf (80) - - OCT 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Prima, maar niet super! Vrij weinig tijd tijdens de pub quiz dus geen commentaar verder
Swaroga (953) - Brussels, BELGIUM - OCT 19, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
75cl bottle. Clear brown with huge head.
NOSE : tart, toffee, raspberry, yeast, candy, cooked fruits.
SIP : medium body, decent carbonation with creamy texture. Sweet tart flavor on the start with a background of burned caramel and malts. The burned taste becomes more and more bitter. Very complex fruit notes mingle well with black chocolate like feeling. Further on it develops some more bitter, earthy flavors and some more raspberry like sour twist. Itís like there are two separate layers of flavors that donít mix yet they play well together. Hop are revealed in the end with floral nuances. The bitterness in the aftertaste is more like a burned coffee and apple seed and clove.
OVERALL : I didnít expect that at all. Itís by far one of the most exciting Abbey Dubbel I have ever tasted. Smooth texture and complexity from both malts and hops is quite unique. Nice one.
kraddel (1915) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - OCT 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle @ bierhuyske
pours brown, red glow, big white head
smell is sweet, caramely
sharp carbo thats rather high for the style .
taste is earthy, bit metallic in the back . dont get nearly as much sweetness as expected from the style / nose
peppery aftertaste ( a bit ) .
some bready - taste in the aftertaste ( dark bread) .
Not too bad
Grzesiek79 (2733) - Radom, POLAND - OCT 8, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dobre piwo, piana puszysta ze az sie wylewa z kielicha. Typowa dla belgijskich piw. Kolor brazowo-bursztynowy. Lekkie zmetnienie. W smaku toffi i karmel. Alkohol ukryty i nie wyczuwalny. Finisz wytrawno goryczkowy, lekko owocowy.
MarcoDL (951) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice Belgian dubbel. Sweet, with caramalt, raisin and some spices. Tasty beer.
DwarfeD (468) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - SEP 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Gaeper. Amber/brown with an off-white head. Medium body with high carbonation. Caramel, spicy hops, notes and red fruit. Sweet and spicy.
MustangMarkF (187) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml Bottle. This pours a loose foamy tan head over a deep brown body with an average amount of lacing. Its aroma is almost non-existent with maybe the faintest hint of dark fruits and wheat. Its taste, as other have said, is very light for a dubbel, but there is a subtleness to it. a bitter start quickly moves into sweetness followed by dark fruits, caramel and maybe a hint of liquorice with a bitter finish. This beer is the darker brother of the ordinary Bruges Zot and the similarity is definitely there. On a night out I would prefer the lighter version, but on a cold night a couple of these would warm you nicely!
dutchbeerpages (1357) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - SEP 22, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
itís a double alright but not one to get too excited about. Sticky and sweet but thin and lacking in full flavors.
Bottle from the Mitra in Mijdrecht.