ben4321 (4322) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 16, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Location: 12 oz bottle brought back to NJ from the brewery, 9/16/10
Aroma: The nose has some sweet malts, caramel, dark fruits, roasted notes, spice, and toffee
Appearance: It pours a reddish-brown color with a creamy, lasting beige head that leaves lots of lace
Flavor: The taste is relatively sweet and malty with the flavors of caramel, toffee, spice, and fruits
Palate: It has a medium-full body, it drinks pretty nicely, and drys up as it reaches the finish
One of the beers that made its way home with me from Belgium, this is some pretty solid stuff. A nicely made and enjoyable Dubbel with a pretty cool looking logo. I’d drink this one again.
jaghana (4291) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - AUG 21, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 33cl. A brown ale with small head that remains properly. Smell is very nice on roasted notes and spices such as cloves and anise. Aroma is on brown malt, sugar and yeast that gives a small sourness, quite creamy, small acidity but properly encapsulated in a nice body with a coffee finish. Notes of dry grapes, plums, alcohol us properly hidden, aftertaste is medium to long with a dry roasted finish. Good beer, a quite complex dubbel.
dEnk (4097) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 18, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ home. Deep brown pour, reddish glow, large dense light brown head.
Huge caramel aroma with malt, fruits, spices and yeast. Hint of molasses.
Flavour is mildly bitter, lightly sweet with lot’s of spices.
Caramel, malts and fruits dominate the sweetness, molasses and spices the bitterness. Not bad but a bit weird.
dnstone (2269) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 1, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet, lightly spiced aroma. Amber color with white fluffy head. Lightly sweet, cherry and spice.
johndoughty (4133) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Brown with a big head that took time to dissipate. Medium body and slightly spicy. Quite bland and not as good as I had anticipated but stil worth trying.
Bragesnak (5394) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 4, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tatoverede Enke, Copenhagen, DK.
Brown with beige head. Aroma of malt and yeast. Flavor is chocolate and caramel with fruit notes.
gunnfryd (11581) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 29, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, malt, yeast. Flavour is sweet, fruit, dried fruits, malt, hop, alcohol. Full body. OK beer.
Tranquillity (1433) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 29, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught on a guest tap in Alkmaar, North Netherlands. Quite dark brown, with a thick beige head. The aroma is of herbs and chocolate. The taste is more of coffee and even tobacco. Kind of short finish compared to the big taste.
Abio (1643) - Waasland, BELGIUM - MAY 7, 2010
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pretty dark brown. Beige head, not big enough, disappears almost like pouring out soda... Sour-fruity-bread smell, same with the taste. What a disapointment, expected so much more from this one!
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 29, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (in NZ). Pretty lively this side of the world. A peppery spiced malty nose, slightly medicinal. Medicinal follow through on the palate, some coffee notes to the very rich malt. The mouthfeel is just lacking a little - a touch thin. But there is plenty of peppery and spunk in this bad boy.