eduardovl (998) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2014 330ml bottle served in a shifter glass.
A: Pours a beautiful deep amber clear color forming a big yellow to beige head. Good retention and some spotty lacings left. A thin layer remains for long time on the top
S: Sweet, fruity and spicy. Dark fruits, mint, black pepper and caramel. Bready Belgian yeasts
T: Follows the nose. A sweet fruity a candy sugar upfront followed by notes of caramel malts, black pepper, earthly yeasts. Mild pleasant hoppy bitterness in the end
M: Medium molasses body with good carbonation. Grainy and slightly bitter aftertaste
O: Easy drinking beer. Strong Belgian character. Recommended
[ BA Review @ 11/30/2012 ]
Hopsinator123 (9) - - SEP 23, 2014 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Decent beer. Definitely better in bruges ... Brown in appearance with a heavy head. Think taste with Carmel flavor
Zymurgeist2 (1174) - Redwood City, California, USA - SEP 19, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
At the brewery in Brugge after the canal tour. Nice, hazy brown with large head (tan). Aroma of subtle malt, cracker and melonoidin. Taste is restrained and thin. Lacks the complexity that i love in a dubbel.
darrennelson12 (455) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 9, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
AT the brewery; pours a brownish/amber color. Not alot from the aroma. Taste was somewhat sweet, though the alcohol definitely came through on this one. Overall, an OK beer but not nearly there best
Mr_Pink_152 (1418) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Gifted 330ml bottle. Pours a reddish brown colour with off-white head. Sweet caramel aroma. Taste also caramel, brown sugar, noticable alcohol.
OllieBBommel (1176) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: clear ruby brown with beige head.
Aroma: caramel, malt.
Taste: medium bitter-sweet.
Palate: smooth, medium lasting bitter-sweet body, medium CO2.
rdb84 (193) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 18, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2014 Bottle. Pours a slightly red cola colour with strong foam head. Aromas are hearty and sweet, everything is in there: subtle sweetness of kandij (rock candy), triple-like yeast, barley wine, small hints of raisins and cherries. Deep whiff gives off a little salmiak. Very well balanced. Taste is very earthy, sensation resembles liquid whole wheat bread/rye. Salmiak is relatively strong, flows into a nice bitterness with slightly boozy aftertaste. With some of the stronger Trappist beers, you only care for drinking a single one (due to the overwhelming taste). Not this one. Great bear to have all through a hearty winter meal.
triskaideka (200) - Killarney, IRELAND - AUG 13, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home - pours copper with off white head. Fruity, yeasty aroma. Taste is of malt and fruit cake.
VincentKabel (258) - Haarlem, NETHERLANDS - AUG 11, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A dubbel style beer like so many others. This one is very smooth and no flavour ever gets on top, very balanced, but also a bit boring. Nothing that makes this one stand out. Its slightly roasted, faint caramel taste and a smooth finish. Nice beer.
Alengrin (2813) - BELGIUM - AUG 8, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark successor of Brugse Zot with a light yellowish beige, mousse-like head on a dark chestnut robe. Aroma of bitter chocolate, hazelnuts, figues, plums, vague spicy notes. Malty, dryish taste, dried fruits, ending in a grassy hop bitterishness. Very cliché dubbel.