MustangMarkF (238) - Coventry, West Midlands, - 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!
jfb (5246) - 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 (106) - 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 (667) - 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 (341) - 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 (1553) - 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 (1408) - 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!
Percy0103 (468) - MEXICO - MAR 22, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 330ml. A dar reddish beer with a small brown head. Intense aroma of green and red apples and Belgian yeast. Taste is bitter with a somewhat sweet finish. Medium bodied with some carbonation and astringency. Very drinkable with a sweet finish that reminds me of apples.
Sdaniel90 (744) - Mexico City, MEXICO - MAR 22, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 33cl. Murky dark red with a creamy brown head. Aromas of dried fruits, caramel. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Sweet, earthy malt character into a bitter fruity finish. Quite pleasant.
Desverger (6612) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap@Taphouse, Copenhagen - dark amber brown coloured pour with beige head. Medium sweet and light roasted malty aroma and taste, toasty, caramel, toffee, brown sugar, yeasty, dried fruity, some subdued spices, medium sweet bitter finish.
Pongauer (33) - Maassluis, NETHERLANDS - FEB 27, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
It is a great dubble with it’s own twist. I recommend it. Drank it at home together with the straffe hendrik.