AtronSeige (433) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - DEC 20, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: Pear, dark fruit, tobacco, cherries, banana, spice
Appearance: Clear, dark amber body. Large frothy off-white head. Lacing
Flavour: Molasses, tobacco, medium bitterness, fruity, peppery, spice, raison,
Palate: Full body, high effervesence, slick mouthfeel, chewy.
Overall: Very nice. I would enjoy a few more!
330 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Andre!
18B Belgian Dubbel
goozen (2680) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 30, 2006
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Another one from the Halve Maan, A nice brown dubbel beer with caramel, bitter taste and some corbonation onthe tongue.
BantamSpirit (18) - ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Large 750cl bottle shared with the loving wife. Actually if she loved me more she would have let me drink the lot :-) She enjoyed it too much so Iíll have to get another couple of bottles and hide them. Great warming chocolate, toast, aroma. Rich and brooding, black, hazy, and very frothy. Sweet and acceptably so.
Grzesiek79 (2903) - 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.
LeMat (19) - FRANCE - DEC 28, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bonne biŤre brune. Pas trop fort en bouche, ne laisse pas díarriŤre goŻt existant parfois avec les brunes.
Station_Master (1) - ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2014 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Really nice beer. One of my favourites. It make me go yum yum in my tum. Itís a good beer.
Wolfenstein (96) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - JUN 28, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap in the brewery in Brugge (Itís amazing how much brewery fresh beer tastes). Nutty receding head with some hints of caramel and roasted malt. I found it better than the blonde offering.
JoeMcPhee (8167) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 31, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at tíBiertje Brugge. Dark brown creamy tan head. Very malty aroma, earthy and slightly molassesy. Dark plummy malt but also some light vineous fruitiness behind it. Cherry, plums, and raspberry. Earthy and fruity. Well-balanced, easy-drinking dubbel.
Benzai (6237) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUN 15, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice brown color, could have been a little darker. Normal smell and good taste. Palate very good. ABV prefect for this beer.
Swaroga (1075) - 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.