meerbier (1197) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - JAN 2, 2012
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle@Home. Acidity, fruits and some dust in the aroma. Hazy, dark amber, beige head, fair lace. Oxidized, bitter, sweet, old dusty cellar. Light sticky, nasty bitter finish. Yuck! Another disaster by Burton Bridge. How can it be the score so high and I bought a box full of rubbish beers?
martinrumsam (401) - BARNSTAPLE, Devon, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2011
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bb2012 bottle pours a slightly murky coppery brown decent head that dissipates quickly to a thin layer . Aroma is fruit cake with detactable alcohol .Carbonation is moderate . interesting flavours - quite full in alcohol , herbal notes burnt sugar with a drier more bitter finish creating lots of salivation . Not bad but I’d buy a good belgian dubbel in preference
tommann (1989) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle. Pours a clear, dark brown with a medium nitro-style head. Aroma is rasin and burnt caramel. Some yeasty banana underneath. Taste is burnt raisin to start. Alcohol and burnt caramel finish. Some banana on the finish.
theSlipperyPen (221) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A murky pour that when held to a light source reveals cherry-red highlights. There’s not much in the way of head and no lacing after the initial fizzle has faded. A spicy, almost floral, aroma rises up from the yeast and combines with the candied malts to make a familiar Belgian nose, albeit with an ESB twist. In the mouth the yeast dominates and creates a tart, fruity character with notes of clove and rosemary. The hops are dried and traditional - yet the malts seem slightly more bitter than suits the style. The mouth feel is medium with a low carbonation; the alcohol becomes evident at warmer temperatures. And this lasts into the finish, which is full of yeast, spices and tartness. All in all, I like it, though it does beg the question: why not just get a Belgian Dubbel or Quad?
madmitch76 (9867) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2011
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
17th February 2008
Odd beer! Low carbonation, almost flat. Sour brown ale with a dry finish. Odd tones of brandy and a sour very dry finish. Did I say odd?
RuneStumo (1707) - FØRRESFJORDEN, NORWAY - AUG 31, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
07.06.2008, 0,5l Bottle. Brown colour with white head. Nice malty aroma with rich body. Nice strong flavours. Really nice.
maeib (7542) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. A dark brown coloured beer which pours with no head. A sweetish malty aroma with brown fruits and a slight Belgian feel although the yeast doesn’t seem right. Some flowery hops amongst the predominantly malty taste. Fruity again. A definite Belgian feel in the mouth and it is tasty.
judasbeer (431) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 6, 2009
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours amber color with saturated orange and coppery hues and a huge bubbleish, lively beige head. Moderate aroma of alcoholic dark fruits with sweet almondy and woody notes. Sweet and alcoholic toasted malty, estery fullnes leads to a dry, oaky finish with a bit hop bite. Lots of caramelized fruits rules the flavor. Alcohol presence should be a lot more subtle. The mouthfeel is pleasantly smooth with active carbonation. Is this really an Abbey Dubbel? Strange, and not too balanced but enjoyable.
mirjukka (752) - LOHJA, FINLAND - NOV 20, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle 500 ml GBBF 2009 EXP 04/10 Color copper tiny white head. Taste dried fruits malty sour body dash of pepper, dominating green apple alcohol presents in aftertaste. Once but no more.
jannek (40) - Vantaa, FINLAND - NOV 20, 2009
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 50 cl from GBBF 09. Aroma: alcohol, pear, some green apple. Body is too thin and aftertaste is alcoholic. Taste is not so bad, with some fruitiness and brown sugar maybe.