KajII (755) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - JAN 1, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2011 Bottle. The pour was a medium copper in color with an average sized off white foamy head that was mostly lasting and had some what fair lacing.
The aroma was of a toasted caramel malt, a light resin hop and a sweet yeast with a hint of apricot, banana, dried fruit and some spice (cinnamon and maybe a little nutmeg).
It tasted very light, sweet and malty with notes of sweet dried fruit and banana in the beginning and finished moderately sweet with a tinge of bitterness that had a nice malty feel to it with notes of caramel and spices at the end. Although I would have liked the flavor to last a nice long while, it only lasted a short time.
Mouthfeel was light to medium bodied and watery yet somewhat creamy in texture with a flat carbonation.
Overall a very enticing brew, but anything from this brewer seems to taste well.
Brandman (1754) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Semi hazy coppery body, offwhite head. Aroma has some darl bready malt, fruits, fruity yeast and some spiciness. Flavour is sweet and yeasty spicy. Nice one.
allmyvinyl (1004) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle at home. Pours hazy dark brown, thin off white head. Aromas of plum, blackcurrant, mixed spice, Belgian yeast. Taste brings all these together wonderfully. Texture is creamy, finish is fruity and long. Great stuff.
costco40 (8) - - DEC 6, 2013 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
One of my favorite beers. Smells like a nice beer. Non homogenous appearance throughout. Darker in the middle. Taste is complex. Multiple tastes required to put words to this delicate beauty. Palate similarly complex. I found this beer in a 750 mL bottle at my local Costco. Good beer to give as a gift for sharing and celebration. Would really enjoy drinking this whole bottle in one sitting myself.
Butters (3573) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 6, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled side by side by side with the other chimays. Clearish amber pour with ample near white head. Toasted biscuits and raisins and floral. Classic dubbel. Really good. My favorite of the group.
vami (244) - Poznan, POLAND - DEC 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very high milky head, hazy brown color, malty aroma. Fruity notes plus some typical Belgian hops. Flat bitter finish, but indistinct. Quite balanced.
oliodnb (7) - ITALY - DEC 1, 2013 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Classic belgian dubbel, nice and well balanced taste with a pleasant finish and just the right amount of alcoholic feeling. Easily available in a lot of supermarkets here in Italy. 33cl bottle.
BRW (445) - Barcelona, SPAIN - DEC 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Biercab. Hazy brown colour with tan head. Malt, dark fruits aroma. Sweet, dark fruits, raisins and malt taste. Medium body.
CarlJonas (188) - Linköping, SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark copper, long lasting off-white head. Dark fruits, some gunpowder. Medium sweet, some dark fruits and alcohol. Very high drinkability. Medium to high carbonation, medium mouthfeel. Hard to describe, but very nice.
UncleKorm (469) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 28, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle poured a murky orange-brown hue w/ small beige head creating a lasting cap. Moderate fruity aroma. Initial flavor is light sweet w/ a moderate bitter finish. Tastes are apricot, vodka, and straw. Medium bodied, average carbonation, and creamy mouthfeel.
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Concealer (456) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber. Pours a reddish copper with a foamy amber head that lasts the whole time and laces. Aromas of malt, fruit, yeast and spice. Flavor is the same with a creamy lightly fizzy mouthfeel. Good balance.