KajII (783) - 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.
lobs_ols (131) - LATVIA - NOV 23, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Opaque dark red, strong white head. Bread and roasted malt on the nose. Slightly overcarbonated. Bittersweet, but rather bland and watery. Bitter roasty finish. A pint is what this should be sold in. Okay.
deepeary (155) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle from the LCBO. Vertical tasting of 2012 and 2014 vintages side by side.
2014: Pours cloudy dark brown with lots of off white head. Herbal/peppery, citrus and floral hops hit the nose as well as the brown sugar/bread malt. The taste follows the nose with a pleasant astringency flavour kick that balances well with the malt.
2012: Slightly lighter in colour, with less carbonation and head. More fruit esters., yeasty malty than the fresh bottle. Astringency and bitterness is all gone. More wine-like, with notes of apple juice, dark fruit, sweet bread. Smoother than the fresh bottle, missing the hoppy/bitter notes.
Conclusion: Much prefer the fresh bottle and I’m basing my raring on that.
mariuszek (20) - Gdynia, POLAND - NOV 18, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle bought in Calais. Iconic trappist beer, one of best dubbels. Full of aroma and taste. Thousands of revieweres are not wrong at all.
Distance_Runner (21) - BELGIUM - NOV 17, 2014
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Le Coach Brussels, Belgium. Loved it a bit more than Chimay Bleue
RickFifty (405) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - NOV 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Chestnut color, beige head. Dried fruit nose, candi sugar, Belgian yeast, ginger, nuts. Caramel taste, roasted malt, yeast, dry finish, hint of alcohol. Medium body, soft carbonation, warming alcohol.
TtV (113) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 33cl. Deep brown with a cream coloured head that fades quickly, especially if you accidentally pour the residu. The aroma is mainly sweet, but there’s more that I can’t clearly recognize. The taste is sweet too at first, but after that a sharp bitterness kicks in accompanied by herbs.
Quillaraymi (89) - USA - NOV 13, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I enjoyed this beer a lot. Sweet, spicy and smooth after taste. Nice fruity aroma. Good looking crown.
migajos (193) - Warsaw, POLAND - NOV 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Irreale, Madrid. Appearance dark amber, nice thick head. Aroma not too intensive, but very nice yeasty, typical belgian sweet honey-peach. The same taste: honey, peach, caramel, sugar, full body. Great, extremally drinkable beer.
hub66 (152) - SWITZERLAND - NOV 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
couleur brun-rouge; mousse legère et assez abondante; arômes fruités; goût malté, fruits rouges; un peu trop sucrée; finale douce avec une pointe d’amertume
Diabobale (225) - ITALY - NOV 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Una dubbel ben strutturata, corposa. Di colore ebano chiaro, con buona schiuma, al palato esprime molto il sentore di caramello e biscotto, con il lieve profumo dei luppoli. Forse legnosa a tratti, ma molto gradevole. Lunga persistenza, corposa, vellutata