KajII (800) - 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.
hellonearth (122) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 21, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2016 Bouteille versée dans un beau calice. Look cuivrée avec une mini-mousse légèrement onctueuse. Arômes discrets de noix, de fruits séchés. En bouche, micro-effervescence plutôt prononcée. Goût discret de grains et de dattes. Une amertume un brin ferreuse, ça je pourrais m?en passer... en tout et pour tout, une dubbel bien correcte. Sans plus.
Michael27 (894) - Berlin, GERMANY - OCT 21, 2016
2.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aus der Flasche getrunken (Händlerlieferung). ziemlich klares Rotbraun im Glas mit mächtiger Schaumkrone. Malzig, ohne süß zu wirken, im Antrunk. Vielleicht etwas überbewertet.
lupuLust (90) - Freiburg, GERMANY - OCT 18, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A sweet sugared Trappist. Taste of dark malts, yeast and sugar. Bit fruity and light dry bitter finish.
stchloe (976) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 15, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light and sweet malted body with ester and floral notes, kind of a bitter head
commonmac (1061) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 15, 2016
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Large 750ml bottle acquired at Surdyk’s (I think). Shared with commonshawn and samadouche. Moeder Lambic. Cloudy and gives the appearance of sediment. A lighter brown color with a hint of copper/amber. Nose has a hint of traditional Belgian dark fruits you want from a dubbel. Taste is a near perfect rendition of the style. Notes of raisin and a slight tart characteristic. Pleasant sweetness working well with a big alcohol presence towards the end. Great mouthfeel. This is basically as good as it gets for a dubbel.
herrklemann (104) - AUSTRIA - OCT 15, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy, brownish dark amber with a huge, frothy beige head. Aroma of grapes, dark berries, pepper, belgian yeast, slightly nutty, raisins, caramel malts, hints of alcohol, brown sugar. Taste is light to medium sweetness, lightly sourish, almost no bitter notes present. Body is malty, creamy, but feels almost light. Bubbly, fizzy carbonation.
Great balance of aromas that just fit very well together with a beer that, for it’s weight, feels light. Carbonation is kinda fizzy, but works for the malts. Good, very good.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for Android
Villyzzz (91) - Espoo, FINLAND - OCT 14, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home. Pours light brown with large off-white head. Aroma is roasty with yeast, booze and nuts. Taste is quite light malts with some wood. Quite carbonated.
derekalyon (11) - - OCT 9, 2016
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Yellow/brown/red complex, cloudy color with finely textured and creamy white head
A small bite on the tip of the tongue, with tingling acidity, but cleans up in the middle through end
Moderate weight, with a long delicate finish
Flavors of cedar, spices, apricot, grapefruit, and a touch of honey
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Nocturne (1833) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Brown with an off-white head. Dark fruity notes of raisin and date persuasion, earthy, spicy, brown sugar. Not particularly sweet. Very good dubbel that I waited far too long to try.
Svarun (116) - - OCT 3, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Murky copper to brown coloured, small tan head. Aroma of honey and caramel. Taste is slightly hoppy, fruits and caramel, higher than average carbonization, silky mouthfeel. Well balanced. Excellent.