OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 14, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A - Pours a hazy garnet with a 1 finger of light-tan head that retains very well.
S - A mix of green and red apples, solid caramel background blends with raisins, prunes, figs, spice, with a nutty praline aroma. Hints of dark rum and pine.
T - Dark fruit, raisins, Adriatic fig, currants, raw brown sugar, spice, all blend with a candy syrup sweetness with notes of caramel covered bananas. Dense malt backbone layers well with the fruit esters and spice.
M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation, nice dry finish.
This is a staple December beer in my house. Bold flavors that are delicately inter-weaved. Very well done.
Serving type: bottle
kevinator (1238) - The Colony, Texas, USA - MAY 15, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Faint aroma of caramel and figs. Dark caramel color. Palate is too light. Flavor of fig, sweet caramel and biscuit. Belgian character not as present.
bartzluke (211) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 8, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
10 oz pour from tap into tulip glass. Nice ruby color. Fruity yeasty nose, cherry fruity taste. Flavor Belgian beer.
GreatDane1632 (823) - USA - APR 7, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Brought home from Oklahoma -- 12oz bottle into a pint glass pours a ruddy gold with quickly dissipating bubbles. Aroma is light caramel and phenols. Flavor is very pleasant caramel with a hint of yeast funk. The beer is a little light for my preference.
alexsdad06 (6729) - Ohio, USA - JAN 3, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bottle shared with Tmoney99 in October 2011. Pours a murky brown color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have sweet caramel, Belgian yeast, fruit, apples, some strange citrus, toasted malts, weird.
slowrunner77 (6722) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
"super fruity and bready aroma...like a doppelbock on crack. thick feel, but slightly overcarbonated. flavor much the same as the aroma with lots of sweet light fruit, doughy, with a hint of controlled spice. nicely done. thanks to Hannah for the trade
aracauna (3196) - Georgia, USA - APR 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a slightly hazed red brown at start, finishes with a significant amount of chunky sediment. A lot of overripe fruit and dates. Malty body, but overcarbonated and fizzy.
swanmann (658) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the 12oz: It’s cloudy, rusty orange/brown with few slight tan bubbles. It smells very sweet, with apricot, banana, caramel, biscuit and alcohol. The flavor is the same; good caramel sweetness with a touch of sour fruit zing and nice toasty bitterness. It finishes with bitterness and a slight hoppy twang. The palate is just south of full, with a slightly syrupy mouthfeel, almost prickly carb. I think mine could be a bit young. Fantastic to find in a 12 oz....
Imaena (2003) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. This was a decent belgian style but nothing special. It definitely got better as it warmed up.
maddmatt639 (312) - Pacifica, California, USA - NOV 28, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
No retention and no lacing. Smells of sweet malt and yeast. Tastes exactly the same. Not a fan of Belgium, and this is no exception.
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Steve_0 (3268) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at my grandparents. Pour is murky amber-brown with a big cream head that quickly dissipated. Tangy, dark fruity, vegetal, licorice, toffee, caramel, stale bready aroma. Taste is dark fruits, caramel, bready, toffee, cooked vegetables, tangy, red grapes, weird husky, and grainy. Medium mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Not a very good Dubbel and really has some off flavors.