avw1982 (84) - Giessenburg, - NOV 11, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
25cl bottle @ home. Nice refreshing dubbel. Little bit too watery but Nice taste.
Abijen (270) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 25, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours an amber brown beer with a not very long lasting head. Smells pretty good. Chocolate. Taste is not that good. Chocolate and creamy. Chocolate milk beer. Watery texture.
EddyBeer1 (132) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAY 23, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Abrée foncée, bulles fines, pétillance moyenne, mousse plate. Caramel, épices, sucrée mais pas trop, petite amertume en arrière-goût, légère astringence. Trop courte en bouche. On a connu meilleure double...
thanatosti (606) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 19, 2013
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
25 cl. bottle @ home, bought somewhere in Belgium. Brown with a thin off-white head. Aroma of molasses, dark fruits, caramel and some fish. Not very nice. Taste is better luckily, with roasted malts, molasses and dark fruits. A little alcohol burn in the aftertaste. Not very balanced and not very good.
77ships (2238) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 16, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
25 cl. bottle @ home. From a local Carrefour. No BBF. Finally got around to trying this one. The “abbey” beer produced by Alken-Maes. Priced cheaper than other beers aiming for the same market @ supermarket – possibly / likely aiming @ that market. The cheaper price is negligible probably keeping in mind that this is a 25 cl. Chestnut, mahogany cough syrup amber, quickly gone light beige head. Nose is caramel syrup, light alcohol, little smell, nuts, syrup & herbs. Taste is sweet caramel syrup, cough syrup, sweet herbs, candy sugar, chestnut, lots of syrup added, sweet metal, white sugar alcohol burns in the throat. Light, overly carbonated body. The added syrup or what feels like that covers the base which is appears to be similar to the blond which was dreadful. It is drinkable now but the alcohol still burns in the throat. More like a doppelbock than a dubbel. Oh dear,… What these macro’s make.
MrW (240) - Londerzeel, BELGIUM - MAY 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sweet aroma, caramel, toffee, somewhere a fresh herb, chocolat.
Redbrown colour, off-white head, fading, some sparkling.
Loads of caramel in the taste. Sweet, dark fruit.
Sticky, long nice sweetness, some fizzyness.
Ok beer, but a bit too monotone imo.
Theydon_Bois (3401) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle on the 14.56 Brussels Midi - Saint Pancras from Carrefour at Midi, 29/04/13.
Clear dark chestnut brown with a moderately sized frothy beige head.
Nose is dark malt, Belgian yeast, dark toffee, brown sugars, nutty tones, mineral notes.
Taste comprises dark toffee, brown sugars, light yeast, dates, prunes, raisens.
Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Pretty average dubbel, little sign of the 7% ABV!
Gerbeer (893) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
250 ml bottle. Pours a dark red/mahogany with medium sized foamy head.
Aromas of dart fruit, spice, and wood. Flavors are similar with additional notes of anise and brown sugar. Somewhat sour and somewhat sweet.
ruigo (310) - PORTUGAL - APR 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
It pours a lively, high carbonated brownish and with a thick head. A very nice beer, much better than sister blonde.
Douberd (683) - NETHERLANDS - APR 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
250 ml bottle at home, poured into a tulip glass. ABV 7%
I was looking for something to finish the night as it is quite late and I was playing video games untill now. I chose this mostly because of its small size.
It pours a nice chestnut brown colour beer, with one finger of beige head. Good retention, not much lacing left on the glass.
Aroma is quite yeasty, a lot malty too. Some light traces of the alcohol can be found lingering on the background. Not a very nice aroma.
Taste is much better. Mildly sweet and malty, some caramel, a bit fruity and acidic as well. Nice one,
Medium thickness on the body, average carbonation. Nice dryness on the palate.
Overall, good dubbel, my only objection is about the aroma. Other than that, decent.
deanso (3291) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
25cl bottle @home from Alsems
Thick creamy white head. Clear amber pour. A nice double