Dorwart (2374) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - MAR 30, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2007 Huge head of bubbles on the bottom and nice frothy head on the top. Great carbonation throughout. Color of dark brown with decent clarity. Aroma of raisins, yeast, a bit of old decaying wood and fruit. Full bodied beer with flavors of malt, yeast, various fruits and alcohol. Finish is slightly metallic, dry and warming from the alcohol. Also some lingering spices (pepper) that make the tongue tingle. Not the best of the variety but a good beer in its class. Kind of average for a dubbel.
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - MAR 27, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fruity sweet aroma. Good malt backbone throught. Finishes to the sweet side, then gradually dries out. A good example of the style.
rmalloy (199) - los angeles, California, USA - MAR 24, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rather ordinary. Yeasty and sour, with dominant raisin notes. Too weak and too sour for my tastes. I strongly prefer Westmalle Dubbel.
Shag (2603) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAR 21, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown color similar to a brown ale. Excellent belgain. Very malty flavor but enough hops are present. This is a beer I have been overlooking for a while but Im glad I finally gave it a try. Not as complex as many, but certainly as good
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - MAR 20, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
It has a dark, hazy brown color and a medium sized, lingering off-white head. The aroma is hoppy and slightly fruity with malts and yeasts. Full body with lots of carboantion, the flavor is sweet with malts and has touches of yeast, raisons, and grapes. Another winner from Belgium. Imagine that, a good beer from Belgium, who woulda thunk it?
JMerritt (1796) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Brown with a tinge of red. Head is white, thick, and fully lasting. Fruity aroma (red grapes) which makes for a very wine-like experience, underlined with malt. Very sweet flavor; raisins and sun-dried fruit pop into my mind. Each sip seems fuller and more complex than the last. Tops, and I bet it would be even better after a little aging. Thanks to iguanatom for such a splendid beer!
Dougal (130) - Escondido, California, USA - MAR 12, 2003
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
An amazing brown ale. Malty, yeasty, rich fruit hints on the nose and the tongue. I would rate it higher but each bottle seems different from the one before, some are hoppier than others. A must have!
iguanatom (24) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2003
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 2, 2003 fruity aromas, with a subtile look of what's to come. This stuff is good! I don't usually go for fruity beer, but this one ROCKS!
kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 12, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep brown/red. Large head. Very malty nose with raisins and plums. Palate is filled with port flavors, raisins and dates. A very good Dubbel.
jamrun (137) - Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA - MAR 12, 2003
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fruity Malty nice yest flavor and citrusy higly corbination a few flavours swirling around through out drink