MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - JAN 16, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ya know, this is much much better on tap thanin a 750 ml bottle. Pours brown with a huge tan head. Earth aroma that has the distinctive yeasty Belgian note to it. Carmel malty fruity flavor, with a hint of sourness. This is where the tap version that I had differs. I would say that the tap version was darker and had more of a Dunkel flavor to it than the bottle, and would even raise my draught rating to around 4.4ish. So all, take a note and give the tap version a try.
tbookman (618) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not bad - a medium brown with a thick head. Relatively malty sweet with hints of spice and chocolate. Fairly smooth and balanced with a bit of a sour finish.
dobb1392 (36) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 14, 2004
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not very impressed. Sweet, fruity, and spicy all in one beer. Felt like I may be drinking water and cough syrup.
ukoolaid (576) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 6, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Deep cloudy brown with off-white head. Aroma is sweet malt and fruity, but you can smell the yeasty alcohol. Taste is smooth and warming with hints of raison, fig, and chocolate. Damn this is good.
invalid (302) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 30, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle gushed a bit upon opening. Deep malt aroma. Dark brown color with a long lasted beige head. Complexe flavor profile. Chocolate sweetness with a subtle spice bite. Alcohol taste very evident.
bu11zeye (12109) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(750 ml. Bottle) Pours a amber-brown color with a thick frothy beige head. Has flvors of dark chocolate, caramel, fruit, and port.
Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - DEC 27, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice dark reddish-brown. Sweet tangy aroma, very fruity. A sour flavor followed by a port aftertaste. This beer has aged quite well with the collage of flavors on the palate. I think a nice choice for a after Xmas beer.
Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 25, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours a red brown color with a monster head and good lace. Aroma consists of yeast. The flavor is quite yeasty and malty. The palate is fairly moderate. Overall, another good Abbey Dubbel, but not as good as some others.
BeerandBlues2 (10541) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 24, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours brown with a large tan and frothy head. Strong fruity and yeasty aroma. Slightly acidic but otherwise fruity with notes of raisins and wine. Light on the palate and does not linger.
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - DEC 20, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2003 Brown colored with an amber hue and almost clear. Initial head is frothy and tan but settles down to a thin layer that is dense and creamy. Aroma of sweet malt and chocolate with a hint of dried fruit and alcohol. Also a bit yeasty which is very nice. Mouthfeel is effervescent and a smooth medium body. Flavor is mostly a chocolate one with notes of raisins and figs. Overall one of the better Dubbels I've had.