HonkeyBra (2858) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2010 hmm, brown pour with little head. Aroma of raisins, figs, strong sweetness. Flavor is brown sugar and some doughy malts. Flavor is very sweet. Some of the dried fruit notes come out. So sweet, and in a bad way. The palate is all wrong for a dubbel. Kind of bad actually. Disappointed i bought this one.
heemer77 (5060) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAR 3, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light copper colored body with a very light khaki head. The head is dense and long lasting as are the heads on other Crown Valley beers. The nose is sweet grape flavored bubblegum. There is also a little bit of bread dough, but the fruity notes overwhelm it. The taste is lightly toasted almonds with a little bit blueberry. There taste also has some light bread crust in the finish. Overall, a decent brew that is interesting in that it is barely sweet, but not dry either. A soft, lightly carbonated body makes this easy to drink. Good, but not great.
theisti (3001) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - JAN 25, 2010
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
12 oz bottle shared by csbosox. Pour is clear golden ruby with a one inch active off white head. Aroma is a foul, plastic sort of garbage thing. Beyond that, a bit of sweet malt. Taste is less offensive, with just the sweetish malt with the sourish taste - weird, kinda off putting. Palate was medium bodied, a bit on the oily side. Based on other reviews, this may have been a less then perfect bottle. Thanks Chris?
dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - JAN 21, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured an amber color with a white head that lasted through out the entire beer. Very good carbonation. Aroma was very fruity. Plums, strawberries, and molasses was on the nose. Flavor was brown sugar, rasasin, fig and plums. Long finish. Never heard of this brewing company, but after having three of there beers, not bad. Found these at Gomers in Lees Summit. I love seeing new beers from missouri. Decent beer.
phaleslu (5174) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 16, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2011 Draft sample at the brewery. Pours a mostly clear brown color with a small beige head. Aroma of raisin, plum, yeast, caramel, roasted malts, hops, and spices. The flavor is mostly plum, raisin, and yeast, with notes of malt, caramel, hops, and pepper. Medium bodied, and not as cloudy in color or thick in body as a lot of dubbels. Smooth and rich, with a little warming alcohol. Nice take on a dubbel from this startup brewer.
mweber962000 (79) - Illinois, USA - OCT 17, 2009
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
had outtta growler my dad got in ste gen. was very fruity but so so so smooth. i usualy dont like sweet beers but this was an excellent example. had the beer aftertaste that i usually crave. a must try if you have the chance.
drfabulous (3387) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - AUG 6, 2009
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can’t find much info on this one. Brewery’s website doesn’t list descriptions. Had on tap at Shaved Duck in St. Louis. Plumb and fruit. Decent carbonation. Tasty interpretation of the dubbel.