Aurelius (4028) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
BOTM club selection. US longneck; ruddy, tea-colored brew with a tan head. Nearly clear, perhaps not, kind of hard to tell in through the condensate on my glass. Grassy, lightly tangy, starchy aroma. Very nice flavor - first flush is candi-sweet, but with good bitter balance afterwards. All the notes in the aroma are present in the flavor. Woody, grassy, herbal notes. Mouthy - chalky/pithy body. Not really strongly Belgian in character.
Jrwhitney6 (271) - - MAR 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a very nice amber with a decent head that leaves behind some lacing. Good nose - some raisin an prunes with some earthiness. A chewy beer - starts off with taste of of raisins and brown sugar, but then finishes very tart. Liked it all except the finish was so-so.
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crazyvin (1899) - New York, USA - MAR 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a clear red-amber hue, with a frothy off white head that seemed to only grow rather than retain itself. Some lace remained as i sampled it. Aroma had a nice mix of some bread malts, a decent fruity aroma and a lot of Belgian yeast. Fruit notes were mostly banana, but there was some raisins. Flavor was sweet at first, almost cloying. There was a nice blend of fruit flavors and some sweetness from the malts. Sweetness was balanced out by some yeast, which gave it a good dough like flavor. Some bittering hops in the finish. Carbonation seemed low, which was a good thing. Although it was easy to drink it did have a good mouth feel.
DukeBrewDevil (732) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAR 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. A dark brown color with a small tan head. Nose is decidedly hoppy for the style, as is the flavor profile. A bit of Belgian yeast notes, but struck me more like a hoppy brown than a dubbel.
Hinez57 (173) - Clinton, Mississippi, USA - DEC 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Malty, sweet, a little estery in aroma. Gorgeous amber with a toasted head, beautiful in the glass. Complex toast, grain, and carmel flavors dominate with accents of fruity esters, very little spice. Perfect mouthfeel. Overall could be an amazing bier, it’s simply lacking half the flavor components of a truly fine Abbey Dubbel, spice... it needs more spice. Additionally I think it’s bittered perfectly, but finished a fair amount too sweet for the style, needs to be dryer on the finish. Wonderfully drinkable and certainly worth consuming, particularly for the price point.
LiMuBai (154) - - NOV 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice, full bodied amber. Medium head with a brownish-amber coloring. Full finish with a hint of bitterness. The increased ABV is evident.
SHIG (3537) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to mikem409: Poured a burnt brown orange with a thin off white to tan head. Aroma is leafy and dark fruit. Taste is a sweet dark fruit with nice sweet malts, light burn in the finish but stays slightly sticky.
Stellaaaa (250) - Tennessee, USA - NOV 3, 2012
3.2 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep copper with a thick, white head. It has a sweet, slightly fruity malt aroma. The taste is of dry-roasted malt that is sweet and fruity at first but more tart as it goes down. It has a medium mouthfeel, perhaps more on the thin side but not overly. Great beer, although to me it tastes more like a doppelbock than a dubbel.
Patrickctenchi (3401) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - OCT 21, 2012
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours cloudy tea with a short, yellow-tan head.
Scent is raisin, pepper.....
Taste is dark fruits, a hint of spice.....
A little bitter-dry at finish.
freeofthoughts (646) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - SEP 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a sexy red copper with beige head. Smells lightly sweet of barley. The taste is robust and grainy with a light barley wine like American ale taste. There is a nice raisin and strong date taste with the grain to round out the flavor. This is not a Belgian beer.