NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 31, 2011
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draft at Plainfield MWBF. Described as a brown ale, which didn’t make sense. Pours a reddish brown with a fluffy head. Nose is somewhat phenolic and fruity with some odd bread crust notes that kind of clash. No hops. On taste, it’s actually really quite bland and the alcohol becomes distracting. Just a muddled beer that needs to really figure out its yeast situation. Too bad.
fiercepanda (607) - Missouri, USA - MAY 28, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2014 A hazy ruddy brown beer with a thick off white head. Aroma is spiced and fruity. The flavor is roasty, fig, and lemon with an alcohol finish.
hombrepalo (1924) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 23, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle @ Simone’s. Clear light chestnut color with a smaller cream colored head. Lots of caramel and light fruit in the nose. Light chocolate and sweet malt flavors, thin body. Quite simple and drinkable. But then again just plain simple.
mxtur (266) - Michigan, USA - APR 18, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
I liked a lot. It went well with my bison meatloaf that evening. Big shocker there. Had a couple.
jrallen34 (3494) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2011
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
I had on tap at Twisted Spoke into a pint glass...Pours a light brown that is clear with ruby highlights. Light tan head with low retention and lacing...The taste and aroma have the normal qualities of a dubbel but way too sweet. Raisons, dark fruits, tons of candied sugar present mostly. Super sweet plums and sugar dominate and make this uncrushable. The feel is really watery.
A typical American attempt at a Belgian classic that falls short in quality and execution.
SSSteve (3919) - - MAR 19, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12oz bottle. clear amber with small head. toasted wheaties cereal aroma. flavor is mostly sweet toffee and toasted grain. no depth here. no belgian qualities. where’s the yeast?
wxman (1538) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - FEB 7, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2011 On tap. Pours a clear reddish brown with a full rich light tan head. Taste is really superb. Rich sweet roasted malt flavor, buttery and caramely, even some toffee. This is more like a robust English brown ale vs. a Belgian Dubbel. No matter what they want to call it, I love it! Very well balanced and delicious. A nearby pub is offering it on draft in 20 oz glasses for $3.00!! Amazing. I bet that won’t last.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JAN 21, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours an average amber with an aroma of cereal malt, Grape Nuts, and wheat. Flavor is the same. Average mouthfeel. It’s your basic American middle-of-the-road beer.
rubbishystuff (1982) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 18, 2010
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2015 From the County Market in Southern View. Um something didn’t quite work with this. It was not bad but it just lacked something. Seemed a bit thin and little slight on flavor. Serving: Bottle
unclemike (2491) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - DEC 11, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Orange-red body with a thick, foamy off-white head. Nice aroma of brown sugar and cherries. The palate is rather thin but smooth. Quite tasty. Malty sweetness, fruit, and brown sugar. There’s a decent alcohol warming at the end.