VengefulOdin (193) - , Kansas, USA - JUL 10, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Who would have thought a Belgian would come from a craft brewery in Missouri? 12 ounce bottle. I really like the label on this one. Nicely done. Pours a rich mahogany with little to no head. Great color. Aroma is of raisin and fig. The beer presents itself in a straightforward manner. Roasted barley up front, mild sweetness in the middle, and light bitterness at the end. Some heat in the finish due to the high alcohol content. Some spiciness abounds throughout. Cinnamon, Allspice, Nutmeg, etc. Honestly it feels like it could benefit from an infusion of amped-up Belgian yeast - itís usually one of the first things I taste that makes a Belgian a Belgian, and itís just not here, at least not a strong enough presence. Donít get me wrong - it tastes good but it lacks the complexity I like in beers of this style.
msante79 (2210) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - JUL 2, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle from Lukas Liquors. Pours clear amber with off-white head. Aromas of toasted malts, caramel, bread, and some dark fruit. Flavors of toasted malts, caramel, and light bread notes. Drinkable beer but not much of a dubbel. kinda meh.
Strykzone (4782) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUN 20, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
An aroma of high alcohol complex fruit that is akin to a brandy. It is a copper colored brew with a small but long lasting smooth tan head. The flavor brings lots of dark fruit and sweet caramel with chocolate. Fruit that asserts the most is cherry and raisin. This is really close to being a super beer but it just doesnít quite make it. Yeast did not seem to be present and it could have added a very cool complexity.
obguthr (3636) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUN 9, 2010
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Diacetyl and cherry aroma. Clear copper, thin head. Tea and cherry flavor. Perfumey. Not a good Dubbel.
argo0 (11328) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 6, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
SAVOR, 12oz bottle. Clear brown body with minimal off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some raisin, light bittersweet chocolate. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, some raisin, light milk chocolate. Medium body.
andyhwcinc (1426) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from 12 oz bottle. Aroma smells like pure malt extract, nothing more and nothing less. Appearance wise, itís a clear copper with a thicker than usual head. Taste wise, itís like a mixture of malted barley and some type of preservative, almost like a toast beer with strawberry jam. Itís not horrible but not great.
Cornfield (5437) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAY 11, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Binnyís Beverage Depot, Orland Park, Illinois: This poured a clear ruby/brown body with a tall tan head that vanished quickly. It had a yeasty, fruity nose (dark cherries, dates) with some slightly burnt light brown sugar. Slghtly oily mouthfeel. The flavor was much light the nose with an added light touch of alcohol. Itís a nice enough drink, but doesnít really come across as a Dubbel.
satan165 (1019) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - MAY 7, 2010
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
grainy head dotted with black. translucent ruby red pour with big foam that retains. aroma is light fruity, some caramel. some plain cereal as well. flavor is tangy, fruity: orange peel, raspberry, grape. none of the expected nuttiness i hoped for. nor any deeper malt character, too light bodied to boot.
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - MAY 6, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Pours a clear, ruby-amber colored body with a finger-width, frothy, light tan head that dissipates quickly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is malty sweet with a light fruit. Caramels, brown sugar, and some toasted bread. Raisin, plum, and a light yeasty pepper. Flavor is mostly similar. A lighter amount of sweet malts up front with some caramel, molasses, and toast before a good amount of a yeasty pepper comes in. Some light raisin and plum tastes before this dries with a moderate bitterness and a good amount of spice. Very lengthy aftertaste following a medium body and higher level of carbonation. Overall, a decent dubbel. Not very complex, but I do like how this drinks. Not bad.
hogan873 (449) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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. Thereís a decent alcohol warming at the end. Nice effort from a new brewer.