Countbeer (5731) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Served in an Ikea (?) taster:
Medium to smaller sized beige vast and thicker yet somewhat lively foamy head on top of a cloudy red ruby colored beer with an amber tint to it.
Aromas of toasted malts, perfume, flowers, blossom, marzepin, marsh mellows, sweet/liquorice wood, tea herbs, fruit like orange, raisin/prunes, berries and tangerine. Overall a sweet somewhat complex aroma. Very nice.
Flavours of toast, barley malts, caramel, sweet apricot, prunes, raisin, figs, autumnal herbs and leaves, marzepin, bitter, hay and hebal toast, light yeasty, light chocolate and some sweet/liquorice wood tones.
Aftertaste is bitter, toast, marzepin, caramel, barley malts and wood.
Low to medium carbo, soft mouthfeel, medium body and a creamy texture.
The Graal for some reason never interested me to buy their beer, but for after tasting their ginger beer, I was pretty much blown away by the immense subtility that beer had. And now it looks like I experience it again with this beer. Very nice and even a bit complex.
bdunhill (255) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUN 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This sweet Flanders Dubbel has a reddish appearance and a spice filled aroma. A flavorful abundance of caramel, raison and chocolate comes on the tongue and a slight lingering palate balances this well with breads and cheeses. Another fine Belgian beer to be remembered!
zaf (298) - ITALY - FEB 9, 2013
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
apparenza: brown, hazy, minimal head,
gusto: medium sweetness, lightly bitter,
palato: light body, oily feel, lively, abrupt
aroma lievemente maltato ma davvero molto poco avvertibile..poca schiuma ma persistente..gusto maltato tendenzialmente molto dolce,lieve retrogusto luppolato..finale brusco..già non amo le dubbel,questa qui poi è penosa
Pinball (11739) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from beer planet. BBF 06/2011 (bought 09/2012 so a little dated this one)
cloudy unclear brown, smooth small light brown head.dried fruty, yeasty, cellary aroma. sweet malty notes.
Flavor is slightly oxidized, cellary, dried fruits, sweetness, yeast, sweetish and easy drinking dubbel with a little bit of spices in it. complex enough to be interesting, but doesn’t age that well. (this one didn’t).
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - AUG 12, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy amber brown colour. Sweet toasty malty caramel yeasty aroma. Thin like mouthfeel. Toasty malt and caramel in the flavour, sweet like. Thanks for sharing this one Cecil.
KingCecil (2081) - DENMARK - AUG 10, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ home.... It pours clear amber like with a small tan head..... the aroma is herbal, fresh and caramel.. the flavor is caramel, sweet and toasted malt.... very sweet.....
Noctilucus (106) - All over Belgium, BELGIUM - JUN 29, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep red-brown, unclear after adding the "fond", beige head; not that much foam.
Nose is pretty strong with spices (like gingerbread), sugar, a whiff of alcohol. Almost smells like a port; has the nose of a stronger beer, also a bit fruity as in red fruits, e.g. raspberries.
Taste: little carbonation, a bit of roasted character, sugars without ever being cloyingly sweet, caramel, spices. Feels a bit too light or weak in the taste, but then again this is only 6.5%. Still, it doesn’t live up to the expectations set by the nose.
Aftertaste: smooth, slightly roasted, no sweetness but not a lot of bitterness either, again quite (or slightly too) soft.
Nice taste though it lacks a bit of body to stand out from the crowd.
Wim (3392) - Weelde, BELGIUM - JUN 24, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
brown coloured body with a white head a spicy yeasty hoppy malty aroma a spicy malty fruity caramel sweet little bitter taste with a spicy bitter finish
TorbenH (999) - Frederikshavn, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
brown, clear, tan foam, roasty, caramel, toast, medium body, oily feel, average carbonation, medium sweetness, medium body, average carbonation,
DarkElf (3050) - La Jolla, California, USA - MAR 15, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
15-Mar-12 (750-ml bottle)
Of all the De Graal beers I’ve tried, this is the least enjoyable for me. The classic flavors of dried fruit, brown/candi sugar, and spice are present in smaller degrees, but what really stands out is red apple and a woodsy quality of dried leaves and old wood, and the apple turns to apple skin in the finish. Kind of a dreary flavor, and not exactly appealing. The nose is similar, with earthy, woodsy aromas as well as a bit of cheesiness. Medium in weight, medium in carbonation, and fairly dry, especially considering the style. Hazy, amber-brown body with half an inch of dark-tan head that fizzes down to a thin ring fairly quickly, leaving no lacing. Didn’t enjoy this one.