Sammy (8024) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
One of Belgian for Philly beer week 2013. A little sweet, but also balanced and nicely drinkable. Lots of thick lace.
GT2 (7707) - Carlsbad, California, USA - FEB 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
> Da le Senne creates a bitter and dry Abbey Dubbel making it nothing like an Abbey Dubbel
[ Bottle ][ Teresa’s Next Door ][ 330mL ][ Narrow Flared Tulip ][ $8-10 ][ 2/16/14 ]
>> Split with the legend MrChopin. Not everyday you get a new De La Senne rake. Murky red brown pour with excellent rocky, yellowish foam. Great retention and lace. Nose is muted, as it warms it gains rich toffee. Taste is bitter, grassy, not too sweet, a bit drained and bubbly. Wouldn’t peg it as an Abbey Dubbel given the bitterness and dryness, but people for Philly Beer Week probably asked De la Senne to try and brew their least favorite beer style and make it drinkable, so they chose Abbey Dubbel. Not too dry but extremely dry for style. Clean, mild celery, high mineral content, high grassy bitterness. A stand alone within this style.
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MrChopin (2927) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
murky chestnut, effervescent, large puffy white head. Lightly earthy nose, banana esters and pepper crackle, light almond skin and faintest sugars, incredibly dry for a dubbel. Only slightly more brown sugar in the flavor, still very dry, dates up front with light paper and pepper mid, the heat growing into the sticky, confusingly full bodied finish. Too much heat, nose balance way better, dryness appreciated throughout.
Theis (12484) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Mikkeller&Friends. Thanks to Blafa. Cloudy brown - white head.
Nice fresh hoppy. Orange. Resin. Fruity. Spicy. Dry toasted malty. Licorice. Oak-like notes. Cocoa. Fruity. Light dry yeasty.
joergen (19343) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy orange-red coloured with a small white head.
Fruity aroma of caramel, spices, licorice, hops and oak.
Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, hops and oak with notes of licorice.
dagimp (673) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2013
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
From a metric 12oz into a snifter. Pours a muddy brown. One finger of head and no lacing. Medium berry aroma. Mouthfeel is murky and muddy. Taste is bitter and dirty. Ech not very good.
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RobertDale (2835) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - SEP 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
11.2 ounce bottle. Thanks Summer Secret Santa! Pours reddish brown with a small off-white head. Aroma of malt, fruit, and spice. Taste is malt, caramel, citrus, spice, and grass. Pretty good.
shoulderbroken (1668) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 20, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Moeder Lambic Fontainas. Dark amber colour, small golden bubbly head. Aroma is smoky and malty. Taste is a bit spicy, malt sweetness, caramel apple, cherry. Pretty nice.
KornDogg (519) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Aroma of pine, resin and molasses. Cloudy brown body with very tall lasting head. Flavor begins sweet with molasses, hops and sweet caramel. A lasting bitter finish.
KyotoLefty (5788) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Fontainas. Medium amber-brown, cloudy, finehead. Smoky nose, caramel and chocolate. Chocolate, caramel, smoe flavor, extremely bitter finish. Smooth, full body. Good stuff.