sic1314 (3880) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JAN 2, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured dark reddish brown with a frothy tan head. Aroma of sweet berries and caramel malt. Medium body, flavour as the aroma, liquorice and quite bitter.
Maakun (896) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 16, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Nice dark brown with almost ruby red hue. Brown sugar, marzipan, lots of herbs and German hops, light roasted grains, dried plums. Slight watery texture, medium bodied. Another sub-par beer from de Leckere, though this is not their worst effort, and I like how it's not too sweet.
Abijen (1543) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - DEC 16, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a cola brown beer with a good tan head. Smells malts, caramel and bit metal. Tastes malts, caramel with a nasty aftertaste. fizzy carbo, medium body and a sticky texture.
Bosbouw (1435) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - DEC 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Donkere chocolade bruine kleur met een volle kraag. Ruikt koffie, drop, chocolade. Smaakt chocolade, vanille, herfstfruit.
Cunningham (4996) - Halden, NORWAY - DEC 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Dark amber color with a fine thick off white head. Ok lacing.
Aroma: Bready, fruity and some yeast.
Palate: Medium + body. Slightly sweet and an okbitterness. Average to soft carbonation.
Taste: Malty, toffee, fruity, some banana and some yeast.
Overall impression: Ok tasty dubbel.
Personal stats: Bottle from Slijterij Barrique Odijk in Odijk, Netherlands
tricksta_p (1422) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma of sweet malts, caramel, candy sugar, raisins. Flavour is cloying malty caramel sweetness. Could use more depth. Typically too sweet Belgian Dubbel.
Koning_Daan (126) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 14, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown with small head. Aroma of malts. Taste is raisins, malts, quite sweet. A bit watery. Nothing memorable.
androman (565) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
30cl bottle @ home from Bert’s Bierhuis. Dark reddish-brown color, medium brownish head, medium lacing. Aroma caramel, likeur, dark fruits in the nose, flavor is more caramel, medium roasted malt, mokka, dates, wine notes. Taste medium sweetness, medium bitterness, light sourness. Medium to full body, oily feel, soft carbonation, strong bitter-sweet finish but not long lasting. Fine dessert beer, but a bit too sweet for me, don’t like the sourness, and there is a kind of watery sidetaste.
JorisPPattyn (8094) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Muddy dark-brown beer, under a thick creamy beige head. Sweet, malty, chocolate aroma; bit perfumey, as certain pralines with stuffing; green leaves. Sweetish main flavour, but with a drier, slightly bitter, quite woody background. Rather balanced; apart from the wood, again chocolatey flavours (the malt?) Perfumey again too, warming up banana (in chocolate covering). Well bodied and creamy MF; good carbonation. More perfumed than what might be considered the archetypal dubbel trappist - dare I say a gay version? Certainly not bad, but balance rather than complexity.
jmgreenuk (5132) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - MAR 17, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from ABC Beers, Den Haag. Poured a clear dark brown with a frothy light tan head. The aroma is sweet caramel treacle yeast red berry fruit. The flavour is medium sweet with a watery light sweet fruit malt yeast veggie palate. Light bitter with soft carbonation. All the enjoyment was up front. It rapidly declined as time went by. Way too light. Needs more body and richer flavours.