EddyBeer1 (576) - Brussels, BELGIUM - SEP 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brun acajou, pétillance moyenne-légère, fine mousse beige. Malts caramel doux bien que grillés, petite amertume réglissée, présence de sucre candi. Agréable.
vickey9 (342) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUL 20, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Hazy dark amber with fine head and a lot of yest inside. Nose is raisins and plums. Taste is sweet. Fruity palate with too sweet tones. B@H
Mora2000 (5147) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle. Red-amber pour with a white head. The aroma is full of toffee, sugar and dark fruit. The flavor is also fruity. I get some cherries and grapes as well as some brown sugar, toffee and caramel. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
thewolf (10538) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, bought @ De Hopduvel, Gent. Pours light hazy red with a large, fizzy, off-white head. Aroma has caramel, yeast, light toasted, mild metallic. Medium carbonation, fine dry and fairly light mouthfeel. Flavour has caramel, toasted, toffee, raisins, soft roasted. Good malty bitterness. Sadly the carbonation is a bit excessive.
77ships (3038) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 10, 2013
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 5/20
33 cl. bottle @ home. BBF 12/2014 (bit unclear). According to the bottle: “Brewery “De Lelie” was located in Vosselaar on the Cingel next to the church. The company was founded in 1907 and taken over in 1922 by the brewer Jan Dresselaers. Latter his son Rene succeeded his father. They brewed quality beers of high fermentation of which “Pater” and “Paus” were the best known. In 1952 the production was stopped.” It appears that a local VZW (same name as the previous brewery) decided to restart the production of these beers and they are being contract brewed now by Scheldebrouwerij. Pours a lightly hazy brownish amber with little beige head. Smell is sweet, toffee, caramel, quite a bit of licorice, very overripe dark fruits and a strong unpleasant low quality meat and quite a bit of soy sauce. Taste is an overwhelming bad meat, soy sauce, overripe dark fruits, malt, spices,… Okay carb. & body. This is frankly unpleasant and I cannot really get over it & frankly the worst I have had within the style. Which is a real shame considering that the Paus was quite delightful – maybe it is a hierarchical thing.
bierkoning (9567) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUL 25, 2012
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Dark brown color. Caramel, plums and brown sugar in the aroma. Sugary sweet caramelly flavor. Hint of butter. Too sweet!
omhper (18348) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled at Pressklubben, Stockholm. Hazy chocolate brown, small head. Lightly nutty, mild coffee. Dryish, medium bodied, nutty with a slight tartness. Grains and cocoa. Short salty finish.
pivnizub (8376) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - MAR 12, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Cloudy,"dirty"amber coloured, small foamy layer, toasted malt, fruits, caramel and some nuts in the nose; sweet-sourish flavour, medium bodied, quite soft; increasing tartness/bitterness in the slightly vinous and caramelly finish . Not the worst Dubbel…
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 19, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(330ml bottle) Pours a amber body with a small beige head. Aroma of caramel, raisins, roasted malt, brown sugar, and nuts. Flavor of raisins, dates, light roasted malt, and candi sugar.
sfhodense (4793) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours brown with a beige head. Aroma is roasted caramel, dried fruit, butterscotch, light alcohol and fruit. Flavour is roasted caramel, alcohol, butterscotch, dried dark fruit, raisin and plum.