blackisle (1017) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - APR 10, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 33cl. Cloudy deep brown, small but stable frothy light tan head, thin yeasty layer remains, fair lacing; sweet malty nose, roasted, brown sugar, chocolate, caramel, cinnamon; taste heavy to medium sweet, light bitter, roasted; medium body, oily texture, bit sharp mouthfeel, soft carbonation, aftertste medium bittersweet, spicy touch; all in all a decent dubbel.
Alengrin (2879) - BELGIUM - SEP 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Resurrection of an old-fashioned dubbel that had been ’extinct’ for a long time. Light beige, creamy but thin head, deep brownish burgundy colour, very dark but still transparent and clear. Sweet and malty aroma, chocolate, port wine, pear, cinnamon, walnuts, grass, black pepper. Sweet candied fruits in the mouth, pretty sharp carbo for this style, caramelly, nutty and chocolatey malts, light spicy hints, pleasant and well-balanced with a gentle herbal and lightly peppery hop bitterishness in the finish. Stereotypical but tasty and well made.
kraddel (4325) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - AUG 31, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2014 at beerweekend de lambiekstoempers 2014 .
Pours clear brown , small white head (almost none )
Smell is sweet, chocolate .
Taste is sweet , sugar , bit of chocolate .
Way to sweet and simple . Thin mouthfeel , ok carbo .
Rerate / Bottle at home . Pretty damn spot on woth the previous entry ( text-wise ) , but not feeling OK with the previous score . Would give 3,5 now. Pulling the medium to 3,3
mikske79 (1277) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 14, 2014
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Een donker bier waar niet zoveel smaak aan is. Dan zijn er veel betere dan dit.
EddyBeer1 (1009) - 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 (639) - 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 (5893) - 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 (11338) - 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 (4748) - 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 (10830) - 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!