MoritzF (8589) - Bochum, GERMANY - MAR 21, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(bottle, 33cl) Hazy, amber colour with a medium-sized tanned foamy head. Moderately sweet and lemony fruity-sour aroma with light notes of cara-malt and yeasty spice. Sweet flavour with a tinge of sourness, medium bodied with a moderate carbonation. Cara-malty taste with lemon-fruity and mildly spicy notes; sweet and slightly sour-fruity finish with a tinge of caramel. Okay but not overly impressive. 21.III.11
GRM (3116) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 28, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brown bottle, 330 ml, best before March 2009, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savoured on January 28 2011; eye: brown with a caramel hue, clear, no effervescence, tiny ring of beige head, no lacing; nose: malt, fruity, caramel, light spices, light yeast, light tobacco, dusty; mouth: malt, caramel, fruity, slight spices, slight alcohol, yeast, tobacco, dusty, finale in malt with fruity presence, medium body, not much carbonation, slightly sweet, a bit thin; overall: correct
Bouteille brune, 330 ml, meilleure avant mars 2009, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savourée le 28 janvier 2011; œil : brune avec des reflets caramel, claire, pas d’effervescence, petit anneau de mousse beige, pas de dentelle; nez : malt, fruitée, caramel, léger épices, léger levure, léger tabac, poussière; bouche : malt, caramel, fruitée, très léger épices, très léger alcool, levure, tabac poussière, finale en malt avec présence fruitée, corps moyen, peu carbonatée, très légèrement sucrée, un peu mince; en résumé : correct
SilkTork (5297) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2011
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
330ml bottle from the Bitter End, Bromley. Rubbish really. It’s drinkable, but tastes like a home brewing experiment gone wrong. It’s really thin for a 6.5%, and the flavours are all over the place. There’s a touch of sharpness, touch of muddy spice, bit of sweetness. There’s nothing really likeable about it, though it’s not offensive to drink. I wonder if anyone buys a second bottle of this stuff. Nose of plastic. Do these guys actually know what they’re doing?
madmitch76 (16335) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
18h March 2008
Sharp and sour brown beer. Has a dry bitter finish. Not complex but quite drinkable.
manuchampions (1238) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 9, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared with JerC (old rate). Dark copper colour on pouring. Wine like nose. Sweet, roasted hazelnut in flavour. Finish is pleasing and lasting. Decent.
douglas88 (6489) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 3, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy brown color with a large off-white head. The aroma is sweet fruit, some caramel and candy. A unique dubbel in that it has a pretty sour character along with huge sweet strawberries, caramel, some brown ale elements. Enjoyable.
thewolf (11289) - Kolding, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, bought @ Beer Planet, Brussels.
Pours muddy brown with a medium, frothy, off-white head. Aroma is bubble-gum sweet. Caramel, lots of Belgian sugar, coriander, red berries. High carbonation, kinda dry mouthfeel, slight watery. Flavour is light metallic, a hint of chocolate, caramel, some yeasty notes. Too high carbonation perhaps that gives off that metallic note.
tderoeck (5290) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 29, 2010
3.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2011 23/07/2010 - 33cl bottle at home
Pours a little cloudy darkbrown beer with a big creamy light beige head. Aroma is amazing: dried prunes, raisins, red fruits, coffee and caramel. The palate is a little flat. Taste is mainly roasted malts, some mocha, caramel and acidic. Aftertaste is slightly acidic with hints of coffee. Contrary to what one would think after smelling the beer, it is not sweet at all, nor has it any hints of fruitiness. A bit of a disappointment.
imdownthepub (10768) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle conditioned, 330ml from Hopduvel Warehouse, Ghent. Chestnut withwhite head. Good flavoursome Dubbel with background spicing, some cinnamon perhaps, a little treacle, sugar note and a sweetish roast malt body. A late fruitiness. Really pleasing.
piscator34 (2005) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 26, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled sample via lubiere. Hazy amber in colour with fairly strong carbonation. Aromas are of cooked sugar, dates, and licorice. Caramel malts and pitted fruit dominate the palate, with some balance being offered by some floral and peppery spice notes. Medium bodied and somewhat quick finishing. A bit too fruity overall for my taste, but drinkable nonetheless.