manuchampions (1244) - 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 (8108) - 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 (11931) - 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 (7813) - 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 (12813) - 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 (2284) - 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.
Parket (581) - Bruges, BELGIUM - DEC 16, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle @ Brugsch Beertje, Brugge, Nice dark reddish colour with foamy white head. Smell: very fruity. Taste: fruity without being too sweet, a bit yeasty and some bitterness within the taste. nice beer!
Nnudd (69) - Helsinge, DENMARK - NOV 7, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cl.Bottle. Poured a deep brown color, with a small off-white foamy head with small lacings. Aroma has caramel malts, some dark fruits/raisin and sweet belgian malt with some notes of light spices. Taste is creamy, malty with hints of candi sugar, raisin, caramel, dry fruits and belgian yeast.
JK54B (1539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 5, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A 0.33L bottle tasted at OPP. Pale beige head. Malty nose. Brown reddish colour. Slight hints of coffee in the taste. Not sweet and not sour. Well balanced. Some hoppiness. Slightly metallic taste.
marcus (8812) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 22, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This dark brown beer poured with a fluffy beige head and a stringent aroma. There is a somewhat watery dark malt flavor that is nondescript.