Dogbrick (9118) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 10, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at the brewpub. The beer is a murky brownish-amber color with a medium light beige head that recedes slowly. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of ripe fruit, yeast and mildly spiced hops. Medium, soft body with flavors of caramel malt, yeast, hops and fruit. The finish is sugary sweet malt with a fruity aftertaste. Decent overall.
bb (7255) - Alamo, California, USA - DEC 29, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Rich ruby-amber beer with a tan head. Malt and yeast aroma with light spice. Rich toffee flavor with spice and yeast and a bit of light frutiness. Medium-plus bodied. Light fruitiness lingers with rich malt, yeast, and light spice.
slowrunner77 (6649) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
"a solid, if unspectacular, interpretaion of the style. malty, breadlike, doughey aroma, nice ruby brown color, decent medium bodied feel. flavor is yeasty and doughey, with a touch of spice and earth."
AmEricanbrew (6181) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JUL 22, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Chestnut color with a frothy tan head. Classic, yeasty, earthy dubbel aromas of spices and dusty dark malts. The taste mirrors the aroma with dry malts and earthy yeast, with rootbeer sweet spices. Very nice beer here. Draft@ the Deschutes Portland location.
alexanderj (3385) - Branson, Missouri, USA - APR 6, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
ON tap at Portland location. Color was darkish amber with an off white head. Aroma of sweet malt and fruit. Flavor was the same with a lot of sweetness and sugar. A bit earthy as well. Some floral and yeasty notes in the finish. Solid.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - AUG 18, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Portland Deschutes pub. Pours dark brown, red hues at the edges, small white head. Sweet malt nose with a nice spiciness to it. Caramel and dark cherry flavors to the malts, soft clove to the spices in the finish. I thought this turned out to be a really nice beer, my only thoughts were a bit more dryness in the finish would have helped.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 26, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy browh color with minimal head. Grain, with faint hops. Dark fruits and yeast in the body.
NoiZe (2323) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - AUG 16, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted @ the Deschutes Brewery and Public House in Portland.
Brown/amber colored brew. Yeasty, malty aroma and flavor. Some spices and sugary flavor. Nice try for an abbey dubbel, but they’ve got to add the magic touch..
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - AUG 24, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Winter spiced aroma of nutmeg, cinnamon, and dried oranges. Very dark brown, orange hues on the edges. Great use of the spice to compliment and support the beer, nothing fights for attention here. thinner mouthfeel than expected, gulping this was no problem.
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 8, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On the X-tap at Deschutes in PDX--Served in a snifter, poured a dark amber-brownish body with a small wispy beige head. Fruity, nutty, malty sweet nose with spicy abbey flare and a chewy, gritty bite. This is perhaps the nicest example of a Belgian I have experienced at Deschutes. Similar to St. Bernardus Abt 12. great desert brew for that end of the evening enjoyment.