cgarvieuk (21897) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 5, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at RBESG08 ... Dark copper ... limey hop nose ... very sweet rich malty ... loads of caramel ... little tart little lime... little drying
fiulijn (19369) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 4, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark mahogany color; medium head, reducing quickly. The light aroma shows some Belgian yeast and a sweet candy-like touch. Good mouthfeel, good caramel flavor with some residual sweetness, complemented by the Dugges yeast, a light fruity touch and a very light roasted malt trace. Dynamic, quite complex, fully enjoyable.
Joakgust (1366) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 2, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 50 cl - A clear amber colored beer with a nice creamy head. Aroma is very fruity, hints of caramel, cherries, dried fruits and spices. Flavor is very fruity, some alcohol and licorice. Very interesting beer, not at all like most other belgian types of beers. Pretty bitter in that sense. Quite enjoyable!
madsberg (11405) - Søborg, DENMARK - JUN 28, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Amber coloured. Unclear. Light brown head. Sweetness, ripe fruits, caramel and spices in the aroma. Flavour is sweet and a bit yeasty. Prunes, herbs, alcohol and spices notable. Medium bodied. Dry. Sweet and alcoholdense end with a light touch of bitterness. Nice.
joergen (26202) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 23, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear orange coloured with a medium sized off white head.
Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel, dried fruits and spices with notes of yeats.
Fruity and spicy flavour of caramel, liquorice and yeast with notes of alcohol and hops.
Dry hoppy finish.
yespr (40864) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
50 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden amber with a lacing white head. Solid malt aroma with a dark fruit note. Flavour is solid caramel malt flavoured with a distinct roasted note and dried fruity. Light roasted and mild finish yet with a distinct dried fruity note.
baggio (334) - norrtälje, SWEDEN - JUN 18, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle@home after a nightmarish day at work!
Appearance: Dark red/brownish with a small beige head looks very creamy.
Aroma: Cherries, Citric notes, Licorice, Hops. Quite lovely.
Flavor: Caramel, Yeast, Sugar, Aniseed, Fruit, Spices.
Palate: Quite dry and bitter with a nice complexity with lots of hops in the end.
A belgian-style ale that has been dry-hopped with amarillo and simcoe seems to be a winning concept. If you are lucky enough to find this somewhere, get it. Recommended
Beer5000 (5953) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 8, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
500 ml bottle@SBC 2008. Dark reddish/brown body with a small beige head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, candy sugar, caramel and a hint of warming alcohol. Flavor is sweet, slightly roasted malt, fruity, brown sugar, some alcohol and a fine moderate bitterness makes this feeling a bit dryer than a typical Belgian dubbel. Very nice and dangerously easy drinkable. Well done Dugges!
omhper (23725) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 30, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2008 Bottled at Bishop’s Arms Vasagatan, Stockholm. Clear reddish brown with rich creamy head. Aroma of cherries, licorice and grass. Sweet with clean, rounded mouthfeel and medium body. Dextrose and alcohol dominates, but there’s also fruity black currant, licorice, aniseed and grain. Salty with surprisingly bitter finish. An American style Belgian style ale, complicated rather than complex.
deft (84) - SWEDEN - APR 9, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Blind at Dugges 080329. Hazy red with plenty of light tan head. Very hoppy aroma, with citrus. Malty and hoppy taste, sweet. Low bitterness. (official winner of this blind tasting event!)