Bosbouw (822) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - JUL 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Caramel kleur met een volle schuimkraag. Zoete, caramel en mout geur. Smaakt niet zo sterk en beetje waterig.
Douberd (1709) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JUL 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 330 ml, at home. Into a tulip glass. ABV 7.5%
Brownish red colour on the body, two fingers of off-white head sitting on top. Good retention and even better after it collapses to one third of its initial size. Medium lacing left on the glass.
Nice arom with chocolate and light caramel notes.
Intense chocolate on the taste as well. Lightly sweet at first with a bit of sourness crawling underneath, it turns to a nice bitterness with medium duration and aquires some tasty coffee notes as well.
Medium thick body, fairly dry on the palate. Good carbonation.
Another good beer from Emelisse, after the disappointing witbier I had from them this afternoon.
Braastad (323) - FINLAND - JUL 2, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hazy dark brown with lots of particles
Caramalt aroma like that of a dark lager.
Flavor is soft, bready and caramel malt.
RexTalionis (2133) - FINLAND - JUN 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 33 cl. Pours light brown in color with a small head. Has a nice roasted touch in aroma, some light
nuttyness and chocolate notes as well. Chocolate, dark dried fruits and light vinous notes in taste.
Feels rather soft, which is nice. A bit of vinous notes, yeasty spicyness and chocolate in aftertaste.
Quite tasty overall and easy to drink.
LomYst (393) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 31, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
weird brownish unclear liquid, light whitish head quickly disappears... aroma has some of dark malts, and something medicinal in the back... balanced sweet bitter taste, nice dark finish, medium bodied, somewhat oily... it’s reminds me of a dark belgian trappist, but lighter and slightly less complex... very good dubbel though... (very well hidden alcohol!)... low on carbs...
Thomasalias (319) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0,33l bottle from Sörmanufaktúra, Budapest. Cloudy, dark brown color with medium pillowy head. Peanut and walnut odor. Yeast, malt, bread, apple and plum flavour. Light sweet taste. Creamy texture, medium body, light carbonation. Yeasty, malty finish. Very delicios dark beer with nice flavours based on the yeast and the malt. It has that Belgian feeling, but I think it should be more intensive.
Abijen (1184) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - APR 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nice brown amber beer with a good white head. Smells a bit caramel, a bit coffee. Malts. The taste is nice. Chocolate and coffee. Good palate.
Lore (831) - Budapest, HUNGARY - APR 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
brown colour, moderate brownish head; aroma of malts with honey, yeast and dried fruits; taste of malty sweetness with some honey, roasted bitterness, spices and alcoholic warmth; not bad, bud far from the best dubbels
JanEric (960) - Meppel, NETHERLANDS - APR 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown. Minimal head, some carbo. Aroma has malats, roasted, caramel, some nuts. Spices like vanilla. Full bodied taste, smooth, slightly bitter, long finish.
bartlebier (1195) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - APR 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl bottle, courtesey of tderoeck - merci! Pleasant enough and smooth light dubbel with all toffee malt notes in place, smooth and yet light creamy palate. Might be influenced by the matter-of-fact label, or it might be the underprofiled style, but I find there is nothing exceptional here to win me over and thus have this down as almost clinically "correct".