rampmaster (642) - Alden, New York, USA - MAR 15, 2011
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 11.2oz bottle into a chalice. The bottle has a best before date of 16 04 12. The back label also lists the abv at 8%.
Appearance: It has a dark burgundy colored body with a light haze and some yeast floaters. This is capped by a light beige head of frothy light foam. From the pour it left some yeast sediment on top of the head which looks like a dusting of cinnamon. The head hangs on well, slowly fading as I drink and making some nice lacing on the glass.
Smell: There are fruity and estery yeast notes of raisins and apple peel with a slight hint of spice and funk. This is all comes with a nice sweet bready maltiness as well.
Taste/Palate: Wow, this one has good complexity with fruity and spicy yeast, sweet bready and nutty malts. I get notes of cocoa powder blending with notes of walnuts and hazel nuts like Nutella within the sweet bready maltiness. Fruity notes remind me of raisins and as it warms I get some cherry as well. Hops are light and help to balance with mild bitterness and dryness in the finish. The palate has a solid medium body with mild carbonation.
Notes: This beer has wonderful complexity and drinkability.
Padedze (10) - - MAY 29, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Great aroma and appearance. Creamy off white head. Dark Amber to brown color. Fruity malt flavor slightly dominated by deeper roast malts.
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karpik (466) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - MAY 27, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Caramel, some dark fruits and molasses in nose. Pours dark brown with beige head. Taste is medium sweet with caramel, raisins, chocolate and some spices. Finish is low bitter with very pleasant almond note in the aftertaste. Overall good Dubbel, I’ve never tried a beer with such a distinct almond note, interesting.
PowY (47) - - MAY 26, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330 ml bottle. Pours brown with a large off-white head. Aroma of lightly roasted malt and grain as well as earthy and yeasty notes. Watery body with quiet lively carbonation. Taste is a little sweet and acidic with roasted malts (caramel) and subtle notes of mead with a nutty and little alcoholic aftertaste.
AtronSeige (1150) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - MAY 20, 2016
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Aroma: Medium-light toasted bread with light syrup that quickly disappears. Medium spiciness, coriander, Light fruity, banana. No hops.
Appearance: Slightly hazy, copper body. Large, frothy, rocky head, fair retention. Lacing.
Flavour: Medium coriander, Light toasted bread with syrup. Medium-light bitterness. Very dry finish with lingering coriander.
Mouthfeel: Light warming. Medium-high carbonation, Light body. Light oily tongue coating. Medium-light astringency.
Overall: Missing the maltiness that is expected of the style. The coriander is front and center, and it refuses to move, overpowering everything else, even hanging around afterwards to annoy me.
330 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Andre!
26B. Belgian Dubbel
MarinEvelyn (786) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 18, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Well balanced. Caramel, dark fruit, a slight sweet bitterness taste towards the end.
beerbaaron (1926) - Arizona, USA - MAY 16, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ruby light brown. Thin tan head. Caramel. Dark fruit. Mild to moderate spice. A touch of alcohol. A little earthy bitterness. Good balance. Nice to get so much flavor without all the abv.
Bijl (96) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 15, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Kastanjekleurig donkerere dubbel met een beetje schuim. De kraag is crèmekleurig. Aromas: Donker fruit, karamel, iets metalig. Geen hops in de neus. Smaak: Een prettig zuurtje, karamel geroosterde mouten, kruidig (wat in combinatie met aardig wat koolzuur een prikkeling aan de zijkant van de tong geeft), donkere fruitsoorten en een aardige nabitter. Koolzuur is flink actief in de mond, redelijk volle body. Scherp / bitter in de afdronk. Heerlijk!
chris__hartley (376) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 10, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
It pours murky mahogany with copper highlights; the head is beige and mousse-like. The aroma has notes of: figs, dark fruit, raisins, and dark bread. The taste is medium sweet that finishes lightly bitter; there are notes of: toffee, banana, bubblegum, and sourdough. The palate is medium bodied with light carbonation and a medium finish. Overall, a more refreshing version of the abt 12.
josanguapo (889) - SPAIN - MAY 5, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2016 From elcervecero. In La Trappe chalice. Playing South Park The Stick of Truth. Fruity, like melon. Not a profile I like much but it isnt difficult to drink either
puredelusion (221) - Lviv, UKRAINE - APR 28, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
0,3 bottle. Pours murky dark brown color with small, mostly lasting white head. Yeasty, malty aroma with note of nuts. Flavor is light to medium sweet, caramel, dried fruits. Light bitter. Short bitter, nutty finish. Medium to full body, average carbonation.