Dacrza (495) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - MAY 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
DATE TASTED: May 2, 2014... GLASSWARE: Chimay chalice... OCCASION: another Friday begins... APPEARANCE: dark, opaque ruby body; off-white, slightly creamy head that settles quickly; nicely lacing as the glass drains; a handsome bottle, as well... AROMA: Plum! sweet, sugary confections--some caramel and toffee--the raisin also presents late--not a plum/raisin guy myself, but this does deliver what it promises... PALATE: medium-bodied, chewy and significant--a formidable body--still drinkable without need of resolve...TASTE: big, sweet and dry--a wineís base that marries a brown aleís flatter profile--plum and malt strike an attractive balance... OVERALL: Its 7.2% ABV is well masked, as a wine-like profile is apt to do; a nice offering from the Flying Fish brewery--a great nightcap to a good day.
Hopman1 (32) - apple valley, California, USA - APR 9, 2014
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice brew ! Well balanced and smooth , dark brown in appearance , a yeasty scent in the nose with some dried fruit , this beer was very enjoyable , no bitterness just smooth good tasting brew.
angel865 (4) - - MAR 23, 2014 does not count
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 4/20
Spicy flavor ..good finish no after tastes... copper reddish color no head when poured
Jamesthebrit (238) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 11, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is musty. Light. Grape. A bit of caramel.
Look is a little thin. Brown grape color.
Taste is light. Malty. A little hint of must. Really light but itís ok. Hint of grape.
Light... Acidic. Not bad but not great.
Overall a pretty boring beer. Light and malty. A hint hint of some Belgianness.
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 1, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a clear ruby color. It really is a beautiful poor - too bad itís clarity makes me a bit wary. The head isnít too impressive, either. Itís a one finger light brown affair, without much in the way of retention or significant lacing. The pretty-looking body ticks its score up a notch or two.
S: The aroma definitely suggests something bready and peppery. Beneath the (bog-standard) yeast character, thereís a character of fruit esters, and some *very* sweet caramel. I canít say Iím finding the nose to be impressive...
T: There definite wisps to suggest itís a dubbel - for example, it opens with a fairly bready tone - but even on the first sip, I know this one isnít going to be Rochefort 6. The finish is almost generically sweet: there really isnít much in the way of defined character. It doesnít seem like that much of a problem, but defined subtlety is what can make or break a dubbel - and that generic finishing sweetness (along with the lack of depth) keep it in Mediocreville.
M: Pretty thin, and also pretty light in terms of carbonation. The wet finish leaves behind a lot of lingering sweetness, but this doesnít really harm the drinkability too badly.
O: Not much of a proper dubbel, but not BAD. Iíd recommend this to a beginner drinker: the yeast profile is both subdued and very basic. That, and itís easy to drink. Itís lowish score stems from the fact that itís vapid and unfulfilling to someone who enjoys this style done well.
nittanytide (225) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 4, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured deep brown with a foamy, white head. Aroma is bread and raisin. Rather bland in taste Ė a little bit of winter fruit with a dry finish.
radio_nowhere (760) - Maryland, USA - JAN 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle into tulip glass, clear brown color with light tan head. Aroma of banana/clove Belgian yeast dominates backed with come caramel malt. Taste adds notes of candy sugar, spices, slight nuttiness and some dark dried fruits (raisins, figs). Light body, moderate-heavy carbonation, dry, thin with toasty yeasty finish. I feel this doesnít quite reach the mark of many abbey dubbels Iíve had before, decent and easy drinking though.
Mora2000 (5569) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JAN 19, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear light brown pour with a white head. The aroma has some toffee and brown sugar notes. The flavor is a mix of toffee, brown sugar, biscuit and light grape notes. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
klaing (116) - Florida, USA - JAN 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nut brown pour with foamy head. Aroma mild esters with burnt sugar. Taste the sugar but very little esters. Very mild aftertaste of caramel. Not bad.
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Ed5388 (1980) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle from Crossroads Spirits. Pours a clear dark amber color with a small fizzy khaki colored head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, caramel malt, and a light fruitiness. Taste of banana, sweet dark fruit, hints of caramel malt, and Belgian yeast. Mouthfeel is way too fizzy, almost to the point where itís hard to make out some flavors.