urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - NOV 28, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This tastes fine, but as a chocolatey dunkel. Thatís frankly all that greets me - a rather friendly, shallow chocolate malt not at all offensive, but perhaps a bit vapid.
Amber1 (32) - USA - NOV 2, 2002
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2003 nice beer, i'd have to agree with the last more of a bock or brown than a dubbel. underlying yeast character. Better the second time I tried it.
freekyp (1545) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 28, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Malty, reminded me more of a bock than a dubbel. Tasty, fine beer, but not a particularly good example of the Dubbel style.
slimjim (106) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 16, 2002
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow! What a delitfully sweet tasting dubbel!! Very malty with a nice aftertaste! Awesome!
beerguy101 (5319) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 19, 2002
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted on tap.
Medium brown color. Malty and slightly sweet. Complex flavors, raisins, fruit and spices. Reminiscent of typical Belgian Dubbel, but its not as sweet. Smooth taste. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is malty and slightly sweet. Very nice beer.
gbzia (195) - Cedar Knolls, New Jersey, USA - SEP 8, 2002
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Some flavors, but not enough. Maybe Iím trying to compare to the many Belgian and Abbaye dubbels Iíve had. A good domestic product, but could be improved... if the market supports the style. Give it a try!
ARMed (613) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fruity and smooth. Oranges, lemons, and other citrus flavors are immediately emitted from the aroma. A good Belgium duffel that was nice to try, but not something that I would keep in the fridge too often.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 5, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
nice ruby red color with almost no head. GOod carbonation. A nice dubbel, good malt flavors and hops to balnace it , yet it still has the traditional spicyness of a good dubbel. Full body and flavor with a nece smooth aftertaste. A good all around belgian, but their are others that offer a little more complexity- like allagash
BierMan (8) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2002 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Although Iíve heard alot of good things about the Flying Fish brewery, my first taste from my first case purchase wasnít overwhelming. Iíve had better Belgian Ales, this one tasting a bit hoppy. Nice aroma and palate, though.
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 30, 2002
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Possibly the most unappealing belgian ale i have had. Decent aroma, nice dark color, and the worst flavor i have ever tasted in a belgian ale. Very drying and bitter, quite depressing. Much better are out there.