Holdwine (1131) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - APR 28, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I don't know if this reached the complexity they describe in the commercial description, but this is another solid brew from Flying Fish. Brownish ruby in color with a diminishing head, this dubbel is surprisingly drinkable at 7.3%. Better as it warms, but good throughout from the fruity start to the malty middle and the crisp finish.
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - APR 19, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This one pours a nice, clear, reddish brown color with a small, off-white head that does not last. The aroma is malty with some light bread notes, yeasty doughiness, and hints of banana and vanilla. Medium body with medium carbonation, the flavor is is malty sweet with touches of banana and caramel. The finish is slightly dry with a touch of nuttiness. A solid Belgian style double.
guzzler67 (1569) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 30, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
There is a lot I liked about this dubbel. Very nice ruby appearance and decent aroma. Tastes like they used a good yeast strain that added to its Belgian style characteristics. Enjoyed the subtleties in this beer.
ConiseurofBeer (242) - Downingtown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 22, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thin head but dissiapates very slowly. Heavy malt and fruit aroma,Sweet complicated, smooth flavor.
zathrus13 (1736) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAR 13, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2005 A nice beer, but it really doesn’t seem like a double to me.
Not a bad beer, but not a real double.
bluemeow76 (693) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - FEB 23, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reddish amber pour with a thin tan head. Malty and medium-bodied. Slight fruit undertones.
raymow (1063) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2003
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Definitely not my cup of tea. I like the other Flying Fish brews that I've tried, but I don't like this style of beer at all.
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had this on tap at the Grey Lodge Pub in Phila. Nice beer. I can't really say anything else that Reverend just before already said.
reverend (24) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
this dubbel pured to a really nice brownishish amber color with a nice frothy head that quickly dissappeared. Malty aroma with a hint of fruit.
Taste wise this didn't quite measure up to a true dubbel. A good try it just seemed to be missing something. Maybe a little too thin in body for his style.
Dogbrick (9610) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 23, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to dberger624 for this fine Dubbel. Pours a deep ruby/amber with a thin light beige head (no retention). Minimal lacing. Aroma of malt, and brown sugar toward the end. Flavor was somewhat strong, predominantly malty but with a nut and cherry presence as well. Finish was slightly flat but it did not detract from the beer much at all. I am not an expert on the style but I didn't think this was too bad at all.