MartinT (7760) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 7, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance of chocolate coated raisins…Nuts flaunting with the yeast…Gleaming roasted malt…
VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 22, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear reddish amber loaded with specks and a pile of yeast chunks. Thin foamy light tan head. Very light carbonation. Aroma of juicy fruits, toasted grain, light sourness and grassy hops. Medium body, dryish with fruit overtones atop a lightly toasted caramel base and spicy grass-like hops. Light alcohol aftertaste. Overall taste is weak however despite the obviously top notch ingredients. Doesn’t exude the harvested grain flavor so typical of their other brews, but this is still a lackluster effort especially for a Belgian style. Finishes foamy thick and drier with a grape skin fruitiness and tingly hop edge. Maybe I just don’t get the appeal.
obxdude10 (2027) - Limerick, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 2, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Re-rate: Didn’t have a great head, but a very strong floral aroma, full bodied, nice balance, good malt flavors, very crisp, smooth, could tell from the taste that it had a bit more alcohol, very good dubbel
jagerphish99 (33) - USA - APR 28, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
real strong... hoppy flavor, cant drink many.has a nice buzz
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
DrBeer (829) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 22, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Some chocolate and almonds. Didn´t leave any bigger memory imprints
lockman (29) - Somers Point, New Jersey, USA - MAR 14, 2002
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A nice beer, but not comparable to a Belgian benchmark. Flavorful and tasty on its own. Definitely a worthwhile drink.
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - MAR 8, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice head. Great dark amber color. Caramel malt and almost a nuttiness like a nut-brown ale comes through. Still a very drinkable beer.
Jake Barnes (456) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 4, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Once again the note applies that this comes down towards the end of the Real Ale Fest and my ratings get a bit shaky. I found this kind of boring and not really much of a dubbel.
MikeF (538) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 4, 2002
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2003 Rich color - short lived head. Nice rich yeasty flavor with a somewhat hoppy finish. Cleaner tasting than I would have expected - little sugary aftertaste. A solid dubbel.