ThisWangsChung (826) - 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.
callmemickey (3491) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown body, medium sized light tan head, and soapy lacing. Rich caramel. dark fruits, some milk chocolate, and light earth. Medium to full bodied, gentle carbonation, moderate sweetness throughout.
retinadoc (150) - - MAR 23, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Reserved aroma. Medium carbonation. Rich, dark brown color. Very dry for a beer. Muted malt hop flavors. No off flavors or aromas. Clean finish.
trapped (1195) - New York City, TURKEY - MAR 22, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark amber with small light beige foamy head that disappeared immediately, slight roasted malt aroma, medium carbonation, mellow roasted malt taste, abrupt finish. Lacks the kick of an abbey dubbel!
BlindGuardianco (29) - - MAR 8, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Advertised as Abbey dubbel but then the description says Brown ale, nice amber beer with %7.2 so a bit boozie, nice drinkable beer with a kick,
ffaoe (308) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - FEB 27, 2015
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
malty, slight stone fruit aroma. dark red in color with no head. malty, slight cherry flavor - a little disappointed, as I usually really enjoy dubbels, but this one is a little off
Bork (416) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - FEB 8, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Well balanced flavors and high drinkability. Not one of the big Belgian classics, but this brew does not have to hide when they show up.
rjmc64 (35) - Deer Park, New York, USA - JAN 17, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from bottle, medium brown with red highlights. Small head that faded quickly. Nose has fruity esters like fig and cherry as well as a slight yeasty smell. Medium mouthfeel. Flavors are very complex, raisin, and fig with a caramel backbone. Finishes mostly dry.
katrinaez (414) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had in bottle. Good flavor. Light malt, slight spice, Not heavy. Would have again. Good for this Winter time
skmikeg (1215) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - DEC 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a copper-chestnut brown with a one finger tan head with pretty nice lacing. Aroma is of toasted malts, sweet malts, rains, bread pudding, coco, ripe fruits, and some yeast. Taste is about the same as the aroma. Has a medium-full body with a semi creamy, mostly sweet, medium-long finish. Overall, a pretty nice dubbel that would be a nice dessert beer.
ttutony (759) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown with a light tan head. Not a lot on the aroma, bit of brown sugar and fruit. Smooth mouthfeel. Nice depth of flavor with the malt, some dried fruit, brown sugar, toast, biscuit. Good stuff.