troopie (2291) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - OCT 10, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught. Pours red brown with medium white head. Some lacing. Aroma is fruity, very fruity, like plums and raisins, spice and caramel. Medium to light body, caramel and toffee notes. Sweetish finish. A good beer, but not quite dubbely.
Ratman197 (10820) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 9, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber poured a clear reddish amber with a lasting ivory head. Aromas of toffee, brown sugar, fruittiness and spice. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of toffee, brown sugar, dates, figs and light spice with a smooth toffee finish.
BillKismet (3418) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 8, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rather lackluster attempt at a Dubbel--fails to capture that Belgian character. The beer does pour an enticing, brassy body with a thick white, airy head. Scotch malting in the body, with a toasty malt and peat smoke nuanced body. The flavor is a bit disappointing. Crystal and toasted malts, some bubble gum. Doesn’t really come off as a dubbel. Ok.
mcberko (8665) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 3, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at TCBF, pours dark reddish brown. Aroma of caramel malts, candied sugar and dried fruits. Flavour of dark, dry fruits and caramel malts. Pretty uninspiring, but still solid dubbel.
raphael (971) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 3, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Powdered sugar, dried peaches, black pepper, all fairly understated aromas. exact same color as the piece of amber in front of me. no head. I taste a little bitterness, a caramel peach, a slight chemical dryness. very smooth on the tongue. sweet finish.
mensch (265) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - OCT 2, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bright copper-brown colored, very thin head. Mild aroma of candied apricots. Medium bodied - well attenuated - in a more authentically belgian way than other american examples of the style. Very drinkable, but lacking the malt complexity or big punch of flavor needed to rate it higher.
obguthr (4419) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - OCT 2, 2010
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
Good blend of white raisin, malt, and fig aromas. Clear tea colored, medium head, little retention, minimal lacing. Dried fruits, not a lot of candi or spice on the palate. Thin mouthfeel, lacks body.
Gooney (389) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 28, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bottle - I don’t drink a lot of Belgians, so I’m not sure what they are supposed to smell like. This one has a pleasant enough aroma. Orange with a white head. Roast flavor with a sweet aftertaste. I’m not a huge fan of the style, but I do like this beer.
BMan1113VR (7898) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 26, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz 2010 bottle thanks to LtDan. Pours with a mostly clear copper body with an off-white head that fades somewhat quickly. Aroma is somewhat bland. Graham crackers, raisin, vanilla, cherry, caramel, toasty, fruity, bready. Flavors of honey, biscuit, fruit, vanilla wafers, plum, cherry and maple. Not a typical Dubbel at all. Also getting some strawberries and sugar on the finish. Graham crackers/bready. Not bad, but not traditional nor particularly memorable. Medium bubbles, creamy.
luttonm (2908) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 26, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Really not bad, but fails in the way so many american versions of belgians go. Ruby brown pour with creamy, tightly bubbled head.. quite pretty. Nose is strong and herby, sweet malts, molasses. Sip is full and sharply flavored but still off. Could use more strongly present and flavored alcohol note. Finishes roasty and sweet, quite tasty. But overall a bit weak.