mrhoppy (1288) - Santa Clara, California, USA - APR 22, 2012
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
For the price this is a damn good dubbel. Most dubbel’s cost $10 or more. Has a cleaner feel than European dubbel’s. Lighter in alcohol and body. Fizzy and no head. Like a Belgium dubbel pale. This is so good it should have it’s own style like west coast dubbel or dubbel pale. Really good. So frickin tasty! So cheap $4.29 So worth it! Sometimes I think Dubbel’s are like Champagne in that unless they are brewed in Europe they shouldn’t be allowed to be called Dubbel’s. Wholesome, malty, well-made brew. Smooth. Very pleasant from start to finish, and through the aftertaste. Toasty, raisiny and nutty. Some sweetness, but not overly sweet. Round yeast flavors and esters. Mild and fitting bitterness level balances things out. Enjoyable and cozy beer.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 22, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Full Sail Brewing Company--SANCTUARY--22 Fluid Ounces Of Belgian Style Dubbel--Brewmaster Reserve 2010 22 oz. Bottle. 7.00% ABV. 20 IBU’s (4.5 / 5.0) Belgian Ale--Dubbel. Thin white lace thin head. No sediment. Clear dark amber brown hint color. Malty toasted mild cocoa mellow Belgian ester front. Tangy subtle CO2 rich dry brown biscuit dark fruit body. Tangy dry sweet spicy Belgian dark not overly fruity end. Rich NW Dubbel. Sampled 9/21/2010. $3.99 Each @ Fred Meyer--Ballard as of 9/20/2010.
Cybercat (4841) - Georgia, USA - OCT 3, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rich, malty aroma has notes of caramel and brown sugar and just a hint of apple. It pours a clear dark coppery brown with a thick and rather fluffy cream head. Malty flavor has notes of caramel, apple and pear with hints of chocolate and toffee. Smooth, full-bodied texture has a fair amount of fizz and leaves a very satisfying finish.
SSSteve (4006) - - NOV 7, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle. hazy reddish color with a small head. fruity malt nose with some red vinous notes. notes of caramel, red fruits, cake, belgian yeast. smooth palate and a medium body. light spices. an easy to drink dubbel with a modest abv. i really like this one.
dwyerpg (5415) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 21, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A fairly fruity aroma. Looks good. This is a very smooth dubbel. Not a lot of spice; just a hint. Pretty tasty.
Butters (4033) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 4, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I’m gonna go a bit against the grain on this one, and say that I really liked this damn thing! Bomber pours a beautiful clear chestnut with ring of offwhite head. Sweet, fairly typical dubbel profile, but much thinner, and flatter than an authentic belgian would be. Raisin, brown sugar, anise, caramel, very pleasing. Good brew, good price.
60minuteman (1265) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very nice ruby red pour with a tiny bit off a yellowish head. Rich malt, bread, chocolate, yeast, booze, dry fruit aroma. Mouthfeel is dry almost wine-like with a bit of heat. Spice. Taste is same as above minus the chocolate? Clean finish. Super smooth and forgiving. Not boozy. Very nice.
Aubrey (3508) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - OCT 28, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wholesome, malty, well-made brew. Smooth. Very pleasant from start to finish, and through the aftertaste. Toasty, raisiny and nutty. Some sweetness, but not overly sweet. Round yeast flavors and esters. Mild and fitting bitterness level balances things out. Enjoyable and cozy beer.
beerguy101 (5354) - Newark, California, USA - DEC 30, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled on 12/18/2010. This abbey dubbel pours a medium copper amber color from a 22oz bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head, with decent lacing and nice retention. The aroma is brown sugar, yeast, candi sugar and bready. A medium bodied dubbel. The malts are biscuty, malty and sweet. The hops are herbal. Nice balance. Good carbonation. Nice sipping beer. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.
bb (8269) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 28, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Amber-bronze beer with a dark cream colored head. Malt and light caramel aroma with light spice and light dried fruit. Dried fruit and caramel flavor with spice. Medium bodied. Dried fruit and light yeast lingers with caramel and spice.