Darkmagus82 (1931) - - MAY 23, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Transferred from BA review on 3-8-12 -
Served in a 10 oz chalice glass
Appearance – Pours a hazy golden color with a fairly decent head upon serving. The head fades giving a moderate level of lacing.
Smell – Nice aromas of some sweeter fruit are mixed with a good yeast smell. The sweeter aromas are mainly caramel and fruit in nature, with banana, mango, and a bit of darker fruit (cherry and prune). There is also a bit of breadiness that comes to the aroma. While not the most potent in smell overall, the combination and blend creates an overall very nice aroma.
Taste – The taste is sweet of fruit in the start. Cherry and some nice tropical fruit flavors are most prevalent. These mix with a wonderful bready backbone mixed with stronger caramel flavors and a bit of spice flavor. Toward the end, some more yeasty flavors begin to develop. While the yeast taste stays relatively light, they provide a very nice blend to the sweeter flavors.
Mouthfeel – The body is above moderate with a rather moderate level of carbonation. With its slightly thicker body and its lower carbonation the brew seems to sit on the tongue a bit longer than the average beer and allows those nice flavors to permeate the tastebuds. Overall the mouthfeel is quite nice and appropriate for the brews characteristics.
Overall – This was quite an enjoyable beer to drink. The sweeter nature of the taste (composed of many different but complementary flavor) as well as the very palatable mouthfeel create a very nice dubbel. One I would have again and again.
allfreej (553) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at The Gamble Mill.
Dark copper pour, nice light tan head with decent lacing.
Phenolic nose, clove, banana, a little medicinal.
Flavor is yeasty phenols, banana dominating, but a little medicinal coming through I the finish. A slight bit of alcohol heat.
Medium mouthfeel fair carbonation.
A good, though not particularly noteworthy Dubbel.
auerbrau (3182) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - JUL 14, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On guest tap at Otto’s Pub and Brewery - State College, PA. Gentle soft, lemon spice and rich fruit aroma. Flavors are dry, subtle and beautifully done. There’s a wonderful softness and velvet character to this beer, that really recalls the best Belgian examples. I wanted a little more malt depth, but honestly, the yeast work on this beer is great. Impressive and delicious.
jar72404 (426) - USA - JUL 6, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at brewpub. Dark amber with thin white head. Aroma is cherry. Flavor is cherry and caramel. Nice dubbel but could use more carbonation.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5215) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 3, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2012 Easily my favorite beer that these guys have made to date. Sampled on draft at the brewpub this beer poured a murky brown color with a medium sized foamy beige head that faded quickly and left minimal lacing. The aroma was sweet and a bit tart with fairly strong candied dark fruits and caramel. The flavor was tangy and tart with prominent notes of cherry and toffee and light undertones of tobacco and wood. The finish was long with tart cherries, wood and toffee lingering. Fairly full bodied. The alcohol was well concealed. Excellent.