TAR (2518) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - AUG 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark rust. Persistent custardlike froth dots the glass with some lace. Exquisite aromas of black tea, anise, toasted bread, red currants, anise, date sugar, ripe plum, banana bread, rock candy, spice cake, flowery hops, etc. Secondary notes of gum, concord grape and puttylike yeast. Somewhat spicily phenolic, as well. Expansive, softly prickly carbonation. Airy and fiercely spicy with immediate clove warmth and alcohol. Immensely luscious, multilayered malt soon takes foothold as it offers up a deep spice cookie and plummy brightness along with fresh baked banana bread and an earthy breadcrust contrast. Considerable residuals from the candy sugar, though there is plenty of underlying gummy, yeasty luster and fruity esters to thwart any cola-like character from encroaching. Otherwise the sugar purely dazzles with malt-enhancing sweetness. High attenuation and exceptionally clean malt makes for endless quaffability. Telltale lilac-drenched Styrians add to the appetizing nature as they assertively deliver a lip-smacking wallop. Dried fruit twang imparts the faintest bit of flabbiness, but stops shy of overexertion thanks to the ongoing firm maltiness. Closes dryly malty, firmly cookielike and phenolic with an equilibrium of caramelized raisin and sassy clove accompanied by a tardy flourish of bright floral hop burps. Aside from the minor flabbiness, this is a quality dubbel all-around.
Rasmus40 (12674) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Willems. Hazy reddish amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, dark fruit and yeasty. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 170415
rdixon77 (1326) - Georgia, USA - APR 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Old rating. Copper color. Spicy, peppery Belgian yeast. Soft dried fruits flavors. Toffee malty body. Well balanced and tasty.
alethol (109) - NETHERLANDS - APR 11, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours brown to murky brown towards the end of the (75 cl) bottle. Lively off-white head. Nose: caramel, chocolate. Taste is superb and well-balanced: pepper, coriander, yeast. Alcohol is well hidden. Excellent.
Wim (3015) - Weelde, BELGIUM - FEB 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
ath home along with Yves 0.75L bottle hazy brown colored body with an off white head and with a spicy fruity hops malt aroma a spicy herby hops caramel malt fruity bitter taste with a alcholic bitter finish
Yves (2453) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - FEB 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared with wim at wim’s place. Clear reddish amber colored with small white head and few carbonation. Malty roasted aroma. Full sparkling palate. Finish is smoked roasted ending a bit bitter.
Garrold (2211) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Brewtique, Macclesfield. Clear, copper colour. Thin, dense, lasting, off white head. Fruity sweet. Soft toffee. Buttery toast. Taste is toffee sweet, light dry, with a little bitterness. Soft, smooth palate. Some boozy warmth. Lip sticking. Finishes light bitter, and fairly dry. Very tasty. A bit heady.
Alengrin (2872) - BELGIUM - AUG 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Glazen Toren strong ale since 2008, with off-white head and deep copper colour with brownish hue. Aroma’s of pear, cherries, lots of caramel, honey, herbal hops. Starts off sweetish, then more caramelly, finishing in a leafy, mild hop bitterness. Well done.
olsvammel (3835) - Örebro, SWEDEN - AUG 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from a belgian shop (forgot which one). Dark fruity malty smell, also light boozy. Sweet taste with ripe dark fruit. Light carbonation and bitterness.
Dayz2112 (12) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 3, 2014
4.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a hazy orange-brown colour with a cream coloured head. Smells floral, spicy, citrus, and spruce. Taste is a medium sweetness with a light bitterness. Flavours are very well balanced between the clove, fruit, yeast, and caramel. A very smooth beer. A little bitter and short on the finish yet somehow refreshing. Very enjoyable!
paologalloni (147) - ITALY - MAY 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Color ottone cn schiuma bianca abbondante e mediamente persistente. Aroma complesso con profumi alcolici trionfano i malti pane e caramello ma sis sente anche terra e resina.