wxman (1505) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - MAY 17, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cloudy pale brown, has a nice off white head with good lacing. Sweet maltly fruity aroma. Very sweet roasted malt flavor with hints of prunes and raisins. Mild hop bitterness as well. Some alcohol warmth after the swallow, but not overly assertive. Looks more like a dubbel than a triple, but it has the ABV of a triple. Very good effort.
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - MAY 16, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a twisted cap long neck brown bottle with a blurb about the dubbel on the front label and a bottled on date on the back label, 02/16/05.
Made a very good appearance, poured a cloudy dark orange hued amber with a fluffy, foamy pale tannish head that settled into a thin, foamy, creamy-like lacing, small amount of sticking, good carbonation.
Had a caramelize sugar, toffee, fruity and dry Belgian yeasty nose with whiffs of spicy rum-like alcohol.
A crisp, creamy, carbonated smooth fullish bodied mouth feel, good drinkability.
Toffee and caramelized malts taste, plum fruity, yeasty, a good crispiness from the malts, a nice spicy alcohol warmth in the palate and a fruity and caramelized malty finish, with a yeasty and spicy alcohol warmth lingering in the palate.
Tasty and balanced Dubbel from Goose Island, another quaffable beer from a consistently good brewer.
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 13, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
this was a pretty good beer. Had it at the LI beerfest. I wish I could have bought a bottle, the small taste was a real teaser.
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - MAY 10, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled 2/16/05 Yeast-laden nose with a nice round oaky character; some sweet maple and just a touch of dried fruit. The first thing that hits the tongue is the carbonation - an acidity that gives the immediate impression this beer will make you pucker, but that quickly subsides and the warmth of the malt takes over. The carbonation may be a bit sharp due to its aging, but it has let the body really settle out nicely. The high ABV is not readily apparent behind the very present yeast and malt. Slightly chewy, very sticky. The aroma is perhaps a bit more intruiging than the flavor proves to be, but nonetheless this beer holds up very well.
Headbanger (3426) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2007 Draught Goose Island Wrigleyville-A hazy red with a constant head ring. Aroma of malt and yeast. A little sweet and it seems to cover up fruit tase. Overall a good tasting Belgium.
12oz bottled on 1/21/05-Body with a deep amber color and an off white head. Aroma of toffee, yeast, alcohol, and malt. Taste of alcohol, yeast, caramel, and toffee. I liked it better aged a bit. 7/4/7/4/15
beastiefan2k (2640) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - MAY 1, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rating #200. Poured into a Goose Island goblet. Color is dark brown but translucent, cannot see through the beer. The aroma is Belgian sweet. The taste however is lighter than expected, thinner body. That belgian sweetness is less present. The aftertaste lingers for a while, again that sweet belgian-y aftertaste. A good stab at an abbey dubbel.
blankboy (6359) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 30, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy ruby-brown with an average size somewhat-lasting foamy off-white head. Mild aroma of caramel malt, yeast, a little sourness, dark fruit (moslty cherries), brown sugar, spices and alcohol -- there’s lots going on there. Very nice sweet flavour of caramel malt, yeast, fruit (cherries again and more), spices and alcohol. Medium bodied. If I had to complain I’d say I found it a touch too sweet at first but that seemed to pass as it warmed slightly. I was quite impressed with this, it’s a very good Belgian style beer.
tennisjoel (1184) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - APR 25, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Murky red with a small ring of head which is long lasting. Aroma is of cherry, brown sugar, spices, very sweet. Sweet flavor follows. Lots of malt and yeast used in this brew. Refreshing and decent. Maybe just a touch too sweet. The one thing the belgians may do better is that their beers are more carbonated to dampen the sweetness. Still a very good effort for Goose Island.
iowaherkeye (2698) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - APR 18, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled 2/16/05, 12oz. Pours a cloudy brownish red with almost no head. Very malty--aroma of dark fruits, brown sugar and molasses. A little bit of spicy hops noted as well. Very sweet, with molasses and raisins coming through fairly strong, alcohol present, a little bit of spicy hops, into a bittersweet finish. Low carbonation. Medium to full bodied. Good stuff.
sersdf (1018) - chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 16, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
had this once a couple years ago and didn’t like it. then had it again and didn’t like it. then had it on TAP last night and it was so awesome. definitely the best BSA i’ve ever had. candyish, but milder. warming alcohol, certainly, but neither distractingly nor detractingly so. a very balanced creation that lacked the earlier woody notes that took away from it in the past