Ed5388 (3207) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 26, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from poisenedwarf FBW 2015. Drank with squad after work Thanksgiving morning. Pours an Amber color with a small foamy off white head. Aroma of Toasted malt, caramel, Belgian yeast and metal. Taste is much the same with some grassyness, light citrus notes, booze and a metallic aftertaste.
stevoj (3943) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle from HomeBrewStuff. This did not initially come off as an abbey dubbel, but some of the candy sweetness and Belgian yeast could form the foundation for this. Hints of winter spice evident to make it a holiday ale,
BuckeyeBoy (5988) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle thanks to stevoj. Pours out a hazy golden copper topped with a small head. Nose is apple juice lots of candy sugar and a Belg yeast. Taste is more of the apple juice candy sugar and a spice.
chinchill (4271) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle served in a Belgian snifter.
Copper-orange body with a small, semi-durable, off-white head. Limited lacing.
Aroma: wet raisins, hay, honey and brown sugar with some alcohol esters and some dark fruit and floral notes. Despite this description it is actually less appealing than hoped for and clearly the weak spot of this ale.
Flavor: Lightly sweet, fruity and mildly spicy.
Feel: Medium body and medium, soft carbonation. Smooth and soft.
O: A nice ale for winter holidays, summer evenings, or many other occasions. .
DuffMan (9543) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 30, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, shared by heavylaevy with phantomhennes and Shea at game night. Clear light amber gold with a dense white head. Equally toasty and yeasty, flavours of golden sugar, honey, banana, toast. Low bitterness. Not my idea of a conventional dubbel, but a really tasty pleasant beer nonetheless.
onceblind (7325) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear amber with a thin rocky light beige ring of foam. Pleasant aroma with toffee and toast and dates. The flavor is roughly the same, some sweet golden brown toast, dates, a bit of earthy grainy toffee malts, with a wee whisper of a metallic twang. Nice and full and semisweet.
BeerFunGuy (875) - California, USA - DEC 31, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This reddish gold beer has the aroma of Apple jacks. It has a sight my swee Apple like flavor. It also has a subtle Clive tase too
monk191 (1752) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice well balanced holiday ale. Pours a beautiful bright orange with a white head. Smells of Apple cider, peaches and herbs. Taste is deep, with more cider, cinnamon and coriander. Paired with a bacon sweet potato risotto, more fruit and apple cider is brought out. Had in the bottle.
Nuffield (4080) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 30, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Funny: commercial description--does it really mean to say "imminently drinkable"? It is likely that they intended to say "eminently drinkable". Nice amber color. Hazy, low head. Lighter than the style would have predicted. Low oilyness. Alcohol comes through a bit strong for a 7.5% abv. Woody, caramel notes. Smooth finish. (at Ale Jail Anniversary Party 2014)
Stuedmaster (345) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of raisins, honey, brown sugar, and booze. Amber/orange/red appearance, small white head with decent lacing. Mostly sweet, light bitter, fruity and spicy. Medium body, fairly dry, average carb. and smooth, mellow finish. Better as it warms, nice holiday ale.