DuffMan (7991) - 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 (5410) - 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 (840) - 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 (1277) - California, 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 (3835) - 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 (298) - San Marcos, 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.
slowrunner77 (7071) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
"A sweet leaning and easy drinking Dubbel. Raisins and bread and clove like spice. Some bubble gum too. Like a Belgian doppelbock. Nice brew all around..."
Travlr (15853) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle in Vegas, baby! Deep clear dark amber color, medium white head. Aroma of toffee and dark fruit. Taste is fruity caramel, malt forward but not as sweet as previous years.
Iphonephan (4424) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JUL 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a 4 oz taster at the brewery. Pours a clear amber with an ecru head. Aroma of dark fruits. Flavors of tropical fruits and light candi sugar. Smooth finish.
brenn79 (1723) - Idaho, USA - MAY 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle- Pours lightly hazy autumn amber with a one finger head that reduces quickly leaving a thin bubbly collar. Aroma is brown sugar, Belgian yeast, holiday spices, malt. The taste is similar, only with a little metallic off note. This isn’t bad, straight down the line average, but the 2011 tripel (I think it was 2011) was an awesome beer, personally I would prefer if they made that their holiday beer every year.