chmurarz (518) - Legnica POLAND, POLAND - JAN 3, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
weak head off-white colour, flavour very nice of malt and small ginger, flavour; bready sweet plum, complex,wine, small alcohol, kind of rotten dry aftertaste, rounded and full taste, nice and balanced but sticky palate,
faroeviking (10291) - FAROE ISLANDS - JAN 2, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Deep amber colour with a nice average sized off-white head. Sweet aroma with fruits, some malt and some spices. The flavour is sweet and has good toasty malts, some spiciness and bitterness.
SynergyXJ (510) - Blacksburg, Virginia, USA - DEC 27, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle Very dark pour with nice creamy head. Sweet fruity aroma with a bit of spice. Spicy tofee roasty flavor. Complex and well balanced. Smooth and warming. Great brew.
Grovlam (4154) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 9, 2006
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Classic Abbey Dubbel, and what a Dubbel it was. Dark brown in colour with a sparkling look to it. Head was off-white and medium. Didn’t last that long. Aroma was clear caramel/toffee, roasted, spicy, yeast, maybe some fig/plum/dry fruit. Not much hops to detect. But still very balanced. Flavour was medium sweet. Medium bodied with a sweet caramel roasted like finish. Great Dubbel.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - DEC 4, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Crimson bourgondy color with a light off-white head and good lacing. The nose is sweet and spicy with light fig and brown sugar/dough and rye notes. Very nice and clean as dubbels go. Malty and lightly roasty with a toasty and zesty mouthfeel. Dark caramel and plum in the flavor. Nice rich and yeasty. Good belgian, missing a bit of umami, but it’s a low alcohol one, so that’s not as crucial. Nice.
invalid (302) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 30, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pretty much what i expected. big beer but not as big as I had liked. Spicy and warm bicuit flavor that finishes very earthy.
cheap (4005) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2006
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours very dark transparent brown. Smells sorta yeasty or possibly breadlike. A noticable flavor of slight hop or malt bitterness. I thought it to be a little strong. Finish lingers bitter for a moderate time. Grim blonde is much better tasting and its a tripel.
Jayb0 (1022) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - NOV 27, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
It’s a good belgian abbey dubbel. It is exactly what you would expect, a solid, pleasing beer and nothing more. Drink it when it’s cheaper than the next solid, pleasing dubbel.
raymondwave (931) - FINLAND - NOV 23, 2006
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Sugar, toffee, raisins, roasted banana, too estery, yeasty and fruity for my taste. Smarter than it’s the blonde companion tho.
GG (2039) - NorCal, California, USA - NOV 17, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours out a dark, deep amber color, almost the color of fake maple syrup (think Log Cabin) with a minimal head. A candi sugar sweet nose, perhaps a bit of toffe with a rummy, raisny kick. Flavor profile is pretty much the same, mostly sweet from the sugar and malts with a bit of dark fruit in there. Smooth mouthfeel, nothing to harsh. Overall, it’s a nice beer to drink. Not extraordinary, but good.