jmm1 (132) - Andorra la Vella, ANDORRA - NOV 25, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Bristol Blue Free House in Barcelona. Dark ruby clear body with a fluffy beige head. Spices, caramel and toffee nose. Sweet malts, clove and ripe grapes in mouth with a champagne-like sour finish (rather than brandy). Medium carbonation makes it a good beer for all ocasions. A good abbey dubbel.
LordCrabapple (109) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2007
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
II didn’t like this fellow at all. It’s even worse than the Chimay Rouge. Did not give me much pleasure to drink it. Seems to have begun appearing at supermarkets.
HighlanderOne (1237) - York, SC via NJ, South Carolina, USA - NOV 11, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from bottle. Gassy, cakey aroma. Mahogany, rough persistent head. Burnt malt, caramel, spice, banana in flavor. Feel is a bit on the bubbly side, but mellows out to a good finish. Nice stuff.
Hazmatt (363) - Virginia, USA - NOV 10, 2007
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark brown, ruby when held to light. Thick tan head. Not a lot of aroma; caramel, some chocolate. Flavor is pleasing but I found it to be one dimensional. Malty, not much spice or fruit. hardly any of that coveted belgian character detected. A touch more alcohol might have helped. Not the best of the dubbels but decent.
KDorgan12 (169) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - NOV 9, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Memphis-Bottle. I had read about dubbels; how they relate to their cousins trippel and blonde adn how they were the more robust and complex. Maybe my palate isn’t there yet but I thought this one was a bit...I don’t know what. I probably served the damn thing too cold because after waming up a bit, it started to release some complexities. SOOO complex that I was not able to describe them...don’t blame me, I’d been drinken.
WeeHeavySD (3380) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 6, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft @ Waterzooi Belgian Bistro in Garden City, Long Island. Pours dark amber with a half finger tan head. Nose consists of sweet malts. Taste was sweet, a sort of boozy even though its got a low abv. Ok beer not great.
troysworktable (109) - Washington, USA - NOV 5, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
White head. Good lacing. Clear, sparkling body. Dark brown color. Major aromas and flavors include black pepper, caramel, hay, light citrus. Primary flavor is the pepper. Sweet-to-dry finish that has a long duration. Good.
prosqtor (408) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 4, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a good Dubbel. Sour notes throughout enhance the malt, and there is a hint of alcohol -- brandy I guess -- in the finish. Improved with some warming -- it was damn cold from the tap.
Flyer (118) - Hartland, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 3, 2007
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Looks beautiful in the glass, with rich crystalline red color and a nice head. Not much aroma. A good amount of nice dried fruit notes, with more of a brandy-ish quality coming through as I got further into the glass. More dried fruit in the finish, particularly some cherry and prune notes. I would’ve guessed this had more alcohol. Surprisingly clean finish for such a sweet beer, but still a little cloying by the end of the glass. Still, overall an above-average dubbel.
REDNKY (1) - Burlington, Kentucky, USA - NOV 1, 2007 does not count
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap this is an outstanding beer. Nice raison - fruity fllavor with slight brandy alcohol finish. Nice med dark color