detroiter (958) - Euphoria, Minnesota, USA - JAN 14, 2007
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a copper/brown, initially with about a half inch of cream colored foamm, but soon only a thin film. Spotty lacing as you sip from the glass. Nice fruity characteristics from Belgian yeast in the aroma.
The intitial taste of sweet whole grain bread blends with honey, vanilla, and cherry pit. Sweet in the finish with oak and fruit. A ssggestion of alcohol in the aftertaste becomes more prominent as it warms.
Medium body, very mild carbonation.
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 (10285) - 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 (4157) - 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 (4389) - 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 (1073) - 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.