jcwattsrugger (11612) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 27, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
11.2oz bottle-pours a foamy tan head and deep red color. Aroma is dark fruit, medium malt-caramel. Taste is medium malt-caramel, faint/secondary hops bite. Good carbonation.
thewolf (11589) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAR 25, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Wonderful dark brown-red colour. Small but thick redish head that sticks to the glass. Smell is spicy sweet and the taste adds caramel and smokiness. Beer has a great body too.
Pinball (11586) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2015 bottle, 33clvinous and nutty aroma,brown with light brown thick head,flavor is starting to get sour (or is fruity), caramel, nuts , alc non detectable. i think the sour note in the flavor is too dominating. (6-3-5-3-11)re-rate 2015-02-03, 75cl bottle at dkk 39.. clear nutty brown, smooth, but slightly fluffy too, offwhite head. nutty and malty aroma, also some burnt caramel, faint dry raisins. Flavor is sweet malty, full bodied, caramel, some faint notes of flowers or honey, some faint notes of sweet dried fruits. A very pleasant and drinkable dubbel, although it is stil enough complex to keep you interested. much better than for instance leffe brune. However the sweetness gets to me after a while, and it is in the way more and more as i continue tasting. (current registered rating) tap at hp. Clear brown small white head. Aroma is malty and fruity. Faint dark fruits. Faint nuts. Delicate aroma 7 flavor is malty caramelly and nutty. More like a brown ale . Lively carbonation the Belgian way. Also flavor notes of dried fruits and perhaps caramelised fruits. End is delicate Belgian dubbel. Faint flavor notes of cola. ? Taste 6 to 7 and overall 13 to 14
Beerhunter111 (11554) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein trübes rötlichbraunes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch nach getrockneten Früchten, Hefe, Karamell.
Geschmack hefig, Karamell, Früchte, leicht gewürzig.
Ratman197 (11508) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 13, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle poureda clear reddish copper with a lasting amber head. Aromas of dark fruit, brown sugar and spices. Palate was light bodied and smooth. Flavors of brown sugar, nuts and spices with a smooth finish.
FatPhil (11499) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 26, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: APR 1, 2014 330ml bottle (5:3:6:2:11=2.7)
Rich brown, quickly dissipating head.Slightly metallic bitter aroma, but also sweet and fruity. Lively in the mouth. Nice aspect of the taste include a raisiny sweetness and both richly roasted ans sweet notes of malt, but alas that’s overshadowed by a thinness, too harsh alcohol, sickly sweetness, and something quite metallic. Falls far short of the better dubbels.
Rerate: Tap (Hovipoikka, Tampere) (4:3:4:2:8=2.1)
Eww, sour aroma. Watery palate, positively thin, almost fizzy too. Unpleasant messy roasted malt taste. Only positive is that the alcohol’s hidden. However, I’d not even think about drinking enough of this to get drunk, as it’s so unpleasant.
Unwanted rerate: Tap (Belmontas, Vilnius)) (7:4:5+:3+:11+=3.0+++)
Super sweet raisiny berry aroma, fruitcakey, hedonistically very nice, if a bit bizarre in its caricature. Tastes like a typical boring belgian brune - bready sweet, a bit yeasty, yet also cleanish. Reminds me of a softer sweeter version of the tongerlo I used to have in the Daily News at 7am. Before food, this was quite full. After food, it seems weak.
bierkoning (11403) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - APR 17, 2002
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
A sweet, vegetable-like aroma with some roasted malt. Sweet, malty and fruity taste. Slight bitter aftertaste. A bit sticky. Disappointing for a abbey ale.
Lubiere (11373) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 1, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A reddish brown ale with a thick creamy moka head. Nice caramel toffee aroma with orange peels notes. In mouth, a sweet caramel malt, orange peels and light hopping, treacle notes. Medium bodied. A classy dybbel. Bought at Supersol, Vall d’Hebron, 1.35 E. and tasted mid Nov. 2006.
Benzai (10962) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 4, 2011
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cloudy brown color with a nice head. Smell is very nice. Taste malts, chocolate. Pretty nice, decent beer.
BeerandBlues2 (10908) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 18, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours clear brown with an average, frothy beige head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (toast, cookie, caramel), light hops (earthy), and average esters (dried fruit) with notes of prune and date. Flavor is heavy malt (toast, cookie, caramel), light hops (earthy), and average esters (dried fruit) with notes of prune, port, vanilla, and date. Full body, medium warmth, carbonation, and creaminess with a medium sweet finish.