DrnkMcDermott (2792) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAY 7, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl bottle, $2.30 @ Binny’s, Jul ’09. Hey, 800th rating for this beer. Got a nice goblet that receives a deep red-brown, opaque beer, with a fluffy tan head. I sniff nice sweet Belgian malts and a bit of sugar, plus a bit of sourness. First thing I notice when sipping is that its texture is kind of light.Still some nice malt, sweetness is not as pronounced as some Belgian abbey beers. A little toffee if I hold some beer in my mouth, and a bit of sourness, maybe as much as in a Guinness. A bit of plum and fruitcake a little down the glass. Works out pretty nice. Mild alcohol note. Label description implies a bottle fermentation, but there’s no sediment in this one.
Xavalias (123) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours mahogany brown with thin yellowish head, good lacing. Aroma of caramel, ripe fruits, raisins, cane sugar. Taste is medium to high sweet, low bitterness, some astringency and pretty high carbonation on the palate.
Moolesen (190) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 24, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 33cl. Brown/red with a beige head. Malty, chocolate aroma, sweet. Considering the number of Belgian "dubbel" beers, this one is not outstanding. It’s good but that’s about it. Sweet flavour and a medium length.
seynie (148) - Tienen, BELGIUM - AUG 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beautiful brown amber with good foam top. Chocolate, toffee, some malt and hop. Not too sweet, well balanced. Medium body. Medium to long finish, medium dry and sweet. Not bad for a mass marketed beer
hackobock (1306) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Aba-Jour, july 31. Pours clear mahogny with a creamy one-inch tan head. Aroma is sweet caramel, raisin, plum and light spices. Taste is medium sweet with toffee, dark and dried fruit, light bitterness in the background. Finish is light/medium spicy bitterness. Medium bodied.
MSBrindbergs (294) - Solna, SWEDEN - AUG 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flaska från Alko, Finland.
Mörk brunröd vätska med ett schysst ljusbrunt skum.
Doftar sött av plommon, russin och malt.
Smakar sött av detsamma, saknar lite drag dock. Relativt tunn kropp.
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mnurda (1124) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 20, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft sample at Todd English pub. Chestnut colour. Medium head. Toffee smelling. Slightly bitter. Interesting
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budedou (384) - Saint Etienne, FRANCE - AUG 20, 2014
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours deep chestnut with a cream head. Quite a sweet malty brew with notes of chocolate and spice. Alright.
minutemat (1534) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle as ’Speciale Editie Dubbel’ 6.8%. I assume this is the same, apart from the slightly higher ABV. Pours deep chestnut brown with creamy off-white head. Aroma of malt, taste is malty with sweet toffee and some dark fruits. Very nice dubbel.
Lele (106) - Padova, ITALY - AUG 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dal colore del mogano e dalla schiuma poco persistente. Aroma maltato poco pronunciato. In bocca si avvertono del maltato e dell’amarognolo insieme, ma poco pronunciati. Birra gradevole, ma di poco carattere. Senza particolari difetti, ma neanche particolari pregi, non si fa ricordare. Servita fresca.
terrybail (594) - London, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 10, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
sampler paddle at Beertown in London
just ok have had many better dubbels not very memorable for sure