htnicholas (49) - California, USA - DEC 1, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
16oz bottle from Korker Liquors. Pours a rich amber/Ruby color with with moderate quickly dissipating offwhite head leaving a thin white ring with little or no lacing. Aromas primarily sweet, no hop bitterness and no Belgian funk, only caramel, butterscotch, dark fruit. Subtle spice aroma. Taste is sweeter than expected. Too sweet for my taste. Medium to Light in body with decent carbonation. The flavor starts with carmel and date sweetness with some slight toasty malts, apple, and brown sugar. Some light spicy flavors and very mild Belgian yeast character. Not a very complex or interesting beer which and rapidly becomes far too cloyingly sweet. Couldn't finish it as it became oppressively sweet as it warmed. However, I am not a big fan of dates nor is a Belgian dubble one of my favorite styles.
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mikedR (1333) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - DEC 15, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice double, particularly so for the low (relatively speaking) ABV. I’m getting everything I expect from this style in this brew. Is it the best out there? No. But it’s solid.
dwyerpg (4637) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 10, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Looks okay. Aroma is sweet and sticky. The flavor of this is strange; a weird fruitiness but not exactly identifiable as dates The sweetness and sugars are right on par with a sweet dubbel, but this is almost headache-inducing for me. One of Hangar’s worst beers, IMO.
slowrunner77 (6081) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
"Not as much depth as expeted, but works very well as a dessert beer, or maybe with rich dishes. Quite sweet both from the dates, and the layers of maltiness in the brew. Just a hint of belgian spiciness in the back end."
DYCSoccer17 (3354) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 25, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
14oz sample on tap at The Burger Saloon in Woodland. The aroma has a sweet dusty and musty character. Some pitted fruits, raisins, caramel, and a little burnt rubber is present. Somewhat hazy copper-amber body with a medium, fizzy off-yellow head present. Starts sweet, sugary, and caramelly. Plenty of toffee. Quite carbonated at first. Becomes lightly fruity with some floral esters in the middle. Finishes a little bland. Kind of light, and pretty one-dimensional.
monk191 (1082) - California, USA - JUL 3, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Overall not a bad beer. Pours a cloudy orange-brown with a white head. Smells of dates and citrus. Taste starts almost sour, but then give way to the Belgian flavoring with some citrus. Had in the bottle.
maley1 (806) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 3, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear amber pour with small off white head. Aroma of malts, caramel, bread dough and faint fruits. Taste of caramel, bready, yeasty, slight spice, and faint dates. Full bodied with lower carbonation, slightly cloying as it warmed.
Chadski4 (130) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 22, 2014
2.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not that pleasant of an aroma bordering on stale caramel (?). Smallish light brown head with very little lacing. Fares a little better in the flavor - but not much. Date flavor definitely present but not overdone.
GriffDaddy (74) - - MAY 6, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy copper pour with a modest off white head. Slight brown sugar aroma but not much there. Medium body with a familiar Belgian... something. Waiting for the dark, dried fruit but not getting it. Slightly off sweet, thin taste, just not much going on. Sweeter as it warms but underwhelming all around. Would I drink again? maybe. Would I order again? no.
kathouse (1105) - Nevada, USA - MAY 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown sugar reflected in the nose, color, and flavor. Spiced rum, caramel, and dates round off the sweetness. Dark fruit compliments in the finish.