commonmac (1061) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 29, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at New Bohemia. A stunning looking dubbel with a dark copper color. Definitely owns its Belgian roots but well balanced with a dark sweetness. Really enjoy this one...a supremely underrated MN brewery. Abbey-solutely try this dubbel.
commonshawn (1064) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 29, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap. Tulip glass at new Bohemia. Dark amber. Subtle aroma. Great flavor throughout. Perfectly balanced. Good Belgian yeast flavor and the right amount of sweetness and alcohol. Nice sweet finish. Very well done.
seraphimj (10) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 30, 2011
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very pleasant, lightly sweet beer. Malt flavors come out in this dark, Belgian-style beer.
LamarBurton (376) - California, USA - DEC 7, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at the Repub. From notes. : Pour is a slightly hazy dark brown with some muddy looking highlights, light brown/tan head that fades rather quickly but leaves nice lacing. Aroma is fairly standard Belgian yeast notes, a bit of clove spice, some banana bread character. Taste is much the same, but with the presence of an unexpected roast and chocolaty competent in the background, as well as a nice nutty touch as well, all which blend nicely with the same spice and yeast characteristics from the aroma. Finish is just slightly sweet. Nice beer
douglas88 (8463) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 12, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler thanks to some kind soul at RBWG. Pours a dark brown/red color with a medium white head. A sweet fruity, yeasty nose, rich reminds me of Rochefort somewhat. A rich toasted malt flavor, some dark fruit, dry, some heat. Very nice.
SourNotes (104) - Bloomington, Minnesota, USA - APR 4, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
poured into the glass with a nice dark brown color, no haze at all with a nice Red/Amber highlight when the light shines through. 2 fingers of white foam head that fall into a nice thick lacing on the side of the glass with a film over the top.
Smell is strong of banana with hints of chocolate, caramel, and some soft leather and tobacco notes. banana was a bit strong compared to the rest.
Taste - the front end has some apricot, raisin, and cherry. very clean on the flavor, a bit of bruised apple and bruised banana as well. I caught a decent amount of bitterness to balance the beer out. some grain taste with powdered cocoa on the ends.
the flavor hits very nicely on the onset but settles out over the middle. the finish is good and lingers on the tongue. carbonation was a bit fizzy (like forced CO2) where I might like it to be a bit more creamy.
I’d say this is starting to border on a Belgian Strong Dark Ale. Very flavorful dubbel.
EHopper (620) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wow, nice dubbel from this local brewer. Not sure if it is bubble gum or cotton candy, but there is lots of it, good spice and some dark fruit, a bit of that barnyard I love. Cant wait for another.
decaturstevo (5850) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAY 23, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown pour with tan head and lace. Caramel, brown sugar,and light yeast. Bread, brown sugar, and light caramel malt. Medium bodied with good carbonation.
Nuffield (4083) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 31, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice label--the first that I’ve seen to integrate the interior of an abbey church. Decent beer, with a big bubblegum flavor, plenty of fruit, some fresh and some dried, and warming into a drinkable American spin on a Belgian. (on tap at the Happy Gnome, St. Paul, MN)
cards04 (2686) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a burnt orange with lacing. Aromas are big sweet bananas. Similar flavours. Smooth and full bodied. Nice!