Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, - FEB 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
In bottle at the Ely Winter Beer Festival, 2012. Pours a brown colour with a thick beige head. Aroma of chocolate, candy sugar, caramel, yeast and alcohol. Similar flavours with lingering caramel and chocolate. Moderate carbonation, light CO2 prickle and a chewy mouth-feel. Nice.
Holmen2 (149) - NORWAY - DEC 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy brown. Aroma of dates and berries. Fine taste of hops, berries and some toffe. Aftertaste of sweet malt and hops. Refreshing and well balanced
Moravius (116) - Berlin, GERMANY - NOV 29, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33 cl bottle. - Dark brown. Heavy caramel and roasted malts, sweet but not cloying. Fruity and slightly earthy, with notes of redcurrants. But it’s the distinct coffee flavour that makes this Dubbel stand out from the mass of competitors. Quite bitter finish. - Characterful dubbel, one of my favourite Belgian beers.
EdwinLitzau (114) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 21, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Roodbruine kleur, weinig schuim. Veel koolzuur. Ruikt zoet. Smaakt zoet, maar niet te. Tamelijk lekker.
PeatyPete (178) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown color with a beige head that very quickly disappears. Smell of slightly sweet malt. Taste sweet, light bitter, caramel and ripe dark fruit.
Martinus (2522) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear red amber colour, cream head. Light aroma of caramel, malts, light red fruits. Flavour of bitter roasted malts, caramel, dark sugar. Finish caramel, toast, brown sugar. Quite nice dubbel.
(served @ Brussels Beer Challenge, Liege)
ChrisSc (125) - Lille, FRANCE - OCT 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl glass into Tulip. Lille, France
Appearance: Ruby Brown with a small tan head.
Aroma: Dark breads, caramel, brown sugar, some alcohol.
Taste: Sweeter. Some bitterness in the finish. Not a very complex taste.
Palate: On this thin side: Oily texture.
Overall, A decent dubbel. This one really opened up after it warmed a bit.
olliejobbins (608) - Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle. i had this straight after the affligem dubbel. big difference between the two. pours quite a dark brown but was clear. head lingers for a while. aroma is of malts, plums and a little yeasty. taste was nice. not as full bodied as the affligem dubbel but definitely gives a good feel in the mouth.
Douberd (1222) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - SEP 18, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 330 ml at home, poured into a snifter. ABV 7.5%
More amber than brown in colour, transparent body. Two fingers of thin, off-white coloured head, collapsing fast but eventually settling on a thick line of foam. Light lacing on the glass.
Aroma is lightly roasted malts, caramel,just a bit fruity.
Very sweet taste, maybe the sweetest dubbel I’ve ever drunk. Lots of malts, lighty roasted, basically it follows the aroma. There is caramel and lighty fruity on the aftertaste. Thankfully the sweet flavour retreats fast enough.
Medium body, good carbonation.
Overall, okay, although way too sweet.
Holmen1 (1683) - Stavanger, NORWAY - AUG 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
På Grand Place i Brussel med Kitty,hvor vi tester de tre danske basisrefleksene (røv til bænk, flaske til mund og pant til kiosk): gode saker med smak av rips og solbær. Ikke så søt som stilen gjerne tilsier og derfor velfungerende en varm julikveld.
Abijen (898) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - MAY 10, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
pours a brown amber reddish beer with a good white head. Standard smell. Hops spices and hay. The taste is way to sweet. Dont like it.
The palate is weak too. Fizzy carbo and a watery thin texture.