alexsdad06 (3821) - Ohio, USA - JUN 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft in 2011. Pours a hazy brown color with a medium sized creamy beige head. The aroma is Belgian inspired, caramel, maple, moderately sweet with a touch of yeast. The flavor has more caramel, maple sweetness, Belgian yeast but finishes soft. Decent.
Sheerbrewing (117) - Athens-Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the pub side. Pours a hazy deep amber with thin tan head. Aroma is Belgian yeast character and some roasty malt and slight bit of hop. Flavor is definitely Belgian and has a nice round malt character with roastiness and some dark fruit there is some spiciness on the back end. Overall this is a pretty standard Belgian dubbel nice yeast character and a well balanced malt and a smooth yet bubbly mouthfeel.
DrSilverworm (4015) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 7, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Jackie-Os, served in a goblet. Opaque dark red / brown color. Some off-white head leaving some lace. Good, light crisp carbonation, a nice dry texture. Nice, sweet maple twist to the typical belgian. Good sharp sweetness, light bitter. Taylor got a strong clove aroma from this that turned her off from it (didnít bother me, though).
jrallen34 (3475) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 4, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
draft... light watery brown, tan head... the aroma is sweet but I donít get any of the maple, but it comes through in the taste... solid
DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2011
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Had this the night before the June 25th release. Received in a snifter.
3.5 A: Deep amber/light brown color. Came filled to the top with no head.
3.5 S: Overload of the JOís character. I like the JOís house taste, but this might be a bit much. Woody, with an almost astringent booziness. Lightly vegetal with a nutty brown malt component. Light spiciness with clove running the show. Light prune and tobacco flavors.
3.0 T: A bit weak on flavor. Nutty, tobacco, plum and prune, with a clove spiciness. Not as boozy as the nose.
2.5 M: Lighter medium body. A bit undercarbonated and the carbonation itself is dead (far from spritzy).
3.0 D: Not a big fan of this one.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 06-27-2011 17:58:27
pantanap (3323) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Jackie oís dubbel... Pours a slightly hazy caramel fig brown and
topped with a thin creamy off-white... Dark fruit and yeasty flavored,
semi-sweet. Thicker full bodied, semi-sweet but relinquishes towards.
Aromas stand for the same.
AndyReynolds (767) - Wilder, Kentucky, USA - JUN 16, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Aroma is sweet malts and belgian yeast. Notes of cloves, bread, and a small hint of maple syrup come out. Palate is thick and chewy. Taste is a little bitter and a little sweet. Very different, but good.
cpetrone84 (1011) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A-pours a mostly transparent dark brown liquid with a tan colored head.
S-the nose is faint and sweet, plums and sugar with light yeast notes. hard to get a lot here and seem like a mess of sugars.
T-dirty sweet malts, somewhat meaty. stale old plums and cherries, under attenuated, astringent in the back.
M-medium body and undercarbonated with a thin finish.
D-simple, sweet, under attenuated and lacks belgian characteristics.
Thorpe429 (4944) - , Illinois, USA - MAY 9, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Jackie Oís.
Pours a moderate brown color with a good off-white head and a bit of lacing as it makes its way down the glass. The nose is really quite nice and enjoyable. Nice aromas of sweet and dark fruits plus a bit of a light earthy character. Mild spice there as well. Some sweetness in the background. Everything is very well integrated. The flavor hits all the same notes. The sweetness is there but not overpowering and works really well with the yeast and fruit components to the brew. Mild earthiness in the back. Really, really well done. Medium feel with a good body and a slightly-sweet finish. Really impressive, especially for an American-brewed version of the style.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 05-04-2011
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAY 5, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy brown pour on the verge of being muddy but not quite. Thin beige head. Aroma is toffee, nuts, and maple. Maple shines on the flavor front. Nutty, , caramel and light hops. Awesome