bièregourmet (46) - Mechelen, BELGIUM - JAN 27, 2014
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
33cl - brown dubbel. nose is malty and really simple, taste is simple but nice for this style, typical cara-malt and brown sugar tastes. the problem is the extremely watery body.
Maakun (1641) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear reddish brown with off-white head. Roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate, spices and some raisins. Sweet at first but with a big bitter kick. Medium bodied, nice, almost chewy carbonation but a slightly thin feel at first. Gets better after it’s been in the glass a while. Overall quite nice.
kraddel (4593) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - NOV 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours dark brown, good white head
smell is bit earthy . chocolate malts
high carbo . perfumy , chocolaty, earthy , malty, sweetness. pretty decent, actualy . aftertaste is sweet again
EddyBeer1 (1051) - Brussels, BELGIUM - NOV 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brune mi-claire, mi foncée, effervescence moyenne-forte, col beige fin. Malts caramel rôtis, légèrement aqueuse, notes de fruits et de chocolat, plutôt sèche sur la fin. Assez agréable...
Douberd (3298) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - NOV 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Stubby 330 ml bottle as BRWN, poured into a trappist glass. ABV 7%
Light mahogany brown colour on the body, light beige head on top. Good sized, kind of thin but with very good retention and nice formed lacing left on the glass.
Aroma of caramel, malts, a bit grainy, raisins, plums.
Taste follows the aroma, only more fruity now, the caramel more intense, some light roasted malts. Fruity aftertaste with a touch of bubblegum. Mildly bitter.
Medium body, good carbonation.
Overall quite good, from the first sniffs I wasn’t too excited but after it breathed a bit, it turned out to be actually nice.
mike_77 (3998) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - SEP 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium brown colour. Some caramel in aroma and taste. Herbal gale in the background. Smooth, creamy texture.
Swaroga (1813) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAY 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle. Hazy brown with medium and tanned head. Nose : caramel, burned ginger bread, chocolate, yeast. Sip : good carbonation, creamy body. The beer is medium sweet with roasted malt notes. It's well balanced and easy to drink. The finish is almost dry with still dominating and really interesting roasted cookie and chocolate feeling. Quite interesting. Certainly not a bad beer.
erickok (4322) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - MAY 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Medium brown, light misty and tan head. Sweet malts, burned sugar, bready yeast and light spice. Bready taste, yeasty yet nice. Light sweet, fruity. Decent brew. (33cl bottle from Bierparadijs)
Ober (2813) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - MAY 2, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
@ Zythos 2013. A clear dark brown colored beer, with a beige head. The aroma of burned malt with notes of chocolate. The taste also of some burned malt with notes of chocolate with spices. The aftertaste of sweet chocolate and some bitter notes.
Noctilucus (106) - All over Belgium, BELGIUM - JAN 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep burgundy/brown with a solid head of very fine beige foam
The scent is mostly roasted, red fruits, some candi sugar (but not that sweet overall), maybe something nutty
Taste is a mix of sour, nutty, roasted, reasonably malty, some iron. While the taste itself is strong enough, the mouthfeel or body underneath is a little thin for a 7% beer.
The aftertaste is a little weak except for the roast, almost smoky
Overall good though not spectacular, at least original compared to a lot of Dubbels out there