eduardovl (968) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml corked bottle served in a chalice.
A: Pours a very dark amber to brown color forming a huge creamy and thin bubbled beige head. Great retention and lots of thin spotty lacings formed in the glass.
S: Strong notes of sweet malts. Bubblegum. Flowery hops. A bit boozy.
T: Sweet and very malty upfront. Strong notes of caramel, crystal malts, sweet bread. Hints of bubblegum. Light hops bitterness in the end.
M: Heavy molasses body. Medium carbonation. Sweet caramel in the aftertaste.
O: Good drinkability. Sweet and molasses Belgian style beer.
rosenbergh (7416) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle. BB 21/02/16. From Terry! Cheers!
As a drink in our kinkunvalvojaiset (it’s needlessly to translate... it won’t translate well)... Very nice clear ruby red colour with a huge foamy tan head.
Dark dried fruits, some sweet malt, mild metal and some sugary sweetness in the aroma. Not bad.
The flavour is really nice surprise... dried fruits, dried berries, sweetness, brown sugar, malt and some candies. Not bad at all. No alcohol around. Well this ain’t exactly the first beer of the evening but still no signs of alcohol. Balanced and tasty.
ABT_S54 (207) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
75cl bottle shared in a Kasteel glass. Pours a dark garnet to brown colour with an impressive creamy, off-white head which lasts well. Aroma is typical Belgian brune with very nice malty notes and estery dark fruits. Taste is toffee, prunes, dates and the faintest richness of coffee giving way to a slight bitterness in the finish. Slightly thinner mouthfeel than expected but overall an excellent example of the style.
sdmmb (1000) - USA - OCT 23, 2014
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Drunk from 33cl bottle bought from Carrefour, Brussels. Dark beer. Slightly sweet.
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tom10101 (3104) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 20, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle (330 ml). Hazy dark amber / reddish brown with a medium diminishing beige head and little lacing. Aroma is quite spicy (coriander and cinnamon-like) with some fruitiness and caramel. Light smoke too. Taste is quite spicy too... not that much, but enough to be cloying for me. Caramel notes, light smoked malts and light bitterness. Some unpleasant sweetness too. Medium body. Fizzy carbonation. Watery finish. This is exactly the kind of Dubbel that I don’t like. Complete lack of body and they try to compensate with spices... it could be brewed by Brasseurs du Monde and I wouldn’t be surprise.
solvaris (106) - - OCT 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
etwas alkoholig, malzig im Abgang bitter
---- personal review, no claim to be representative or neutral ---- repost undesired ---
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VamboladeTolly (250) - Tartu, ESTONIA - AUG 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle.color brown with big head. Aroma of malts, caramel, yeast. Taste of raisins, caramel, malts and alcohol. Medium body and soft carbonation.
Alengrin (2464) - BELGIUM - AUG 27, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
’Massive ale’ since 1994, like its blonde counterpart (the amber and Christmas versions were added later); a dark brown bear with stable, off-white head and yeasty and malty character, some candied fruits, caramel, unfortunately DMS as well, malty taste, sweetish with yeasty notes and warming alcohol in the finish. The quality seems to vary, time to re-rate this.
Maris (1023) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - AUG 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a 330ml bottle on 17/8/2014. Pours a clearish brown with a smallish head which disappears quickly. Has a pleasant malty nose with caramel, toffee and rye bread. The flavour follows suit with more caramel, toffee and rye bread, along with a dash of dark fruit and yeast. Finishes with a modest bitterness. The body is quite full and the carbonation average to lively. Not overly complex but still a very solid brune.
mikske79 (1248) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Een goed donker bier, zoals een donker bier moet zijn. Vol van smaak, een meevaller