saxo (13796) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 25, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown colour with a slim tan head. Fruity, sweet and malty aroma. Malty, caramel and liquorice flavour, also somewhat of a medicinal taste to it. Quite highly carbonated and medium bodied
larsga (6120) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 23, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark red body under a thin white ring of foam. Sweet licorice aroma with notes of anise, bread, and toffee, as well as some banana. Deep, strong, sweet taste of sourish wild berries (huh?), marzipan (just said it was sourish, didn’t I?), and licorice. Aftertaste is vaguely bitter and roasty, with lingering sweetness. Some alcohol is detectable. A good dubbel, although perhaps a bit weak.
kepano (246) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 23, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I had La Trappe’s dubbel on tap at In de Wildeman in Amsterdam, and took my time waiting for it to warm up. I noticed the fluffy beige head quickly reducing to a thin film, yet it produced amazingly sticky lacing - much like the Quadrupel. In fact the whole appearance was very reminiscent of its big brother, pouring a clear but deep ruby tone. The aroma as well hinted at the familiar pears and sweet cream found in La Trappe’s showpiece. However the key element in the nose was a strong dried banana fragrance, almost like opening a package of bar mix. In the blend I also found coffee, white raisins and pine, maybe even coniferous sap. The flavor reverberated the dried fruit aroma, especially banana and white raisins which are immediately apparent. The velvety palate and soft carbonation complement the flavor and provide smooth texture that finishes on a sweet creamy note.
Beer4000 (4395) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 23, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 33cl. Nice dark mahogany colour. Creamy brown head. Aroma of oak and maple syrup. Quite sweet, moderate bitter taste. Medium long aftertaste. All in one a very pleasant beer.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 21, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours ruby red with a thin tan head. Smells of cherries, grapes, raisins, and roses. Taste is sugary with sweet cherry notes,
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours a reddish-bronze color with a decent sized creamy beige head, aroma of belgian style spices, citrusy fruit, and yeast. the flavor is caramel-like and sweet, with a small yeasty bitter finish. good crisp tasting beer.
gunnfryd (10201) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 16, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled, creamy light brown head,
light sirup aroma.Harmonic Sweet and
Skinnyviking (6746) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 13, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Creamy light brown head. Red unclear body. Sweet spicy aroma. Caramel fruit flavor. No bitterness at all.
bluevegie (3049) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 13, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Looked quite nice when poured into the glass, medium size beige head on top of a deep ruby red body. Aroma is brown sugar then spice then dark fruit. Yeast stands out a bit more in the taste, some burnt meaty notes, light to medium in body, warming alcohol and a touch herbal.
Gorbalev (2906) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 12, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared with blankboy at Volo. Dark brown, small slick white head. Very sweet aroma - nutty. Sweet taste, syrupy, yeast. Nice, but simple and straight forward. Pretty flat really. Some bitterness at the end. Alcohol as it warms. Enjoyable, but nothing spectacular.