FlacoAlto (3810) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 14, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled March 2007
Pours with a brilliantly clear, dark amber, purple-plum color. It is topped by an initially three-finger thick, amber-tinged, tan head. The aroma has a musty, almost woody spiciness to it; notes of clove, a touch of allspice, damp bark, cola nut, and perhaps a touch of wet cardboard.
The beer is fairly sweet, yet has a subtle dusty chocolate note. Quite a bit of fruit is here as well, with predominantly a raisin / fig note that is accentuated a bit by the light malt sweetness. There is a touch of cola character here as well as a more typical clove character and a touch of ginger in the finish. Really though the dark, concentrated fruit note are the dominant flavor here. This brew never approaches sticky though, and is in fact quite light overall and fairly easy drinking.
Not a bad beer, and considering that Dubbels are my least favorite Belgian-type beer, well it is even drinkable
omhper (20689) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - APR 13, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Clear mahogany colour. rich beautiful creamy beige head. Fruity and yeasty a light touch of almond and toffee. Medium bodied with spritzy livel mouthfeel. Low bitterness. Rather gentle.
BelgianBeerGal (3333) - Panama City, Florida, USA - APR 12, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cL bottle. I really liked this dubbel. It poured a clear, coffee color with nice carbonation and an off-white head. There was a nice warmth and sweetness in the flavor with a great, abrubt finish. I recommend trying this beer.
redlight (2317) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Yeasty, apple skin aroma, some sweetness. Pours a deep reddish amber. Sweet malts, caramel and brown sugar, apple skins, yeast, some banana.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 7, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Hazy reddish brown with a rich long-lasting white foam. Almondy, yeast, prunes and raisins in the aroma with notes of straw and metal. Sweet malty and yeasty flavour of banana, almond and milky chocolate. Light bodied for a Dubbell. Almond, light chocolate, nuts and dust in the finish.
ekstedt (5842) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 5, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2008 Bottle (33 cl) from Systembolaget. Hazy copper with a lrage beige head. Complex, roasted malt aroma with fruity, earhty and yeasty notes. Medium bodied and smooth. Dry and bitter finish with some mild sweetness.
Moz (613) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - APR 5, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Reddish brown colour with a medium off-white head. Sweet yeasty aroma with tropic fruits. Sweet fruity flavour.
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - APR 3, 2007
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a beautiful deep amber brown color w/ a full, semi creamy froth. Aromas of dried dark fruits and dusty granite. Meium nectar w/ ample residual effers. Its very effervescent and explodes on the palate. Right away this brew is balanced. Sweetness factor is nil. Dry and very brisk. Flavors of bitter cocoa in the foreground supporting a myriad of nuances. Nectarine, plumb, rasins, coffee bean, and tobacco. The finish is bittered abundantly leaving my palate with a velvet blanket. Drinks better as she warms where more fruit and a mild sweetness developes.
cgarvieuk (16775) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 2, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Deep brown colour with a smokey fruit nose. Deeply smokey malt with a hint of blackcurrent and spice
badgerben (4576) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - APR 1, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2008 Original rating 4/1/2007: Dark, murky brown with a quickly fading head. Sugary sweet aroma, thick with candi sugar. The taste is... well, barely there. Pretty watery and just a little sweetness. Not bad, but it doesn’t offer much and is really a disappointment. 7/4/5/3/13 Re-rate 3/27/2008: Dark copper color with a large head. Strong yeasty aroma, lots of fresh bread and sweet malt. The flavors are much stronger this time around. More sweet malt and bread, with a fair amount of spice (primarily cloves).