dmradus (227) - Ithaca, New York, USA - APR 22, 2007
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at De Hems, London. Pours brown with ruby highlights, fading tan head. Aroma is cherries, sweet candied fruits, slight spice - predominantly ginger, cloves. Taste is much the same, with dark stone fruits, candy sweetness, and a slight acidity. Very carbonated, almost over the top - not sure if it fits the profile here, at least I know I didn’t enjoy it. Better than average but not in the upper echelon for the style.
TampaBeer (257) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 21, 2007
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Labeled as Konigns Hoeven.. this is definitely not the delicious La trappe Dubbel I remember. Nice purple brown appearance, and delightful aroma of cherries. The flavor.. where is it? If anybody knows where it went please email me. Not impressive.
Veer (362) - Landskrona, SWEDEN - APR 19, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: pears, sweet, sweet malt, candisugar, dried apricot. Funky, exotic fruit esters – banana.
Appearance: very beautiful, deep red. Browntinted, very thick, fluffy head.
Flavour: very well balanced. Sweet, malty full-bodiedness, some bitterness aswell. Perfect chocolate and wheatlike aftertaste. Slightly sourish and vinous. Some mustiness.
Palate: very nice mouthfeel, very thick and longlasting. Invigourating.
The bottle says 7%
davidpl (435) - Santiago, CHILE - APR 17, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2007 Appearance: dark brown color, with reddish tones. Great head, rocky, of beige color, dense and very persistent. Beautiful.
Aroma: very sweet, malty, toasty, bitter chocolate, candy, liquory and winy. Berries, peaches and banana. Spicy of clove. Relatively complex. Low hoppyness.
Flavor: complex, sweet, toasty malt, candy, chocolate and grain coffee. Fruitiness of figs, berries, plums and banana. Reminiscences of coffee’s liquor and vintage wine. Spicy of nutmeg and clove. Sweet toasty start. Warming and light dry-hoppyness finish.
Palate: Medium body, creamy and semi-oily texture. Low carbonation.
Advisable beer, with a beautiful head.
lgklotet (432) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 17, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. This comes across to me as a mediocre/sligthly better than average example of the style. Quite harsh in a way. Good maltiness though. And yeah, what’s up with no yeast in my bottle?
FlacoAlto (4125) - 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 (22614) - 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 (3653) - 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 (2318) - 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.