Holdwine (1065) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 28, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Quite good. Ruby red in color. Sharp flavors when compared to the other dubbels. Very sweet.
CEZ (396) - Milano, ITALY - AUG 28, 2003
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured in his La Trappe glass, shows a beautiful slightly opaque, dark, ruby red color, with a rich, persistent beige head. Delicious aroma featuring caramel and ripe fruit(cherries). Taste is round, sweet, malty, with the finish only a little more dry and bitter. Sweetness dominates, as my bottle was not significantly spicy or acidic. Palate is a bit lighter than you would expect, and alcohol is a bit too evident, but overall it makes for a nice, drinkable and very aromatic introduction to the genre.
roomtempbeer (185) - Franklin, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2003
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beer pours (in Chimay glass) a medium brown-red liquid that can be seen through when held up to light with a small amount of near-white head that remains small but completely covers the top. Aroma is a sweet peppermint cherry with vanilla. Flavor is a multi-berry fruit candy lollipop with a noticable character of something unpleasant - that which tries to mask the alcohol, but can't. I can't put my finger on it, but it has something to do with the sweetness of it. The alcohol is not completely masked and when mixed with a sweet taste, is unpleasant. Sampled at 71 degrees Fahrenheit.
Christian (10754) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 6, 2008 Dark red-brown with a fine creamy, but disappearing head. Berries (raspberry, blackberry, strawberry) and citrus dominate the aroma, a rather fresh dubbel, I’d say. Flavour is quite sweet, caramel and berries, and lacks the dry finish I’d expect from an abbey dubbel. On the other hand, there is some hops that keeps it intteresting. Not bad, but not outstanding.
Wiseblood (700) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 15, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark red-brown color, with a creamy, fairly long-lasting head. Rich aromas of chocolate and caramel. Full-flavored with lots of spicy notes, more caramel and dark chocolate flavors, and zesty fruit. Nice malty aftertaste with more of the same flavors, but not overbearingly sweet overall.
vtmobile (42) - Alabama, USA - JUL 19, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
my bottle was labelled Koninghoeven Dubbel. Poured with a large, long, lacy head over a dark brown heavily carbonated fairly clear beer. Aroma of roasted coffee and citrus, slightly burnt. Short somewhat disappointing palate is dominated by carbonation, with a burnt coffee and malty bloom. Certainly puts Heinekins to shame, but not up to the complex quality of some Belgians. Drinkable, but average offering.
nigos (630) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange and yeast nose. Almost black hue with light brown head. Sweet yeast and orange hints with toffee tones. Decent beer.
jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice brown dubbel color. The taste is sweet fruit and caramel? It finishes with a bit too soon.
LINKBREW (101) - Santee, California, USA - JUL 12, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at The Belgique in Amsterdam. Sweet malt, some spice. Good flavors of caramel, but not cloying. Good and wet for the thirst.
maupie (927) - Roosendaal, NETHERLANDS - JUL 8, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer has a dark brown body - hue with a acid initial flavor and a light body.