GT2 (8161) - San Diego County, California, USA - JAN 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Short: An Abbey Quadrupel with rich amaretto and flambeed banana flavors but a harsh metallic finish
Origin: Ladyface Size: 4oz Price: ~$2
Long: Clear deep red pour generates some okay spotty lacing. Nose has some soft chocolate banana with awesome flambeed banana’s foster. Rich amaretto body finishes too dry and chalky with metallic penny licking.
Flaws: Less of an Abbey Dubbel than their Blind Ambition Amber, should be Quadrupel. Palate is metallic, harsh, and overattenuated.
Skill Level: Honors student
devman171 (878) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - NOV 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On Tap, pours medium amber. Aroma is rich dark fruits with a touch of Belgian spice. Taste is a smoother version of the dubbel with a better fruit finish, nice
anders37 (16250) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ the brewpub. Pours an amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy dark fruit aroma. Fruity malty spicy weak yeasty dark fruit flavor with hints of caramel. Has a fruity malty spicy dark fruit finish.
bytemesis (2928) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Pours clear deep ruby amber with a small tan head and some lacing. Aroma is molasses, dried fruits, zest, caramel, spices. Flavor is medium sweet and light zesty bitter. Meh.
brokensail (10530) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 23, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber colored pour with a khaki head. Nice dark fruit aroma of dates, grapes, and raisins. Brown sugar, yeast, and some mild spice. A nice toasted malt aroma and a hint of roast. The flavor is fairly sweet with some brown sugar, caramel, toasted malt, and fruit. Plenty of grape flavor, dates, raisins, and plums, too. Subtle roast and chocolate on the finish. Just a hint of alcohol.
AmEricanbrew (5616) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
San Diego Strong Ale Fest 2012. Hazy brown color with ivory head. Dark fruit, toffee, caramel, spicy belgian yeast aromas. medium body with average co2. Nice earthy sweet caramel, dark fruit, spicy yeast flavors, warming finish--good.
JohnnyJ (4220) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 26, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler. Pours a dark amber, with off-white head. Banana, fruit, sweetness, lightly yeasty, and bread. Not that interesting, but still not bad.
ekoerper (587) - Iowa, USA - DEC 5, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nose is spicy, some clove, plums and toasty grains. Pours a murky dark amber, off-white head with decent retention. Flavor is towards the plum and spices, slightly sweet and malty. Medium-full body and medium carbonation.
BelgianBeerGal (3102) - Panama City, Florida, USA - DEC 3, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at the brewpub. It kinda surprised me this was a dubbel. It was tasty, malty and sweet but maybe missing some of the more Belgian yeast notes and esters. Nice though.
BMan1113VR (7813) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 27, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Pours a hazy brown body with a lasting tan head. Brown sugar and banana aromas, chocolate and Belgian esters. Lightly grain and biscuity. Very sweet, raspberry and plum flavors. Lightly nutty. Maybe a bit under attenuated. Lively bubbles.