Lubiere (10746) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 9, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A hazed dark brown amber ale with a thick frothy lacing mocha head. In aroma, sweet caramel malt with light fruity notes, plums, alcohol warmth, candy sugar, nice. In mouth, a nice sweet caramel malt with fruity notes, light roasted coffee, dark fruits, molasses, candy sugar, nice, but nothing special.
hopdog (9537) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured a brown color with a small sized off white head.Caramel, honey and some yeast.
Beerhunter111 (9472) - Hasborn, GERMANY - SEP 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rötlichbraunes Bier mit ordentlicher beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch hefig, Karamell, reife Früchte, leicht alkoholisch. Geschmack nach reifen Obst, Karamell, hefig.
Sammy (9249) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 25, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Yeasty aroma. Light brown and lacy. A little astringent and dry. SO-so drinkability.Thanks Josh L.
MartinT (8351) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 7, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
My Bottom Line :
Highly mineral and yeasty, this Dubbel is still able to bring forth raisin-y hints and clove-like spiciness to spruce up an otherwise unpolished flavor profile.
Further Personal Perceptions :
-A very cloudy purplish brown is topped by a slice of foam.
-There was way too much yeast in this bottle. Or, at the very least, flocculation was poor and obfuscated the flavor profile.
-Honey is suggested in the finish, but it may not be because of the actual honey that was added. Residual sugars are also higher than average for the style.
-Whatever the problem was, this bottle lacked the polish of a good Belgian Dubbel.
TaktikMTL (6290) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bouteille de 500 ml achetée chez La Barik (Trois-Rivières, QC). Arôme: Odeur de caramel avec une pointe fruitée. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée foncée avec une faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un moyen col mousseux et d’une large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de caramel avec une pointe d’agrumes et de sucre. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement minérale. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de caramel en arrière goût. (Rating #4554)
Rastacouere (6154) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Muddy brown pour wearing a small beige foam, perhaps not the best-looking ale. Fruit-forward dubbel with less roast/chocolate than most, but more caramel/honeyed flavours and a fair dose of toasted breadiness. The fruitiness is rather impressive, feeling fresh and jammy/jelly like, including mostly dark fruits like grapes, plums and figs, delivering them in a concentrated texture with plenty of honeyed residual sugars. While the hops are used parcimoniously, they still add a pleasant herbal kick, akin to clover or orange tea in the otherwise honeyed, sweet kiss finish. Purists will probably not appreciate the low attenuation and variable carbonation, starting biting and with small bubbles, but fading out as it spends quite a few minutes in the glass. Again, this is pretty solid stuff from Trèfle Noir: an original take on a classic style, integrating its ingredients quite obviously, but not at the expense of balance. For the sweet tooth,at a reasonable price of 4,5 bucks a 500 ml, that’s a pretty sweet deal.
czar (5206) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 21, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
gusher - again, 3 out of 3 brews from them. pours hazy, almost cloudy light brown-golden orange with a towering off-white head, good retention. metallic, co2, spices, some caramel and dark fruits, spicy hops, some sweetness - a tad too much. bubbly - not aggressive, medium body, decent grassy-peppery-spicy finish. meh.
Boutip (5025) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 21, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Poured a light amber color ale with a large foamy head with medium retention and some light lacing. Aroma of honey and residual sugar is not as dominant as I would have expected and there is a lack of ester that I would have expected in this beer. Taste is also dominated by light caramelized malt with clear notes of honey and light residual sugar with cereal notes also apparent. Body is about average with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Definitely sub-par compare to other offering form this brewery and this confirms that I prefer dubbel with candi sugar and more dominant esters.
solidfunk (4878) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 31, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Strong taste of maple honey here. Syrupy texture. Pours maroon without head or lacing. Light carbonation, sweet finish. A little messy. Booze quite prominent. Bottle from Delires du Terroir.