ChrisThomson (522) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 12, 2007
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brussels-07. Very dark brown almost black colour with one finger of tan head. Aromas of caramel, plums, malt, chocolate and raisins. Sweet flavour with notes of caramel, fruit, roasty malts and finishing with plums. Medium body, low carbonation with a short finish. Nice abbey Dubbel.
KarmanGhia (276) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 11, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer pours a dark brown with a large tan head. The nose is typical for a sweet Belgian abbey beer--sugary and somewhat flowery--and the mouthfeel is silky and somewhat syrupy, though it isn’t overbearing. The cane sugar with which this beer is brewed really comes forward to provide a taste reminiscent of sugard-coated, roasted nuts on top of the light hop floweriness and creamy-sweet malts. This is a very good Belgian, but like most of them (except Orval) it suffers from weak hops and too much sugary sweetness.
LadySusan (766) - Ste-Therese, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 28, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A gift from my son. The color is a nice dark brown with a thick beige head. The taste is sweet and spicy not tart. The aroma is a nice sweet smell. A good Abbey Dubbel, but not the best.
Jerre (3235) - Waregem, BELGIUM - JUL 28, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 33 cl at friends home. Redbrown color with offwhite head. Aroma syrupy, a bit spicy, yeast. Medium body. Taste = roasted malts, a bit spicy, caramel sweet finish is fruity. Not bad.
DuffMan (9610) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 22, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy chestnut brown with an eggshell head that collapses into little puffy islands in my DeKonnink glass. Mostly yeasy and sugary aroma. Brown bread, brown sugar, figs, pears, and an appealing mustiness are all very nice, but the mouthfeel is very thin and watery, causing everything to fall flat. Still, in the end not bad.
faroeviking (10295) - FAROE ISLANDS - JUL 17, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a clear deep red-brown colour with a short beige head. Fair lacing. Sweet aroma of toasted caramel and malt with dark fuits and some bitterness sticking to the noce. Flavour of dark fruits and soft spices with toasted malt, caramel and some brown sugar along with a nice soft toasty malty bitterness and slight chocolate ending with some pleasant alcohol. Very good brew indeed!
Magtek32 (76) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 15, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle. Very dark brown almost black colour with one finger of tan head. Aromas of caramel, plums, malt, chocolate and raisins. Sweet flavour with notes of caramel, fruit, roasty malts and finishing with plums. Medium body, low carbonation with a short finish. Good.
Bullit (4460) - Burgos, SPAIN - JUL 6, 2007
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown, off-white head. Aroma: dried fruits, sugar. Flavors of dried fruits, plums and some caramel. Finishes into a bitter, alcoholic aftertaste. Expected a bit more from this dubbel. Ok beer, though.
BitchesBrew (716) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 2, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[bottle] Dark fruit aroma, with some sugar and plum. Pours a ruby color, with a thin ring of foam. Flavors are of roasted malts, sweet plum, date and prune with slightly spicy, alcoholic finish. Not too complex, but quite drinkable.
goozen (3847) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 23, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 0,33ltr: Dark brown Dubbel-ale under Durbuyse Brune-Label. Beer with a fruity, caramel taste a little bit commercial.