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 (3223) - 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 (9538) - 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 (10284) - 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 (4428) - 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 (715) - 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 (3810) - 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.
yngwie (16503) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 20, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2011 Bottle. A bit murky reddish brown body, with a huge beige head. The nose is a bit weak, with dried fruits, sugar and some roast. The flavor is more pronounced, with roasted malt, dried fruits, caramel and sugar. Quite full body. The finish has a little spicyness. The beer is too anonymous, but pleasant. Rating: 6-4-6-4-12-3.2. 070511
Bottle, 6%, as Durboyse Brune. A ruby tinted brown beer with a big, coarse, beige head leaving lacings. Spiced, anise aroma with lots of white sugar and dried fruits. Some yeast too. The flavor is a bit heavy on the alcohol even though it’s not stronger than 6%. White sugar, too much anise and some dried fruits as well. Heavy carbonation, hard. Medium body, slighlty warming. Some metallic hints in the end, as well as pepper and anise, and of course white sugar and dried fruits. Decent, not very good or interesting, but not foul. 110304
gunnfryd (14109) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 16, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Red brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is dry, roasted, hop. Flavour is hop, roasted, coffee, caramel. OK beer.