thebeertourist (4904) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 5, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Dark brown with a lacing, tan head. Sweet nose, marked by yeast and some spices, including coriander. Flavours are sweet and spicy. Quite fizzy. Highly drinkable, but lacking complexity.
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a medium tan head. Aroma is chocalate, sugar, clove. Flavor is similar, with clove and chocolate dominating the flavor. Low carbonation. Fruity taste.
lgklotet (432) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 30, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap, Brussels. Sweet yeasty aroma, moderate body. Some fruity malts, nice sweet finish. Nothing fancy, but plain good beer.
snowden719 (130) - USA - JUL 22, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown with a medium tan head. Aroma is chocalate, sugar, clove. Flavor is similar, with clove and chocolate dominating the flavor. Mouthfeel is right on for the type of beer it is, nice finish with a hint of bitterness.
destroye7 (312) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 22, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap in a belgian pub in London, UK. Clear brown color. No head. Low carbonation. Fruity taste. Much better than Leffe Blond.
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - JUL 21, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown pour with ruby highlights. Small, loud beige head. Carrot cake aroma with a significant alcohol presence. Lots of caramelized sugar flavor, cocoa, light plums. Lively carbonation that adds to a general sense of spiciness. A touch of rum in the finish. A surprising amount of sweetness for a dubbel. Still, itís generally light on the palate, and clean in a way that feels kind of dessert-like.
A beer that seems more than the sum of its components. Individually, no one part blew my socks off. Together, they made a really nice showing. This actually felt like it had some family relation to a weizenbock.
tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - JUL 18, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Much better and more flavorful than the blonde. I enjoyed this thoroughly. Very fully bodied and some sweetness. Wonderful beer.
Tranquillity (1422) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 14, 2006
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours brown-red with a thick foam. Trickled toffee on the nose, rhubarb, some bitter berries I couldnít quite place. The taste adds a note of whiskey, with the alchol coming through in a good way. Extremely rich.
ElBorracho (472) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 9, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at The Map Room. Pours a dark brown with amber hues and a solid off-white head. Lots of dark fruits and spices but nothing that makes this one remarkable.
Hugh (153) - Zillebeke, BELGIUM - JUL 9, 2006
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Looks like a dubbel, but lacks aroma, flavour, character, any of the qualities I expected from this style. Of course - itís a factory beer made with corn, no secondary fermentation, with all the money saved pumped into packaging and advertising. Wonderful bottle & label imagery, wonderful glass, wonderful domination of all the cafes in my home town, making sure they exclude any other beers which could shame it by comparison. Coloured sugar water for the unquestioning masses.