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 (1453) - 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 (164) - 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.
tenghave (402) - Taastrup, DENMARK - JUL 6, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Har megen kulsyre.
Syrlig, karamelagtig og let bitter smag.
wanderingman (54) - Guelph, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 29, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not quite as viually stunning as its cousin Leffe Blond, but still quite nice. poured a nice deep brown with a thick white head. Aroma of some roasted nuts and carmels. Taste has a hint of sweetness with carmels and toffee, but a hit of hops throughout it. A very smooth drinking beer and great when you donít want the heavy sweetness of the Blond, but you arenít looking for something too bitter.
almopina (87) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 26, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 11, 2006 Dark brown colour with a thick firm head. Aroma of roasted malt, fruits, sweet coffee and chocolate. Medium bodied. Finishes well.
RoyceH (1197) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - JUN 25, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a deep brown, white bubbly head, dies slowly, some lace. Malty, slightly sweet, some alcohol. Not too heavy, malt carries through, alcohol more evident in the taste. Finish is long, quite bitter.