gnoff (9552) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - APR 15, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2013 Bottle in the summer of 2005.
Brown color. Compared to the blonde it’s not as fresh in the scent. Almost unpleasant taste. Not my kind of beer at all.
Second rating on December 25, 2006.
More a nice fruity and sweet tone to it than I remembered, the one time I had it before might have been a damaged bottle of some kind. Fresh fruity scent and taste, warming alcohol.
Draught at "The Jolly Butcher", Fredrikshavn, Denmark. As a 50 cl pour to the correct glass, on November 23, 2013.
Clear dark reddish brown color, off-white head. Sweet, yeasty, sugary, phenolic taste. Medium to fizzy mouthfeel, medium low bitterness. Sweet, malty, sugary, esters, phenoles scent. Belgian yeast aftertaste.
saxo (16731) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 9, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught. Nice creamy light tan head. Color is dark brown to pitch black. Aroma is spice and malt. Taste is caramel spice and roast malt.
onystrom (1333) - Magellan Hunter! - Skanderborg, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Beautiful dark brown color with fine head. Too much carbonation. Slightly burnt taste with caramel and a little bitterness.
JohnBarleycorn (537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 26, 2006
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Coffee-coloured black. Aromas are pretty reserved, offering vague hints of
black raspberry, malt and alcohol. The flavour is also pretty laid-back, much more reserved than expected, with a bit of chocolate and a bitter coffee finish. Palate feels nice and rich. I expected more but don’t mind this just the way it is.
Barrabass (31) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - MAR 25, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very dark red colour. thick, beige, lacy and slowly diminishing head. nose of dark fruits and a spicy touch with some citrus. roasty, hopsy taste and dark fruits, hint of PVC
Krasulak (88) - Wapadrand, Pretoria, SOUTH AFRICA - MAR 23, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 33 cl. Brown hazy with a good off white head. Aroma of brown sugar malt and yeast. Medium sweet, toasted malt and fruityness (plum). Light bodied with light carbonation. Somewhat creamy palate. Finishes sweetly with a touch of bitterness. Not particularly complex but quite good Abbey Dubbel.
Fish (440) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 20, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had this on tap at a lovely Irish Pub in Montreal called "Claddagh" (or something like that). It was verry tastey. Lots of character, but very drinkable for a Belgian Abbey Ale.
dj (567) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2006
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2006 Bottle, 750ml. A clear dark brown colour with an average lasting head. A room-filling aroma of malt, berries and honey. Perhaps a touch of disinfectant there too... Taste has strong roasted malts, dark chocolate and honey. A somewhat sweet, fairly bitter roasted malt finish. Moderate carbonation. This is a great brew.
robklg (13) - Enschede, NETHERLANDS - MAR 17, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beautiful dark brown body. Creamy light white/brown head that sticks to the glass. Tastes like dark fruit and a bit woody. Long lasting sweet bitter aftertaste.
smcd (366) - USA - MAR 12, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Draft. 03/2006) My last beer consumed in Belgium, at Zaventum National Airport, killing time before going through security. Not bad. Big, off-white head. Clear. Deep, deep brown. Big malty aromas. Sweet, malty taste. Some DMS. Have one and forget it. Relatively thin on the palate in the end.