Beergeek23322 (406) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - APR 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From bottle at a restaurant in Aalter, Belgium. Poured redbrown with a tan head. Aromas of dark fruit, brown sugar and clove. Especially the clove was dominant. A bit dry on the finish.
PeatyPete (85) - NETHERLANDS - APR 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The scent is chocolate and somewhat metallic. Beautiful dark brown color. The taste of barley and dark chocolate. Lacks depth.
Canmoore (65) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nearly opaque, with a huge head and incredible lacing. Aroma is of chocolate, yeast, coffee, and dried fruit. Tasting notes include rich malts, creamy, liquorice, brown sugar, and a dry finish. Excellent beer!
BrewBoxer (1226) - New York, New York, USA - APR 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear color. No fizze. Taste is watered down and bland. Taste like water with a hint of apple
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Lilja (950) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smak och doft av humle, malt, karamell, knäck. Rund och lagom söt med trevlig beska.
tom10101 (1044) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (330 ml). Amber/brown with a small beige and and good lacing. Aroma of dark fruits, caramel/brown sugar, alcohol and slight spices. Taste is moderately sweet with caramel, brown sugar, dark fruits and spices. Medium body. Warming spices/alcohol (weird for a 6.5% abv beer). Not amazing, but a good Dubbel, especially considering how widely it’s available.
yellowcub (2) - - APR 14, 2013 does not count
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Taste is good but becomes too "samy" after drinking one. I really recommend it.
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GastonZgaga (6) - SLOVENIA - APR 12, 2013 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Floral, resin, grass, earthy, leaves, alcohol, banana, cooked vegetables, raisin, vanilla, caramel
3fourths (6933) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 14, 2013 clear purplish cola brown with a foamy, thick mocha whipped cream head with incredibly long retention. a lot of plum, banana, black cherry esters with some white pepper and clove phenols and touch of basement must. malt aroma shows the dark malt cookie batter and char/roast character well. quite aromatic, nearly all of it yeast-driven. yeast and malt-driven flavor, some tartness but a lot of sweet, simple, cola-like malt with the yeast giving some life to taste: candy sugar, cookies, potpourri, almond/marzipan and bananas. after a time the banana esters are too strong, approaching dunkelweisse territory. firm carbonation that suits the body well. so this is a beer I’ve had more than a few times, but not for years after finding it growing simple, dull and tasting manufactured, so I was surprised to find it in good shape here. the malt is still pretty dull, but the yeast much more vibrant and expressive than before, and mostly clean as well, which is nice to see. reviewed blind so I no idea of batch or date. I’ll probably try to find a bottle in good shape to review again, but after finding out the result I was pretty surprised, so here’s a somewhat high rating for a brand and company I have no reason to like.
rdavies1991 (3) - Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2013 does not count
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice colour to it with a decent head but it tastes a bit too sweet for me but not bad.