ghawener (1567) - San Salvador, - OCT 24, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Rubi with a heavy off white head, nice lace sticks to the glass. Smokiness, molasses and brown sugar in the taste, distinct yeast presence. Alcohol is a bit too obvious, finish is flat and dull.
fordest (2455) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - SEP 26, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle with friends At a poker game. Dark fruits plum and raisins. Like a good Belgian should be
Rex_Remes (128) - Bonyhad, HUNGARY - SEP 23, 2016
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(330ml bottle, Beijing) AROMA: Light nose, soft coffee/toffee, grass, hint of cinnamon, roastiness. APPEARANCE: Dark brown, almost black, good carbonation, fluffy tan head, creamy/oily looking, sticky on glass. TASTE: medium to full bodied, coffee, some bitter sweetness, herbal, touch medicinal, a bit alcohol tasting, astringent. PALATE: crisp and sparkly on front of tongue, a bit biting on the back/sides, lingering dryness and bitterness. OVERALL: A strong, good-looking, vibrant beer, with some good flavor, but ... the balance seems a bit off, with me finding it kind of harsh (minimizing my overall enjoyment). UPDATE: better once it has breathed and warmed up a bit (becomes less bitter/astringent, becomes smoother/creamier). .
Gehbe (229) - Vilnius, LITHUANIA - SEP 20, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours clear deep ruby-brown with a huge tan head and lovely lacing. Nose of spice, chocolate, dark bread along with some roasty crust notes, dried prunes, raisins, molasses, toffee, nice earthy/smoky and woody notes. Taste: medium to high sweetness accompanied by light crispy/fizzy bitterness; not overly sweet. Medium to full body, high carbonation, pleasant alcoholic warmth, rather sticky. A rich and aromatic dubbel, well balanced and complex.
MatusBeer (469) - Košice, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 18, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark black colour with creamy head off. Aroma of nuts,coffee.taste of caramel,nuts, dried fruits,roasted coffee, chocolate. Nice one
sumo234 (34) - Postojna, SLOVENIA - SEP 17, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown color with a thick beige head. Aroma of light roasted malt. Taste of dried exotic fruits and light roasted malt.
Freaky_tiki (1049) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 16, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dumbed down dubbel delights despite dearth of depth & density. In other words, a soft rock version of the style, with everything dialled down to medium. Ok but not worth it considering the heavy hitters from Belgium we can buy in Toronto.
zootfinster (220) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 7, 2016
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not your average Abbey Double. First it only 6.5 abv. It’s also much less malty then I am used to. Their Blond ale is readily available and I consider it a little more true to it’s style, Belgian Ale but still only 6.6 abv
This is fine but nothing to write home about. My main complaint is its lack of maltiness.
GhostS (42) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - SEP 6, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
sweet and sourish aroma - fresh grains, a bit caramelized sugar, wood of barrel, soil flavor, some yeasts and rotting herbs.
consistent, creamy, sweetish and sourish aroma - a lot of cereal malt, a bit of sweet honey, caramelized sugar, some flowers and yeast.
kuzin (11) - Saratov, RUSSIA - SEP 2, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Отлично& бельгий& пиво.Вку запах,пр послевк& via Beer Buddy for iPhone
AndrewEire (10) - IRELAND - AUG 31, 2016
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Weak beer. Nice colour but that is all. Good only for preparing food with.