jbtallguy (16) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 7, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
In fles. Mooie donkere kleur. Zacht zoete smaak. Mooie afstemmingen van de hop en gerstenmout mooie knisper mbt de koolzuur. Een echte aanrader .
sbron (28) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl fles. Bruine kleur. Donkere schuimlaag. Eerste smaakimpressie : caramel, toffee, lichte koolzuur smaak. Lichte afdronk.
GoufCustom (401) - HONG KONG - DEC 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle bought at Craftissmo in Tsim Sha Tsui East.
Translucent dark copper brown colour with dirt like yeast sediments; One finger head and crumpet off-white foam which lasts for 2 minutes; Excellent lacing and notable small bubbly carbonation; Aroma of malt, with light alcohol, sugar, caramel, dark chocolate, cream and light grass; Medium sweet and tart taste of malt, with sour cherries, red fruits, sugar, alcohol, Bel yeast, strong lime, liquorices and herbal hops; Mid to light body; watery palate; Mouthfeel is thin and alcoholic, also sour cherry taste is quite unexpected but pretty nice, balancing the sweetness and booze quite handsomely. Not as rich or spicy as other Dubbels, it’s made up by the strong booze, fruitiness and adequate Bel yeast, a bit like Leffe’s Biere de Noel without the spicyness… Cherry tartness is quite expressive, adds up pretty well with the sugar and hops; Hoppiness is strong cherry and slight grass in nose, very strong lime and moderate herbal grass in taste. Liquorices is just-right for a low bitterness to counter the sugar very well. Abrupt finish; Slightly dry after taste. Easy and boozy to mouth.
Comments: This one has unique sour cheery taste a la English Strong Ale, and potent yet nice booze to boost. However its body is thin and watery, taste elements is rather scarce, and not enough spicyness to be top. An interesting Dubbel cum ESA, slightly above the middle packs, still worth a try.
Bryanvdv (294) - - DEC 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Mooi helder, robijnrood bier met een stevige creme kraag. Mooi zoetig, fruitig aroma van banaan. Voornamelijk een lichte bitterheid met wat zoet. Lekkere subtiele, lichtbittere nasmaak.
5lickv1c (60) - DENMARK - DEC 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2013 75cl bottle. Nice sweet and yeast flavor. Good carbonation which evens out the sweetness and makes it both taste and feel good. A good Belgian ale with a refreshing and deep flavor.
agent_persik (226) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 1, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep red brown hazy color, big beige head. Aroma of caramel, malt, dark chocolate and dried berries. Taste is similar, dry sweet. Light to medium body and average carbonation. Very easy to drink and quite enjoyable.
storskurk (46) - DENMARK - NOV 29, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Dufter som en Brown ale med belgisk gær.
Rund, let ristet, frugtig men tynd maltkrop og varm alkohol sødme.
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pictoman (217) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 28, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from 330mL bottle (best before 12/2015). Reddish brown with full tan head. Malt, caramel, dark red fruit nose. Same taste with a bit of yeast and hop, but quite light and dry to finish. Had higher hopes.
Juni88 (79) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A tad fruitier and sweeter than the discontinued brown ale they used to have. Actually quite interesting dubbel.
SteveLikesBeer (31) - - NOV 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The 8 in the name is the alcohol volume of this Belgian dubbel. The brown, bottle-conditioned ale is top-fermented and brewed according to Benedictine tradition, and then refermented in the bottle and conditioned for two months. I’m generally not the biggest fan of this style, but enjoyed this. It pours with a rich head and has a very fruity aroma. Dark berries are a major part of the pleasantly sweet flavour before a slightly bitter aftertaste takes over.