cstuartj (1020) - Washington, USA - AUG 16, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Deep mahogony in colour. A fair amount of thickish head on pour. Lasts about half through the drink. Laces well. Noise is spicy/fruity like youíd expecta belguim to be. Taste is yeasty, fruity, spicy. Not much of a hop presence in the west coast tradition, but thatís how a belgium should be. Finishes smooth. A fair example of the style.
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 13, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I think this is a good dubbel. It should be used as a standard to compare others by. This beer fits the style exactly. Nice yeasty nose and flavor, good smooth body, lively carbonation. Nothing stands out about this beer, but thatís what makes it so good. Very well balanced. Would definitely drink again.
wnp22 (698) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 10, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted in Colorado. Obtained from a beer store in Dillon. Pours with a very lively head. Colour is a deep amber / copper. Aroma is of sweet passion fruit, hint of banana and bubblegum. Flavour is a muted version of the aroma, slightly sweet with a malty start and finish.
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - AUG 3, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Nose is hard banana and malt. Flavor is burnt caramel, banana, spice, bubblegum, and malt. The mouthfeel, flavor, and finish is nice, but the combination of banana and bubblegum is not nice. It leaves a taste like a bad candy. Such a good brew ruined by such a bad taste...
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - AUG 2, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
First whiff off the bottle is much the same as shoving a whole bannana up your nose.Nice brown/red color,small white head that faded quickly leaving little behind.The aroma was Bannana and maybe a little spice with possibly a touch of caramel as well.Nice sweet bannana flavor with a mild malty side some spice coming on in the middle.The taste gets just a hint of alcohol meaning that you can feel a slight warming effect,but itís quite mellow.The end of the tasting has just a mild bitterness with a light bannana and spice after taste.This is a nice brew that is very easy to drink compared to some brews iíve had of the style.Thanks go to Falconseye for sending this fine brew my way.
hopdog (11629) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I picked a sixer up of this while visting a friend in Denver (how could I pass up a beer with a picture of a mond on it?). I was not disappointed. Poured a mahogony color with an averaged sized head. Aromas and tastes of malts, apples, and some yeast. I will have to buy this one again...
SpringsLicker (3467) - Tennessee, USA - JUL 18, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2005 Mahogany color that an average sized head can be coaxed from with a good pour. Nice complex aroma of malt, dried fruit, and yeast. Full well rounded flavor. Not a bad Dubbel.
I dropped it a point each on palate for being thinner than some Iíve tried since and a point overall.
jefcon (1656) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUL 17, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of my favorite New Belgium beers. The yeast provides a nice underpinning to both the aroma and the flavor. There are combinations of apricot, apple, and banana to both. Tastes light and sort of sweet without being sugary. A very well-done bottle fermented double.
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JUL 12, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown, mostly clear with a fluffy tan head and good lacing. Sweet caramel, figs and spices (nutmeg?), vinous, a bit of chocolate, mostly dry finish - this is a very nice Dubbel!
kyzr (1390) - Montana, USA - JUL 8, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice off brown color with sun dried fruit nose. Great balance of flavors with hints of raisins and carmalized sugar. Not too much carbonation, nice clean finish.