Frank (3026) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I normally think of dubbels as being at least a bit cloudy but this is a crystal clear copper color. It’s got a big, rocky head of mixed-sized bubbles that clings to the glass in big chunks. The nose hits me at first w/ a bit of oranges--possibly from corriander--but over a banana note from the yeast comes more to the fore as well as some earthy cloves. This avoids the trap of being heavy that a lot of American Belgian styles fall in but does come off on the sweet side due to lack of bitterness. The nice thing about this is how well the slightly toasty malt character is expressed along the side the very prominent yeasty notes. This is medium bodied w/ pretty mild carbonation--especially for a Belgian--and finishes w/ quick medicinal cherry note which in not altogether unpleasant. This is really a good example of the style.
Nische (900) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - JUN 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear dark copper with a small head. Aroma and taste of malt, yeast, some banana, bread and light spices. Quite nice.
DearBeer2013 (79) - - JUN 12, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pretty good. Nice blend of hops and malts...................................
EvanFriend (314) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tastes of caramel malt and Belgian yeast. Pretty generic for the style, but still good.
Defreni (2649) - Husum, DENMARK - MAY 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flaske: Ravfarvet klar øl med et stort skumhoved. Duft af gærestere banan, og maltsødme. Hvinende sød men med et fint humlebid der gør det ikke tager over. Ok øl.
matty (218) - Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a clear ruby red color with a brief tan head. Aroma is nice - yeast, sweetness, raisins, clover (?), malt. Taste is of yeast, malt and a touch of sourness. Finish is fairly clean, a little of the yeast sticks around. Excellent!!!
thorongil2 (1394) - , Ontario, CANADA - MAY 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle) clear dark amber colour with a small tan head; aroma of carmel, spice; balanced and refreshing flavour
Cool_Bond (1586) - Kung av Öl @ Facebook, SWEDEN - MAY 17, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Yeast and sweetness in the aroma. Malty flavor of yeast and butterscotch. A according to me, maybe not for good bitterness, but it remains a weak moment. Not impressive beer anyway. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.
AndySnow (4084) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Where: From Systembolaget, had at home.
Appearance: Clear rubybrown colour with a tan head.
Aroma: Malt, caramel, spices, yeast, raisin.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Caramel, spices, yeast, estery banana.
Furseth (1985) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - MAY 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: clear red, cobbery colour, with a nice creamy head. Aroma is dominted of belgian yeasty fruitynes, and caramely, fruits, adn a bitter nes who is nice in this abbey! Flavor is dominated of a nice mix of caramelly, fruits, and chocolate, dry bitternes, and a nice medium body, with a medium fruity,sweet caramelly finish. Nice