DrnkMcDermott (2865) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - SEP 9, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Lovely beer, and a lovely bottle, too. Pours a very big cream colored head that slowly settles into a coppry body. Smell has enough Belgian sugar for everyone. The usual Belgian yeast esters of coriander, and a slight hint of banana toward the finish. There’s also a hint of horseblanket that becomes apparent the further down the glass you go.
legion242 (2306) - Richardson, Texas, USA - SEP 7, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A really unispired version of the style. This palate and extract tasting dark fruits. Another huge dissapointment from the cult in Fort Collins.
kujo9 (1093) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - SEP 4, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Lasting light beige head on a fairly clear coppery brown body. Immediate nose is clove spice, then follows with hints of roast and woodiness and perfumey floral hop. Lightly solventy alcohol remeniscent of hairspray as it warms. Moderate grape/raisiny aroma as it warms as well. Malt is lightly nutty and bready. Flavor is well balanced, light alcohol fruitiness and flavor, hints of plums; malt character seems to be toasty. Finish is well balanced but seems to be slightly toward bitterness. Aftertaste is lightly burnt coffee and slightly hop flavored. Hints of yeasty clove, but it’s very light. Medium body, higher carbonation, smooth m/f, and well hidden alcohol. A good beer, but IMHO, I would not really consider this a dubbel. I like the complexities, but I’ve had a few dubbels, and it seems a lot different from the one’s I’d consider "true" dubbels.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 31, 2004
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured ruby brown with a thin tan head...smells like some sort of candy that I can’t quite place, something with grapes in it perhaps...tastes quite overly sweet...sugary with nutty overtones...got some earth fruits, definately grape...disappointing...
Boutip (4995) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 30, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Poured a hazy red brown colored beer with a medium head with average retention. I noticed lots of sediment floating in my glass. Aroma is quite sweet with a nice malty tone underneath. At first, I was surprised with the sweetness of this beer, which hides some of the floral malt used in this beer. The end is quietly bitter but lack some roastiness. Something is missing here, not the best dubbel I had…
PBOYNY (316) - Westchester, New York, USA - AUG 30, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
A decent "fake" belguim, Had one in bottle, very fruity, nice head, nice milky yellow color with hints of peach, a bit bitter finish, but not bad!
motelpogo (7171) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 26, 2004
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
bottle. wow this gets some good scores for what i thought was a parody of a dubbel. light caramel in the aroma, very sweet and very thin, some peanut skin, brown sugar and metho
kbjames (244) - Utah, USA - AUG 25, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a really decent intrepration of this style. Lots of fruity aroma and spicyness in the nose. And the attack is not overpowering either. A decent beer
cstuartj (1016) - 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 you’d expecta belguim to be. Taste is yeasty, fruity, spicy. Not much of a hop presence in the west coast tradition, but that’s 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 that’s what makes it so good. Very well balanced. Would definitely drink again.