sethdude (687) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 27, 2003
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2004 Very good stuff. Pours a deep red color, smells like banana bread, which it also tastes like. Light tan head dies slowly, leaving a subtle ring aroung the top of the beer. Good creamy mouthfeel. Almost as good as the tripple by the same brewery.
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 22, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reddish brown and color with little to no head.Sweet,fruity,yyeasty aroma of bread.Complex flavors.
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUN 17, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: Clear reddish-brown with a white head.
Aroma: A sweet aroma that has some characteristics reminiscent of a hefeweizen along w/ the usual Belgian malty nose.
Flavor: Light/medium tongue feel w/ a surprisingly refreshing spiciness to it.
drewcifer85710 (158) - Youngstown, Ohio, USA - JUN 16, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is my introduction to the style. Sweeter than I prefer any brew to be but seems balanced well enough. Flavor was complex overall. Good mouthfeel, full body, and an appropriate level of carbonation.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUN 14, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sweet aroma with subtle hints of clove and banana with a trademart belgian malt smell. Dark copper color with a small to medium sized head and a little lacing. Flavor was light but complex, it had the subtlties of a blegian but not as deep. Overall it was very refreshing, my first good beer from new belgium!
SimonPatrice (312) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 10, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Copper color, big malt aroma. Very sweet, metallic flavor, soapy hints, a bit of citrus. Did we get a bad bottle?
CapFlu (4322) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 9, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Bottle) Mahogany body. Tinny, malt aroma. Slight malt flavour with bitter finish.
MartinT (7482) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 8, 2003
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thin misty biscuits in somewhat cheap toffee...Dried caramel and a hint of bad cough syrup...This comparison with the Pater Lieven Bruin was quite boring, but I suspect this sample was a bit off...
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - JUN 3, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The Belgian style abbey dubbel pours a deep, ruby red color with a small, rapidly dissipating, off-white head. The aroma is yeasty and fruity with lots of malt and banana accents along with some spiciness. It has a medium to full body with a moderate amount of carbonation. The flavor is malty sweet with a touch of spiciness and hints of yeast and fruits. The finish is long and sweet with full malt flavors and a hint of banana and caramel. Smooth. A good dubbel, one of the better American attempts at the style.
Reid (1786) - Salem,Oregon, Oregon, USA - MAY 26, 2003
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wonderful looking beer when poured into the Chimay "chalice" fantastic aroma and a great taste sensation.
Very palatable and a great American rendition of the classic Belgian Dubbel.