dougdecinces (118) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAR 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. So far I have not been a big fan of beers brewed with Belgian yeasts, but I keep trying; so here goes.
Pours a brilliant copper with creamy off-white head. Flawless. Belgian yeast aroma is a bit overpowering at first, but after the beer had a chance to settle, the aroma has become fairly pleasant. Aroma is mostly of apples and pears. Some phenolics. The Belgian flavor is not too pronounced. A big, malty backbone helps keep the yeast flavors in line. Some butterscotch flavors, too. Low-ish carbonation and a smooth, almost overly slick body. Still, I am more impressed with this beer than I thought I would be. I would try this again.
JMCtime (24) - Washington, USA - NOV 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Good. Similar to Spaten Optimator and Unibroue La Fin du Monde but, unfortunately for the Abbey Dubbel, those are better and more flavorful. Otherwise it’s pretty good.
geeklimit (208) - USA - NOV 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark reddish-brown. Plenty of carbonation on a wispy head. Strong yeast aroma. Strong yeast flavor on a floral & citrus back. Slightly bubblegum aftertaste on a reasonably clean palate.
DCLawyer (1554) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle->trappist. Dark amber with big frothy offwhite head. A: sweet candied fruit, Belgian yeast, banana, cloves. T: raisins, clove, brown sugar, dark fruit. No real depth, and has some metallic notes.
Block (1520) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - NOV 15, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I’m not sure. I wasn’t a huge fan of this beer. It’s malty sweet with roasted malts and caramel notes. The finish was just a little weird to me.
Sarlacc83 (950) - Oregon, USA - NOV 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle.A: Borderline red with a thin creme colored head. Some lacing.N: Big raisin and toffee. Biscuit and clove. Massive banana. Esters. Some toast and peppercorn. T: Banana sweetness. Na? much bitterness. M: Medium body. Firm carbonation. Alcohol is well hidden . O: A solid beer. Nose is superior to taste, though if you have a banana fetish, this will...you know.
Namespayne (56) - - NOV 12, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle: maybe a hair below the best I’ve had in Belgium (westvleteren XII) and I’ve been five times. This is definitely on a par with Rochefort and I think even better. Extremely pleasant.
Zymurgeist2 (1115) - Redwood City, California, USA - NOV 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rich, dark fruit aroma. Layers of complexity. Clear brown with an off-white head. Taste is rich caramel and slight bubblegum, with layers of dark fruit. Slightly thinish mouthfeel.
mikedevilsfan (188) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Descent example of the style, but definitely an American take. Smell of sweet fruits and dark fruit. Taste is slightly sweet and malty. Overall good dubbel
slowrunner77 (6090) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
"sampled one after a chimay taste-off, and it was slightly better than the chimay dubble. more lively and fruitier, with a more pleasant nose and flavor...slightly. good beer, not great."
Vignale (2205) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flaska från SB. Drucken i pokal där det krämiga fina skummet kommer till sin rätt. Klar gyllenbrun färg. Maltsöt doft med marsipan, säd, rågbröd och jäst. Känns stiltypisk och rustik. Fina maltsmaker som nog kunde få stått till sig lite till. Söta smaker av honung, marsipan och frukt men också tydlig beska som är bra för balansen. Riktigt trevlig.