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.
GreatDane1632 (822) - USA - MAY 8, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Some good bang for your buck. Most places sell this at the same price as all other 6-packs and at 7%ABV this can be efficient.
guzzler67 (1550) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAY 6, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tawny appearance with a large beige head that faded quickly and left spotty lacing. Yeasty aroma of dark fruit and light spiciness. Residual sweetness in the flavor as the caramel malts show up. Spicy notes found in the aroma are still there along with a hint of tobacco. Faint herbal hop presence in the aftertaste. Creamy, medium bodied mouthfeel and a long lasting finish. A great bargin.
craftbeersweden (300) - SWEDEN - APR 20, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark copper color with a beige head.
Nose: Caramel malt, dried fruit, yeast, bread, resin and banana.
Taste: About the same as the aroma, dried fruit, caramel malt, brown sugar, spice, cinnamon and bread.
Body: Medium, complex body with a beatiful softness. I really like this Dubbel!
BOSSbrewer (2513) - Arkansas, USA - APR 18, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Goehners house for Oktoberfest. Pours brown with one finger of head. Aroma is malty and some town sugar. Flavor follows with some yeastiness. Nice beer but pretty sweet.
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EdInSaltLake (724) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - APR 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown sugar sweet character, with a lot of estery yeast. Raisin-like fruit. Flavor also has some caramel malt, and banana-like yeast flavor.
IPagan5 (101) - San Marcos, California, USA - APR 2, 2015
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Vanilla all way through aroma and flavor. Very enjoyable. Siocy cinnamon and bananas with a caramel finish. Lace all over glass..good Belgian character.
MaltOne (261) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 20, 2015
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours pours medium amber, nice head. Aroma bananas bread, dried fruit. Flavor follows aroma... banana bread... though not overly sweet. Exceptionally balanced, light and subtly lush at the same time, with a momentary dry note before a lingering light sweetness. Nice, refined.
tekstr1der (120) - New Hampshire, USA - FEB 15, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep copper pour with creamy clingy head. Aromas of caramel, bread, yeast, and esters. Flavor is somewhat alcoholic, with heavy malt presence balanced by delicate hops. Somewhat sweet finish has me sipping more...
JFGrind (1894) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 12, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Searching the beer fridge for an Imperial Stout and came out with a New Belgium Abbey. Everything I love in a Belgian Dubbel including the style bottle. Highly enjoyable and reasonably priced. Need to stock up next time I am in Delaware.
Thullin187 (8) - Smyrna, Tennessee, USA - FEB 5, 2015 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
chocolate, roasty, bread, resin, alcohol, banana, brown, hazy, minimal head, tan foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, slick feel, soft carbonation, bitter,