felsenpils (147) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 6, 2010
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Very nice Belgian style ale. Dark amber color with great foam retention.
Phenolic aroma, spicy Belgian taste. Glad to see that the brewers have
not imparted an annoying hop aroma as many microbreweries do.
This beer would sell very well on the shelf of a Belgian supermarket.
To the brewers at New Belgium, you got this one spot on.
Obfuscate (391) - Minneapolis, - FEB 6, 2016
2.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Just not a style for me. The clove ruins anything for my tastes. Do get some nice banana notes though.
skazhy (8) - LATVIA - JAN 24, 2016 does not count
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a light off-white head. Light flavor of dried fruit & malty aroma. Nothing too exciting.
biirusaikou (1928) - - JAN 15, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared. Toffee, dried fruit, dough, quite yeasty, bit of spice, fairly sweet finish with boozy notes. Not so impressive nor balanced for this classic style, seems they do a better job at hoppy and funky sour brews.
Svesse (7510) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JAN 12, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle) Reddish brown colour with frothy, beige head. Malty, fruity nose with dried fruit, dark bread, ginger, some chocolate, hazel-nuts, orange peel and a touch of wort. Malty, fruity taste with notes of dried fruit, caramel, ginger, treacle-toffee, brown sugar, hazel-nuts, orange peel and a gentle spicy bitterness. Medium body, with a balanced sweetness. Really tasty and well made example of the style. Very nice.
tennisjoel (1271) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - JAN 6, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear brown pour. Thin white head. Basic Abbey dubbel style. Flavors of caramel, roasted nuts, Drinkable, but slightly artificial tasting. Does not hold a candle to authentic belgians. Thinking Westmalle, etc.
androman (1300) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
1.5dl on tap at Craft & Draft, Amsterdam. Body is clear amber brown, head is big, beige, creamy, mostly lasting, excellent lacing. Nose is light roasted malt, flavor is dried fruits, molasses, honey, brown sugar, light spices. Heavy sweet, medium roasty bitter, light fruity sour. Finish is medium lasting roasty medium bittersweet. Medium body, slick texture, soft carbonation. Easy dessert beer, a bit too sweet for me but nice anyway.
oskart (53) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 22, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Copper color with a thin head. Medium non-citrus fruit aroma. Earthy and slightly sweet. Slick Warming mouthfeel. Medium balanced sweet/bitter finish.
KyotoLefty (8501) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 1, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Komachi. Finally got around to trying this Belgian-American classic. Pretty red-orange-brown, clear, with a tall, fine, off-white head. Yeasty nose, a bit roasted, miso, chocolate, spicy yeast. Flavor is quite spicy and full of umami, chocolate, soy. There is a rough yeastiness that I don’t really dig. Not too sweet, but the malt flavors are unimpressive for a dubbel.
tysongillmore (361) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I didn't take any extra notes when I tried this beer for the first time but I'm gonna try it again and update my comments.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
mrjaxson (418) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 14, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours to a beautiful, big head barely fitting in a tulip, releasing a yeasty blast detectable from across the kitchen. Upon closer examination, one might nose out a bit of dark cherries and raisins, too. Body is quite spry and balanced with a sharp finish that also has hints of sweetness. Very nice.