KajII (763) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - NOV 9, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. The pour was a medium brown with a reddish hue and a large (2-3 finger) off white rocky head that was mostly lasting and had excellent lacing that left behind some nice residue which was left sticking to the glass.
The aroma was of a mild caramel malt, a light resin hop and a sweet yeast with notes of banana, maple syrup and some dark fruit with a mild alcohol tinge.
It tasted malty sweet with a hint of caramel and a touch of syrup in the beginning and finished about the same but with notes of banana, some fruitiness and a mild alcohol warming at the end. The flavor was left lingering on the taste buds for a nice long while along with the mild taste of alcohol.
Mouthfeel was light to medium in body, creamy and a little syrupy in texture with a nice mild carbonation.
Overall a very pleasant tasting Dubbel, not to sweet with a mild alcohol finish. A good representation of the style and a very well balanced brew.
Ktwse (1399) - SWEDEN - MAR 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours brown to amber with low white head. Aroma of yeast, coriander, hay, wheat, spices. Taste is spicey and peppery followed by medium sweetness. Body is light to medium with average carbonation.
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FetMule (84) - - MAR 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mörkt kopparfärgad belgisk dubbel från USA. Jäst, banan, bröd, brunt socker, marmelad, viss kryddighet. Tunn kropp.
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JeyAre (34) - - MAR 13, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark copper color, very Belgian smell and taste. With tiny head. Feels like they have mangers to stop the fermentation exactly before it become too sweet and this is good! Overall a good Belgian like ale!
thomat (1848) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from SB. Reddish amber with a thick off white head. Malty and spicy tones. Malt, fruit and spice.Medium to full body with a balanced spicy finish.
rarbring (1028) - Linköping, SWEDEN - MAR 10, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma: Smelling of bread, banana, cardamom and yeast.
Appearance: A clear amber colored beer. A high off-white head with good lacing and some curtains.
Taste: Tasting toffee, sweet bread, orange marmalade, slightly spicy and yeast.
Palate: Medium carbonation, a soft texture. A small body.
Overall: Lacks body and complexity.
Note: Bottle 355 ml at home. Reviewed 2014-03-10.
Linnet (1008) - Umeå, SWEDEN - MAR 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ar: fruity, yeasty, spicy, alcohol, jam, dark fruit, very authentic.
Ap: deep copper colour, medium beige head, lacing.
T: mid-sweet, actually a bit roasty and salty, low bitterness, ABV evident. Licorice notes.
P: medium body, soft carbonation, sweet and salty finish.
O: new take on the style.
SamTheBarrel (291) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - MAR 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2014 355ml brown bottle, poured into a Chimay Trappist glass. Appearance is clear mahogany with a small khaki head. Aroma is faint of syrup loaf, dark honey, pears and banana. Flavours of syrup loaf, dark honey, pears, banana and spices. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter. Palate is medium bodied, texture is slightly oily, average carbonation. A good American interpretation of an Abbey Dubbel, but compared to "authentic" classics in the style from Belgium, this beer lacks flavour complexity and depth.
larsniclas (5308) - Billdal, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled from Systermbolaget
Brown with a small, tan head.
Brown sugar and phenolic yeast in the aroma.
Even more phenols in the flavour. Slightly metallic and rather sweet.
ansalon (849) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - MAR 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours medium brown with a golden cast and a quite large frothy off-white head. Aroma is quite stringent and somewhat sticky, though not unpleasantly so. Apple, honey, caramel, esters and resin can be found. Taste is apple tartness, esters, caramel, honey, peach, resin. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a medium carbonation.
kryon (1075) - SWEDEN - MAR 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear mahogny with low brown white head
Aromas of roasted caramel, bananas, bubblegum, hints of wheat
Nice body sweet fruity taste with burned caramel notes