KajII (799) - 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.
craftbeersweden (279) - 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 (2320) - 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 (716) - 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 (258) - 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 (110) - 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 (1893) - 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,
argeru (14) - - FEB 2, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz Bottle. Deep dark amber color, thin fizzy head dissipates quickly. Strong spice, banana, toast aroma. Tastes of strong spiced banana bread, herb, slight citrus fruit. Good carbonation. Quite spicy but goes down surprisingly smooth. Pretty good stuff.
biznizness (1121) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 24, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Winter variety pack. Quite good example of the style. Nice balance of malt, subdued hops, and fruity belgian yeast flavors. Thumbs up.