rajendra82 (932) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - DEC 29, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The appearance is much more attractive than the traditional murky brown Dubbel. The body is clear, and almost a glowing shade of brown. The smell is full of dry fruits like fig, raisins, and apricots, and provides a great preview of what is to come. The taste is very good in terms of showcasing fruity esters, but the overall flavoring s short of what is hinted at by the aroma. There is a bit too much simplicity and dilution in the flavor department. The feel in the mouth is slippery, oily, and smooth. The beer goes down easy, but I want to find out if this has ever been recast as a quad, because that’s what it is aspiring towards.
JeyAre (32) - - 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 (1845) - 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 (285) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - MAR 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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 (5306) - 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 (843) - 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
MrHult (76) - SWEDEN - MAR 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flaska från Systembolaget. Mörkt bärnstensfärgad vätska med ljust skum. Maltig sötma med tydlig skumbanan både i doft och smak. En god "Belgare"
Dazz3 (1463) - Hällefors, SWEDEN - MAR 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Pours cloudy amber with a huge white head. Smells nutty, caramel malty, sweet and a bit bread malty. Tastes fruity, caramel malt, sweet, a bit nutty and bread malty with a slight bitterness with a similar finish.