Andrew196 (1155) - Katy, Texas, USA - NOV 24, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
It’s just okay. Color of iced tea, beige head. Friendly on the nose, some spice, biscuity. Taste left me disappointed... Some sweet malts, plum, a bit boozy in the finish. Somewhat dry too.
GarrettB (1279) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 31, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
December 26th, 2013 - New Belgium goes wild in their LoF Wild Dubbel, a dark, dark brown beer with a great, thick soupy head. It’s like a smooth tan bubble bath, before I poke my nose in there. Piercing the outer crust, I get a spicy scent, like a strange, exotic spice shop, with glue, stone, and floral tones, with lots of scented soap. In a nutshell (though not smelling of one), it smells nothing like your usual dubbel, typically rich in those wood and cheese notes. And the taste is similarly deviant. I blame these mysterious sounding berries. There’s dubbel notes way, way underneath, especially with traces of fig, dark berries and such. But all of that is eclipsed by a peppery zest that runs through the whole of the flavor. The end features touches of bubble gum - possibly a product of the schisandta, with a sharp, floral note on the end. Not the traditional stuff, but I knew that when I saw the Lips of Faith circle rise high up on the bottle.
oldrtybastrd (3370) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy medium amber. Aroma is lightly malty, hoppy, yeasty. Flavor is moderately sweet, alcoholic, roasty dark.
mnurda (1214) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 29, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled sample from happy harrys. Great dubbel and the addition of the berries are a nice touch. Loved the burgundy colour...what a treat
FlacoAlto (4045) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 12, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled February 2014
A steady pour into my New Belgium globe glass produces a two finger thick, pale amber tinged, tan colored head. The beer is a dark amber color that shows a brilliantly clear, rich red-stained, amber hue when held up to the light. The aroma has lots of fruit character to it that is accentuated by clove like yeast spiciness; notes of ripe, concentrated plums, touches of watermelon, perhaps a hint of sweet vegetable like note, some touches of berry leaning prickly pear. Once you start to really dissect the nose you also get a bit of plastic leaning phenolic character in the finish.
Soft and creamy, but light enough still, there is soft, prickly carbonation here as well, but the texture really lingers on in the finish with a creamy heft to it. Lightly sweet, which is amplified by the ample fruit character; floral plum notes, 5-spice scented fig jam (without the sweetness), date butter, as well as caramelized, brown bread character, and sweet, red-grain crackers. There is a touch of savory quality here, even perhaps a bit of smokiness, both of these might be contributed by a bit of a phenolic character in this beer. A touch of plastic like character lingers through to the finish.
Not bad, quite drinkable actually, and I like the texture that this has. Though the light, phenolic plastic note in the finish throws things off just a bit.
BeerRenter76 (426) - Texas, USA - JUL 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Originally sampled on 1/7/14- Dark, red-tinted brown, 1/2 finger of mostly white head. OK retention. Fades to film. Slight lacing.Aromas of Belgian yeasts, dark fruit with mere suggestions of raisin & spice notes with clove, lighter cinnamon. Flavors of roasted malt up front with muted fruit notes. Yeast forward. Clove, allspice, cinnamon. Some leather and chocolate pop up at the end. Alcohol is well hidden, moderately high carbonation.
AndySnow (5460) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 20, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Where: NK Bar, Stockholm.
Appearance: Clear dark brown colour with a beige head.
Aroma: Spices, earthy, malt, bread, yeast.
Body: Medium body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Alcohol, spices, malt, bread, caramel.
Aniela (4195) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
150618 Bottle at NK Bar, Stockholm. Clear deep amber beer with an beige head. Malty fruity spicy aroma. Spicy malty fruity caramell flavour.
rlgk (15303) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 18, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at NK Bar, Stockholm. Clear dark amber beer with a nice beige head. Malty spicy aroma, fruity, bready notes, caramel, yeast notes. Spicy flavor, bready, caramel, pepper, fruity notes, cinnamon. Rather thin for the ABV.
chinchill (3344) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 15, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Wild yeast is more obvious (too obvious) in the aroma than in the flavor.
Distinct, moderately complex flavor.
Very nice mouthfeel with medium body and medium high carbonation.