valpoaj (707) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - DEC 5, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle Pour - murky, reddish-brown with a medium head that settles quickly into a lasting film. Aroma is candi sugar, hint of dark fruit, bready...relatively strong, bit of a musty note...not bad, but not great. Flavor is decent as well - quite yeasty, generally sweet but with some back-end bitterness. Palate is medium-bodied. Ok, yet far from great offering, though this admittedly isn’t one of my favorite styles...
Fritz123 (1535) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - AUG 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a trade awhile ago. Pours a muddy brown with a red hue in my Pig Tulip. Robust dubbel style head. Aroma is prunes, plus, raisins, brown sugar, candied walnuts. Taste is dark fruits, walnuts, light brown sugars, toffee, and caramel. Active carb, medium body. Finish is spiced and candied nuts. Overall good stuff.
Prolitariat777 (102) - St george, Utah, USA - JUL 30, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Supe clear dark ruby red. Smell of cranberry candies. Palate crisp and sparkles. Mostly flavor so of different red fruits, such as cherries cranberries and raspberries. Some brown malts and walnuts as well.
BiiruBierBeer (911) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 25, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Smells like a dubbel and pennies and shoe leather. Tastes like a very dry dubbel. A bit minerally, especially in the aftertaste. This one was a miss for me.
phaleslu (9017) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle from my wife’s aunt in Madison - thanks again, Gretchen! Pours a cloudy amber color with a finger of off-white head that leaves a lasting film. Notes of caramel, boozy bread, toast, leaves, muddled spice, banana, and earth. Light-medium bodied, with moderate carbonation and an earthy, malty, sweet, leafy mouthfeel that finishes dry. Showing more age than it actually has, but still a solid dubbel.
DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 11, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
12oz bottle, Hazy amber orange color. Thin off-white head. Loose ropes of lace. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, kind of soft, lighter carbonation. More dry finish. Creamy kind of vegetable aroma, caramel, breadiness. Moderate to bigger sweet taste, light bitterness, kind of dry. Not a great dubbel. Seems old and off; not well-integrated.
AirForceHops (5767) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. Bottle to round out Willrunforbeer’s afternoon cellar clean out. Looks like a bottle date of 05/14 stamped on the neck. Dirty brown color, thin lasting head. Aroma is real nice, spiced apples, raisins and figs. The flavor does reflect the aroma with dark fruit being deep and rich without it becoming to sugary sweet. Yeast helps balance the level of malts. Body is appropriate for the style and has a light spice in the finish. Very nicely crafted from this brewer yet again. Fine example of the style.
WillRunForBeer (2052) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Dated 05/14. Pours medium brown with a beige head. Aroma is caramel, apple, slight vegetal, slight floral. Taste is caramel, apple, slight vegetal. Banana and yeast show towards the finish.
Beerman6686 (6041) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This poured a darker red color with off white head. Aroma of toast, dark fruit and caramel. Flavor similar, somewhat grassy, almost rustic, and well integrated. Nice stuff.
mrjaxson (448) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 13, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A yeast bomb? Is it possible? Huge nose of yeast with bits of candied fruit and moist leaves come out of the piles of foam. Not as sweet as the candied sugar ingredients suggest. Harsh, musty and boozy on the finish with hints of raisins. According to other sources, this is the second time New Glarus has released a dubbel, and I would think it possible that brewmaster Dan might rework the recipe for 2015 to make this smoother.