Chalumeaux (1039) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 14, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured from bottle thanks Willrunforbeer murky red brown with minimal head. Aromas of oak toast and tart grapes. Taste is sour grapes oak dark fruit and funk. Not my wheelhouse.
AirForceHops (6080) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 14, 2016
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz. bottle, share thanks to Willrunforbeer. Dirty muddy water brown color, no head. Aroma is tannic red wine, funky moldy oak. To be fair, this was sitting for a undisclosed amount of time. Maybe a tad more funk then I care for.
Leans more on a sour brown/ red. The Brewer calls it a Abbey Dubbel... Ummmmm ok. The longer it sits, it will get more funky. This is not a Lucid dream for me at all. funky oak, tannic red wine. Not for me.
WillRunForBeer (2247) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 14, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle from umich03jm. Thanks, Jason! Pours murky medium brown with a light beige head. Aroma is dark cherry, acetic funk. Sour red/brown here we come! Flavor is caramel, raisin, dark cherry. Mild acetic funk and oak tannins in the finish.
koleminer20 (2413) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - FEB 14, 2016
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle shared with ebone1988 from Dumpster Box No. 2. The pour is a dark ring color with no brown anywhere. This is straight red. There is a lowly very light khaki colored head that bubbles down to a film. The aroma is all wine and sourness. There is no traditional Dubbel aromas anywhere. A light malt exists at the very front, but that's it. All wine and light sour. The flavor is pretty much sour Belgian malt with a little wine thrown in. There is a sharpness that was offered up, and it's not good. The mouth feel is a little heavier and under carbonated. There is a heavy wood presence on the finish. The aftertaste is lingeringly wine-soaked wood and a little Belgian malt. Interesting for sure, but I'll never drink this again.
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ebone1988 (1320) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - FEB 14, 2016
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle shared with koleminer20, out of Dumpster Day box #2. Aroma is funky, red wine, skins, not a whole lot of Belgian qualities. Appearance is red, ruby, brownish, light tan head. Taste is cough medicine. Robitussin with carbonation. Red wine, Belgian malt, tannins, tons of barrel, terrible. Mouthfeel is medium body, light carbonation, woody aftertaste. Overall, yikes. This one is terrible.
firstsip (733) - Michigan, USA - JUN 23, 2015
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at brewery. Dark red. Spotty lacing. Clovey nose. Spicy body of clove, slight banana and bubblegum. Wine barrel character mellows as it warms.
Meilby (10934) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ HopCat, Ann Arbor, MI
Pours hazy deep amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of mal,t caramel, dried fruits, white wine and hint of funk. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long vinous, caramel, dried fruity and slightly funky finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
yngwie (16483) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 15, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Hop Cat, Ann Arbor. It’s a clear, chestnut cooked beer with a small lucky beige head. The aroma has a light caramel touch, nuts, bread, dried fruits and some grass. It’s full bodied and with a light warming touch and a pleasant carbonation. Caramel, dried fruits and some nuts in the flavor, lasting finish. A nice dubbel, but not much impact from the barrel. Some tannins and wine though. 150615
BOSSbrewer (2705) - Arkansas, USA - OCT 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home purchased at their pub in Grand Haven. Pours brown with a thin off white head. Aroma is slight malt and dark fruit. Flavor is tart and slightly sour. Some wineyness to it. Not at all a belg dub. Very much like a Flemish red or an American wild ale. Really nice.
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ChiGuy68 (536) - Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted from a 12oz. bottle. It poured a clear reddish brown hue with a bubbly beige head. Aroma of red wine and malt. You can defiantly taste the wine in this brew. Hard to place some of the other flavors. While I appreciate the creativity, this one just didn’t click for me.