rnlanders (11) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - NOV 13, 2012
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sour smelling and tasting, a little sweet. Ruddy brown in color. Much fizzier than I expected, with a long finish - carbonation overpowers the flavor a bit. Bitter in the back of the throat, but not overwhelmingly so.
asedzie (600) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 30, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours deep but translucent brown with two finger head - beige, solid retention. Nose is fruity, caramel, marmalade, mild roasted grain, raisins and just a touch of earthy tartness. Palate is rich and hearty, full of textured caramelized malt sugar notes. Some very rich and nearly indescribable flavors open up right upon the first taste, with some light heat and alcohol as well as a taste that is almost meaty or glutamate. Flavor is a very complex merging of malt ad yeast flavors - cream, vanilla, banana. Some some bitterness and herbal flavors on the finish. A wonderful rendition of a dubbel that is worth revisiting over and over.
nimbleprop (4817) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle pours a very murky copper amber with quite a bit of fluffy, off white head. Nose has loads of yeast character, spice, clove, pepper, lots of bubblegum, some ripe banana, some candy. Flavor follows right along, candy, some white pepper, bready notes come through, some caramel, clove, bubblegum, banana. Full bodied, sticky finish. A bit overdone.
maltman53 (311) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - AUG 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown, cloudy color. Christmas cake, prune on the nose. Rich, dark, cooked fruit on the palate, with the carbonation giving it a kind of Dr. Pepper effervescent overall taste. Overall, a well-balanced professional product but not exactly my taste.
MiamiBarman (33) - Miami, Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On the aroma, I picked up strong hints of licorice, Christmas fruitcake or panettone, prune, raisins, and other dried fruit, along with the usual caramel and maple syrup I normally associate with this type of brew. The appearance was a simply splendid amber colored beauty with a soft, tan pillowy head. It seems evenly medium-bodied on the tongue with perfect carbonation. The taste up front was slightly sweet and spicy in the licorice sense but then it quickly dries out once it get to the back of your tongue and upon swallowing. Endlessly fascinating. I do enjoy this style and am anxious to compare it to Chimay Rouge.
floydslip (169) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice-looking deep reddish-brown beer with a thick creamy tan head. Sour nose of light balsamic, blood orange, and resin. Flavor is both sweet and sour. It starts with orange blossom honey then moves to mirin before closing with some lightly burnt caramel. Richly effervescent, this is a quaffable abbey ale.
miquelcrush (1362) - Granollers, SPAIN - AUG 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bona cervesa, és bastant equilibrada i gustosa.
Buena cerveza, es bastante equilibrada y sabrosa.
Berard (300) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 9, 2014
1.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Pours brown with thick creme colored head. Smells like a wheat abbey ale and tastes such.
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Matt_Foran (26) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - AUG 8, 2014
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice dark burgundy/ruby color and nice head. Not much on the aroma, pick up hints of plum. You can pick up the spices and citrus flavors with a nice malt background on first taste. Very nice, typical Belgian style from Ommegang!
Mark_Eck (656) - - AUG 2, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice burgundy color. Aroma and taste are caramel, fruits, and spices. Great Dubbel.
high_on_hops (613) - Burlingame, California, USA - JUL 29, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap. Pours a hazy brown with a tan head and lacing. It has a rich aroma of raisin, apple, some caramel, and toasted malt. The flavor is rich fruit up front with a solid malt backbone and a slightly sweet, slightly dry finish.
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