RateBeer
overall
99
100
style

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 2123   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Deep burgundy color with a big, fluffy head. Complex fruit aromas with a layered sweetness (honey, then caramel, then toffee) with a hint of licorice and chocolate. A big, rich, abbey-style ale that dries out nicely on the finish.


KajII's rating

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KajII (783) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - JUN 4, 2010
Bottle. Poured a hazy brown with a large tan rocky head and had good lacing. The aroma was of sweet toasted malts, dried fruit, a leathery yeast and had a moderate alcohol scent. It tasted slightly sweet yet acidic in the beginning and finished about the same with a mild alcohol flavor. Mouthfeel was light to medium in body with the texture being quite creamy. Overall an assume brew and quite satisfying to drink.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
siennaemerson (10) - New York, USA - NOV 21, 2014
Ommegang really captures that abbey ale essence. It compares nicely to Chimay red. It has all the soft ale-fruit taste, like hints of apple and banana, with a nice moderate hoppiness, and cloudy brown color.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
piscator34 (1980) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 21, 2014
750ml corked and caged. Ruby in colour with fairly strong carbonation. Aromas are of sultanas, toffee, and dried orchard fruit. Strong toffee-ish malt flavor along with red apple, and herbs. Light bodied. On point style wise, but a touch fruity for me.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
rjmc64 (11) - Deer Park, New York, USA - NOV 17, 2014
Pours medium brown with a big fluffy had that dissipates quickly. Nose is dank and musty. Rapidly evolving flavors from honey to fig to toffee. Semi dry finish.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
UXO (340) - CANADA - NOV 9, 2014
Pours clear amber-brown with one finger of loose light tan head diminishing rapidly to nothing, no lacing. (3/5) Nose is boozy dark fruits - raisins, figs, dates - toffee malt, faint spice. (7/10) Taste is moderate sweet, mild bitter, slight sour. (6/10) Medium body, prickly to moderate sustained carbonation, warming finish. (4/5) Iím a little puzzled by this one - I was expecting something a little more polished. The alcohol, for example, is immediately apparent on the nose, and thereís a bit of sour in the finish that Iím not entirely sure should be there. The bottle looked a little chewed up, so itís possible I ended up with an old or badly-handled one. I may need to re-review this later, possibly from a proper corked 750ml bottle. (11/20)

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
StefanSD (2183) - Lakeside, California, USA - NOV 9, 2014
750 ml bottle. Pours a roan brown color with a medium sized beige head that has fair retention. The aroma is mild with toffee and spiced fruits. The taste was caramel and green apple. The palate was thin and disappointing. Finished short dry. Overall: meh

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
commonshawn (422) - - NOV 1, 2014
Big corked bottle from four firkins. Dark mahogany with slightly tan head. Funky sour raisin, sweet date nose. Extremely smooth. Sweet with slight tartness, finishes warm and raisin. Delicious.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Carlisle (77) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2014
Bottle. Opaque brown with thick tan head; a lot of fine carbonation with substantial lacing. Sweet plum and grape aromas with hints of cherry. Sweet fruit--plum, cherry, and raisin--followed by a finish of deeply toasted biscuit with nutty notes along with slight bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
teromous (77) - - OCT 26, 2014
Appearance: Itís a hazy brown colored body with a thick fluffy creamy khaki head that stands for a long time. Itís a very beautiful looking beer in the glass. The head really accents the beer nicely. It doesnít produce much lacing.

Aroma: Alcohol...Itís right up front on the nose. The beer is only 8.2% ABV and it doesnít do a very good job of hiding it. There is a light "bakery" scent to it...kind of like cookies...but not sweet or artificial. Itís not that strong of a scent. Not much going on in the nose really.

Taste: Alcohol flavor, with some light caramel that coats the tongue and slowly increases the caramel flavor in the mouth as drinking this beer continues. There is a light hint of banana chips in the background, but very light on overall Belgian yeast character.

Mouthfeel: It has a good presence in the mouth. The beer is smooth and the alcohol gives it a faint warming sensation. Good carbonation. Very easy to drink.

Overall: Itís a decent enough Dubbel if you have that Belgian Abbey Ale craving, but it doesnít quite meet the mark when it comes to some of the more diverse flavors that are available on the market. I wouldnít say "donít drink it" because is is a lovely beer. It just feels like a beer that was hurried or something.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (6019) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 17, 2014
"deep and complex. intermingling dark fruit and spicy aroma and flavor. one of the better ones iíve had within the style. read brewerís description...you can actually taste or smell most of those things!"

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brigg (519) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 15, 2014
(Bottle) Dark chestnut body with a bid, tan head that recedes to form stiff peaks. Very little lace. Aroma is heavy with sugar; unidentifiable spice, dark malt, hint of molasses, banana, pear. Light to medium body; chalky mouthfeel. Very nutty, caramel malt flavor; some floral and fruit notes on the tip of the tongue; moderate bitterness. Very sweet, a little cloying.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 » 213


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50