Calisky (458) - ALSACE, FRANCE - FEB 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Couleur sombre ambrée caramel, petite mousse brune. Nez fort de caramel et malt. Gout de caramel grillé, malté, un peu de sucre candy. Bonne petite pétillance. Fin de bouche un peu trop sucrée au caramel.
kermis (4752) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours clear brown with a medium tan head. Aroma of caramel, malt and ripe dark fruits. Flavor is over moderate sweet and moderate bitter. Nice fudge sweet character in the palate. Medium bodied with light carbonation. Nice example of the style.
Lowenbrau (1867) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - JAN 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle. A quite good belgian dubbel. Pours hazy dark copper, frothy tan head, some head retention anad lacing. Malty, caramel, spicy aromas. Medium body, average carbonation, oily texture. Taste is caramel, liquorice, some bready and spicy notes.
Hanoi (354) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nose is cellar, slight hazelnut, malt. Slight and unimpressive. Taste is coco, caramel, sugar, cherry, slight cola, nut leading to spice and floral notes. The finish is sweet with coco. Mouthfeel is slick.
A decent dubbel.
androman (296) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 10, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl bottle @ home. Dark reddish-brown color, brownish average head. Aroma caramel, dishsoap, biscuit, honey, cherry, malty, flowery, slithtly roasty. Taste heavy sweetness, lightly bitter. Full body, sticky texture, average carbonation, medium lasting sweetish finish. Not bad but way too sweet for me.
SarkyNorthener (1691) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from National Brewery Centre, Burton. Hazy dark brown beer with small head. Aroma of dark malts, brown sugar and caramel. Taste is caramel, sweet dark malts, some spice and some hops. Good Belgian beer.
hockeybeerguy (1507) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JAN 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark brown and leaves the same color body with a two finger white foamy head, not much lacing is seen; the aroma has some nutty super malty and rich, lotsa brown sugar coming through; the taste is super malty sweet kinda like "brown sugar candy with a malty aftertaste and finish; its pretty easy on the palate could be construed as a bit thin, but still good, carbonation is soft; overall, I say still a good beer worthy of coming back to
Nocturne (744) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Murky mid-brown colour, actually doesn’t look too appealing, but has a good lasting head. Smells sweet, dark and warming, with cocoa and red berries. Really chocolatey taste, underpinning of red berries again. A bit one-dimensional, but a dimension I’m happy to visit.
langeveld12 (202) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours an average frothy off-whitebhead that mostly diminishes. Body is clear red brown and sparkling.
Aroma contains moderate malts (cookie, grain, molasses), light hops (grass, spruce, citrus fruits), light yeasts (dough, horse blanket) and grape, raisin and cherry.
Flavor starts off light acidic and light sweet, to be followed by light acidic, light sweet and light bitter.
Body is light to medium with watery texture and soft carbonation.
Ok, with some fruits but a stange malty finish ruins most of it for me.
fkoolen (217) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear amber-brown colour with a beige head. Nose isn?t too inviting. Taste is mainly sweet with caramel, chocolate, raisins and plums but gets a nice balance from a little bitterness, malts and some spices like nutmeg. Taste doesn?t last long. Medium bodied, quite lively carbonation.