Wulfstan (509) - California, USA - OCT 29, 2009
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is excellent and complex.
It’s very dark ruby red with a medium off-white head that shrinks steadily to a foamy ring and wispy top with a little lace.
The aroma is subdued but good. It’ssweet and fruity, dried figs, ripe plums, stewed pears, and toasty grain.
The taste is excellent, restrained yet still fairly assertive, well-rounded and balanced with some complexity. Raisiny and a little spicey, it has stewed, caramelised pears, hint of dried fig, fruity grain, toastiness, hint of pepper, and a little light red wine. Sweetness is consistent and balanced with light bitterness and spicey warmth. Aftertaste is caramelised toast and fresh plums. All is well-integrated and well-rounded, smooth and drinkable.
slowrunner77 (444) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dubbel in presentation, though on the lighter side for that style. It’s a solid if not spectacular double...very clean and tasty, just lacking in the wow factor that so many RR beers do not lack.
yiannnos (852) - , CYPRUS - AUG 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampler @ RR. Light brown colour. Toffee, coffee aroma and flavour. Light bodied.
Defreni (2603) - Husum, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fad: Taster på brewpub. Ravfarvet klar øl med et fint skumhoved. Duften er tydelig belgisk dubbel men med et lille snert af røg der gør øllen lanngt mere interessant og kompleks. Bakker sødmen virkelig godt op og ville helt klart være et hit i et lidt koldere klima.
Homer321 (1853) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at brewery. Nose is sweet caramel like a candy bar. Dark red pour. Full of fruitiness and almost a cheery chocolate combination. Very fruity and well balanced.
Reynolds314 (2278) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the source. Pretty ok dubbel. Aroma is sweet bready malts and mild nuttiness. Taste is kinda just carbonated bread. Sweetish and sticky a little grainy.
gendv138 (1191) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft as part of the full sampler at Russian River. Amber with off-white head. Aromas of coffee, spices, yeast, floral notes. Tastes of coffee, dark fruit, spices, yeast. Medium-light body with a dry finish.
robertjm (771) - Albany, California, USA - JUN 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at RRBC . Draft opaque brown body. Light rosary malts in the flavor. Not particularly Belgiany to me. Utah, a nice beer none the less.
Theydon_Bois (8100) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at RR, Santa Rosa, 27/04/14.
Clear chestnut brown with a moderate beige covering that retains
Nose is dark fruit skins, light yeast tones, vanilla, grassy linger, dates.
Taste comprises fruit cake mix, light spice, yeast esters, woody twinge, dark stoned fruits, prunes.
Medium boded,fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Solid enough dubbel.
Bule (731) - California, USA - MAY 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours a dark brown color without much head. Chocolate flavors and some mild hops. Nice flavors but a bit out of style for a Dubbel.
tiong (3700) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAY 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ Russian River, Santa Rosa, CA
Pours reddish brown with a smooth head. Aroma of syrup, spices, malts, earthy notes and yeast. Taste is smooth, sticky sweet and syrupy with some ripe fruits, yeast and spices. Finish is sweet, syrupy and spicy with notes of anise, licorice and raisins. Quite sweet for a dubbel.