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.
Reynolds314 (2224) - 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 (975) - 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 (759) - 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 (7904) - 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 (690) - 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 (3611) - 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.
Nische (633) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - SEP 3, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rated from backlog. Draught @ the brewpub. Dark amber with a white head. Lightly yeasty aroma with caramel. The flavor has a lightly sweet caramel and bready crust malt profile, with light yeasty flavors and a spicy, hoppy, bitter finish.
Jimmythespoon (452) - CYPRUS - JAN 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tried at brewpub in sampler. Light brown colour. Little aroma, easy smooth beer. Nice clean dry finish.
mike_77 (2963) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear brown colour. Has a very smooth, rich taste with malts and caramel sweetness coming through.
Sammy (8354) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 11, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasty though simple dubbel, enjoyed on tap at the brewpub. Poours Cola brown. Not so yeasty or too sweet. A nice mouthfeel. Characteristics of a dry stout, and featuring licorice. Medium bodied, a little bitterness, malt, spice, and a tad fruity.