Brewed by Saimaan Juomatehdas
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Mikkeli, Finland


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RATINGS: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Hillitty ja hienotunteinen Valamon Luostarin kanssa yhteistyössä valmistettu maailman ainoa ortodoksiluostariolut.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (9616) - Tallinn, - JUN 19, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2014 Tap (SOPP2012, Turku)
Smooth mellow gently woody aroma, sweet and rich. Looks lovely, a rich rusty orange. Super smooth in the mouth, succulent, and with just enough carbonation to make the sweetness not too sticky. Lovely mellow bready vapours - clearly packing, but not boozy. Slips down so easily, one pint is most likely to be followed by another!
Rerate: Aged vertical
BB2012-11: 6:4:6:3:13=3.2, some raisin even in aroma, nice hoppy bitterness, clear, and beautiful.
BB2011-05: 6:3:7:4:14=3.4, more oxidised, still hoppy, has gone a little misty.
Looking forward to a 3-way vertical in a few years time!
Rerate vertical: 2014-11
Fresh: 6:4:5:3:9. baby vomit aroma? onion chive taste?
BB2012-11: 7:4:7:4:14+. beautifully mellowed. Raisins, soft. Damn good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tomer (1803) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - DEC 22, 2014
At a tasting, thanks hermod, almost no head, clear brown colour, aroma of dried fruits, sour dark bread, spicey cake and a hint of butterscotch, flavor of caramel, dark bread, spicey cake, candy, nuts and fudge.Fair and drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DSG (6337) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 17, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks tomer. Clear amber with an off-white head. Aroma of malt, caramel, some spiced holiday cookies and dark fruits. Sweet flavor, malty, caramelly, with fruits and mild spiciness. Medium-bodied.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
djoeye (1848) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 10, 2014
Clear copper body, off white low head, smaller lacing. Aroma; creme fraiche, dough, dried fruits, caramel malts, yeasty mild notes. Taste; dark malts, dried fruits, fermented fruits, some grassi-frutti hops, earthy notes. Finishes fruity, overall sweet. Ok body, medium carbonation. Overall; some disturbing yeast, somewhat unfinished brew? [33cl brown conic btl, abv7.5%, B@Alko (Muonio-Kilpishalli) 3.45€, BB4-15, t@höme]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
mike_77 (3408) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - DEC 5, 2014
Light brown. No head. Aroma has malt, wood and a touch of caramel. Body is quite light and thin. Has a fairly sweet taste with some woody dryness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Douberd (2608) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - NOV 26, 2014
(Saimaan Luostari Dubbel) 330 ml bottle from jookos, thanks! Served into a tulip, ABV 7.5% Amber coloured beer, with a clear body and a small and thin tan head sitting on top. Low retention, light lacing left on the glass. Aroma has toffee, caramel, spices giving it an interesting touch. Taste begins with the aforementioned spices, cardamon and coriander seeds, then caramel follows, toffee, ending with faint metallic notes that are not annoying in any case. Thin on the body, with the carbonation on the low side. Overall quite good, with a bit more body would be even better, maybe with stronger aroma as well. Still, very drinkable with the spices on the right quantity.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Kauge (355) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 22, 2014
Bottle as a gift from Espoo. BB 04-2015. Pours near-clear bronze colour with brief white head. Both nose and taste are initially intense candy caramel, but as it warms for some minutes, the freshness disappears, instead giving off notes of spices and cinnamon, grainy malts, earthy-grassy hops and doughy-plasticky yeast. Body medium, palate syrupy but not overly thick, carbonation more present when swallowing. Finishes unpleasantly dry, metallic and malty with faint earthy bitterness. Alcohol detectable but not dominant. Weird brew. Not terrible though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
k0mpsa (1361) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - OCT 25, 2014
Tap at olutexpo. Clear reddish brown color, tanned head. Aroma is sweet, suryp, candies. Taste is sweet malty, spices, some alcohol.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mtu71 (116) - Oulu, FINLAND - OCT 4, 2014
Bottle. Almost no head. Cloudy amber. Strong, greasy, yeasty, small bodied.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wiosna (267) - - AUG 23, 2014
0,2 hana@ Syystober. Kirkas, kauniin punertavan meripihkan värinen. Tuoksussa makeaa mallasta, karamellia ja pähkinöitä. Maussa alkoholia, pähkinää, karamellia ja käynyttä hedelmää. Harmillisen vetinen.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sarpa (952) - FINLAND - APR 25, 2014
bottle 33cl from alko @ home. Pours nice clear coppper with a light off white head. Malty aroma with spices and glue. Caramel, some yeast in the flavor. A bit of metallic aftertaste.

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