Brewed by Saimaan Juomatehdas
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Mikkeli, Finland


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RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (9821) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
suurjuust (1374) - ESTONIA - FEB 10, 2015
Amber beer, small off-white head. Nose is spice notes with malt and some sweetness. Flavor is fruity and caramel notes, spice, malt, toasty notes. On the sweet side. Very simplistic for the style, somewhat watery. Shared by martjoobolut, thanks!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
martjoobolut (1132) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 10, 2015
0,33L bottle (from Koht auction). Pours clear red amber with no head. Aroma is sweet, malt, caramel. Flavor follows the nose. Alcohol is rather well covered. Overall: ok-ish, very simple.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
visionthing (3137) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 16, 2015
33cl bottle from some Alko in Helsinki. Pours clear copper coloured with a small off-white head. Caramely and malty aroma with notes of dried fruits and spices. Very sweet and caramely with notes of raisins and a quite light bitterness in the slightly spicy finish. Caramel bomb and way to sweet for my taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Arve_Christian (3432) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 16, 2015
On bottle with Visionthing, thanks a lot. Amber color, some foam. Medium aroma intensity; malt, dried fruits, some honey and fruitiness. Medium body & complexity. Immediately sweet, not much bitterness to balance it. Enjoyable, but too sweet ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
zvikar (3882) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - DEC 31, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks tomer. Pours orange to bronze with a small head, aroma of spices caramel and fruits, flavor of spices, micromeria, fruits, caramel, medium bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tomer (1877) - 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 (6534) - 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 (2003) - 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 (3567) - 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 (2832) - 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.

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