daleharshman (1045) - Escondido, California, USA - MAY 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
375 ml corked and caged bottle purchased 18 months ago at Holiday Wine Cellar ($2.97). Opens with a loud pop and pours a reddish brown hue with a finger and a half of cream-colored foam. AROMA of brown sugar, candied figs and raisins, and caramel malts. FLAVOR of dark fruits, some dry spice, with light cherry and toffee. Only lightly sweet. Despite the moderately large ABV for the style, it still has a somewhat watery mouthfeel. Been quite a while since I have had a dubbel and this was okay, but a less rich version of the style which was a bit disappointing. I was hoping that the aging would do more for this. (516, 866)
BeerFunGuy (875) - California, USA - APR 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer is rich brown in color with a hint of red. I has a very sweet aroma of fruit. It has a rich easy going flavor.
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hotstuff (4874) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rated on 7-23-2011 (Corked and caged bottle) The appearance is a medium sized frothy, fizzy tan head with a short retention, reddish brown transparent body, fast rising carbonation, and one ring of lacing. The aroma is malt, sugary, light hops, sweet, dark fruits, and mildly spicy. The taste is sweet, sugary, malty, dark fruits, hops, and light spice. The mouthfeel is semi-lively and this beer is medium bodied. This beer is very quaffable and the flavors blend together very well. This beer is worth trying and a beer I would drink again.
ineedbeer (1860) - Oakland, California, USA - APR 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is fairly fruity with raisin, fig and prune. Light oxidation notes of honey and faint cardboard. Medium caramel and toffee. Faint banana note with medium clove phenolics.
Pours a fairly clear amber with some copper and ruby notes. Medium thick, tan head that recedes somewhat quickly to the edges where it lingers. Light lacing and small legs.
Flavor has a light sweetness to it with quit a bit of fruit character. Raisin, figs, prunes and even some overripe stone fruit are all present. Light clove character. Medium low bitterness dries out the finish just a bit and prevents it from being sticky. Some light honey character.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied and slightly watery with medium carbonation. Low astringency and medium low alcohol warmth.
Overall an alright, dubbel but also somewhat bland and watery. Good fruit esters and phenolics, but its lacking the malt complexity and depth that I would expect. Easy drinking though.
Lubiere (12970) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 22, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A hazed brown ale with a thin mocha head. In aroma, sweet fruity molasses malt with vanilla, licorice notes, nice. In mouth, a sweet fruity malt with licorice and molasses, oxidized, not bad but tired.
Ferris (12926) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft - Raisin, brown sugar, dark fruit and abit of spice. Cloudy brown with a light brown head. Clove, brown sugar and dark fruit. Sweet finish and a bit long and cloying. A decent dubbel, but nothing great.
ejh8 (118) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Delicious dubbel with a thin texture when you taste those malty suds with the caramelized sugars and spicey Belgian abbey ale. A wonderful abbey dubbel with rice tastes that is a little lighter for its type.
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Acknud (1081) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - JAN 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I’m not much on Dubbels but this was ok. Amber pour from a 22 oz bottle. Aroma of sweet malt and caramel. Taste of malt and dark fruits. Some spices in the background.
hfmejias (1273) - Marshall, Minnesota, USA - JAN 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured Amber in color, clear, with an off white head. Aroma of malts and fruit are predominant but yeast and grain are also noticeable. Taste is similar, very sweet, spice and some hops. Very good beer, not bad at all.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Commercial Taphouse on 04/14/2011. Clear deep amber body with ruby highlights and a medium creamy tan head. Sweet fruit, spice, caramel aroma. Sweet belgian spice, fruit, dry malt and caramel flavor.
Medium body with moderately high carbonation.