Slepkov (35) - Ottawa, Ontario, - AUG 2, 2008
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a cloudy orangy-yellow with a thick, coarse, and prolonged head. On the nose is citrus grapefruit with some light spice and warm yeast and honey. Not as yeasty as most dubbles. Quite sweet with light carbonation. Sweetness sets this one apart, but it is not overdone. Mainly biscuits and honey with some light clove and some mineral sharpness. I am enjoying this very much, although others may find it too sweet. The 7.5% alcohol is hardly noticeable and is well ballanced. A triumph. Also has one of the most memorable and attractive caps out there. A real find!
drjay44 (2344) - Salida, Colorado, USA - MAY 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml. bottle. Pours a medium, well retained white head, over a particle laden dark yellow (SRM 4) body.....nose is light floral honey, light clove, hints of allspice.....taste is sweet to start, leading to a dry hop bitterness....mouth feel light of medium, light alcohol warmth, carbonation adds creaminess. This falls well within the Belgian Blonde style. This style is not as complex as a Belgian Golden Strong nor a Tripel, but it has the appropriate aromas and flavors. The major flaw in this particular bottle is the heavy particle presence. BJCP 8/2/14/4/7
adnielsen (7586) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ home, picked up at Wilbur’s Fort Collins. Pours a clear, light orange appearance with a white head. Grainy, sweet pils malty, lemony, fairly herbal, a bit woody aroma. Begins pretty zesty, sweet, lemony, and spicy yeasty and finishes a bit bready and somewhat dry. Solid Belgian ale.
mar (4468) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 25, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
amber with a white head. nose is dried fruits, light spices, yeast, and lightly sweet. chewy palate, fruits, yeast, clean, not much else.
Fatalstrike (129) - Cerritos, California, USA - OCT 18, 2011
1.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2012 Wow, this one was quite the letdown. Went on a Belgian spree and snagged a bunch of belgian ales. This was easily the worst. Aroma all malty sweetness but is permeated with a horrible dusty attic smell that I cannot get over. Pours a amber/orange color with a short lived white foam. Taste fits with the aroma. This one is malt dominated. Syrupy and sweet. Very little, if any spice. No bueno! This bottle was definitely sitting on the shelf for quite some time, and it was clearly not meant to age. Unfortunate.
JDBaker11058 (1067) - Maryland, USA - FEB 4, 2011
1.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Appearance: hazy golden orange; one-finger bubbly white head that shrinks; lots of thick lacing. Aroma: orange juice, wheatabix cereal, clove and banana. Taste: cloves, bubblegum, banana, creamsicles, butter and honey. Finish: suddenly gets a little weird, funky and astringent. Notes: Well first, I don’t understand how this is a dubbel. Looks, smells and tastes nothing like one. It did look and smell very appealing. And the words that come to mind when describing the flavors sound appetizing. But this was not good. Overly sweet, with a cloyingly full palate belied by all the carbonation. The finish was horrible. Could not finish this. Very disappointed.
astrofrk (340) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 18, 2010
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy golden. Frothy lasting head. Aroma: Butter, bread. Quite enjoyable. Flavor: Sweet fruits, malt and then it starts to change into a chemical bitterness to the finish. It starts off like "The Divine" hot date that gets a case of PMS as soon as we get to her bedroom. Perhaps this explains the naked blonde on the bottle. Damn it... she really lead me on...
RobertDale (2617) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - AUG 12, 2010
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
11.2 oz. bottle. Pours a hazy gold with an average white head. Aroma of yeast and spices(?). Taste was metallic with caramel and spice. Below average.
Niko100 (1674) - Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy golden color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of malt, some yeast, & caramel; Flavor of sweet malt, yeast, caramel, fruit, hops, and spice; Finish is slightly bitter; Overall, not your classic dubbel - still not sure what to make of this one.
Beerman6686 (3550) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This poured a darker yellow color with a white head. Aroma was candy sugar and yeast. Flavor was light fruit, candy sugar, yeast and some astringency.
rondphoto (1256) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAR 15, 2010
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I had this at Sergio’s World Beer Bar in Louisville. No problem with the pouring or excess head. Reminded me of Hoegaarden, but slightly less coriander/citrus.