erickok (4322) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - AUG 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear, brown body with light tan, big head. Very bready, of the cheap kind, with dades and caramel, but never very classy. Heavy carbonation, which masks the taste a bit. Medium sweet with a bit of bitter backup. Very standard Belgian stuff here. Not too flavourful, but underneath its not bad at all. Strange because I like the highly carbonated mouthfeel but at the same time it makes this taste so subdued. Made with knowledge, but also to conservative for me. (33cl bottle)
Barrelbelly (712) - BELGIUM - JUL 3, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light brown with small head. Aroma of caramel and malts. Taste of caramel, malts and yeast. Ok
Grzesiek79 (3522) - Radom, POLAND - FEB 12, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
grass, cheese, bubblegum, banana, cooked vegetables, raisin, vanilla, amber, cloudy, brown, brown foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, heavily sour, medium body, creamy, lively, long finish,
olsvammel (4243) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 28, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
At St Gummarus pub in Lier, Belgium. It poured a dark amber liquid with a beige head. Sweet and caramely malty. Nice and malty beer with lots of caramel malt.
altonbrownd (3984) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - OCT 8, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Beer Planet. Dark amber body with puffy, tan head. Nose of sweet malts and spices. Taste is sweet, malty, with caramel and toffee. Quite sweet. Smooth texture. Lactose in the finish. Okay.
Benzai (10641) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 1, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ home. Brown color, beige head. Smell yeast, sweet and some fruityness. Taste sweet and caramel. Average carbo and medium body.
dutchbeerpages (1876) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - JUN 19, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Strange aroma, almost like a cellar with a spicy salami sausage. This also comes bakc in the taste. It is a pretty beer to look at. The aftertaste is tingly, watery and sort of empty. Bottle from De Glimburger in Maastricht.
ElDesmadre (2279) - Mikołów, POLAND - MAY 25, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark reddish brown color with frothy, lasting head. Aroma is roasted malts, nuts, dark grapes and dried fruit - blackcurrant, apricots, raisins. Sweet and heavy, pleasant scent, which the taste falls short of. Much less fruity than the aroma, the taste is dominated by roasted malts, nuts, some metallic elements, dried fruit quite subdued. High carbonation, a bit too watery texture, bitterness low. Decent enough but slightly disappointing.
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 29, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The pour is nice especially for a dubbel, which tend to be fairly fizzy; a mostly clear, sparkling, deep ruby color with a khaki-colored, full, creamy, rocky head which is mostly lasting and does leave some scattered, foamy lace. The nose is pleasant enough with toasted breads, toasted caramels, maple, slight raisin esters, light spiciness, and some earthy tones. The flavor is okay but flawed with metallic undertones, lots of toasted caramel, some breads, slight raisins and dates, and the same earthiness. The palate is okay with a more than medium body, soft to lively carbonation, and a dry but round mouthfeel. The finish is dry, still fairly sweet with caramel and date, and balanced by the earthy tones. A nice dubbel with the metallic notes being the biggest downfall. Certainly rich and balanced by a nice earthy note but not overly complex. Decent effort but much better examples from Belgium.
77ships (5562) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 9, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle@bar: earthly amber/brown coloured with beige head, tasted sweet with heavy emphasis on overripe fruit with nuts, caramel & toffee, roasted malt & some maple syrup, bit light bodied, not that impressive really