lamas (1355) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 17, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Best before: 04/06. Pours a clear, candy apple red with a thin and fizzy tan head. Bananas, nutmeg, cinnamon and some alcohol in the aroma. Thin body with a high level of carbonation. Starts with some bananas and caramel and finishes pretty toasty with just a hint of alcohol. Wintery spices throughout. Enjoyable.
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 11, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Deep copper/amber color with a medium white head. Hoppy aroma, pine and grapefruit. Spicy flavor, picture an ipa with darker malts and caramel. Finishes mostly bitter. I say it’s a stretch to call this a dubbel, mainly because of the hops.
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 9, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark amber body... minimal off-white head. Awkard/forced spicy aroma of nutmeg and allspice, along with light citrus hops and caramel. Flavor is a bit better... belgian yeast brings warm realization to the spices, but it has a light papery character too. Overly sweet by itself... I can picture it being great with ham.
rlgk (10254) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - FEB 5, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber/orange, small offwhite head. Aroma from peach and figs, some hoppy notes. Malty fruity flavor with some cocoa. Quite mild finish.
mkobes (2140) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - FEB 3, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark amber in color with a nice lacing. Malty fruity aroma. Raisiny. Caramel notes. Malty and roasty flavor. Light roasty notes. Medium bodied. Finish is dry. ok.
Thaichile (599) - 10aFly, New Jersey, USA - FEB 1, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap. Pours a dark amber with nice head, but actually pretty low carbonation. Scents of caramel and fruit. Malty on the palate, with some lightly roasted notes. Leaning to the sweet side, but not a whole lot of body.
jimmack (1222) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - JAN 31, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz. bottle. Dark orange/amber color with a small off white head. Sweet, bready aroma with lots of banana and a bit of caramel. Yeasty, sweet malt flavor along with caramel, raisins and banana. Mildly cloying.
weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to Woody_Obeer for this...
Appears a light orange/amber with small white lacing.
Smell is of light flowers mixed into a red ale that’s been brewed with a Belgian yeast strain. Light amounts of banana are detected as well.
Taste is about the same as the aromas.
Mouthfeel is sweet and lightly malty.
porterhouse (1581) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - JAN 26, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle from <A HREF=http://www.ratebeer.com/Place/maine/portland/ target=blank>Downeast Beverage Co., best before 4/06) Pours dark orangish amber, very thin head which fizzes away quickly. Aroma sweet, yeasty, gluey. Very fine lacing. Mouthfeel kind of chewy, a little prickly. Taste is pretty sweet, yeasty, slightly gluey. A little like a witbier to me. Good.
hopdog (8848) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle shared courtesy of WOODY_OBEER. Poured a darker amber color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of bananas, caramel, and other fruits. Tastes of dark fruits, caramel, and bananas. Also has a medium sugary sweetness to it. Yes Mike, it is a Dubbel!