rangerred (989) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle into a goblet.
Pours a slightly hazy dark brown due to the sediment that got into the glass with a half finger fluffy white head. Really good head retention and decent lacing.
Aroma is a little bit weak but I really can pick out brown sugar and vanilla. There is also a slightly musty odor but it is more complimentary than it is distracting.
The brown sugar is more muted in the flavor allowing the the banana/clove Belgian yeast character to shine through. More vanilla that is subdued but there is a noticeable lack of complexity compared to some other versions of the style. Mouthfeel is on the watery side with a little bit of stickyness left on the finish.
Overall, I am not very impressed by this Dubbel. It really lacks complexity and depth of flavor along with a weak mouthfeel. I feel like this could be a whole lot better with a little bit of work.
Tide (2238) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Beergium. Dark brown color, beige head. Bitter taste with citrus, toffee, nuts, earthy notes, ripe fruits and a bit of yeast. Bitter finish with citrus, toffee, earthy notes and yeast. Very nice, smooth abbey dubbel.
Linnet (1313) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - JUL 31, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Yeasty, malty, lots of Basement aromas, earthy, grassy, bready malts, ruby colour, medium off-white head, lacing. Soft bite, noticably sweet, lightly salty. Medium body, lively carbonation, yeasty finish.
mateuszk (851) - Poznań, POLAND - JUL 31, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark brown, small head. Aroma of caramel, banana, spices. In taste banana, caramel, candi syrup, spices. Dry and medium bitter in the finish. Very light dubbel, a bit boring, still ok.
Prolitariat777 (54) - St george, Utah, USA - JUL 30, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brown hazy pour, some yeast inside. Clove and spice aroma with some brown malts. Some sweet dark fruits and nice brown malt balance.
lokitje (102) - - JUL 21, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
faint smell though that could be my cold appearance dark ruby thin layer of foam taste dark malts caramel. hint of red. fruit but not to much pretty bitter nicely balanced good beer
anders37 (19402) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty dark fruit aroma. Fruity malty spicy yeasty dark fruit and caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty caramel dark fruit finish.
Pumpkin87 (132) - - JUL 4, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a murky chestnut brown with fluffy off-white head that reduces quickly to a thin skim.
Nose is sweet malt with prominent cola note combined with fruitiness, not so much a cherry coke as a raisin coke. That follows on the palate, along with nut and honey flavors.
There’s a pronounced spritz and a full, somewhat slick mouthfeel, with slight bitterness on the finish.
Not as complex as some of its siblings, but a fine drink.
mauroruellas (390) - GETULINA, BRAZIL - JUN 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Acobreada,levemente opaca,espuma abundante e duradoura;aroma se desprende fácil aparecendo um frescor cítrico acompanhado de notas herbáceas e condimentadas,álcool já notado; sabor inicial adocicado aparecendo malte,frutas secas e vermelhas,ameixa,leve picante finaliza dando um equilíbrio impar e harmônico,álcool presente bem inserido,corpo médio/alto,boa carbonatação. Boa trapista,equilibrada,saborosa,encorpada,referência para o estilo,degustação obrigatória a todos apreciadores de uma boa cerveja
agent_persik (544) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy dark amber brown colour, small white head. Aroma of dried fruits and spices, hint of wine. Dry and lightly sweet taste has same notes plus caramel malt and hops in dry finish and aftertaste. Medium body and fizzy carbonation. Interesting dubbel, unusually dry.
Patdelichte (53) - - JUN 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lekker bruin, zoet bier met een caramel achtige smaak. Wat droge nasmaak maar zeker een top.