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.
danielecamo (836) - ITALY - AUG 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
In bottiglia. Aroma di nocciola, frutta secca, cioccolato. Al palato corpo medio, con sentori di frutta secco, leggero lievito, caramello, cioccolato.
Sissio (937) - Orsenigo, ITALY - AUG 26, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear red copper, brown head
Toffee, caramel, raisins, passito
aftertaste mou candy
riped fruit, bitterness due to yeasts (?), milk chocolate
Cousin_Larry (639) - - AUG 10, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is plum alcohol, huge head that dissipates quickly, OK lacing, taste is surprising - almost like a coffee stout with some metal.
hrabren (248) - Zagreb, CROATIA - AUG 10, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
0.33 bottle from Pivoljub, Ljubljana, Slovenia. Hazy reddish brown, turns hazy orange on the light. Creamy off-white to beige head. Caramel and dried fruits, fruit jam, cake. Cherry sourness, red fruits, light sweetness, alcohol presence. Quite sour finish, soft carbonation. I’d love to have another.
peyto567 (41) - London, - AUG 6, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
how you can not like this beer is beyond me. toasty, nutty, meaty and satisfying. a medium body keeps it approachable
birraiolo (246) - ITALY - AUG 6, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottiglia da 33 cl. Color leggero ambrato con schiuma nocciola di grana media di media tenuta. I profumi dono fruttati di frutta a polpa gialla matura e nocciole. Al palato inizio fruttato che lascia spazio a sentoti di spezie e un finale amarognolo, corpo medio che fa sentire un pó troppo l’alcool.
Tide (2277) - 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 (1324) - 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 (1021) - 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 (102) - 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.