mathieuc (3030) - Québec, Quebec, - JAN 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2013 Another brew from the always excellent St. Bernardus brewy. Pours somewhat brown but not dark brown with a nice and soft off-white head. Aroma is really subtle with a little nuts (WTF?) and bready notes. First sip is ridden with a not so pleasant metallic aftertaste. Blech. Once you overcome that and continue to drink on it is a pretty light brew that is nice to drink but not complex. Mouthfeel is really nice tho, fluffy and light. It is nice and malty with not much hops to speak of. Overall I’d say that this is the one I enjoyed the least from their range but it is still quite good for what it is!
PowY (43) - - MAY 26, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330 ml bottle. Pours brown with a large off-white head. Aroma of lightly roasted malt and grain as well as earthy and yeasty notes. Watery body with quiet lively carbonation. Taste is a little sweet and acidic with roasted malts (caramel) and subtle notes of mead with a nutty and little alcoholic aftertaste.
AtronSeige (1148) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - MAY 20, 2016
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Aroma: Medium-light toasted bread with light syrup that quickly disappears. Medium spiciness, coriander, Light fruity, banana. No hops.
Appearance: Slightly hazy, copper body. Large, frothy, rocky head, fair retention. Lacing.
Flavour: Medium coriander, Light toasted bread with syrup. Medium-light bitterness. Very dry finish with lingering coriander.
Mouthfeel: Light warming. Medium-high carbonation, Light body. Light oily tongue coating. Medium-light astringency.
Overall: Missing the maltiness that is expected of the style. The coriander is front and center, and it refuses to move, overpowering everything else, even hanging around afterwards to annoy me.
330 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Andre!
26B. Belgian Dubbel
MarinEvelyn (786) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 18, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Well balanced. Caramel, dark fruit, a slight sweet bitterness taste towards the end.
beerbaaron (1926) - Arizona, USA - MAY 16, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ruby light brown. Thin tan head. Caramel. Dark fruit. Mild to moderate spice. A touch of alcohol. A little earthy bitterness. Good balance. Nice to get so much flavor without all the abv.
Bijl (90) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 15, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Kastanjekleurig donkerere dubbel met een beetje schuim. De kraag is crèmekleurig. Aromas: Donker fruit, karamel, iets metalig. Geen hops in de neus. Smaak: Een prettig zuurtje, karamel geroosterde mouten, kruidig (wat in combinatie met aardig wat koolzuur een prikkeling aan de zijkant van de tong geeft), donkere fruitsoorten en een aardige nabitter. Koolzuur is flink actief in de mond, redelijk volle body. Scherp / bitter in de afdronk. Heerlijk!
chris__hartley (374) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 10, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
It pours murky mahogany with copper highlights; the head is beige and mousse-like. The aroma has notes of: figs, dark fruit, raisins, and dark bread. The taste is medium sweet that finishes lightly bitter; there are notes of: toffee, banana, bubblegum, and sourdough. The palate is medium bodied with light carbonation and a medium finish. Overall, a more refreshing version of the abt 12.
josanguapo (883) - SPAIN - MAY 5, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2016 From elcervecero. In La Trappe chalice. Playing South Park The Stick of Truth. Fruity, like melon. Not a profile I like much but it isnt difficult to drink either
puredelusion (221) - Lviv, UKRAINE - APR 28, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
0,3 bottle. Pours murky dark brown color with small, mostly lasting white head. Yeasty, malty aroma with note of nuts. Flavor is light to medium sweet, caramel, dried fruits. Light bitter. Short bitter, nutty finish. Medium to full body, average carbonation.
YigSvartka (273) - Manitoba, CANADA - APR 25, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Opaque ruby brown hue with a mid sized beige head. Robust aroma consisting of caramel, brown sugar, licorice, dried plum and berries. Full bodied and extremely malt forward. Flavour profile remains true to the aroma. Rich, decadent, and delicious.
Alex60 (70) - - APR 19, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bouteille 33 cl- couleur noir comme un coca, mousse beige, nez sur le caramel, goût : fruits, caramel épices, onctueuse, final sur le caramel dur et sur les épices