JaBier (4415) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JAN 15, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by my brother. Cloudy amber to brown pour with a huge tan head. Aroma consisting of malt, citrus, caramel and toffee along with slight herbs and fruit. Malty and caramelly flavor with light citrus before a grassy finish.
Hanoi (281) - - JAN 15, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nose is bread, yeast, a little malty sweetness, red berries, a little banana give it a fruity note. Taste is malt and bread leading to a a brown sugar sweet banana, cherry finish with spices, pepper and cloves. Mouthfeel is slick
Dubbel is out of fashion at the moment but I really enjoy a good one, and this is the best.
JefVerstraete (873) - BELGIUM - JAN 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice brown colour, creamy beige head. Medium body with aroma of caramel, yeast and dark fruit. Palate is a bit thin. Almost no aftertaste.
This beer is very overrated!
cduncan14 (133) - Sandy Springs, Georgia, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aromas of raisins, yeast, a touch of caramel, and some funk. Deep brown color with a thick tan head. Yeasty, green raisin flavor. This is probably great by Belgian standards, but it’s just not my jam.
DCLawyer (1298) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasting at RW&B. Bottle->stem. Medium brown with small offwhite head. Solid Trappist dubbel with dark fruit, bready malt, Belgian yeast, candied figs. High carbonation. Very good, but I actually prefer the Pater 6 when tasting side by side, due to the latter’s lite smooth drinkability.
JulienHuxley (2422) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - JAN 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle. Deep red-brown pour with creamy straw foam, slightly hazy. Aroma is quite fruity, typical St. Bernardus strain, light nutty aromas, light metallic notes, candi. Taste is malty, quite bready actually, semi-sweet, fruity, light roasty finish. Palate is med-full bodied, a bit lighter than I expected, good carbonation. Good.
Beertobealive (114) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JAN 7, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice foamy beige head with Cassonade and cinnamon flavor. Brown opaque body with tiny particles and bubbles. Dense taste with sweet mushroom and chocolate malt aromas. Perfect balance for an abbey ale.
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Jabic (373) - Brigantine, New Jersey, USA - JAN 6, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ar: Orange, peach - a little oxydation - hint of mossy hops.
Ap: Reddish-amber, hazy - small off-white head with low retention, leaves a ring of foam.
T: Orange and peach - some toasted malt - low bitterness with a herbal and mossy character - more light stone fruit and citrus on the finish.
P: Medium-light body with high carbonation - finish is dry.
O: A fair Belgian amber ale, though doesn’t really have the heft of a dubbel - flavor falls sort of flat.
Buongiorgio00 (527) - - JAN 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Un’ottima birra belga scura che lascia soddisfatti. Corpo importante sorretto da una nota alcolica decisiva. Dolce, con note di frutta rossa e leggero caramello. Viene voglia di farsi monaco!!
brewballs (145) - USA - JAN 3, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Absolutely wonderful! The definition of fine Belgian Ales! Fruity notes. Rosy hue. Lacey head. Clean, crisp washdown. Gentle body. Superior brew. haven’t been disappointed by a St. Benardus beer yet.