pintbypint (2849) - Edmonton, Alberta, - DEC 27, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml brown bottle. Red brown colour, 1 inch of creamy, rocky tan head. Malt, brown sugar and nuts in aroma. Big malt flavour and malt sweetness, subtle caramel and light alcohol. Some yeast and alcohol carry over into the finish, giving it a bit of a pleasant bite, and some dryness. Soft palate, medium carbonation, some stickiness and weight to the body. A nice rich, slow sipping experience overall, even though the bottle foamed like crazy upon opening!
nickel (578) - - MAY 28, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, spices. Taste is sour from the start and then chocolate and malty afterwards.
UrbanCaveman (159) - Ohio, USA - MAY 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
11.2 oz bottle, poured into an oversized wine glass at ~50 degrees F.
Appearance: Pours a deep red-brown like burnished mahogany, and forms a thick head of just barely off-white, which lingers a bit ere dwindling to a cap and ring. Lacing is nonexistent.
Smell: Redolent with a variety of fruits, from raisin and plum to cherry and fig, with hints of currant as well. Belgian candi sweetness underlies the fruit aromas, like a mattress of cotton candy buoying the orchard upwards.
Taste: In contrast to the fruity nose, the taste opens with a serious wallop of dark bread, which is accompanied by both a rush of alcohol heat and a slurry of faint, mingled stone fruits. This persists through the middle, and at the finish, the alcohol falls away to reveal a beautiful caramel-toffee bread soaked in raisin and currant preserves and served up on a plate of leather. At times, a metallic tinge swims through the beer, coppery and harsh.
Mouthfeel: Incredibly fizzy and prickly, this somehow remains full and sticky. There’s enough carbonation to lend a sharpness to the entire tasting process.
Overall: I actually get far more noticeable alcohol heat out of the Prior 8 than the Abt 12, likely due to the reduced punch of the malt and yeast profiles. This is not even in my top 3 beers from St. Bernardus.
mike_77 (3794) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - MAY 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown colour with thin head. Aroma is yeasty and malty. Flavour has a bready, malty taste with some dried fruits. Slightly peppery in the finish.
Grima (2176) - Saarburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - MAY 25, 2015
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Bottle from Auchan Market, Luxembourg City!
Pours dark brown with high creamy head. Aroma has chocolate, dried fruits and caramel. Taste of dark and dried fruits, caramel, toffee and vanilla. Finish is malty sweet with caramel and toffee.
alteregoo (249) - POLAND - MAY 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Piana grubo pęcherzykowa, błyskawicznie znikająca niemal do zera, barwa brązowa, mętna. W aromacie suszone jabłka, gruszki, rodzynki, trochę owoców leśnych, a w tle ciemne pieczywo i kwas chlebowy. Smak bardziej słodkawy aniżeli kwaskowy, oczywiście suszone owoce są i tu obecne, ale jeżyny i jagody połączone z pieprzem i chlebem razowym stanowią tu podstawę. Goryczka pestkowo-pikantna podbita rozgrzewającym alkoholem i średnim do wysokiego nagazowaniem przyjemnie kontrują daktylową słodycz. W afterteasie przyprawy korzenne, delikatna stajnia i alkoholowe rozgrzewanie.
Dobry, bogaty w aromaty i doznania, Dubbel o półsłodkim deserowym profilu. Fajnie zbalansowany, choć nieco zbyt pikantny i ostry w odbiorze.
beeebon (269) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a rich and hazy copper amber colour initially with big billowing tan head which quickly settles. Aroma is figs, brown sugar, bready yeast and caramel malt. Taste is initially quite sweet then medium bitter and lightly sour. Rich yet light mouth feel with medium noticeable carbonation, full bodied. This is a really nice Dubbel and perfect for those times when that is what you want!
RyanK (245) - Rhode Island, USA - MAY 22, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz from mixed Bernardus 6p. Pours a mud like brown with a fizzy white head that quickly dissipates. Smells of slightly sour figs with alcohol showing. Body is actually quite light and heavy carbonated. Light easy drinking, taste of light fruits and the alcohol helps accentuate the tastes. Classic style, not my preference but good.
Bierridder_S (224) - BELGIUM - MAY 19, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
16/05/2015 25cl from tap @Zwembad de Treffer, Waregem.
Hazy brown with nice beige head. Light roasted malts, spices, caramel, bitter hops. Nice soft oily mouthfeel
Cristobal37 (339) - Canyon Lake, California, USA - MAY 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice abbey dubbel. Medium body with usual fig and candied sugar flavor. Becomes richer and the malt flavor comes out more if you let it warm. Worth a try. On tap at VI. Belgian beer fest Budapest.
Derbeth (452) - Kraków, POLAND - MAY 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle with expiry date 16.09.18, bought in January. Frothy, quickly disappearing head, dark brown colour. Aroma is complex, with raisin, dark bread, brown sugar, and even a bit of hops in the finish. Alcohol noticeable, but does not disturb much. Smooth, very drinkable. Very good.