GRM (2687) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 15, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2010 Green bottle, 330 ml, best before 26/06/11, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savoured on November 15 2010; eye: bronze, clear, no effervescence, tiny sheet of beige head, no lacing; nose: malt, caramel, light hops, light spices; mouth: malt, caramel, light yeast, light hops, light spices, finale in malt with presence of spices, slightly bitter, lightly sweet; overall: correct
Bouteille verte, 330 ml, meilleure avant 26/06/11, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savourée le 15 novembre 2010; œil : bronze, claire, pas d’effervescence, petite couverture de mousse beige, pas de dentelle; nez : malt, caramel, léger levure, léger houblon, léger épices; bouche : malt, caramel, léger levure, léger houblon, léger épices, finale en malt avec présence d’épices, très légèrement amère, légèrement sucrée, texture piquante; en résumé : correct
Adenila (1557) - DENMARK - NOV 3, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice bottle. Poors clear dark brown with a bubbling light brown head. Great sweet fruity yeast aroma with sleight vinouse notes. Wellbalanced sweet alcho flavors giving you that feel of a nice solid belgian double. Maybe abit overcarbonated, other than that its great
Metalchopz (2010) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 30, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at Vineyards in Ottawa, Ontario (March 2006). This dubbel pours a deep red colour with slight orange. The head is tanned with decent retention and nice foam lacing that stays. Flaky sediments are all over the brew. Aromas of dark fruits and quite nutty. Same for the flavours, nutty throughout with light notes of chocolat malt and a slight taste of smoke and oak wook in the aftertaste. Thin-bodied with some light tart on the tongue. A very well-balanced and light dubbel that is quite refreshing.
BelgBeerGeek (1297) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - SEP 4, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
head: white , creamy , bit small
colour: red/dark brown
smell: caramel, bit of hops, raisins, malts, chocolat, yeast , a tiny little bit of coffee , and a bit of a dairy smell
taste: malts, chocolat, alcohol, tiny tuch of that bitterness u’ll find in coffee ... the mouth becomes dry and grassy hopy flavour springs in , black candy sirup ,and a earthy aftertaste , actually i’m surprised by this ...
wekker84 (1372) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - AUG 18, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330 ml bottle a dark brown with a white head aroma malts caramel spices and hops taste roasted malts some fruits caramel spices and hops
Vaiz (2920) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUL 30, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Deep dark brown pout with a thick foamy off-white head. Aroma is dark fruits, autumn leaves, earthy, some dark malts, caramel and sugar. Flavor is bitter and slightly sweet with roasted malts, caramel and some dark fruits. Creamy texture and lively carbonation. Very nice brew.
Countbeer (3644) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - JUN 15, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Small light beige foamy head.
Dark amber brown color.
Smell a mix of spices, hops, alcohol and dark fruits.
Taste is pretty full but not big. Taste spices, malts, hops, hint of ginger bread.
Also hint of alcohol and a very warm palate, might be the alcohol.
Overall this St. Paul is way better than the special version!
Abio (1479) - Waasland, BELGIUM - MAY 11, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2011 Bottle. While making a list of the beers in the house, I see that this bottle (that’s bought about a month ago...) is about 1 year over the exparation date... Wanted to try it anway, with some luck the extra months gave extra taste... Dark brown, a bit cola like substance. Some foam, but not a lot, and disappears almost instant. Bad sour-earthy taste, real, real bad, made me puke. Really needs another test with a good bottle, can’t imagine it’s anything like this! Edit... finally a retaste. Head holds longer, but still not great. Taste and smell isn’t great either but at least I didn’t have to puke...malts, caramel and dark fruit, a bit unpleasant mouthfeel.
FrankJohansen (3599) - Sabro, DENMARK - APR 7, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle.Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, and sweet coffee. Flavors of roasted malts, caramel, a hint of chocolate and blackberries and some spices. Good carbonation, sweet and bitter dry finish.
oldrtybastrd (3226) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 31, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy medium amber. Aroma is lightly malty, hoppy, yeasty. Flavor is moderately sweet, alcoholic, roasty dark. Not nearly as good as some of the other Abbey Dubbels I’ve had recently.