Benzai (8233) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 6, 2011
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice dark color with a little bit red. Poor smell and an aftertaste I didn’t like at all. Decent body for a beer 6.9ABV
hawthorne00 (2436) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 7, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown with less than a coat of beige head. A few chunks. Aroma is yeasty with dough and some cheese, caramel, prunes, grass, lemon. Quite porty. Medium bodied. Taste is quite sweet with dark fruit and sugars. Slightly carbonated mouthfeel. Drying finish where some spices emerge. Decent lighter weight dubbel.
Sdaniel90 (372) - Mexico City, MEXICO - MAR 19, 2011
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle, 33cl. Pours a black colour with a vert slight reddish hue and a great tan head with nice lacing, looks amazing. Aroma is faint and I can smell the gas, like a soda (as well as some discreet dark malts). Taste is disappointing, previewed by the aroma. Very watery and insipid.
Zita (4649) - Assentoft, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bread, toast, roasty, nuts, golden amber, clear, white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation, bitter finish.
Noctilucus (100) - All over Belgium, BELGIUM - FEB 13, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bought at De Bierloods/Zytholoog. Deep murky brown with a reddish tint and big beige head. Nose of refreshing hops with solid, slightly sweet caramel malts beneath. Taste is less hoppy but all the more pronounced (roasted?) caramel malts, striking a great balance between sweet and bitter. Strong taste considering it’s only 6.9% Pleasant mouthfeel with not a lot of carbonation, which fits well with this kind of beer. Very good introduction for me to the Sterkens brews, will definitely try out several of their other beers (St. Paul Tripel & various St. Sebastiaans).
GRM (2990) - 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 (2286) - 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 (1298) - 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 (1470) - 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