Nero55 (765) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Brown with a little off white head. Aroma of malts and light fruit sweetness. Light body with some malt sweetness upfront with slightly tart finish. Very little carbonation.
Travlr (13029) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the source. Clear dark amber color, bright white head, solid lacing. Aroma of rye bread. Taste is spiced brown bread. Full body.
bytemesis (3441) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Pours clear rich hazel, small tan head, good lacing. Aroma is malty, breads, fig, yeast Esters, hint of cocoa. Flavor is medium sweet, lits of yeast spiciness, rich malt body, toffee, orange. Medium body. Solid.
edgallow (2284) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz can pours hazy brown with a off white head. Aroma of malts, toffee, raisins and fruit. Taste is malts, caramel, fruit and some citrus.
sonnycheeba (3685) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 9, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Pours mostly clear brown with creamy off-white head. Aroma is bready malts, light caramel, faint woody notes, and faint toast. Flavor is semisweet bready malt base, light Belgian yeast esters, light hop bitterness, and faint floral notes; dry finish. Medium body and carbonation. Can’t put my finger on it, but for an abbey style dubbel, this doesn’t do it for me.
BrewKitty (1) - Nashville, - OCT 7, 2014 does not count
1.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
A Belgian Dubbel should be a deep reddish, moderately strong, malty, complex ale. I found this to be light brown, lightly sour in aroma and taste, thin in body, lacking dark fruit flavors and complexity, which is the hallmark of this style. It’s not a bad beer, it is just not to style. More like a session sour. Maybe it was just the can I tried. I’ll try again in the future.
chinchill (2056) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 30, 2014
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
On tap at Cypress Street pub (ATL).
Clear amber with a good durable head.
Aroma seems off with too much barnyard but certainly fresh as it was just brought in from ’bam.
Flavor: follows the aroma; poor with a variety of of-flavors. Overly sweet.
LiMuBai (185) - - SEP 10, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a deep copper, with the aroma of grass and grain. The flavor has a horse blanket, leather quality and a slightly sour finish.
nearbeer (3813) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. can. Pours a mostly clear, ruby-tinged copper with a lasting disc of cream. Aroma of toffee, metallic raisin, bready yeast and a bit of spicy banana. Tastes of raisin, clove, merlot, brown sugar, wheat and a bit of dark, sourish cherry. Medium body has a bit too much fizz at times and shows a bit of booziness, but remains mostly smooth and drinkable with a nice balance. Not great, but not a bad take on the style. I’d like to see what a bit of cellaring does to this one.
PorterPounder (5656) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 30, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Atlanta, Ga. - Hop City - 12 oz can. Dark copper pour, little to no head. Aroma of bubble gum and molasses. Flavor has some bubble gum, some maple syrup and a touch of molasses. Thick enough mouthfeel.
Suttree (5224) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reddish brown, loose white head. Smells like molasses, cola, caramel, and oak. Palate is not overly heavy, perhaps even a little fizzy, which I actually kind of like. Plenty of rich molasses, raisin, and caramel. Not bad at all...