wimpie133 (381) - Brugge, BELGIUM - JUL 4, 2009
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle, 25 cl. Dark brown to amber colour with a small beige head, not lacing very well and disappearing too fast. A very good smell: fruity, grainy, hoppy, a bit spicy and some notes of barley. Sharp in the nose. Like the head is disappearing too fast the taste is getting boring too fast: a very light - too light in my opinion - taste with a very specific grainy taste in it, but surrounded with a watery aftertaste. Also notes of barley and a light sweet finish. Only the last gulps the taste was getting stronger, but overall this beer is far too weak in comparison with others in this style.
Parket (578) - Bruges, BELGIUM - JUL 3, 2009
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
bottle, dark amber colour and white/beige head. Smell: fruity. But this is more an ’only smell beer’. When you start drinking it you’ll be dissapointed. Taste: mushrooms, a bit bitter, sweet, grainy. Overall a very boring beer with nothing special.
charlotte (4680) - rødovre, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle.Dark brownish colour with a off-beige head.Aroma of caramel and rosted coffee,sweet spicey with some fruity mouthfeels.Well balanced with mild finish.
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 1, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle, pours dark amber/red with a medium off white head. Aroma is spicy and sweet. Clove and cinnamon mix with dark candy sugar and minimal hop bitterness. Not bad.
Bontus (685) - Flanders, BELGIUM - DEC 18, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 25cl, hopduvel Gent. Pours clear mahogany brown with a rocky white head. Aromas mainly dark fruits. Hopping pronounces later. Medium bodied. Nice brune.
DruncanVeasey (7633) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mahogany pour swallowed by requisite goldfish bowl. Coke-like ruby tints, beige head fizzing to a slick too quickly. Dryish sesame nutty aroma dosed with anise, liquorice, ginger, cinnamon? Bits of chocolate, apple strudel, raisin, heady brandyish touches. Pencil, grain, chocolate malt backbone maybe as in a Czech dark lager or Thuringian Schwarz. Sneaking noble hop herbal notes, peaty malt emerging from behind the spice. Paper, grain, wee dram, occasional cudgelling sweet spice notes of clove, cinnamon, coriander, ginger as in Cola or some kind of herbal tonic or liqueur. I’m getting a droplet of Latvian Balzams. Too much sugar. Pronounced noble hopping as it warms, more so than usual for a Dubbel. Enjoyable, unsubtle, mixed-up spicy brew.
Borresteijn (5315) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 21, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle in La Roche, Belgium. Clear reddish brown beer, tan head. Aroma of caramel, malts, some dark fruits. Flavour is soft, smooth and sweet, slightly roasted malst, dark fruits, caramel, some spice. Very nice dubbel.
daniele (6400) - ITALY - AUG 18, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
scura buona schiuma persistente fruttata frutta secca leggera tostatura in bocca tostatura non agressiva piuttosto fruttata
shrubber85 (8836) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - AUG 2, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Chocolate malt aroma with moderate astringency. Reddish brown color with moderate head. Sweet brown sugar malt flavor - very nice. Moderate carbonation and acidity - Very nice.
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 26, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 19, 2013 33cl, from De Hopduvel Gent, complex, yet easy to drink, clear, good head, good brew