Loineshawn (3012) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 24, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Iíd normally shy away from a dubbel in a brewpub, but FFF always has something Krazy up their sleaves. pours a clear amber with a small white head. pineapple, honey, cherries. complex, layered fruit, belgian yeast, and spice nose. very pleasant and bright fruit character. flavor is spices, honey dew, some light booze. fruity, tropical tangerines. a bit sweet, but not overly so. quite impressed with the nose on this one. wouldnít drink in large quantities, but a surprising and tasty beer to try fo sho.
tmoreau (1936) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - AUG 20, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2010 On tap and snifter served at the Geneva Ale House in downtown Geneva, IL., with a hazed, brownish amber color, creamy, off white head foam that diminished fairly quickly to a ring and film, and left some clingy curtains of lacing. The aroma was raisin, vanilla, and a touch of spices. The flavor added to these some brown sugar sweetness. I was looking for a little more creaminess/fullness to the texture after the head faded, but I was still pleasantly pleased with the outcome.
sleestak (226) - Williamston, Michigan, USA - AUG 19, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at FFF. Pours clear ruddy brown with little head. As it warmed, aroma of clove dominated with lovely fruit riding shotgun. Flavor is all about raisins and plums and yeasty goodness. Finish is more dry than sweet, with a slight alkie burn. Low carb and ample body.
manny57 (162) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 7, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
had on draft at brewpub, served in a snifter. pours reddish, copper, with thin head. A lot of fruit noted, predominantly plum, raison and prune. Nice malty finish. Not my favorite style, but certainly drinkable.
pantanap (3328) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 6, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Three floyds ice grille. Snifter at 3f... Pours a mostly opaque
reddish caramel brown with a fluffy light beige head... Aroma if dark
fruit with more of a raisin emphasis with brown sugar ... Flavors
arenít too sweet which works to itís advantage. Primarily dark fruit
with a pineapply undertone, perhaps, underneath it all. Not like other
dubbels Iíve had as this had more of a fruity bent to it. Not boozy
and finishes pretty clean. Light fluffy body to boot.
railcat1 (672) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - AUG 4, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap,this was a very smooth beer with flavors of plums and raisins and a very sweet finish.I am not to fond of this style but had to try.CHEERS
fear025 (213) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 2, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the Three Floyds brewpub.
Aroma:Lots of malt in the aroma. Dried fruit, raisins. A little copper. Some mild sour alcohol in the aroma.
Appearance:Dark amber in color. Poor head retention. Great lacing.
Taste:Tons of dark fruit in this beer. Lots of flavor. At first sip, the alcohol is definately present in this beer. After a few sips, the dark fruits take over. Thereís a very slight copper twang in the aftertaste. Also a nice nutty flavor in the aftertaste.
Palate:Very smooth, nice carbonation. Nice thick body.
Overall:This dubbel is very true to style, although with so much alcohol, it may be closer to a trippel. Delicious!
NobleSquirrel (3429) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 2, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Piece in Chicago. Pours a slightly murky reddish amber. Nose is sweet candy sugar, prunes & figs. Some esters really punch out as well. On taste, quite sweet with a fair amount of slightly tart prune notes. Pretty middle of the road at the end of the day.
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 1, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ FFF. Interesting name. Pours hazy brown with a large tan head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, sugar, dark fruit, caramel. Caramel and dark fruit in the flavor. It seems a little hot and you could taste it packed a bit of a punch. A little bit of spice in there. Decent brew.
TheAlum (4989) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - JUL 31, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft on tap at the brewpub (Munster, IN). Well Iíll be, an authentic low hopped Belgian beer by FFF. Pours a hazy dark coppery red, brownish notes, dark with that glowing blood red, a huge frothy tan head in the tulip, laces well. Aromas are candi sugar, pear, apple, biscuity malts with a touch of caramel. A light spicy yeast appeal, sweeter with faint vanilla, fruity with tree fruits and a touch of darker ones. Initial is thinner on the palate, light bodied with biscuits and spicey yeast. Apple moves forward, light floral hopping, caramel and biscuits. Some decent raisin and plum stick to the palate, but the body is lacking overall. Touch of honey, toffee, and vanilla. Very pretty beer with some flavors making it a decent complex brew, but too thinned for me, losing the strength of some flavors and making it a little too hot and spiced for me overall. Decent hopping probably helps this out, synergy for the worst in my opinion. A decent beer with some flaws when it comes to my personal tastes. I do like to see FFF doing more authentic Euro beers as they have the hopped beers nailed down. Very pretty, the beer grows on me as the fruit grows (pear, apple, banana) and the heat cools down.. Just a little more substantial body and malty blast would make this beer pretty good. Cheers