MiP (14447) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - DEC 15, 2004
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2013 Bottle. Aroma is malty and grassy/grainy. Amber colour, slightly cloudy. Big white head with serious curtains, like whipped cream. Nice flavour, malty and strong. Vinous with some dried fruit. Yeasty. 4 3 8 3 17
Bottle, 7%. Dusty aroma. Hazy dark golden colour. big stable off-white head. The flavour starts off watery, but there is some hay, yeast, clove and spice later. 5 3 6 3 15
madsberg (10710) - Søborg, DENMARK - DEC 14, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled: Golden coloured. Dusty. Fluffy off white head. Yeast, fruit, malt and some spices in the aroma. Not very distinct, but still pleasant. Flavour is fruity, sweet, yeasty, and has a nice touch of berries. Is light bitter and fruity in the end. Smooth mouthfeel.
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 11, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy dark golden colour with off-white head. Aroma has a sweet and spicy touch. Flavor has a fruity maltiness with oranges.
hopdog (9829) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2004
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a medium hazy amber color with a small off-white head. Small particles. Strong spicy & malty aromas with citris undertones. Tastes of oranges & spices. Sweet with a light bitter after taste.
fiulijn (16427) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 29, 2004
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tongerlo Christmas Dubbel Blond
Gold color. Very simple aroma; the flavor as well is not really interesting; reasonable body strength, spicy (coriander), with a quite strong final bitterness; and clearly not a Christmas beer.
SilkTork (5407) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle Conditioned. BBE March 05. Fullish mouthfeel with some alcohol felt, but not dominant. A blonde ale. Yeasty flavours. Prickly carbonation. Decent quality, but not exciting.
jonas (6100) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - DEC 30, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber, low head no carbonation.
Mainly fruity flavors, especially banana ( and a little bit prunes), it actually got very close to a weissbier.
Slightly vineous notes as well and with a
ARMed (622) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
An exception Christmas Dubbel. Smooth fruity taste with a blond duppel taste. Clear orange color with a moderate white bubbly head. Poor lacing but a good flavor. Slightly hoppy but overall an exceptional ale.
sayravai (4691) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 12, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2005 (Bottled) Golden color with a medium head. Sweetish, slightly sour, banana-fruity berry aroma. Grainy-malty, a bit papery flavor with some spiciness and a fading, dryish finish. Medium-bodied, foamy-carbonated palate. A quite boring Belgian.
diabel (1630) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - NOV 26, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Blond, golden colour. Little treble with white head. Malt and spicy aroma. A spicy and alcoholic aroma. A little bit Duvel-like.