Rangi (552) - - OCT 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear deep copper poor. High carbonation and a soapy sustainable white head. Aroma was bready and rich. Flavor was rich deep I found bready yeast at first but after warming slightly there was very slightu chocholate and dark fruits. Enjoyable drink that was very smooth and interesting.
beer-yum (439) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
An immensely impressive effort from Tuatara. Lacks just a little of the subtlety of the Belgian benchmarks - and that will likely come with time.
ComradeK (978) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - MAY 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
650ml bottle. Pours a fairly clear ruby amber, with a small off-white head, which lasts quite well, and leaves decent lacing. Plum, candied fruits, hints of black cherry and port make up the aroma. Mild fruity and spice hops up front give way to port and plums leading into the mid-palate, where the plum flavour is more pronounced, and joined by a touch of chocolate. Black cherry and muscat give it a smooth, dark finish. This is a nice, solid dubbel. If anything, it could do with a touch more weight to the body, but the flavours are lovely.
Pdubyah (340) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I liked this, it was what it said it was. Then I thought it might have been a bit shy on the malt, a bit thin in the middle and didn’t finish with as much tang as I thought it might. Having said that I wish I had the patience to keep one aside for a few months just in case it gets a lot better. I’d easily buy this again and have no hesitation in being one a gift for a friend, even if it’s not a top marks beer.
omega (680) - NEW ZEALAND - NOV 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I am typically a fan of the seasonal releases but this one did little for me. Palate is a bit on the subdued side and can’t say the flavours lingers for any significant period of time.
lisagirl (262) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
rating from backlog. a very standard tasty dubbel, with all the belgian yeasts, banana, and raisins you’d expect.
Jimthechap (1549) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aha, got you you little bugger!
Coppery brown colour with plentiful carbonation and a smattering of whitish-cream coloured head. Authentic caramel and powdered cocoa aromas along with faint dusty basement aromas typical of the style. The flavour more or less mirrors the aroma. This beer has been done well and leaves a lingering hankering for another. A little out of style with the abv, but this is mere nitpicking on a beer that I found to be gratifyingly tasty,
SAChubb (3) - NEW ZEALAND - SEP 20, 2013 does not count
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Vibrant copper colour, with a fine off-white head. The aroma is fairly subdued, with some fruity hops and a range of mild malty notes. The palate is dominated by the malt sweetness, with an abundance of mango, passionfruit and banana tropical fruit flavours and phenolics, balanced with a mid to light dose of well integrated hops bitterness that tempers the richness and alcohol. There are also hints of chocolate malt, raisin and prune, which are likely to develop over time. Velvety smooth texture. A very appealing beer.
Tonybaldeagle (60) - - SEP 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I didn't read about the benefits of cellaring until after opening it so I might have to buy another. Certainly has potential with excellent flavours and body.
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Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at Brothers courtesynof Nick, thank you! Hazy amber color, very light for a dubbel. Aroma of caramel and toffee. Taste is smooth milk chocolate, toffee.