VDuquerroux (1160) - Airvault, FRANCE - MAY 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 75cL. Home. A dark brown beer with light mahogany hues ; big beige creamy head ; medium retention. Toasty and roasty aroma, caramel, coffee, chocolate, herbs. Medium sweet balanced with light to medium bitter ; angles rounded by alcohol. Medium body, thin silky texture, average carbonation, roasty warming finish. Overall, delicious elegant brown ale.
RW80 (1907) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Dark brown body witha light tanned bubbly head. Good retention and leaving some lacing.
Aroma: Forest fruit,cereals, grass
Taste: Caramel, roasted malts, grass. Not too sweet, a nice bitterness and quite ful in taste. Aftertaste is a long lasting Haagse Hopjes (coffee caramel) which is very good.
Nice carbonation, active but balanced, medium to full body. Pleasantly suprised. Very good double. (Better the the average Belgian)
rgf001 (314) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Azay Le Rideau castle in France. Good and rare hop smell. Different bitterness, honey- licorice like. Malty backbone. Finishes dry.
erickok (5188) - Leuven, BELGIUM - JAN 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown body with tan very bubbly head. Fresher aroma than expected. Forest hops, cereal, spruce and grass. Active carbonation but not overwhelming, rather giving a full mouth feel. Good amount of bitterness, roasted malts and generally a rich flavour. Ending with coffee. Well made, much better than expected. Are my taste buds already forgetting how hops taste like, or is this actually a totally unknown and very well made Fresh dubbel? Tasty nonetheless! (75cl bottle from 8 à Huit in Tours)
laiti (7981) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 15, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2012
75 cl bottle @ Gastropub Tuulensuu, BBE 02/2015
According to the staff this is a buckwheat beer, so ’Speciality Grain’ would be the right category for this
Aroma has some spices, brown sugar. toffee and dark fruits. Also some nuts. Flavour has some warming alcohol, nuts, some coffee, dark chocolate and hints of nettles. Palate is rather high on CO2. A Brown Ale with a Belgian twist.
olio (9007) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
75 cl bottle @ Gastropub Tuulensuu, Tampere. BBE 02/2015.
Pours hazy red-brown color with a medium-sized head. Aroma of spices, malts, caramel, ripe fruits and some orange peel. Flavor of spices, caramel, brown sugar, sweet malts, ripe fruits and ash dry chocolate. Strong carbonation, fruity and a bit malty bitter palate, light bodied. Odd but good. A belgian brown ale would be the proper style.
TimE (4886) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
dark brown color. Lots of chocolate malt, very malty, Smooth. Some raisin notes. Nice estry notes.