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This is a Belgian-style double brewed with a traditional coriander, and an uncommon addition of kaffir lime and lemongrass. An amber body, rich, flavorful, absolutely delicious, and entirely too drinkable for a beer that’s 8.5% ABV.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
WeeHeavySD (3359) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - JUN 4, 2009
Can from Del Cierro/K&B. Pours orangey with a tan head. Nose is sweet with distinct lime notes. Taste is sweet, with a nice lime feel, I like this. A dubbel I can’t quite see this as a dubbel though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daleharshman (855) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 2, 2009
16oz can from South Bay Drugs. Haven’t had beer from a can in quite a while, and a dubbel from a can is certainly a first. Pours an orange-ish amber color with minimal white head. Aroma of yeast and the syrup from canned pears -- only small hints of the kaffir lime or lemongrass in the nose. However, the kaffir lime is definitely present in the taste and builds into the finish where it is very perceptible and contains a lingering kaffir flavor. Seems to be some other citrus flavors (perhaps the lemongrass?), but the kaffir seems to dominate. The taste is a little bit sweet but less so than in other dubbels. Surprisingly light mouthfeel, especially for the style. But I imagine that this could in fact be refreshing and complementary to the spice of good Thai food. Having been to Thailand seven times and even taking a Thai cooking class in Chiang Mai, I am a big fan of the food of Siam. I was very attracted to this beer as kaffir lime and lemongrass are two of my favorite flavors. All in all, this is a good attempt of marrying these spices/flavors with this particular Belgian style. Will have to pair this with some Thai food the next time I try it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - MAY 24, 2009
Can from naven. Gotta love Belgian inspired beer in a can. Full flavored. Nice and spicy, yet smooth. A nice brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dmac (3742) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2009
16 oz can from padrefan98, thanks Jon. Pretty complex and interesting beer in a nice 16oz can that looks like a can of iced tea. Pours a hazy orange brown with a large frothy light beige head that has more staying power then a tantric sex master. Aroma started off with all kinds of sweetness, candi sugar, brown sugar, canned sugary fruits, yeast and slight alcohol. Flavor has a good dose of alcohol showing up, especially upon warming, sugar, dry toast, yeast, and more sugary sweetness. Good enough ber that if it was available around here in those funky cans I would be sneaking these into all sorts of places...movies, concerts, business meetings, elementary school plays, church, funerals, tax audits, doctor appointments, court appearances, etc...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TURDFERGUSON (3912) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - MAY 15, 2009
Can shared by ucusty. Thanks Dave! What a weird fucking abbey dubbel! Kinda sweet and fruity--lime and lemon, coriander, say what!!?? Interesting beer no doubt, though not really my bag. Meh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
can8ianben (1286) - Souderton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2009
Woah, what an incredibly rich and complex beverage. A sweet mouthcoating malty backbone that overwhelms the flavor. Some detectable alcohol. Dark in color, a real meal beer. Sampled at LA Craft Beer Fest 2009.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 8, 2009
Had on tap at 99 bottles, santa cruz. Pours golden with thin head. Aroma is sweet and malty. Flavor is way too sweet and tons of alcohol. Pretty much just awful. Only drank half my glass.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 2, 2009
Can shared by Ucusty. Pours a very hazy (near bottom of the can) deep copper ligth amber with a fizzy head. Aroma is tons of salty kaffir lime leaf, and lemon grass, chamomile and tons of spice going on- with a sweet fruity Belgian yeasty character. Green and grassy flavor with more kaffir lime- lemon-lime soda, spicy, earthy and leather as it warms and more doughy yeasty hints come through as well turning it a bit muddled and dirty. Salty lime finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - MAY 2, 2009
Whoa! This stuff rules. Deep, dark brown/amber color. Nose of toffee, brown sugar, and hops. lively carbonation. Nice, smooth flavor, with a little alcohol burn. Fear not, the kaffir lime and lemongrass are barely noticeable. I believe this is the first Belgian beer I have had out of a can.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 30, 2009
Can shared by ucusty - thanks, David! Why do I feel like I should be watching the X-games while watching this. Killer beer, brah! Anyways, a pretty decent - if overly sweet - dubbel to me. Not so much like curry powder and basil, more like a Belgian crossed with Tom Ka Gai. Far better and more subtle than I was expecting.

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