ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 29, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy amber pour with a fizzy off white head. Fruity aromas (mainly citrus). Candi sugar, citrus, light spice, and grass. Very solid beer
BrotherGrendel (787) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 26, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can from Del Cerro Wine Cellars. Pours a huge craggy foamy head that overflows the glass, ruddy brown hue with hazy clarity. Aroma is Beglian spices and yeast, light fruits and citrus. Flavor is sweet Belgian sugar on top of rich bready malts, coriander and complex spices transition to raisins, tea leaves, and apples and a hint of lemon-lime citrus, finishes sweet. Medium-full bodied, mod-high carbonation, thick texture. A very unique and flavorful beer that I give points to for innovation, couldn’t drink a whole lot, but definitely worth trying out.
steview (1011) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 22, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
dark copper-orange body with average light tan head, but without much lacing; fresh, fruity, and spicy (i.e., non-hot grassiness, if that makes sense); citrus, grassy, and brown sugary flavor; smooth and lightly creamy palate; good.
alexanderj (3198) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - APR 20, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. ON paper, this is probably one of the more bizarre beers I have had; especially from a can. Poured a murky, auburn brown with a medium sized khaki head. Aroma Belgian yeast, spice, lime, sugar and a pinch of dark fruit. Palate was smooth with a touch of creaminess. Full bodied. Flavor had a nice blend to it; with dark fruit, brown sugar, spice and lemon/lime. Some alcohol bite in the finish. Interesting take.
StefanSD (1924) - Lakeside, California, USA - APR 16, 2009
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml can from Bev4less. Cloudy brown pour with a big clumpy monster head that has great lacing and very long retention. The aroma is strong with classic Belgian spices, dark fruits and a bit’o citrus. The flavor is dominated by Belgian yeast, spices of clove and coriander, raisins, dates, rock candy and limey citrus. The finish is medium in duration with some lingering lime flavor way in the back. The mouthfeel is full and smooth. Overall: A brewery I never heard of makes a Belgian Dubbel, flavors it with lime and puts it in Coors light lookin can. This sounds a recipe for disaster, and it probably would be if the brewer was Melanie, but its not, so it all works. This is the surprise of the month. Don’t y’all just love it when you buy some weird brew and it turns out to be really good.
padrefan98 (854) - (San Diego) Santee, California, USA - APR 15, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
16 oz can poured into a maudite tulip glass. Purchased at Beverages 4 Less in Santee. Beautiful frothy appearance. Aromas of dried fruits, and hints of lime. Flavors of citrus, brown sugar, raisins. The cirtus hits you softly in the after taste. Very good and I am impressed that it was from a can.
riversideAK (5557) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - APR 14, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cool 16oz can from cloudskipper. Thanks! Interesting aroma that was seemingly unusual for a dubbel. Some brown sugar, yeast, dark fruit, but it was muted by some nice citrus notes that I can only assume was the lime leaf. Light spice as well. Pours brown, no head. Citrus flavors on top of brown sugar, raisins, and a touch of yeast and spice notes. Somewhat quenching finish and a lighter than expected body. I liked this more than I like most dubbels due the the ’uncommon’ citrus and lime notes as well as the fact that it was not over the top with sweetness.
Papsoe (25113) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 31, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can 50 cl. Courtesy of henrikb. Hazy and opaque amber golden with absolutely no head. Fresh and lightly citrusy nose. Quite full-bodied with sweet caramel accents and some fruit. The finish is fairly bitter. Not bad, just rather unspectacular. 230309
That1Guy (1806) - Galesburg, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to cloudskipper for this one. Nice nose of sweet malt, grass, and fruits. Flavor is just as nice with a good citrus flavor in there too. Interesting, complex, and pretty damn good.
nickd717 (3400) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 14, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
16oz can from City Beer in SF. Reddish amber with minimal head. Aroma of malt, dark fruit, lemon, and Thai spices. Flavor is sweet malt, brown sugar, raisin, lemon, and spices. Palate is medium, would have liked it a little fuller.