kraddel (4495) - some beerplace, - AUG 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours clear, dark brown. good white head
Smell is sweet, darker malts, sugarsyrups .
Taste is sugary, sweet, some earth , some chocolate . Bit bitterness .
Very common taste .
PotjeBier (1935) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 23, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ the brewery tap room at the abbey. Clear brown color with a red hue. Off white to light beige head with a thin layer retaining, reasonable lacing. Aroma’s: fruity, light sweet. Retronasal there’s dark malt, red fruit, light sweetness, herbs & yeast. Flavor is moderate sweet, dark malts, light spices. Medium bodied. Short finish, with some caramel.
blutt59 (6165) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 21, 2015
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled, almond brown pour, some tan foam, aroma is thin candied sugar, caramel and earthy, flavor is thin sweet brown sugar, tart, papery, metallic finish
bonkiedeaap (400) - Leerdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from de Bierschuur in Poppel. The beer is brune rubyred colored with a tick cream colored head. In the aroma tones of coffee and mokka, chocolate and cinnamon. Taste is roasted malts, light spicy, chocolate, cinnamon, and mild tones of anice. The finish is semi-dry and has tones of spices. Nicely done, but I miss the full body of a dubbel.
Scopey (8471) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Poechenellekelder. It pours darkest brown with a decent off-white head. The nose is bitter-sweet, toasty, candy sugar, raisin, sultana, toasty sugars and sweet roast. The taste is bitter-sweet, sweet candy sugar, raisin, toast, raisin, dates, alcohol hit, brown sugar, roast, varnish and a touch of spice. Med+ body and moderate carbonation. Pretty good dubbel. Plenty of boost.
jookos (3224) - FINLAND - APR 30, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle@stapabar. Brown hazy. Brown malty, slight hay, doughy yeasty nose. Med bodied, very belgian yeasty hay-y drink. Some chocolate. Flavourful.
SperkeleForce (706) - FINLAND - APR 30, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 33 CL. Pours murky brown dark reddish with white lacing head. Notes of caramel, chocolate, raisins, dark fruits. Very fucking smooth. Goes down very easy.
ianwelby (694) - SCOTLAND - APR 19, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy brown beer with a thick, bubbly head. Aroma is rich and fruity though you can also smell the strength of it. Fortunately given the strength it’s one to savour than to guzzle anyway as it’s really quite sweet. Not especially sickly, the fruit flavours are quite natural rather than it being a sugary mess, but there’s a proper tanginess to it when you first have a swig. Quite light in spite of everything though.
McSherman (278) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - APR 2, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dunkelrot-braun mit hellem Schaum. Aromen: Malz, Rosinen. Geschmack: Karamellartige Süße, etwas bitter. Im Abgang geröstete Nüsse.
Hamirubi (227) - Waarschoot, BELGIUM - MAR 30, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle. Strong dark beer, full of flavours. Caramel, raisins. A beige foam tops the brown body. Once my favorite, now a very lovely, yet very sweet abbey with great body.
maekchu (2607) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAR 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Yamaya. Ripe fruit aromas: sweet apples, raisins, and light brown sugar. Medium translucent brown, thick fluffy pocked beige head. Sweet fruity intial, yeast, dark fruit, a hot of alcohol, and a rather dry finish. Medium body. Tasty stuff. Moderate complexity.