Nickls (1847) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 26, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Old BA rate - tap)
Poured with a thin pure white bubblier looking head. Coppery color, that it is a bit more like a Belgian pale ale, etc. Sweetish maltiness at first; unripe apple and grape aromas; fresh and a bit herbal. All things were a bit muted, though. Tart and just a bit sour; grape flavors; a bit yeasty; and pretty refreshing. Thinner MF, but still had a more substantial body. Snappy carbonation. Good drinkability for me, refreshing brew and there were enough interesting flavors to keep me interested.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 30, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours an orange body with a white head. Fruity esters peach, citrus, and some wheat notes. Apple and malt with a medium mouth feel and a light spiced finish. Nice session ale.
BVery (6208) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 21, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
TAP: gold pour, no head. Coriander on the nose, same on taste, thin body. Tastes metallic. I’m hoping there was something wrong with this sample/pour, because this seemed like a pretty weak attempt at a dubbel.
Tripplebrew (777) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - NOV 8, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear lemon orange yellow. Aroma is creamy vanilla and grassy notes. Flavor is citrus hops. Body is light with fair carbonation.
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - OCT 19, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Victory. Clear amber brown with an off white head. Sweet yeasty aroma, very earthy and a candy sugar sweetness. Mostly sweet flavor with some hop bitterness and some sourness too. Medium body with mild carbonation and an extremely smooth well balanced finish.
mabel (5762) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 20, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[2375-20090801] Sample. Mild dog fur aroma and petrol and grains. Clear, golden orange body with a quick bubbly white head. More generic grainy malt in the flavour. Medium body. Doesn’t seem to be in wonderful shape.
(BCTC @ Ommegang; Cooperstown, NY)
bigrond (1475) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 12, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A decent offering from Victory. On tap at Coopers. Belgians are not my favorite but I like Victory so I really wanted to sample this one. Now that I did....I can forget about it just as quickly as I drank it.
jercraigs (7812) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 5, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2009-08-01. Dark orange amber body with a modest beige head. (3+) Aroma is surprisingly mild, touches of dry malt. (6+) Flavour is similar, pleasant dry malt, lightly alcoholic finish. Toasty malt touches. Modest malty base. Average plus palate. (3+) Enjoyably quaffable, but relatively mild and fails to wow in a crowd of much bolder beers. Still, I could seeing drinking a few of these in an evening quite happily. Seems like a cross between a dubbel and an abbey ale perhaps? On tap at BCTC 2009
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 4, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pouring at their booth at BCTC. Pours a clear light caramel color. Caramel and candy on the nose. Medium bodied and sweet, with a touch of grain before a light bitter finish.
swoopjones (5889) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 3, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at BCTC 2009. Light to medium caramel colored pour. Little light in the per se "dubbel" flavor department but a nice dry hop flavor. Pretty good beer but maybe not much of a dubbel