bartlebier (1095) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - FEB 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle - Very refreshing abbey dubbel that adds new flair and lightness to the traditional Belgian dark ale flavours of ripe dark fruits, spices and caramel. Surprising light mouthfeel makes this very easy to drink, all roasted, spiced and caramel touches are there, but not in overwhelming trappist doses; well-balanced and very present hop bitterness, low sugar. Impressive brew given the rather low ABV for the style. Not a landmark beer by itself, but a very good example for pleasant and successful innovations in old Belgian traditions.
mike_77 (2672) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 8, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is quite toasty and malty. Flavour has sweet roasted malts, chocolate, caramel and a light fruitiness from the hop. Smooth, creamy feel.
Borresteijn (4329) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl Bottle from ABS Drinks Winksele, ABV 6.1%. Reddish dark brown colour, off-white head. Aroma of caramel, raisins, plums, cocoa, light roasted malts. Flavour is likewise, dry, a bit dusty, not as sweet as the aroma suggests, bitter cocoa finish. Light-bodied. OK.
laiti (4800) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl bottle @ hotel room, Bruges. Rated on 16.07.2010
Aroma has malty notes, some roastiness, brown sugar and dark fruits. Flavour is somewhat sweet and malty with raisins, brown sugar, ripe fruits and hints of spices. Good.
dEnk (3375) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ home. Aroma is big caramel, some molasses,slight metal. Flavour is molasses, liquorice and caramel, medium sweet with a light roasty bitterness.Nice.
Labove (427) - Rome, ITALY - DEC 28, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Una dubbel belga, con caramello e zucchero, pepe e spezie, un po’ deboluccia..
vickey9 (368) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A hazy brown ale. Impressive lacing off-white head. Malt, wine andd herbs nose. Spiced flavour, thin body, fine carbon. Spices, liquorica and roasted malt palate. Long lastring semisweet finish. B@H
LomYst (378) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 27, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
It’s an ok dubbel with some nice touches, like faint hints of chocolat... belgian style malts... sweet liquid, a bit oily
auderale (605) - Minot, USA - NOV 22, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown colored pour with off white head. Spicy, nutty, fruity aroma. Malty, raisiny, slightly sweet finish. Not bad.
bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a golden amber with smallish white head. Aromas of sweet caramel and plenty of belgium yeast. Flavours are sweet balances by some hop butterness and the spiceness of the yeast. Medium mouthfeel. Pretty good.