Maakun (3627) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
7.5% version... Slightly hazyreddish dark brown with small light brown head. Lots of caramel, toast, very ripe red plums, raisins, chocolate, and some herbal touch. Medium sweet with light roasted bitte rin the finish. Medium bodied, average carbonation, slightly watery herbal finish. Like the other Viven beers a decent example in the style.
JulienHuxley (5578) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 1, 2014
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle at Park bench tasting. Almost clear red copper pour with white head, looks good. Aroma is toasty, caramel, brown sugar, grapes, red fruits, really stinky yet I can’t quite get my nose on it - flemish red without the sourness. Taste is malty, toasty, sweet, weird roasty sourness, brown sugar. Tastes and feels like a bad home brewed dubbel with a light infection.
tom10101 (5211) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 1, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle (330 ml). Shared by JulienHuxley at 10 a.m. in a park before Cantillon Quitessence, thanks! Slightly hazy copper with a small beige head and little lacing. Aroma is of brown sugar, raisins and light red fruits, but there’s also metallic notes and a weird herbal presence. Taste isn’t much better with moderate sweetness, brown sugar, raisins, acidic notes, medicinal notes, red fruits and herbal finish. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Unpleasant sticky medicinal finish. Too much raisins. Like Julien said, it taste like a bad homebrew attempt at a dubbel.
RW80 (1956) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - APR 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Dark brown with a good offwhite head (2 fingers),which has a good head (compact bubbles more then 2 fingers.)
Aroma:Red fruits,caramel, nuts
Taste: very Sweet caramel and dark fruits quite hoppy for a Abey Dubbel, while the alcohol level is much lower and viscosity and lacks the complexity of the good ones howevertastewise it does come close to a barley wine. Finish is a bit stringent. But it packs a lot of taste for 6% ABV.
Medium body, average carbonation.
Overall reminds me more as a Jopen barley wime in the Thomas serie, but just keeping it safe.Good beer, but not sure if it fits the style totally.
jmgreenuk (7468) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - APR 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of Deanso. Poured a murky dark brown with a thin light tan head and some broken lace. The aroma is sweet caramel toffee light malt. The flavour is medium bitter sweet with a watery sweet malt light yeast palate. Medium bodied with average carbonation.
sic1314 (4775) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - APR 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a dark reddish brown with a frothy beige head. Aroma of sweet berries, soft malt. Medium body, flavour is moderately sweet berries, some bitter hops.
deanso (8681) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle from Wines & More.
Thin creamy off white head. Hazy amber pour. Pretty nice. Nice subtle hoppiness.
Russo (2011) - Hemhofen, GERMANY - APR 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy brown color with a thin off-white head. Aroma is sweet malt and dark fruits, hints od caramel and Belgian yeast. Flavor is like aroma with some spicy hints. Low to medium carbonation and medium body with a sweet finish.
Douberd (4752) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - APR 4, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 330 ml at home, I got this free with an order from belgiuminabox, thanks! Poured into a tulip glass, ABV 6.1%
Light gusher. Brown coloured beer, with two fingers of light brown head on top, froathy, with average retention. Light lacing on the glass. Tiny bits of yeast can be seen on the bottom.
Aroma of caramel, red fruits, nuts, light medicinal alcohol.
Taste is fruity, sweet at first with jam, caramel, sugar, yeast, dust, turns to a very slighty bitter on the aftertaste.
Medium thin body, fizzy carbonation.
Overall a decent dubbel, but nothing to write home about, maybe the weakest of all the Viven beers.
Icedwarf (1230) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - MAR 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Roodbruin bier met volle schuimkraag. Smaakt naar caramel, chokolade. Lekker bittere smaak, niet zoet.