ebarnes (239) - Beech Grove, Indiana, USA - OCT 4, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours deep brown with nice creamy head. Good flavor, but doesn’t knock your socks off.
HogTownHarry (6108) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - OCT 4, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (330ml). Shared with blankboy at Smokeless Joe. Very nice, but had it after the St. Bernardus and didn’t dig it as much. Poured bubbly amber-brown with some yeasties, a light tan creamy head. Aroma of apples and other tree fruits, hops, some mild brown sugar roast malt (fairly sweet). Taste follows the roast/apple nose, but there’s bitterness here too - some hops and almost crushed appleseed astringency. Mouthfeel is quite sweet/bitter balanced for an abbey dubbel, a tad thin, but very nice. An excellent brew, but didn’t do it for me as much as most of its competitors.
FrankJohansen (3602) - Sabro, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown colour with a huge laaasting off white head. complex taste of chocolate, fruits and malt. It was a bit thinner than expected, but a good beer.
Kinz (3292) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - OCT 2, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brownish reddish, slightly murky, decent head. Aroma was a bit raisiny and yeasty. Flavor was sort of vaguely of dark fruits and some yeast. Seemed a bit thin overall. Carbonation was biting. While not a bad beer, it came up sadly short in a number of areas when it could have been so much more.
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 1, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Burgundy color, large soapy head. Aroma is yeasty and dry, with a bit of spiciness. Flavor is very much like raisins and finishes quite yeasty. Light palate is surprising. It is a good beer, but it doesn’t really strike me as extremely flavorful or aromatic compared to others in the style.
Scarborough (17) - ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Malty, bubble-gum and slightly toasted aroma, fairly dry. Light in the mouth - lighter and cleaner than expected for strength, colour and aroma. Juicy raisins in the mouth, lightly sweet - moving into chalky; becoming quite dry with noticeable but ill-defined bitterness that leads into a lingering licorice finish. It is a beer of some character - providing touches of earthy life that give it more interest than blander, easier drinking filtered beers - however it fails to come together in harmony and didn’t lift my spirit or give me much pleasure beyond examining the individual parts. So - this is a mildly interesting beer of minor character but without any outstanding features.
Tejas (872) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 25, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
HUGE head. Not sure it is suppose to be this big though. Nice sweet aroma of chocolate, roasted malt and a little fruit. Surprisingly dry palate for a Dubbel. More bitter than I expected too. Not that that’s a bad thing. Well balanced. This is nice b/c it’s not overly sweet like a lot of dubbels.
SB (333) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours deep reddish brown. Huge frothy white head, that laced the glass. Aroma is fruity, mostly cherries and I picked up some oak. Taste of cherries, oak, caramel. This was very easy to drink, and went down smooth. Taste wasn’t overpowering by any means.
dyetube (1182) - McKinney, Texas, USA - SEP 23, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This beer pours a deep brown color with a LARGE tan head that dissaptes fairly quicky. Smell of cheries and raisins. flavors of grapes and raisins that is quite smooth! This is a very drinkable beer! And this was a nice find here in Dallas! Cheers!
Rballs01 (279) - Madison, New Jersey, USA - SEP 23, 2005
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep brown, hits the glass with a loud fizz. Smells of sour cherries. Reminded me of a Felmish Sour Ale,vinegar/tart cherries. Thick caramel colored head which sticks about the glass, melted marshmallows. The first sip coats your mouth, feels thick but is very mild in flavor. Bring me the Kung-Foo,this belgian was made perfectly, 7% abv and goes down with ease. If you pour this beer cold let it sit for a moment. It is a delicatly-flavored beer that must be served room-temp to experience the flavor. Dubbel it up!