paco (576) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - JUN 13, 2007
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Sweet, malty, fruity aroma. hints of molasses. Thick cloudy off white head, that drops off, moderate amount of laing left. Burgundy / plum liker color. Malty, sour taste. somewhat thick but not much actual flavor that i can distinguish. balanced carbonation. Very bland, very boring.
bonbright7 (181) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - JUN 10, 2007
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
I found this 33cl bottle at Whole Foods tonight as I was looking for something new and I think I may overlooked dubbel styles after tasting this one. It poured well in my 50cl glass (a great find at Crate/Barrel) to form a cheerful oatmeal head, with lingering bubbles beneath.
The first taste changed my mind about dubbel style ales as the candy-fruit, coffee, caramel, and hops all exploded at once. I’m sorry I only purchased one bottle as this was just outstandingly smooth with bitter traces reminding me how much I enjoyed it.
I found this to be very drinkable and I was wondering, as I always do with great beer in a bottle, what the ale would be like on tap...an exciting idea as I know barrels are available of this one, but not the Triple, in the USA.
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 9, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled from a 12oz bottle. Dark with a caramel nose. Large off-white head. Caramel with a touch of anise and bread. Lively and warming. Sweet malts with a slight acidic finish. Notes of dark fruits. Nice yeast undertone. Yummy!
LadySusan (766) - Ste-Therese, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 9, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I had this beer at L’Autre Oeil. The color is dark brown with a short lasting beige head. It has the taste of fruits like plums but also spices. It does have that sweet bitter taste to it but not to bitter.Very good.
TURDFERGUSON (4046) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 7, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pour is dark red and brown with a small white head and very nice lacing that lasts throughout. Lots of yeast sediment at the bottom of the glass. Nose is slightly fruity, yeasty and bready. Flavor is good, but a little more bland than I remember. Creamy, a little bit of dark fruits, with a yeasty sweet finish. A very nice trappist, but just doesnt have as much umph as I remember.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 5, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2011 My goodness this is one bad-ass dubbel. Deep amber with a moderate head, it’s got a big bready aroma. But what really kills is the combo of the lively mouthfeel - vibrant like a nice blond or tripel - with a deep, complex aroma that combines perky fruits like plums with a nice bite from coriander or cloves. Some might dock this beer because it’s just a shade thin for a dubbel, but I actually think that works in its favor.
Stip (8) - Zolder, BELGIUM - JUN 4, 2007 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very good trappist, ideal for an afternoon in the shade, don’t drink too much though!
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUN 3, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark amber in color with a nice malty head. Smells like a fresh loaf of bread. Coffee and cloves with hint of orange zest. Decent beer but its no rochefort (unfortunately)
joohefner (380) - Isla Vista, California, USA - JUN 3, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
a dark rose copper with medium tan head. orange floral aroma with slight nutty roast. medium to thick body and carbonation bitter malty syrupy grain w/ light cloves and dark fruit, chocolate, and roasted bitter orange. good and well rounded but not an outstanding belgian
jalichio999 (502) - BRAZIL - JUN 1, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2008 Garrafa. Coloração avermelhada, escura, levemente turva. Creme marrom denso e consistente. Notas de torrefação, azeitona, café, baunilha e frutas vermelhas. Excelente aroma. Carbonatação média. Corpo denso, cremoso. Muito bem equilibrada. Paladar predominantemente amargo, embora suave, e levemente seco e salgado. Álcool na medida.