greenhorn1 (850) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUL 15, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a deep mahogany with a creamy head and tons of carbonation. It dissipates after a while. A mild spicy and sweet aroma. After the first sip, you can taste hops, fruit, with a nice malt balance. I like the complexity of this beer, it’s easily drinkable.
Svesse (6967) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JUL 15, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Draught at Akkurat, Stockholm, 14 July) Colour is dark brown, with hints of ruby, and a frothy head. Nose is malty with butter-scotch, toffee, dark bread, caramel and marzipan. Taste is malty, a bit roasted, with dried fruit, figs, nuts (hazel nuts) and somewhat lactic. Well balanced sweetness and a touch of hops in the finish. Nice brew!
TonyBanannas (36) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 7, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, poured a cloudy redish brown with a thin white head. I dont know if it was my sinuses, but I couldn’t get a great aroma out of this one. I’m sure thats why, because a few good sniffs and I really couldnt get a definition on the ale. I’ll tell you one thing though. It goes down easy, in two-three minutes I had finished a second. Flavored with wine, come citrus, just a touch of hops, and a little roasted malt. Finishes bitter like some of my favorite beers. A good brew, but nothing I could rave over.
FriarTuck (3) - Texas, USA - JUL 6, 2006 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Like a warm fruitbread. The other monks and I really enjoy this one. Currents and plump golden raisin notes mingle with the light carbonation...delightful.
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - JUL 3, 2006
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2007 Had this on tap in amsterdam’s old mcmillians brewpub (has recently changed names). The aroma hit me from a mile away. It was full of spices and a mild citrus 10. The head was fantastic and blended very nicely into the dark red color of the beer 4. The flavor was dark and rich with only a hint of alc 8. It only got better as I drank it longer4. A littler milder then a bottled version but none the less fantastic 19.
-------- apart of the blind "Better Know a Style: Abbey Dubbel" tasting though I will not actuallu "rerate" just to keep my first rating intact. Clear, dark brown/ red with creamy small off-white head 4. Grapefruit and other sweet fruit in the aroma, alc 6. Flavor is dark fruit, grape, unappealing 4. Thin, a little chalky, no carb, watery 2. Not interesting, suburban dubbel 8. I’m amazed at the panning I did on this blind taste.
Furseth (2025) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - JUL 1, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Dark red colour, with a werry mivecreamy foam. Aroma of citrus,Vine,acstry and anice sweetnes in balanced with the bitternes in the end.
Taste of malty,sweet banana, and dark Chocolate/Caramel. A werry compex beer indeed. Nice bitter finish. Medium body.
lgklotet (432) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 28, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 33 ml. Murky red-brown. Dissipating head. Lots of yeast sediment. Malty fruits in the nose. Fizzy carbonation initially, settles down after a while. The mouthfeel is thick, rich and the flavours are complex, especially at room temperature when the sweetness comes into full play. Keeps getting better with every sip, some hoppiness. This is really nice, more please.
HenrikSoegaard (11755) - Randers, DENMARK - JUN 27, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Creamy off-white good mostly lasting head. Brown colour. Powerfull caramellic/hopy aroma. Nice flavor very bitter long finish. A bit fizzy.
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 26, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
opaque orange and brown body with large head...aroma of caramel and toffee, raison, and toast...flavor of light chocolate, caramel, figs, yeast...a tad bitter for finish...some dubbels can get too sweet, but this one stay within its boundaries...nice
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - JUN 26, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
dark murky brown with a big light tan head. Aroma is is malty and sweet with some dark fruits present. Taste is about the same, slightly complex, with a slightly bitter finish.