BeerRules (243) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 8, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big beige head on a light ruby brown body. Smells very much of yeast, red wine, and some spiciness, awesome. Taste has a nice balace of sweetness and sourness, with a bit of brown sugar and rum. Very delicious.
ervan (37) - Redwood City, California, USA - OCT 6, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a dark, rusty brown. Yumm. Much richer and deliciouser than the Trippel. Definitely a repeater worthy of repetition.
ross (2100) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - OCT 6, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
brown reddish color with a brown head. smells yeasty, malty, and fruity. taste is all the same that you can pick up from smelling it. surprisingly very good, and gets better as the glass nears the bottom. 500+ ratings cant be wrong. good beer, try it if you see it.
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 doesnít knock your socks off.
HogTownHarry (6130) - 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 didnít 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 thereís 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 didnít do it for me as much as most of its competitors.
FrankJohansen (3604) - 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 (3365) - 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 doesnít 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 didnít 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 (882) - 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 thatís a bad thing. Well balanced. This is nice b/c itís not overly sweet like a lot of dubbels.