rlgk (9036) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - NOV 24, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2006 Amber brown, somewhat hazy color, great lasting offwhite head. Fruity aroma, peach, raisins, plum and some sourish notes. Some yeast. Fruity flavor from raisins and plums, nice hops and a good mouthfeel.
Old rating: 6/4/6/4/13
mullet (849) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 20, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I must say I was really disappointed with this. The beer looked really good, with decent head retention. Aroma had the characteristic plum/Special B aroma with some banana but was mixed with a generic yeasty aroma which wasn't all that nice.
Flavour was completely lacking in malt, with a fair bit of alcohol and spice and a pretty bitter finish (for the style at least). Also a bit too highly carbonated.
I must confess I haven't had all that many Dubbels but this falls well behind even Chimay.
Geiserich (3083) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - NOV 18, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2005 Bottled Rating 14, rerated now from tap in Brussel: :
Fruity aroma, spicy, notes of plums. Fruity taste, very malty, notes of burnt chocolate and notes of cacao. Very pleasant and tasty.
DrBeer (829) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 12, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brownred with beige head.
Aroma with licorice, rubber and fruit. Smells a bit like a Riesling of good quality.
Thin flavour, dry and malty. Tones of almonds and graphite. This one grows on you and has become a bit of a present favorite.
Nate (3531) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light aroma. Muted malts. Some hops aroma. Pleasant but weak. Dark cloudy w/small off-white head. Med watery body with heavy carb. Some sweetness up front. Medium heavy bitterness @ end. Nutty bitter after. Decent Belgian dubbel.
radiomgb (2143) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 24, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep brown in colour. Aroma was slighly sweet, of bananas, some yeast and alcohol. Flavour had a nice maltiness to it, with some citrus, smooth body. Finishes with a slight alcohol bitterness.
IslandHaole (1086) - Yokosuka-Shi, Kanagawa-Ken, JAPAN - OCT 24, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown with a rocky tan head. A rich complex intoxicating aroma of caramel, pastries, fruit, wood and alcohol. Rich malty, yeast esthers with oak barrel flavors. A real treat to find way over here!
TChrome (1397) - Bedford, Texas, USA - OCT 21, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer must be evaluated at quite a warm temp. to realize its greatness. Aroma is prunes, malt, complex. Appearance is dead on for the style, dark brown with off white head. Flavor is malt with yeast and a little bit of hops. Very good ale.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 7, 2003
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On Tap in Paris! Sweet malt and caramel aroma. Dark brown, accompanied by a medium sized toffee head, with some lace. Lovely full caramel/malt taste. Well balanced, complex and smooth as silk. Gorgeous!
larsniclas (5308) - Billdal, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2004 Draught at The Rover, Gotehnburg, Sweden.
Brown and a little hazy. Large off-white head.
Fresh aroma, could it be pepper?
A warm alcohol-feel.
A lot of chocolate and some fruits in the flavour.