hopscotch (8776) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 24, 2002
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2003 This beer rocks.
The aroma is very complex and interesting. Lightly floral, moderately yeasty and heavy with malt. I found traces of honey, tawny port, dough and molasses.
Dark, hazy amber hue with a large, rocky khaki head. Good lacing and mostly lasting. Delicious ale. Lightly sweet and tart. Moderately bitter. Full bodied with a lightly creamy mouthfeel. A whisper of toffee. Fizzy. Long, dry finish. An excellent belgian ale.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 21, 2002
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2003 Crystal clear & shining browness.. big bubbled lather..
aromas hinted at Grapes sitting in choclate autumn rain with licorice infused vinegar tartness..
Smacks of fermentation..dripping syrup of sour chocolate seeping slowly into lonely grapeseeds..terminating harshness..forgettable..weak bodied..missing sophistication
Racegoer (351) - Indiana, Indiana, USA - NOV 15, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Belgian sugar taste,sweet, decent aroma, really I expected more, maybe it was what I drank previous,or maybe American Craft beers are catching up and might soon surpass many Belgians, wake up America, we are making some damn fine beer in good ole U.S.A., decent choice here,not outstanding
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 7, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was a great beer. A warm, earthy taste in the palate. Large head, beware. Alcohol is apparent, but well masked and fits the beer and style well. Intersting cloudy brown color. A good beer to just relax with. The average rating doesn’t lie, try it.
JFGrind (1833) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 6, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
I’ve had this beer sitting in my fridge for days waiting to be opened. Westmalle Dubbel did not disappoint. Aroma was evident immeadiately after cracking the cap off. Poured nice into a goblet with a thick head. Beer had a consistant strong, yet smooth taste.
LoveCaissa (873) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 6, 2002
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
VERY good trappist ale. Lovely fresh aroma with a touch of bananas. A wonderful fruity (again bananas) flavour with a LONG, strong finish. A bit more dry than the other trappists I have had.
UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 4, 2002
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow. Everything about this beer is top-shelf. Upon opening, the beer proceeded to fizz out of the bottle. It pours a deep cloudy umber color, with sediment collecting at the bottom. The head pours heavy and thick, delivering an intense aroma of alcohol and apple/pear fruitiness, with hints of grape. This beer is so complex I fear I missed half of what I was drinking. More like a fine wine than a beer, particularly in the nose. Character is unbelievable. Very important to use the right glass, or at the very least, a wide lipped snifter style vessel or wine glass. Be sure that the beer can open up and breathe to reach it’s potential.
caesar (4890) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - NOV 4, 2002
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2003 This beer has the typical dubbel features: its appearance is nice dark and it has sweet taste. I quite like this Westmalle version of our beloved dubbel beers!
When i opened the bottle there was a nice top of foam on the bottle, which looked so nice, appearance was worth a 5!
rmalloy (199) - los angeles, California, USA - NOV 4, 2002
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2006 Definitely among my favorites. Much better than the Tripel. Lovely candied fruit and molasses flavors.
jutuahol (189) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - OCT 31, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2003 Dark brown, huge light beige head with nice lace. Aromatic and sweet malt nose. Medium to full body, bit dry, smooth. Moderately bittered, bit sweet and caramel-like, strong. Bitter, sweet, dry finish.