shaynsawchuk (506) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 mL bottle. Pours dark mahogany with a voluptuous, ever expanding head of beige foam. Leaves sexy, sloppy lacing. Bold fruity nose with over-ripe banana, pear, black fig and a hint of cocoa. Mild earthy spicing. Very dry, with a slightly bitter finish. Alcohol well hidden. Light to moderate body with high carbonation. Delicious.
bobblackcoffee (12) - - SEP 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Refreshing, deep and powerful. Its an ethical drink too, because according to the label profits go towards the Trappist monks, their abbey and to charities too. Time to join the brotherhood perhaps?
rotaman14 (106) - Potsdam, GERMANY - SEP 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Colour of dark coffee, white head. Aroma of brown sugar, malts, plum. Taste is sweet, with orange, plum, and bread. The tripel is better.
Darkmagus82 (1728) - - SEP 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Transfer from BA review on 7-6-13-
Poured from bottle into a chalice glass
Appearance – The beer pours a hazy brown color with some red highlights shinning through. Upon pouring there is a one finger creamy colored head that fades over a moderate level of time to leave a lighter level of lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell- The aroma is of roasted malt and some darker fruit smells. The darker fruits are of a plum, raisin and cherry aroma giving a moderately sweet dimension to the smell. When mixed with a yeasty and slightly bready aroma the mix of smells produces a rather nice dubbel aroma.
Taste- The taste begins with a dry roasted malt flavor and a brown bread taste. There are some dark fruit flavors, but these are on the drier side only adding the fruit flavor without the sweetness. Some light yeastiness and a more bitter citrus flavor begin developing more toward the middle to the end of the taste. In the end with a little bit of a roasted/smoky flavor coming to the tongue, one is left with a dry roasted and dark fruit flavor to linger on the tongue with just a hint of bitterness.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the medium side with a carbonation level that is on the slightly above average side consisting of lots of tiny carbonation bubbles. The combination of carbonation and thickness are nice for the drier flavors creating a very crisp feel overall.
Overall – It has a nice flavor profile, but is a little drier then what I was expecting for a dubbel. If you are looking for a crisp Belgian style with some good fruit flavors and nice roasted malt taste, then this is a good go too, but if you want something slightly more on the sweeter side then this is not what you want. It is certainly good and something to try if you are in the mood for something drier.
Xebbe (55) - - SEP 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Doftar choklad smörkola. Fyllig doft.
Smakar gott, mogen banan. Fyllig kropp. En riktig trappist kort och gott. Fruktig.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
HammerTroll (515) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy dark brown color, medium sized off-white head. Bubblegum, caramel, dark fruits and brown sugar aroma. Medium to heavy sweetness. Thin to medium body, a bit watery. Average sweet Belgian stuff, nothing but overrated. I have expected so much more.
(Beer Club 0,33l bottle)
olavho (29) - - SEP 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mørk god øl, godt brunt skum. Smak av banan, rosin og no annet godt. Bra med kullsyre. .......holder godt.!
guiroul33 (67) - Bordeaux, FRANCE - SEP 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown color with a nice thin head. Nice and complex aroma of banana, wood, chocolate, fruit cake. Taste is first sweet then more and more bitter especially in the finish. Medium body, soft carbonation. Although taste is not as full as the aroma, it is probably one of the best belgian brown beer with such a "low" ABV. A classic.
DomD (72) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - SEP 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from bottle. First impression of aroma is green apple with hints of vanilla and banana. Pours a dark brown with tan head. Medium bitter taste. Medium body, creamy texture, average carbonation, with a bitter finish. Very nice Dubbel.
LasseVPedersen (257) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 33cl. Pours dark brown with a foamy, beige head. Coffee, toffee, malty, fruity easters aroma. Nice, sticky, rich flavour with caramel, coffee, toffee, fig, plums, raisin, creaminess to the mouth-feel. Dry and bitter logn finish. Balanced and nothing bad to say. Perhaps.. Nope, just good Belgian ale.