rangerred (989) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - NOV 18, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
330ml bottle into a tulip.
Pours a clear very dark brown, nearly opaque. Topped by a huge billowy off-white head that keeps growing thanks to the abundant carbonation. Some of the best head retention I have every seen.
Aroma has lots of dark fruit such as figs and cherries layered on top of wood. Hints of pipe tobacco along with wet grass and hay. A little bit of light cocoa underneath.
The flavor really has tons going on. Like in the aroma, dark fruit predominantly up front consisting largely of cherries and figs. A decent woody note is present along with a little bit of must although it nicely compliments the other flavors. Grass comes in next along with a moderate, cleansing bitterness. The beer finishes dry on the palate with bitterness lingering long after all other flavors depart.
Overall, a truly complex and amazing beer. There is really so much going on here and the flavors change as the beer warms. One of the classics.
konungen (377) - - MAY 21, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mörk brun färg. Malt, kryddor, torkad frukt, jäst. Smakar mycket men lent och är relativt lättdrucken. Mycket god
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L_Lovecraft (125) - - MAY 20, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dried fruits, malts, reddish with a huge and persistant tan head, medium body, medium carbonation, bitter for the hops, spices and malts, fruits in the aftertaste...a solid dubbel, not the best for me but this is trappist quality.
davidezdonz (225) - , HONG KONG - MAY 19, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A 330ml bottle with a best before date of 24th July 2016 and poured into a Chimay goblet glass. It poured a dark brown colour with a slight reddish hue and a two finger beige head that slowly settles to a nice thin but creamy puffy layer while leaving nice curtain lacing. Strong dark fruit aromas with cherry, plum, prune, raisin, grape and a hint of banana, toffee and caramel in the background. Some toffee and caramel flavours before a blast of lightly sweet dark stone fruits, cherry, plum, grape, fig and raisin. Dry, medium to full bodied with moderate to high carbonation. Overall an excellent Dubbel, excellent beer. Nice complexity and balance in the aromas and taste and is definitely a must buy beer for me.
MetalMurphy (315) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 14, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle @ antwep. dark brown color heavy body, malty but some fruit aroma, quite good belgian abbey beer
ipabr (66) - Somerset, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is my first Belgium beer. Malty smells with interesting yeast spice. Complex tastes of both malts and yeast. Lovely texture. I will elaborate further after another, ( note to self)
Ken1970 (3) - - MAY 7, 2016 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of the best Belgian type beer for me. Cakes and chokolat , very balanced beer.
AnG_BrgNor (374) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 6, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark brown colour with small lasting head. Aroma is fruity yeasters, mostly pear, dried fruits and som malty notes. Taste is the same, but dominated by the malt. A good dubbel, but not the best....
16erBlech (377) - Burgenland, AUSTRIA - MAY 5, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0,33l bottle out of Craftbeer Calendar. I hate it when a beer foams over on opening the bottle....Anyhow, the beer is malty, accompanied by a nice fruitiness and followed by a lightly bitter finish. Well-balanced, the alcohol is not noticeable.
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Probabeer (121) - - MAY 5, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dubbel muy buena. Tiene un poco más de gas de lo habitual. Cuerpo medio. Al final deja un sabor a caramelo.
Inoven (123) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2016
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Helder donkerbruin bier met matig schuim. Weinig aroma. Ietsje tintelend in de mond met een vleugje zoethout. Smaak ebt snel weg.