Silvan7 (700) - Samarate, - JUL 24, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ home. Alla versata rivela un profumo di esteri e lieviti molto importante. Subito si avverte un profumo di tostato, e una sottile nota dolce di zucchero di canna grezzo. il colore è scuro opalescente, con riflessi rossastri e a tratti aranciati. La schiuma è vaporosa ampia e persistente, ma non molto stabile. Il gusto è di malto tostato, un po’ di uvetta ravvivata nel rum e con un gusto di luppolo rotondo e pieno, non pungente. Finale breve, pulito quasi secco.
rotaman14 (51) - Falkensee, Brandenburg, 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 (1283) - - 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 (33) - - 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 (493) - 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 (24) - - 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 (44) - 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 (58) - 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 (243) - 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.
Ionlyrate5s (86) - New York, USA - SEP 10, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Reddish brown with nice tan head. Full roast aroma very pleasant, and a backbone of cedar. The dried fruit flavors set this apart from all other inferior brews. Very rich coating mouthfeel. Awesome brew.
Bootlegger007 (44) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 9, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Murky brown, excellent head retention, awesome aromas caramel and toffee, perfect flavour of bubblegum, cask wood with a citrus backing good balance through to the aftertaste, nice and smooth, creamy full body nice on the tongue, excellent beer.