vadavid (142) - Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA - MAR 22, 2008
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Date stamp of 18/12/08. The beer pours a dark brown color, reminiscent of root beer, with a frothy light brown head. The head soon drops leaving behind a thin ring. The aroma is very subtle and we struggled to come up with specifics. Itís mostly lightly sweet malt, with some faint dark fruit and a mild spice note. The taste is as easy on the palate as the aroma was on the nose. Malt and caramelized brown sugar come to mind. Thereís a hint of cinnamon noted. The finish is dry and mildly bitter, with a lot of carbonation felt on the tongue.
wildbeercat (267) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle into a trappist glass; served cool.
Aroma: Fresh bread, raspberries, honey. Heavy and kind of boozy.
Appearance: Dark, hazy, amber body with a creamy, but dissipating head.
Taste: Honey for sure. Yeasty with a hint of blueberry and raspberry.
Palate: Medium body, prickly carbonation, with a moderate-long bitter fruit finish.
Overall: Nice, and not what I was expecting. I havenít had a dubbel that was as fruity as this one. Pretty nice!
BaroneBirra (201) - Gorizia, ITALY - DEC 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ Bunker pub. Dark mahogany with red reflection, small creamy head. Faint aroma of roasted malts and nuts. Rich taste of roasted malt, lots of walnut , turning into sweet liquor and fruity caramel. Dry final. Full body, thin carbonation.
hobsch (230) - Cologne, GERMANY - DEC 8, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 0.33l. Pours deep brown with a foamy off white head. Looks great. Aroma is raisin, dried fruit, figs, plum. Taste is medium sweet, lightly bitter and sour, plums, dried fruit, figs. Beer has a full body, mouthfeel is creamy with an average carbonation and a long slightly boozy finish. Great Dubbel.
pictoman (218) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 7, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from 33cl bottle (best before 11/03/15). Dark chestnut brown with tan head. Very interesting dark woody sweetness, some fig and subtle chocolate and licorice. Caramel, malt, dark fruit, and chocolate taste. Medium body. Well-balanced, but no standout signatures flavours.
TheHopster (675) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - DEC 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle). An unfiltered ruddy brown complexion with excellent sustained tan head and lacing. The flavor is rich with Belgian yeast, semi-sweet malts and dried fruits. Long finish and smooth palate.
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tectactoe (682) - Michigan, USA - DEC 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: nice brown-ish, almost purple-tinted, murky body with a foamy layer of khaki colored cream that rests on top. Aroma is very indicative of the style; slightly vinous grapes, prunes, notable spices, Belgian yeast, & a bit of Candi sugar. No medicinal aromas, which is nice to see. Taste follows along with a big grape, prune, & red apple flavoring; mostly sweet but even very slightly tart at times. Good malty backbone with some notes of caramel that mix well with the banana & fruity esters. Sweet finish, light residual-like Candi sugar & some toasty, bread-y yeast. Nice dubbel.
Sureshpa (178) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: Caramel, malt, dried red fruit Appearance: Red brown, red glow, off white head, yeast flocks, light lace, disappearing head Taste: Liquorice, then sour that ends in a bitter sweet, little booze
Philym (337) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Clear dark ruby/brown with 4 finger ivory/tan head.
Aroma: Banana, bubblegum, vinous/spiritous, grassy/hay, liquorice and dried fig.
Taste: Medium sweetness, low/medium sourness and low bitterness.
Palate: Thin airy smooth texture and light body, prickly carbonation, astringent lingering spiritous fruity finish with alcohol warmth.
Comments: Very good and glass lace.
BobEvers (231) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
fles 33 cl
Kleur: roodbruin, flnk schuim, plakt aan het glas
Geur: banaan, fruit, zoet, mout.
Smaak: licht zoet blijft lang hangen, volmondig. Bittere nasmaak
pinkie (319) - New York, USA - NOV 30, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a handsome dark brown with honey like hues of lighter brown at the edges and where the glass will allow some light to pass through. The head is fat, tan and creamy. Falls slowly and leaves slippery lace. Nose is is exhilarating and dark. it has belgian woody yeast that promises a bit of dryness and is somewhat restrained but for a bit of apple and a very faint banana. There is a sweet light chocolate and deep smooth caramel on the nose. Dark fruits like fig and date but lively with the crispness of that apple behind them. The caramel just goes on forever in the nose.
The taste is poetry. The nose of this beer seems to vibrate at an excited pitch. The fruits all ripe and clamoring for their peak, the caramel at itís richest, the chocolate enticing and light over the top, the yeast falling to the background as it will fall to the middle of the beer in the drink. Then pure composure greets the palate. Smooth, creamy rich but not heavy. The bread soft and sweet and laced with dark fruit, endless caramel and light sweet chocolate. The yeast brings a dryness to the middle of the beer and there is a slight bitter undertone. It reminds me of molasses. The alcohol stops out just slightly, a bit impudent it seems to impart a sweet bit of warmth as it finishes. The fruits and floral take the last ideation of this beer on the palate as it fades to aftertaste with a bit of caramel to linger instead of the alcohol.
Holy moly! Brilliant, self evident, inexhaustible and vital. This beer exemplifies the style and is worthy of your utmost attention.