alobar (3101) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown with a reddish hue. Aroma of grain, dark fruit, spice, and brown sugar. Dark fruit flavor with bread, spice, and brown sugar. Very nicely done.
stevoj (2880) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 17, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from my brother. Initial pour and aroma brings out the dubbel characteristics. Dark ruby brown with small, soft beige head. Sweet pit fruit aroma, brown sugar follows on into taste. Dubbel elements dominate, still trying to find the tripel, bits of coriander spiciness perhaps. Warmth comes on very late, mostly sweet finish.
kassner (1436) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 2, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A bit sweet but really a good effort fo pr the style. Light cola color with a slight haze it finishes well despite the sugar, lots of raisins and caramel
ClarkVV (4219) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 26, 2015
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
2013 750mL Drunk 1/26/15.
Always been a big fan of Yards, maybe not the best technical brewery and not overly adventurous with the styles brewed, but there’s just something endearing about the Philly beer scene. Not that Yards is a big player there, nor even much of a player at all. In that vein, then, you have a pretty basic strong dubbel with the dryness of some of the stronger trippels and that strength as well. The pour is fine, the nose satisfyingly phenolic, but it just comes with too much booziness and dry, peppery phenols. The nutty, somewhat scratchy malt notes do nothing to help and I’m left with but another American abbey ale, which is to say, not an abbey ale at all. Perhaps this bottle would have been better fresh? Seems like alcohol persistence is going to dominate no matter the age. The mouthfeel, as can be assumed, is quite slick and lacks the malt depth/richness to keep interest.
yespr (35101) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 11, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From tap. Pours dark brown with a dense and creamy off white head. Aroma is roasted malty and slight fruity. Caramelish. Fruity phenolic/estery. Roasted dry and dark malty finish.
60minuteman (1033) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2015 A dark reddish-brown color. Some lace. Aroma of dark fruits, sugar, trees, malt and tons of booze. Flavor is yeast, alcohol, fruits, earth, chocolate malts. I keep thinking a log. Maybe wet leaves or something. Orgasmic wet leaves that is. Finish is boozy and sticky. Excellent feel.
Maverick34 (2588) - New York, USA - JAN 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Big bottle. Pours deep auburn. Some fruit and fig and caramel Malt and candy sugars. Nice enough
FROTHINGSLOSH (5523) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sampled on draft this beer poured a caramel-amber color with a medium sized creamy orange-tan head that left great lacing. The aroma was tart and fruity with notes of pez, citric acid and grapefruit. The flavor was tart, bit sour and fairly chalky with notes of pez, citrus, grapefruit and yeast. Pretty dry. Long finish. Medium body. Quite disappointing.
Dorwart (2443) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - DEC 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
About a 1 inch thick light brown head of fine bubbles. Sweet malts, fresh cut grass, light spice and some fruit esters. Color is a dark mahagony brown with a hint of red in the background. Considerable malt backbone with some dried fruit, spices, roasted grains and yeast. All the characteristics of a fine belgian dubbel. Light alcohol presence and warming. Finishes with lots of soft malts and lingering spices. A pretty good dubbel.
Goodgrief (1877) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - NOV 29, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Cantwells. I did not expect Yards to be able to pull of a legit Belgian style beer. This is great. Dark and fruity with a nice earthy character. Nice Belgian yeastiness. I liked it a lot.
rumproasts (4137) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Brown with small head. Malty with some dark fruit (especially fig) and Belgian yeast. Light sweetness.