DraftDodger (2170) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2018
Valemount 20/7 2018. 75 cl bottle from BC Liquor in Valemount. Some guys paddling a Canoo in the sky and a selfconfident devil on the label.
Pours hazy Copper with very big yellowish head. Settles as 3 cm thick blanket of foam. Substantial Lacing.
Aroma is sweet, dark and spicy. Humid Belgian cellar, brown sugar, caramel, toffee with pretty light notes of alcohol.
Light carbonation and slightly thick, Soft and oily texture. Sticky.
Flavor is prominently sweet. Only moderate bitterness. Aftertaste is sweet and Lingering. Manages to hide the considerable ABV completely.
Real good Dubbel where I hardly notice it does not hail from Belgium but from Quebec.
Calisky (3425) - ALSACE, FRANCE - JUL 14, 2018
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2018 Ambrée sombre trouble, légère mousse. Nez malté, caramel brun, note fruits caramelisés, note beurrée. Gout malté caramel, fruits noirs avec note herbeuse, cuite voir beurrée .Vraiment bien pour une dubbel hman43 (2123) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JUL 6, 2018
It pours dark copper in color that is clear with an off white, tannish head. Head retention is good. Plums are the first thing that comes through in the aroma. There are low levels of caramel and banana in the background with some perfume notes. It also has hints of spice and floral elements. There are plums and dried fruits in the taste. Alcohol is noticeable, but not hot. It is a bit spicy with a bit of pepper that is noticeable. It has a moderate body with high carbonation and finishes dry. Overall, a beer balance towards with the malt with complex elements from esters and spicy notes. tribemjetblack (50) - FRANCE - JUN 23, 2018
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2018 Magnifique bière. Couleur presque rouge légèrement brunie. Avec une mousse riche et un léger blanc cassé. Le nez est discret. En bouche, directement un goût de pêche et de raisins. Puis une certaine secheresse. Ensuite, un léger poivré et une légère amertume. Un corp bien équilibré. Une excellente bière. Pas forcément attendue comme ça en Dubbel, moins sucrée, moins noix et fruits sec, mais excellente. Nurmis (1202) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAY 30, 2018
0,341l bottle. Pours hazy dark amber with big white pillowy head. Caramel, dark fruits, plum, brown sugar, strong belgian yeast. Greatly balanced. Smooth bitter finish.
shawnmurphy (822) - Plattsburgh, New York, USA - MAY 25, 2018
12-ounce bottle pours hazy amber with very thick, foamy off-white head and residual lacing. Aroma: dried dark fruits, caramel, brown bread, some barnyard. Flavor: caramel, raisins, prunes, black pepper, barnyard, earth. Mouthfeel: medium-bodied with a bone-dry minerally finish. Slepkov (52) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 19, 2018
A classic. Pours a mostly-clear dark amber with thick and persistent lathered head. On the nose, mostly malt and yeast, with some sweet raisin and apricot jam. The taste is a wonderful balance of malt sweetness, yeast, and dried fruit. Not much of either three, thus well balanced and subdued. Flawless, if uninspiring. Not heavy or sweet--more easy drinking than expected for an 8% ABV. Good reason to be the flagship for Unibroue. GoufCustom (2552) - HONG KONG - MAY 1, 2018
Jpmercer (203) - shakopee, Minnesota, USA - APR 21, 2018
355ml bottle bought at Q-Club in SoHo, Central.
Looks: Cloudy hazy copper brown colour with a thick layer of dirt-like yeast sediments; Three finger head with crumpety off-white foam which last for 4 minutes; Very good sticky lacing with fizzy slight carbonation.
Aroma: Very fragrant and malt, with strong caramel, toffee, toast, dark fruits, orange, floral, molasses, strong cloves, spices, dark bread, very strong Bel yeast, lemon and grass.
Taste: Medium sweet malt, with tartness, caramel, strong toast, light toffee, red fruits, alcohol, floral, light molasses, spices, dark bread, strong Bel yeast, lemon and fair bitter grassy hops.
Body: Mid to full body. Dry, slick and smooth palate.
Mouth feel: Very good maltyness in a solid background. Tart, thick but very well attenuated with chewy caramel, strong toast and red fruits. Booze can be felt but well hidden. Flowery with pretty low sweetness. Very spicy Bel yeasty with tons of dark breads. Lemon to round. Solid!
Hoppiness: Floral, spices, lemon and grass in nose and taste; Bitterness is slightly strong for an abrupt, mid to light astringent bitter-sweet caramel malty finish.
After Taste: Dry. Very yeasty toasty and fairly bitter to mouth.
Comments: This Abbey Dubbel is very by-the-book, with very good head and looks, impressive Bel-yeasty spicy aroma, and a very dry toasty and bready taste. So well executed it makes you yearn for a little more booze and sweetness to go with that conservative dryness. That said, a very good one!
In November 1992 Maudite (the damned one), was the first strong beer to be distributed in Quebec grocery stores. Maudite is a mahogany-colored, rich-tasting premium beer that has a distinctive, complex taste. Because of the warmth it releases, this strong character beer must be served cool but not cold. Perfect with pasta, red meats, stews and spicy dishes, it also makes a good aperitif and after-dinner drink. Maudite has a typically Quebecois name that is reminiscent of the legend of the Chasse-Galerie (the legend of the Flying Canoe). Legend has it that a group of lumberjacks struck a deal with the devil to fly home in their canoes, guided by Satan himself, to make it home in time for Christmas. Gold medal winner in 1995 and 1996 and the Chicago Beverage Tasting Institute.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone lavaaaron (325) - - APR 13, 2018
Smells like caramel and bark with a nice deep amber color. This has a medium body to it and the spices are slightly muddled by the yeast flavors on this. Musty notes that hint of wet wool.
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