Bill Becker (2007) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 26, 2017
From Aug 2007
Another brew that I got in trade with Wasatch. Thanks, John!
Pours from waxed 22oz bottle a clear deep amber with a good head of foam that shrinks to a fine layer and it has some good lacing.
The smell has strong notes of caramel malt along with some dark fruit and alcohol.
The taste has the caramel malt in big abundance ie it's up in your face. After another sip or 2, the fruit gets more assertive with plum and fig and I get some chocolate as well.(not what I would expect from an Abbey Dubbel) Swishing the brew in my mouth, there's also a touch of sourness and I'd have to say, it's a pretty good tasting interpretation of a Belgian Dubbel at this point, but it *could* use a bit of tweaking. A few more sips in and the alcohol becomes more noticeable but it's not intusive, just warms my tummy a bit. It finishes on the semi sweet side and the aftertaste is on the short lived side. Not a bad brew but when I think of other Dubbels that I've tried and enjoyed, this one misses the mark for the style by a fair bit. I think it's the lack of spiciness.
Hopmaestro (1823) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 30, 2016
Aroma is malty and light spicey with darker fruits. Taste is somewhat malty, light burnt sugars and chocolate. Light yeast spicey and sweet finish.
Samuel214 (1570) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 29, 2016
Flaska från SB, provning med ölsällskapet. Ca 2 år gammal. Mörkbrun/kastanjebrun med krämbeiget skum. Söt doft med mängder av torkad frukt, muscovadosocker, lite kastanj, kola och längre bak en gnutta apelsinskal. Mediumkropp. Stor sötma även i smaken med muscovadosocker, torkad frukt, bränt socker. Lite värmande alkohol och beska och en väldigt lätt rökig ton. fuzzcro (295) - Illinois, USA - JUL 31, 2016
Rating this off the cuff. Mobile app neglected to record online so I lost my original rating. OminouSC2 (966) - Mora, SWEDEN - JUL 4, 2016
Sweet. But I guess that’s how it should be with an Abbey Dubbel. Brown sugar, syrup, with some spices as well. A really good beer!
fakebeersnob (325) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - APR 3, 2016
Pours dark brow/cola with a head that quickly disappears. Smells of brown sugar. Tastes sweet, slight raisin or prune hidden beneath,. Yeast, but not as strong as some Abbey-style ales. Alcohol is hidden by the sweetness, A bit of a burnt malt/coffee finish.
This is rated high, but I prefer a Westmalle, Rochefort or a Chimay to this.