GenkiGonzo (1092) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 19, 2013
Bottle from Yamaoka. Nice amber colour. Caramel and fruit aroma with some chocolate. Quite sweet taste. Easy to drink dubbel. KansaiBeerLvrs (5153) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 19, 2013
On tap at Tadg’s at KyotoLefty’s book launch event. A decent ale, kind of middle of the road but pretty good. Reddish orange color with a decent head & aroma. Nice enough. TimE (5817) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 16, 2012
rich chocolately, moderately sweet, malty. Notes of wood and dark fruit. Well made, but nothing that stands out KyotoLefty (10264) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 23, 2012
Dark aber color, light for a Dubbel. Wonderful nose, rich and chuwy, with lots of caramel, chocolate, and some dried fruit. Flavor does not live up, though, very sweet, with caramel but no rich chuwiness. Very light, almost thin body. Decent dubbel, but the nose brought on thoughts of greatness, which somehow did not come.
hE5AdEv3qeqAsU5r (80) - - AUG 9, 2012
First time to have a Japanese made Belgian dubble. But Baird would be the guys to do it properly. But it’s also not something to drink on draft, needs some time in the bottle. Solid enough, slightly nutty, sweet but not too much. Low carbonation for the style. Worth trying for sure.
jonno (2761) - JAPAN - AUG 2, 2012
Good solid Dubbel. Not really too phenolic or spicy, but quite deep malt characteristics keep it interesting. A decent bitter finish also embellishes this from also ran territory, to leave a lasting, light, but heavy oxymoronic impression.