Nate (4296) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 16, 2011
On tap at Pints for Pets. Light grassy and alcohol notes, some yeasty character. Mild hops. Rich deep amber-orange, light haze, topped with creamy-foamy lacing head. Medium body and medium carbonation. Starts sweet with a bit of honey, Belgian yeast, some chalky funk with Beeman’s gum. Mild warming. More like a Belgian ale than a Dubbel. Chalky hop bitterness at the finish with a bit of yeasty funk, fruity esters. FROTHINGSLOSH (8291) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2011
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a dark brown color with orange highlights and a medium sized creamy tan head. The aroma was cocoa, caramel, molasses and plum. The flavor was tart and tangy with notes of cherry, molasses, nut and sourdough bread. The finish was long, tangy sour caramel and cherry. A bit off in a doughy way. Medium body. Ok. blipp (9906) - La Mesa, California, USA - FEB 24, 2011
Bottle. Pour amber with an off white white head. Sweet malty aroma with some belgian yeasty notes. The flavor has sweet malts, belgian yeasty notes, and some light spicy notes. Pretty good. jeff789 (1423) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2011
Deep ruby/brown small tan head big bubbles fade quickly... I poured very aggressively, next to no head, slightly viscous... Chocolate, pungent chocolate notes, some faint fruits, i cant stop smelling chocolate... Faint chocolate flavor, very slightly smoky, some very mild dark fruits, Belgian yeast doesnt show up... Medium bodied slightly dry finish very lively.... Very good flavor, one note aroma, looks like soda, drinks amazingly... jmm635 (1017) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2010
Pours caramel colored with a filmy off-white head. Aromas of sweet malts, caramel, dark fruits, syrup. Moderate sweetness, very light bitterness. Medium-body with a slick mouthfeel. Fairly average dubbel.
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - DEC 11, 2010
THOUGHTS: I tried this a couple years ago with Brian Boaks at a meet the brewer event at the Grey Lodge during Philly beer week. Recently a coworker gave me a bottle so I can finally rate it. This wasn’t as great as I remembered it, but it was still very nice. Not super complex, but the flavors that were there are nice. Strong aroma. It wouldn’t pass for a Belgian, but it was not a bad American version.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a light to medium orangey brown with a small, off-white head that mostly diminished. The aroma was moderate to heavy caramel; with a hint of chocolate; slight alcohol; and some grape, raisin, plum, prune and brown sugar. The initial flavor was lightly sweet, slightly bitter and lightly sour; while the finish was light to moderately sweet and fairly sour with an average to long duration. There was dark and sour fruit, prune, raisin, lots of caramel and brown sugar. The medium body was a bit syrupy and then very dry with fizzy carbonation and a slightly astringent finish. checkmatei1 (783) - Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2010
Draft: Poured a deep reddish brown with a tan head. The aroma was sweet malts and caramel. The flavor was dark fruits, caramel and sweet malts. This was just average for its style. SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2010
Got this compliments of thaichile in my first beer trade. 12 oz bottle poured into my Chimay Chalice
A- Body is a very cloudy nut brown color. Pours with a small white head that quickly fades to a thin collar around the glass. No lacing is left behind. Cloudiness is thick and uniform.
S- Nose is very rich with caramel, nuts and toffee. Nose is robust and sweet.
T- Sweet caramel and toffee come through upfront with a nutty overtone. Some yeast is noticeable in the background. A hint of roasted malt bitterness comes through for the finish. A hint of alcohol warmth lingers with all the other mentioned flavors.
P- Low carbonation and thick body. Smooth and rich with yeast. Very well done.
O- I would believe this beer were a dopplebock or even a Scottish ale before I would guess dubbel. The only resemblance it has to a classic dubbel is the yeast presence. But hey just because ti doesn’t fit in doesn’t mean it isn’t a good beer. This one is rich and malty with a superb mouthfeel.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 08-26-2008 02:38:47 jeremytoni (3085) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - MAR 30, 2010
From a bottle poured brown with a fair amount of head. Nice malty spicy flavor with a quick finish. oOJUXEOo (303) - Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2010
On tap at Capones. Very nice Dubbel. Thin lacing head, caramel in color, light smooth hop taste, malt is hearty. Very nice beer.