fkoolen (1401) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JAN 13, 2018 kimjongill (207) - - NOV 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From slightly aged bottle. Brownish ruby appearance. Slight but pleasant aromas. Nothing strong or unpleasant in the taste, but it’s not particularly strong either. I wouldn’t call this a "strong" belgian so much as a typical but solid entry into the belgian category. Taste it if you have the rare opportunity. Thanks for the trade, Doug.
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2018 Bottle at Wagon Leo, Bastogne. Served in a stone bowl. Slightly hazy chestnut brown, foamy beige head. Typical Dubbel notes, quite pleasant and balanced: bready, brown sugar, some dried fruit, dry, light-medium bitterness in the finish. Medium-good body, medium carbonation. nathanvc (796) - Brugge, BELGIUM - OCT 20, 2017
Bottle bought from a vendor at a small Ostend funfair, poured into a nice, big, plastic cup, tasted on the beach. Pours hazy brown with a big, tan head. The aroma contains nuts, caramel, some dark fruits, hops & herbs, malt and iron. It tastes light to medium sweet and light roasted bitter; never fully coming to life, with metallic hints lingering throughout. Medium body, rather watery texture, fizzy carbonation. Not an exciting Dubbel. txspartan (1063) - Berchem, BELGIUM - APR 5, 2017
Sweet toasted aroma. Metallic flavour. Some sweets. Head disappears quickly. Drunk from a porcelain helmet. ruigo (3080) - PORTUGAL - FEB 14, 2017
33cl bottle. Clear brown with big off-white head. Malt, caramel and bread. Drinkable. Rubin77 (2741) - Brussels / Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 8, 2016
F: big, off-white, pretty stable.
C: dark red to dark brown, almost clear.
A: weak, malt, caramel, bread, hint of milk chocolate, grassy, hint of yeast.
T: malt, caramel, dark bread, hint of coffee, grassy, cardboard, quite watery, lemon, hint of plums, medium body, low to medium carbonation, it´s controversial beer there are good tones mixed with bad, so for me light above average, 0,33l bottle from Spar supermarket in Oostende.
Kr1zz (402) - BELGIUM - AUG 20, 2016
Bottle 33cl bought at De Bierboom in Brugge last year. Pours dark brown with a big beige head leaving a nice lacing on the glass. Nose: chocolate, roasted malts, dried fruit, caramel. Taste: medium carbonation. Little bit of the same: chocolate, some dried fruits, roasted malts and caramel. In the end bitter hints. Benzai (16918) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 21, 2015
Sampled @ Kerstbierfestival Essen 2015 as "Airborne Christmas (Lamborelle) 8%". -- Clear amber brown color, average sized off-white head. Smell and taste malts, lightly sweetish, some caramel but decently balanced actually. Decent body and carbonation. Not bad. 7stern (662) - Bromma, SWEDEN - NOV 8, 2015
Clear, dark copper colour with dense head. Syrup aroma with some sourness. Roasted malt taste. Rather sweet, light body. strap (981) - Sindelfingen, GERMANY - MAR 30, 2015
Served in a replica WWII helmet. Pours light brown. Smooth drinking with a little brown sugar. Decent Dubbel. Not the best, but a novelty brew kraddel (9329) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAR 3, 2015
Pours unclear , amber/brown/very light milkchocolate colored . Rather small white head that fades fast . Smell is sweet , some caramel . Taste is grainy-bitter, sweetness ( caramel aspects ) . Very thin mouthfeel ( of you look from the top of the beer to the side it even seems to be rather clear ) , so I’m guessing ( ! ) a watered down intense brew . Which would be a shame, cause I feel like this ’pure’ versio would have been better . And if I am wrong, well , I’d still love for it to have more body and intensity . Good carbonation . Some yeast fruityness in the back .