drjay44 (3800) - Salida, Colorado, USA - APR 8, 2017
750 ml. corked and caged bottle. Pours a medium, well retained ivory head, with Belgian curtain lacing, over a clear copper (SRM 16) body......nose is moderate malts, with light cocoa, hints of vanilla, cinnamon, making for a cola type aroma, also clove tones, minimal hops.....taste has hints of sweetness, mild malts, with light cocoa, hints of dried fruits including raisin, plum, moderate spices with clove,cinnamon tones, finishing dry with mild hop bitterness......mouth feel, medium body, mild alcohol warmth, high carbonation. The malt depth and complexity in both aroma and flavor are light for the style in this bottle. Perhaps more malts or a change of yeast would correct. It misses the style, but is a pleasant easy drinking beer. Ratings above to enjoyment, below to style. BJCP 7/3/11/4/6zoucrew102 (2054) - - JAN 29, 2017
Earlier Rating: 8/11/2011 Total Score: 3.3
750 ml. bottle. Pours a fluffy ivory head, long duration, attractive lacing, over a very slightly hazy, amber (SRM 8) body.....nose is light caramel/toffee, bits of fig, raisin, plum, brown sugar.....taste is light dried fruits, raisin, fig, toffee/caramel, finishing dry, slightly bitter, but with lingering malt tones....mouth feel medium (a bit light), carbonation low. This is a fairly typical Dubbel. It is less complex than many, but has all the right qualia, BJCP 7/3/13/4/7
750ml corked bottle. Caramel malt aroma with notes of dark fruit and spicy Belgian yeast character. Pours dark, cloudy caramel colored with a thin tan head that has some retention and good lacing. Starts with sweet caramel malt and dark fruit flavors. Finishes smooth and dry with spicy Belgian yeast flavor joining the sweet notes. Decent dubbel, but nothing special. UncleKorm (1335) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - APR 26, 2015
Bottle poured an amber hue w/ large frothy head and lacing. Mild sweet aroma. Initial flavor is moderate sweet w/ a light sour finish. Tastes are brown sugar, apple cider, apricots and Belgian sugar. Full bodied and soft carbonation.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone chinchill (5226) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 6, 2014
Bristol Belgian dubbel from a 750ml bottle.
Looks as expected.
Aroma is OK. Flavor too, although lacking in complexity.
Improved with a little warming. bhensonb (15621) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 6, 2013
750 c&c from LetsPour.com. Pours very hazy orange amber with a off-white head. Aroma is caramel with some rather pungent dark fruit. Full bodied or nearly so. Flavor is smooth dark caramel with moderately dark fruit - it is much closer to dry than sweet. For some reason it seems a little boozy. Think I’m picking up a very little metallic aspect. Overall a nice drink.
Doofgoblin (513) - Chevy Chase, Washington DC, USA - MAR 9, 2013
Pours a murky amber brown with not much foam or head. Aroma is banana, yeast, slightly floral with a little spice note. Taste is sweet, malty with strong caramel notes and slightly spicy. Not as much carbonation as you might expect but enough to give a little bitterness and carry those aromas. Finishes smooth but not super dry. nice. mensch (289) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - MAR 6, 2013
A little cloudy, carmel colored, nice lace. Enticing aromas of raison, plum and candy. Fizzy, medium bodied with sweet and fruity flavor. A kind of mineral feel and sourness in the finish. Quite enjoyable. A novel interpretation of the style. hockey9930 (308) - - MAR 2, 2013
Reddish gold and cloudy with quite a lot of lacing and a large frothy head. Aroma of grass or hay. Taste is lightly sweet with hay and cloves. Light bodied, thin, and pretty bubbly at first. gnoff (10859) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 11, 2012
Sampled from bottle at Rackhouse Pub, Denver CO, on October 10, 2012, during the event Colorado Rare Beer TastingEricE (1367) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 20, 2012
Cloudy orange color, white head. Banana, sweet taste. Medium mouthfeel, low bitterness. Phenolic scent.
Bottle. Hazy orange-red pour. Thin white head. Peppery aroma with some cherry notes. Dry peppery malty flavor. Burns quite a bit.