dunklermessias (297) - GERMANY - OCT 23, 2017 BMan1113VR (7929) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 13, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2009 Re-Rate:
Pours with a light brown, thick head with decent retention and lots of thick lacing. Opaque, red-tinged brown body. Aroma of pitted fruits (dark and light), some yeastiness, some spiciness, and vanilla. Taste is a bit metallicy/astringent, with some dark fruits. Creamy mouthfeel, nice carbonation.
A pleasant looking and smelling ale. Looks, aroma and price slightly better than the Grand Reserve (Blue), but if you can find a bottle of the Grand Reserve, go for that, you can thank me later!
330 ml bottle. Pours with a cloudy, dark amber color and a small white head. Nose is earthy, metallic, some dried fruits. Strange carbonation, too much. I dont like that, Taste is unripe fruits, yeast, slightly bitter, some nuts at finish. Mishnok (379) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2017
Nice looking beer. Nut brown ale with some lively carbonation. It has a fruity, sweet malts flavour with some yeastiness. Good series of flavours on the palate and complex aftertaste. Good Belgian ale
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone rob19a (439) - - OCT 19, 2017
14/20 Great rich fruity taste - the taste I like from Belgium beers. Big taste for 7% but some of the stronger beers do have a deeper boozier taste. Slightly too carbonated, but definitely a winner. Bill Becker (1371) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 17, 2017
From Sep 2006
Poured from caged and corked 750ml bottle(cork says 2006) a cloudy rusty brown with a huge head of foam that just won't quit. Lacing abounds!
The smell is of spice, yeast, and sweet malt with a touch of citric fruit.
The taste has some caramel sweetness up front with a splash of dark fruit, mainly plum but also fig. Midway through, the sweetness comes back with some citrus bitterness that grows right through to the finish. Nice taster and quite easy to drink.
Bottom line: Very nice Dubbel that should not be overlooked. I recommend it!
svanke (7) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 16, 2017 does not count
Zoet, fruitig, licht kruidig. veel koolzuur, licht bitter in de afdronk. Lijkt een beetje op grimbergen dubbel maar dan zwaarder. Weinig complex, haalt het niet bij de Westmalle dubbel.
BrewWhatIWant (281) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 15, 2017
Pours a dark copper colour with a big offwhite head that quickly recedes leaving a spotty mould that lasts the remainder of the glass. Aroma is slightly malty with some fruit and a little alcohol. Taste is sweet and a little bitter. There are notes of nutty malt, red apple, some spicy phenolics, caramel, a touch of medicinal and solvent. Body is light-medium with lots of carbonation. This is the beer that got me into continental beers. My tastes have since trended from Brussels to Bavaria but this is still a complex and enjoyable beer. oberschlesier (123) - Kattowitz, UPPER SILESIA, - OCT 13, 2017
Aromat karmelu, brązowego cukru, lekka waniliowość, utlenienie, suszone owoce. Smak zbalansowany ale słodki. Ładny brązowy kolor i piana obfita, grubopęcherzykowa - typowo belgijska. Fajne piwo. wein.doch (28) - - OCT 7, 2017
Beim ersten Mal war ich nicht überzeugt, war aber auch etwas zu warm... heute schmeckt es mir deutlich besser: starke dunkle Karamel Note mit angenehmen sauren und auch bitteren Anteilen. Fruchtig und stark. Typisch belgisches Bier.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Piepenhenrich (1198) - Steinbach, GERMANY - OCT 7, 2017
From bottle. Transfer of an earlier rating without text recorded, rating only. 90 (732) - BELGIUM - OCT 5, 2017
Bought @ Carrefour.
Aroma is yeast, banana and ripe fruit. Tad artificial. Taste is thin, a bit roasted, ash and fruity. Rather unpleasant. Palate is slightly dry. Finish is a muddle.