Patrickctenchi (6661) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - OCT 21, 2012
Pours cloudy tea with a short, yellow-tan head.
Scent is raisin, pepper.....
Taste is dark fruits, a hint of spice.....
A little bitter-dry at finish.
Not bad. freeofthoughts (688) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - SEP 30, 2012
Pours a sexy red copper with beige head. Smells lightly sweet of barley. The taste is robust and grainy with a light barley wine like American ale taste. There is a nice raisin and strong date taste with the grain to round out the flavor. This is not a Belgian beer. jcnielsen (3412) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 4, 2012
On tap at 1839 Taphouse. Sweet, brown sugar, malty aroma. Belgian candy, chocolate, malty flavors. Kind of tastes like a mass produced dubbel. bhensonb (15489) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 24, 2012
Bottle from Liz. Pours dark ruddy copper with a creamy beige head. Aromas of dark fruit and dark roast malt. Med + body. Flavor is raisin/date, with a little treacle and a very little yeast/spice. It all blends together in a very tasty and drinkable Belgian. Touch of chocolate, perhaps, in the finish. wlajwl (6941) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUN 30, 2012
Aroma is dark fruit, yeast and malt grit. The flavor is dark fruit/grapes/raisins, malts and a mildly tart finish. A bit thin for a Dubbel but not bad as a whole.
obrienpen (2) - Missouri, USA - JUN 27, 2012 does not count
I had this for my third time on tap at the Crown Valley Brewery. This is a horrible example of an Abbey Dubbel. There is no Belgian Yeasts in this beer at all. (confirmed by Denny, the BrewMaster). It is really just a Strong American Ale that is just OK. Onslow (1512) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUN 21, 2012
Pour from a 12 oz bottle. Clear brown ale with frothy and lasting head. Aroma of caramel, sweet malts, brown sugar, molasses, dark fruit. Taste is sweet caramel, toffee, dark fruit, a little tart and a bit of dry astringency in the finish. Smooth palate with very good mouthfeel. kdm1984 (814) - Missouri, USA - JUN 16, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2012 Full-bodied, hoppy finish; Belgian/fruity-smell. Respectable, if not super-memorable. Ratman197 (15100) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 16, 2012
Bottle poured a clear reddish amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of toffee, raisin, brown sugar and plum. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of toffee, brown sugar, plum and light raisin with a smooth lingerinmg fruity/toffee finish. rumproasts (5470) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 28, 2012
dark amber with medium head. not as yeasty as belgian dubbels, but very drinkable. alcohol pretty well hidden.