SSSteve (4006) - - MAR 19, 2011
12oz bottle. clear amber with small head. toasted wheaties cereal aroma. flavor is mostly sweet toffee and toasted grain. no depth here. no belgian qualities. where’s the yeast? wxman (1865) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - FEB 7, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2011 On tap. Pours a clear reddish brown with a full rich light tan head. Taste is really superb. Rich sweet roasted malt flavor, buttery and caramely, even some toffee. This is more like a robust English brown ale vs. a Belgian Dubbel. No matter what they want to call it, I love it! Very well balanced and delicious. A nearby pub is offering it on draft in 20 oz glasses for $3.00!! Amazing. I bet that won’t last. KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JAN 21, 2011
Bottle.rubbishystuff (2537) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 18, 2010
Pours an average amber with an aroma of cereal malt, Grape Nuts, and wheat. Flavor is the same. Average mouthfeel. It’s your basic American middle-of-the-road beer.
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2015 From the County Market in Southern View. Um something didn’t quite work with this. It was not bad but it just lacked something. Seemed a bit thin and little slight on flavor. Serving: Bottle unclemike (3195) - Junction City Kansas, Kansas, USA - DEC 11, 2010
Orange-red body with a thick, foamy off-white head. Nice aroma of brown sugar and cherries. The palate is rather thin but smooth. Quite tasty. Malty sweetness, fruit, and brown sugar. There’s a decent alcohol warming at the end.
troyc (2869) - Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2010
[Bottle] Brown pour with a nice amount of brown head. Malty aroma. The taste is quite malty as well. I’m mainly getting caramel with a yeast character. Spices like nutmeg and some dark pit fruits as well. Average mouthfeel and body. An interesting beer, but I wouldn’t call it a dubbel. In fact, I wasn’t sure exactly where they were going with this one. vyvvy (6834) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 6, 2010
Pours clear copper / amber with a good sized tan head. The aroma has toffee, bread, milk caramel, toasty & smooth malt and a Belgian yeast character. Medium / thick grainy body with lots of sharp prickly carbonation. The flavor starts with a dry cracker taste, some minerals, nuttiness, dry toffee, caramel and spices. The finish has coffee-like bitterness, more minerals and is on the metallic side. Fair dubbel. popephred (272) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - AUG 30, 2010
Poured from the bottle into my trusty Samuel Adams glass. The pour was a caramel colored body topped by a white head of foam, which mostly diminished, leaving islets of foam here and there. A sweet yeasty smell, with some touch of spice, and a slight whiff of alcohol. The mouthfeel is full with moderate carbonation, and a bitter, grapefruity tang at the end, which lasts a little too long on the sides of the tongue for my liking. jsf23mr (218) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 1, 2010
Drank from the bottle. Label is pretty cool with a buffalo and a dark red outline. Taste is fruit, toffee, and roastred malt. Leaves a bitter aftertaste. 7.2% alcoholo is a plesant surprise. bpreo (3011) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUL 24, 2010
I’m not sure why I don’t like this one, but I don’t. Usually anything above 6% alc is good in my book.