Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - APR 28, 2016
This was poured into an English pint glass.
The appearance was a mild/semi-clear off brown color. Carbonation running up at a mild pace. Rings of lacing accompanied the wake of the head nicely.
The smell started off with a mild sweet nutty/toffee/caramel maltiness. Slight roast, more malty.
The taste was mainly the same with a mild dry nuttiness to it. Leads into the aftertaste and finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a pretty good sessionability about it. Carbonation runs fairly light. Maltiness feels good, isn’t cloying, but still dry all around.
Overall, as a Scottish ale, I’d say this is good and would have again. BroSpud (2188) - , Massachusetts, USA - FEB 6, 2016
12oz bottle. Very disappointed with this one though it’s quite possible that the bottle I tasted was damaged. Slight skunk smell and overall macro crap taste. Poured it out. Mep3222 (1563) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - MAR 30, 2015
Malty slightly sweet aroma. Taste is malty with a sweet finish as well as a soapy bitterness to the finish. Not a great example of an Abbey dubbel. It is drinkable if given for free, but I wouldn't order it again. Low carbonation and pretty flat. That detracts from the beer, but really doesn't have great flavors either (mostly the soapy finish that really kills it)
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Jow (3924) - New York, USA - JAN 13, 2015
Tap at brewery as part of sampler paired with buffalo chicken salad. pours dusty brown. nose is some red fruit and malt. tastes of ripened red fruits, malt, some earth, light banana, yeast, and hop bitters. fine palate. beerbill (3618) - Laurel, New York, USA - SEP 19, 2014
12 oz. bottle. Pours a clear warm gold with a moderate linen white head that lasted through the first quarter of the glass and left partial lace. The aroma is grainy malt. The flavor is grainy malt followed by some mild-moderate bitterness. Dries out on the palate at the finish as well. Perhaps this bottle is mislabeled, because there is nothing reminiscent of an abbey dubbel in this bottle. Disappointing.
TaktikMTL (7798) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 24, 2013
Bouteille de 12 oz achetée chez Bark’s Beer Cave (Plattsburgh, NY). Arôme: Légère odeur de caramel. Apparence: La couleur est dorée avec une faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de caramel avec une pointe de céréales grillées. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de caramel en arrière goût. (Rating #4703) xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 3, 2012
Brief head on this light brown ale is fueled by a deep effervescence. Floaral-citrus hops in the nose, followed by a pleasingly full bodied ale. Surprised to see this is classified as an abbey dubbel - it reminds me more of an IPA than the official one on tap. On second taste, it has more of a fruity note characteristic of red fruits than an ipa would have. Substantially smoother than an Ipa as well, its not wuite as hoppy. This could stand for a nice New York take on the dubble style. Would also make a very fine choice for a session beer. On tap at the brewpub in Glens Falls. justabeergeek (225) - Albany, New York, USA - MAR 12, 2012
On draft at Davidson Brothers in Glens Falls, NY, poured into a pint glass. Hazy amber pour with a decent, but fleeting white-ish head. Malty with some fruits and toffee, sweet malts and a touch of hops. Very drinkable. jmulv (336) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 11, 2012
Taste was pretty weak, very smooth, hints of caramel, tasted more like an amber than a dubbel. Still, not too bad, and very drinkable Maverick34 (3239) - New York, USA - MAR 10, 2012
Draught into a pint glass. Don’t think they knew this guy was a dubbel. Anyway it was a pretty ambery brown color. Little head. Dark fruits and malts. Similar taste. Decent.