Ernest (7889) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 22, 2008
Head is initially average sized, frothy/fizzy, light brown, mostly diminishing.
Body is hazy medium brown, bottle conditioned.
Aroma is moderately malty (caramel, nuts, toasted grain), lightly hoppy (flowers), with light notes of gum and clove.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter.
Medium body, watery/syrupy texture, soft carbonation, lightly alcoholic.
Acceptable but unremarkable. DocLock (11189) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 19, 2008
Pours hazy deep coppery with reddish hues and off-white head. Nose is caramel malt, brown sugar, spicy yeast, some funky notes, and some dark fruit. Tastes caramel malty, with dark fruity and candi sugary notes, some vinous notes, and some spicy yeast. Fairly complex and smooth on the palate, this one was very good. MiP (16055) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - FEB 26, 2008
Bottle, 6.5%. Medium gusher. The aroma is a bit weak, but malty and sweetly roasted, perhaps biscuity. Cloudy dark chestnut colour, small tan head. The flavour is also roasted, but not very clean. Watery finish. The finish also has a little rough bitterness. All in all decent. HermanW (1069) - Coevorden, NETHERLANDS - FEB 23, 2008
Fijne Dubbel met heel veel smaak. Alleen zit er een bijzonder geurtje aan... oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - FEB 13, 2008
Bottled. Rubyish brown colour with big fluffy beige head. Aroma is nutty, mild fruityness, herbal and also some slight rubbery/metallic notes lurking in the background. Flavour is red berries, some malts, yeastyness and mild spicyness. As it gets warmer it gets some mild roasted notes as well as some mild alcohol.
FatPhil (17334) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 7, 2008
330ml bottle (One Pint Pub, Helsinki, Belgian Beer Week 2008)larsga (7676) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 6, 2008
Reddy brown, thin head. Massive ribena waft at first, but then nutty and husky. Taste is unexpected - dry burnt malt - not the full-bodied sweet malt flavour I’d expect for a dubbel. Some wineyness and sweetness later. Also a raw grain taste. Bitter nutty finish. Pressed my buttons, but not as a dubbel, this is closer to a stout!
Smallish offwhite head. Hazy amber body with fast carbonation. Fruity, yeasty wild berry aroma with yoghurty notes, somewhat artificial. Dry yoghurty wooden wild berry taste, again somewhat artificial. Mouthfeel a little watery. Aftertaste is much the same. Disappointing, and not really very enjoyable. (0.33l bottle at Cardinal.) Fin (11059) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2008
Bottle shared at Vale Brewery 31-01-08 Poured dark brown with off white frothy head, didn’t get to try much of this but what I did was most enjoyable, chocolate ran through this as did some vanilla, sweet malts on the nose, a tasty beer. MoritzF (10199) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - JAN 29, 2008
(33cl bottle) Hazy, bronze colour with a mid-sized, light-beige foamy head. Sweet, slightly yeasty and moderately toasty malt aroma with a touch of chocolate, also restrained fruity and quite spicy, partly ethereally (peppermint). Moderately sweet flavour, medium to full bodied with a medium carbonation. Yeasty, slightly toasted malty taste with notes of chocolate, spicy phenols and shy fruity notes; quite short, sweet-bitter and toasty finish. Likeable (29.01.08). jmm1 (132) - Andorra la Vella, ANDORRA - JAN 19, 2008
33cl bottle. Dark amber cloudy body with a nice puffy beige head. Bready nose with subttle tones of clove and caramel. A slight acid approach in mouth with some sweet roasted malts, and hops bitterness at the end that leaves a coffee-like aftertaste. Medium-high carbonation with a light body cause some effervescences that disturb the complexity of the flavors which is a pity. Could have been a good dubbel but is an underachiever because of that lack of body and a too high carbonation, the brewer should tone this down to make a more serious beer with less pops.