MarcoDL (5295) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 18, 2013
Tasty Belgian dubbel. Filled with herbs and spices of course and with that nice dry and bitter taste that De Graal often has. swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 29, 2013
750 at Buffalo Beer Geek Fest. medium brown pour, maltiness richness, chestnuts, toffe and caramel notes. OK GBZ59 (1217) - BARCELONA (Catalonia), SPAIN - SEP 15, 2013
Grifo. Copa Globo. Color marrón oscuro con espuma beige y corona fugaz. Aromas de pasas, maltas tostadas, levadura Belga e intensas notas florales. Entrada chispeante con sabor tostado. Cuepo pleno y carbonatación moderada. Las maltas caramel y los sabores de caramel crean una sensación azucarada y un paladar bastante empalagoso. Prolongado final dulce/amargo con frutas e higos en el retrogusto.
On-tap- Snifter glass. Dark brown color headed by beige froth. Brief crown. Belgian yeast, plum, toasted malt & intense floral aromas. Enters fizzy with toasted flavor. Full body. Moderate carbonation. Caramel malt & candy flavors create sugary sensation & quite cloying mouthfeel. Long sweet/bitter finish. Fruits & figs on the aftertaste. Yves (3109) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - AUG 28, 2013
33cl bottle at home. Hazy light brown coloured beer with small white head and lots of carbonation. Malty fruited aroma. Full sparkling palate. Finish is sweet bitter dry. 77ships (10770) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 25, 2013
33 cl. bottle sampled @ Bier Central. Reddish murky wood-ish, not a big fan of the colour with a slight beige head. Taste is of sweet malts, concentrated brown sugar, raisins, caramel, herbs, touch toast until overtaken completely in thick slightly marinated in aalchol dried dark fruits mixed with a good chunk of wild berries. Med. slightly messy body, not bad.
Countbeer (6591) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 17, 2013
Bottle: Served in an Ikea (?) taster:
Medium to smaller sized beige vast and thicker yet somewhat lively foamy head on top of a cloudy red ruby colored beer with an amber tint to it.
Aromas of toasted malts, perfume, flowers, blossom, marzepin, marsh mellows, sweet/liquorice wood, tea herbs, fruit like orange, raisin/prunes, berries and tangerine. Overall a sweet somewhat complex aroma. Very nice.
Flavours of toast, barley malts, caramel, sweet apricot, prunes, raisin, figs, autumnal herbs and leaves, marzepin, bitter, hay and hebal toast, light yeasty, light chocolate and some sweet/liquorice wood tones.
Aftertaste is bitter, toast, marzepin, caramel, barley malts and wood.
Low to medium carbo, soft mouthfeel, medium body and a creamy texture.
The Graal for some reason never interested me to buy their beer, but for after tasting their ginger beer, I was pretty much blown away by the immense subtility that beer had. And now it looks like I experience it again with this beer. Very nice and even a bit complex. bdunhill (255) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUN 24, 2013
This sweet Flanders Dubbel has a reddish appearance and a spice filled aroma. A flavorful abundance of caramel, raison and chocolate comes on the tongue and a slight lingering palate balances this well with breads and cheeses. Another fine Belgian beer to be remembered! zaf (308) - ITALY - FEB 9, 2013
apparenza: brown, hazy, minimal head,
gusto: medium sweetness, lightly bitter,
palato: light body, oily feel, lively, abrupt
aroma lievemente maltato ma davvero molto poco avvertibile..poca schiuma ma persistente..gusto maltato tendenzialmente molto dolce,lieve retrogusto luppolato..finale brusco..già non amo le dubbel,questa qui poi è penosa Pinball (12224) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2012
Bottle from beer planet. BBF 06/2011 (bought 09/2012 so a little dated this one)
cloudy unclear brown, smooth small light brown head.dried fruty, yeasty, cellary aroma. sweet malty notes.
Flavor is slightly oxidized, cellary, dried fruits, sweetness, yeast, sweetish and easy drinking dubbel with a little bit of spices in it. complex enough to be interesting, but doesn’t age that well. (this one didn’t). faroeviking (11091) - Chupando chellas es como ellas, FAROE ISLANDS - AUG 12, 2012
Hazy amber brown colour. Sweet toasty malty caramel yeasty aroma. Thin like mouthfeel. Toasty malt and caramel in the flavour, sweet like. Thanks for sharing this one Cecil.