MoritzF (9851) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - MAR 21, 2011
(bottle, 33cl) Hazy, amber colour with a medium-sized tanned foamy head. Moderately sweet and lemony fruity-sour aroma with light notes of cara-malt and yeasty spice. Sweet flavour with a tinge of sourness, medium bodied with a moderate carbonation. Cara-malty taste with lemon-fruity and mildly spicy notes; sweet and slightly sour-fruity finish with a tinge of caramel. Okay but not overly impressive. 21.III.11 GRM (4021) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 28, 2011
Brown bottle, 330 ml, best before March 2009, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savoured on January 28 2011; eye: brown with a caramel hue, clear, no effervescence, tiny ring of beige head, no lacing; nose: malt, fruity, caramel, light spices, light yeast, light tobacco, dusty; mouth: malt, caramel, fruity, slight spices, slight alcohol, yeast, tobacco, dusty, finale in malt with fruity presence, medium body, not much carbonation, slightly sweet, a bit thin; overall: correct
Bouteille brune, 330 ml, meilleure avant mars 2009, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savourée le 28 janvier 2011; œil : brune avec des reflets caramel, claire, pas d’effervescence, petit anneau de mousse beige, pas de dentelle; nez : malt, fruitée, caramel, léger épices, léger levure, léger tabac, poussière; bouche : malt, caramel, fruitée, très léger épices, très léger alcool, levure, tabac poussière, finale en malt avec présence fruitée, corps moyen, peu carbonatée, très légèrement sucrée, un peu mince; en résumé : correct SilkTork (5729) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2011
330ml bottle from the Bitter End, Bromley. Rubbish really. It’s drinkable, but tastes like a home brewing experiment gone wrong. It’s really thin for a 6.5%, and the flavours are all over the place. There’s a touch of sharpness, touch of muddy spice, bit of sweetness. There’s nothing really likeable about it, though it’s not offensive to drink. I wonder if anyone buys a second bottle of this stuff. Nose of plastic. Do these guys actually know what they’re doing? madmitch76 (24516) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2011
18h March 2008 manuchampions (1244) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 9, 2010
Sharp and sour brown beer. Has a dry bitter finish. Not complex but quite drinkable.
Bottle shared with JerC (old rate). Dark copper colour on pouring. Wine like nose. Sweet, roasted hazelnut in flavour. Finish is pleasing and lasting. Decent.
douglas88 (9064) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 3, 2010
Bottle. Pours a cloudy brown color with a large off-white head. The aroma is sweet fruit, some caramel and candy. A unique dubbel in that it has a pretty sour character along with huge sweet strawberries, caramel, some brown ale elements. Enjoyable. thewolf (12535) - Kolding, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2010
Bottle, bought @ Beer Planet, Brussels.tderoeck (9491) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 29, 2010
Pours muddy brown with a medium, frothy, off-white head. Aroma is bubble-gum sweet. Caramel, lots of Belgian sugar, coriander, red berries. High carbonation, kinda dry mouthfeel, slight watery. Flavour is light metallic, a hint of chocolate, caramel, some yeasty notes. Too high carbonation perhaps that gives off that metallic note.
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2011 23/07/2010 - 33cl bottle at homeimdownthepub (14471) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2010
Pours a little cloudy darkbrown beer with a big creamy light beige head. Aroma is amazing: dried prunes, raisins, red fruits, coffee and caramel. The palate is a little flat. Taste is mainly roasted malts, some mocha, caramel and acidic. Aftertaste is slightly acidic with hints of coffee. Contrary to what one would think after smelling the beer, it is not sweet at all, nor has it any hints of fruitiness. A bit of a disappointment.
Bottle conditioned, 330ml from Hopduvel Warehouse, Ghent. Chestnut withwhite head. Good flavoursome Dubbel with background spicing, some cinnamon perhaps, a little treacle, sugar note and a sweetish roast malt body. A late fruitiness. Really pleasing. piscator34 (2515) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 26, 2009
Bottled sample via lubiere. Hazy amber in colour with fairly strong carbonation. Aromas are of cooked sugar, dates, and licorice. Caramel malts and pitted fruit dominate the palate, with some balance being offered by some floral and peppery spice notes. Medium bodied and somewhat quick finishing. A bit too fruity overall for my taste, but drinkable nonetheless.