slowrunner77 (12043) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2014
"a solid, if unspectacular, interpretaion of the style. malty, breadlike, doughey aroma, nice ruby brown color, decent medium bodied feel. flavor is yeasty and doughey, with a touch of spice and earth."
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 26, 2010
Hazy browh color with minimal head. Grain, with faint hops. Dark fruits and yeast in the body. Dogbrick (13010) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 10, 2010
Sample at the brewpub. The beer is a murky brownish-amber color with a medium light beige head that recedes slowly. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of ripe fruit, yeast and mildly spiced hops. Medium, soft body with flavors of caramel malt, yeast, hops and fruit. The finish is sugary sweet malt with a fruity aftertaste. Decent overall. bb (9268) - Alamo, California, USA - DEC 29, 2009
Draft. Rich ruby-amber beer with a tan head. Malt and yeast aroma with light spice. Rich toffee flavor with spice and yeast and a bit of light frutiness. Medium-plus bodied. Light fruitiness lingers with rich malt, yeast, and light spice. neepsntatties (1988) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 29, 2009
On tap at the Deschutes Portland location. Colour... cloudy amber-brown with no head. Nose... candi sugar and dried fruit mix. Palate... sweet, candied fruit, lightly cloying, dried apricot, dates, hibiscus and a medium length finish.
gracefullypunk (667) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 22, 2009
On tap at Portland Brewpub--my mother’s choice. Standard Belgian Dubbel. Candy sugars and red fruits in the aroma. Same in the taste with the addition of some citrus. Taste fades quickly. wcampbell (721) - Clemson, South Carolina, USA - AUG 31, 2009
My favorite item at the brew pub out of seven beers I tried. Nice amber, brown sugar malt taste with some nutty spices and cinnamon. Creamy full body. Lightly sweet, but not too much. Surprisingly smooth and drinkable. Light carbonation. Needed a little bitterness and it would have been even better. alexanderj (3605) - Branson, Missouri, USA - APR 6, 2009
ON tap at Portland location. Color was darkish amber with an off white head. Aroma of sweet malt and fruit. Flavor was the same with a lot of sweetness and sugar. A bit earthy as well. Some floral and yeasty notes in the finish. Solid. Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - MAR 15, 2009
On tap at the pub in Portland. Copper colored pour with a moderate white head. Nice spicy aroma, nutmeg and caramel. Taste is a little too sweet for me, very heavy on the brown sugar and caramel. A solid offering. jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - FEB 28, 2009
draft at the pdx pub. this beer was really nice, really smooth, and really drinkable. very good.