Acetobacter (816) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 23, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Enjoyed via draft in a pub glass at the original brew pub. The beer pours a medium to dark brown, with little head. The nose gives a little bit of pilsner sweetness, and a touch of dark caramel, but also gives some grainy scents. The palate is relatively straight-forward, not over the top with candy sweetness or malt complexity. One can sense some yeast-derived esters toward the end of the palate into the finish. Overall, not a great dubbel, but not horrible, either.
ApisAles (1575) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - JUN 23, 2009
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bit of a miss from Dogfish Head. l1br4r14n let me try some of his and I’m glad I didn’t order a whole pint. Hazy orange/yellow pour with a thin white head. Aroma is metallic with some strange iodine notes. Really thin mouthfeel with maybe a hint of oakiness. Not a good beer.
l1br4r14n (451) - Rancho Cucamonga, California, USA - JUN 23, 2009
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draft at brewpub. No flavor of yeast or spice that I’d normally expect from a Belgian. Kind of metallic, with some malt and light fruit. As it warmed up the flavors became more medicinal. Body is quite light and east to drink but there is really not much going on and not very appealing. DNF.
bp (896) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 20, 2009
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draft at the brewpub: cloudy dark orange with a thin head, oak, bourbon, vanilla in the aroma, flavor was off for me...had too much oak or something going on for me. The flavors just didn’t come together into something I enjoyed drinking. Pass.
beachbum25 (1086) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - JUN 13, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ the Rehoboth Brewpub-Cloudy mahogany color w/a moderate tan head. Dark fruit aroma. Rich, full flavor of dark fruit, malt, peat, & raisins, w/a touch of molasses. Had a little bit of a wood smoke/pitch flavor, probably from the oak aging which is not overdone-like so many brews! Not as sweet as some Dubbel’s, more malty. Good solid, easy drinking brew, alcohol was well hidden.