Shink (177) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 5, 2012
Pours copper with a fine white head. Aroma is sweet and malty. Taste is malty with too sweet of a finish. Not to bad, but there are better Belgians out there. Strykzone (7657) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2012
Bomber from Hayduke. We shared one via facebook chat. This was reddish brown and had a nice beige head. A nose of ripe fruit, soft hops, and some Belgian yeast. In the flavor the hops and yeast stayed subtle but were noted. This was dominated by dark and over ripe fruit. Raisins were on display. At one point chocolate lead but it was mostly in the background. The malt was kind of syrupy and was sweet. Alcohol was tasted and seemed bigger than 7%. I liked it and found it tasty and complex enough to be fun. Reid (2625) - Salem, Oregon, USA - AUG 26, 2010
22 oz from Fred Meyer. S.Salem.
Amber, clear ale with a thick,frothy light tan head.
Nice bready,cereal aromas from the malts, a bit doughy and earthy, some bubble gum actually quite pleasing.
Sweet malty /banan/bubble gum flavours dominate..gets dryer near the end of the mouthful.
OK palate thin side makes this drinkable.
Overall not a great Dubbel but i rather enjoyed it.
TheBeerGod (6261) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - SEP 1, 2010
Bottle. Copper pour with a short, tan head. Nose is spicy with sweet malt, light cocoa, and dark fruit. Taste is sweet dark malts, cocoa, subtle spices, dark fruit, Belgian yeast and light flowery notes. Body is medium-full with a chewy feel and a creamy carbonation. Finishes with more sweet malts, ripe, dark fruits, cocoa, soft spices, powdery Belgian yeast and candied notes. JoeinDahlem (1597) - Berlin, GERMANY - SEP 7, 2010
Ruddy amber beer, thin head, sparkling. Big chewy biscuit nose with tinges of floral hop and alcohol. Pleasant. Moderately bitter, lightly sweet, fruity taste. Lively, well-attenuated, and dry. No silly esters. Very well done.
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 21, 2010
The pour is a clear, effervescent, dark amber color with an average, beige, creamy foam which does leave a thin, lasting layer and some tight, lace rings. The nose is subtle and pleasant with biscuits, toasted caramel, banana esters, baking spices, hints of coffee. The flavor is similar but a bit more rich with more of the sweet caramel coming through, almost molasses-like, still biscuity, lightly roasty, some estery yeast, and more baking spices. The palate is typical dubbel with a very lively carbonation, medium to full body, and a syrupy but chewy mouthfeel. The finish is still mostly sweet but drying just a bit with more roast and biscuit, but still the caramel and Belgian yeast win out. Actually a surprisingly pleasant beer from a brewery in which I have not had anything Belgian. A very pretty head to start and some nice malt richness but not enough balance and a syrupy mouthfeel left me struggling to drink this. Not a bad attempt but not to the level of some better examples. mensch (289) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - OCT 2, 2010
Bright copper-brown colored, very thin head. Mild aroma of candied apricots. Medium bodied - well attenuated - in a more authentically belgian way than other american examples of the style. Very drinkable, but lacking the malt complexity or big punch of flavor needed to rate it higher. Ungstrup (38384) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2010
Bottled. An amber beer with a thin beige head. The aroma has notes of malt, alcohol, and hops. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, alcohol, spices, and hops. Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - NOV 28, 2010
Thanks to blutt59 for sharing this bottle.
The beer pours an amber color with a white head. The aroma is caramel, dark fruit and some Belgian candi-sugar/brown sugar. The flavor is toffee, dark fruit, alcohol and brown sugar and molasses. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
Not a great dubbel compared to the traditional Belgian brands, but a nice American version. jazz88 (2699) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 5, 2010
Bottle. A biscuit, maple, and sweet malty and lightly spiced aroma. A light to medium body with a pleasant finish. It’s not very complex or rich, but it is highly drinkable.