Lubiere (13995) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 23, 2009
A reddish copper ale with a thin moka head. A beautiful aroma of berries, esters, cherry maraschino, and a bit of wild yeast. In mouth, a nice tart malt with sour cherries, lactic acids, very classy and pleasing. On tap at Clybourn, May 17 2009. daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 28, 2009
Tap at GI. Very cool beer. Retired? huh? Reddish brown pour. Good belgian yeasty aroma wtih some brown sugar, tons of fruit, and some earthy hops to round it out. Flavors are a great mix of yeast, spices, and fruits. Berries, tartness, and a touch of wet wood. Good beer. alexsdad06 (10486) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - JAN 21, 2011
Tap @ GI Clybourn (from notes). Pours a clear reddish amber color with a thin off white head. There was a pleasing aroma of berries, tart cherry, sweet malts and a bit of spicy yeast. The flavor had a nice tartness, spicy yeast, sweet malts with sour cherries. Somewhat acidic. drowland (8831) - Georgia, USA - AUG 17, 2009
Had on tap after a tour of Clybourn. Nice fruity esters, but lacking the full flavor I’m used to in great dubbels. Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 17, 2007
On tap at GI Clybourn. Poured a clear, deep reddish-brown with a thin cap of beige head. Aroma picked up toasted dark fruits and rum-soaked raisins.. some herbal notes waft through.. bit of an old ale aspect to it. Flavor had too much overt alcohol influence.. plums, raisins, and dried herbal hoppage beneath.. rum, raisins, and caramel round out the finish.. a tad astringent. Medium-bodied with lower carbonation.. some sharp boozy notes.. just OK.
HogTownHarry (7014) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - MAY 25, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 31, 2007 Draught. At Siebel Brewer’s Academy (Goose Island Brewpub, Chicago - Clybourn) Belgian tasting May 24 2007. Dark, nearly murky brown with a smallish, almost greenish creamy head huddled at the edge of the glass. Deep roast malt arom with herbal hops, vanilla and soft spices, mild yeast and fruit as well, very subtle, promises complexity. Tasted of carbonized malt, fairly strong herbal hops, lost of yeast and a surprising alcohol presence - long burnt finish and aftertaste. Thick and sugary body, bitterness from the carbonization and quite a lot of alcohol (seemed more like 10%) - excellent, perhaps a tad over-roasted. BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 2, 2005
Tap at Clybourne, Let it warm! Beautiful ruby hue with caramel highlights, minimal head but some oily tears. The aroma has notes of cherry, apricot, plum, some brown sugar and candi sugar, touch of barnyard and spice. The taste starts with nice balance of sweet and sour fruits. A bit vinous and had sublime notes of salty character. Some cardamom and pepper detected. Subdued bitters and woodiness upon the aftertaste. The feel is crisp and has a tart twang for refreshment. I dig this and found some deeper complexity once it warmed. I would have it again. JPDIPSO (6240) - Wauwatosa, USA - OCT 9, 2008
Tap at Clybourn. Thin brown color. Scents of chocolate, lightly roasted malt, mild fruit and dry spices. Flavors. of mild dark chocolate, lightly caramelized malts and some muted spices. A dubbel with a bit more depth then the average american attempt. Perhaps a bit this in feel compared to some others, but a solid brew. Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 20, 2008
In short: A good fruity dark Belgian Ale.Cornfield (5569) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2006
How: Tap at brewpub (Clybourn location)
The look: Clear amber body with a short-lived beige head
In long: A somewhat fruity Belgian Ale mixing dark, red fruits and tropical fruits with no single fruit flavour standing out. You’re got berries, raisins, strawberries, pineapples, and just too many to list… Hops are dry grassy and a little spicy. A good beer. Brewed to celebrate the brewer’s 2nd daughter Ciara. An excellent brewer so let’s all hope that the lack of sleep won’t interfere with its brewing skills.
Good looking ruby/brown body with a slight tan head, this had a great aroma of sour fruits, yeast, flowers, and a touch of funk. Fairly sweet and fruity malt flavor with some peppery spiciness, a trace of chocolate, and a pleasing herbal bitterness. Very good effort.
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