tsd08460 (993) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - NOV 17, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle from Gentle Harvest in Marshall, VA
Aroma: bread, stone fruits
Appearance: ruby with an tan head
Taste: med sweet, light bitter, light sour
Palate: light body, soft carbonation, long finish, thin feel
ttoadee (1365) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark amber pour, decent tan head. Nose is dark fruit. Sweet. Middle suggests cherry cola, hint of herbs. I could get used to this if I had too, but I do not right now.
superspak (5129) - Michigan, USA - OCT 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle into chalice, best before 10/29/2019. Pours crystal clear dark reddish brown color with a 1 finger fairly dense and fluffy tan head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of raisin, plum, fig, pear, apple, pepper, brown sugar, toasted bread, light chocolate/nuttiness, herbal, floral, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, dark/bready maltiness, and earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of raisin, plum, fig, pear, apple, pepper, brown sugar, toasted bread, light chocolate/nuttiness, herbal, floral, and yeast earthiness. Moderate amount of yeast spiciness and herbal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of raisin, plum, fig, pear, apple, pepper, brown sugar, toasted bread, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, dark/bready maltiness, and earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitter/spiciness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Some light-moderate dryness after the finish from carbonation. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, fairly crisp/prickly/foamy, and lightly grainy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice gluten free Dubbel style. All around good robustness, complexity, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, dark/bready maltiness, and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUL 16, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Meh. Earthy tastes arenít bad. Surprisingly flat. No Belgian yeast. Not a dubbel.
jflopsu (1483) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 26, 2015
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a dark amber with light tan head. Has a sweet fruit, wine-like aroma. Taste is very wine-like with fruits, light malts, caramel, and sugar. A very sweet fruit aftertaste.
bigskyolattic (9) - - MAY 3, 2015 does not count
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Good flavor, nice buzz. The blonde is better, but when in doubt this beer with suffice. It's gluten free and that's a plus
maxwelldeux (4372) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - JAN 17, 2015
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Pours a mostly clear dark brown color with a moderate frothy tan head on there. Nose is sweet, with caramel and candied sugar in there. Taste is slightly sweet, but with a sour aftertaste. Meh.
jerseyjohn71 (302) - corsicana, Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
odd, cider taste, caramel, bread, roasty, citrus, herbs, resin, leather, earthy, alcohol, cooked vegetables, soy sauce, red, clear, flat rocky head, lightly bitter,
BeerdedDave (1493) - Beckley, USA - OCT 6, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
dark brown with a thick head; dark fruit and piney hop aroma; roasted malt and dark fruit flavor with a good deal of spivey, piney hop notes; a gluten free beer; maybe a good choice if you are gluten intolerant, but if not, there are plenty of better beers out there
slowrunner77 (11049) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 24, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
I didnít know buckwheat wasnít wheat. Oh well. Had a mini Greens tasting. Iíd passed for a while cause these are 6.50 for 500 ml of gluten free...weirdness, as it turns out. His "Dubbel" really fell into no style. Looked like a Dubbel but had an odd sweetness above hints of belgian yeast and an even odder sour note that wasnít enough to be cool - just enough to be off."