Rune (13372) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 13, 2007
330ml bottle celebrating that the Hammers still have a premiership status! This double dark beer pours a deep mahogany red-tinged body supported by a beige, frothy head with lots of bubbles (I’m forever blowing bubbles in the air!) and some lacing. Sweet rummy aroma. Rich taste of dark berries and fruits (plums and prunes) - almost vinous. A spicy touch towards the end. Perhaps a bit too sweet and one-dimensional. Medium bodied and easy to drink (13.05.2007). bu11zeye (13140) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 20, 2008
(Bottle, courtesy of Swalden 28) Pours a dark brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of raisins, vinous, plum, caramel, port, and apple. Flavor of dark fruit, oxidization, and cheap wine. j12601 (13032) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - APR 4, 2011
Pouring at Get Real NY. Pours a deep brown, clear, with a thin beige head. Plum and prune, deep dark stone fruit and caramel malt. Sweet, spicy caramel and sweet phenolic yeast. Boozy, but not too hot. Long sweet dark fruit finish. For what this is, this is very good. thewolf (12747) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2009
[RBESG, Sheffield]slowrunner77 (12588) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 24, 2014
Bottle @ Fat Cat, Sheffield.
Pours clear brown with a small, frothy, beige head. Aroma has quite a lot of chemical notes, apple and lightly spicy notes. High carbonation, very thin. Flavour is weirdly spicy, green apples, light sweetness, vinious. Weird and thin.
I didn’t know buckwheat wasn’t wheat. Oh well. Had a mini Greens tasting. I’d 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 wasn’t enough to be cool - just enough to be off."
hopscotch (11181) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 2, 2008
Bottle... Very dark brew (hazy orange when held up to light) with a small, fizzy, white head. Smells like sake and dark fruit. Light-bodied with extremely fizzy carbonation. Tastes like bad, cloyingly sweet sake. Finishes sweet and watery. gnoff (10793) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 23, 2009
33 cl bottle from Systembolaget Gårda, temporary in storeDuffMan (10603) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 14, 2008
On June 22, 2009
Clear very dark red almost black color, smallish tan head. Coca-Cola, red berries, sweet, acidic, lactic, glue scent. Acidic, red berries, tart, short taste. Medium mouthfeel, very low bitteerness.
I know, I know, this is a specialty product for those who cannot enjoy beer made with the gluten-rich traditional ingredients. Well, I’d be switching to wine pretty quickly if this is the best that is available for those with celiac disease! Nice appearance-- clear mahogany, but no lasting head of any kind. Aroma is of sour apple juice. Flavour is of green apples, wilted leaf lettuce, and some brown sugar (although the brown sugar is quite subtle), The finish is astringent, with a tea-like tannic acid quality. Thin and watery. It gets points for at least trying, but really this is pretty aweful stuff. marcus (10573) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 11, 2010
Pours dark brown with a massive tan head that doesn’t last long. There is a skunky dark malt aroma and an even skunkier sour malt flavor. This doesn’t taste like any other dubbel I have consumed, but I guess it is a reasonable alternative for those who require gluten-free beer. KimJohansen (10511) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JAN 13, 2008
[Bottle @ Papsoe] Hazy brown with tiny head. Sweet aroma with caramel and ripe fruits. Sweet malty flavor with fruits and toffee. Somewhat watery.