tsd08460 (1166) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - NOV 17, 2016 OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 14, 2013
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
500 ML poured into a Chimay Chalice.
A - Pours very dark with garnet highlights. Cola brown head that sinks into an active ceiling.
S - Cherries, some tartness, apples, berries, sweet candy, perfume wine.
T - Cherries, vinous oxidation, tart dark fruit, subtle Christmas-like spice, dried orchard apples, dry vinous alcohol thins out the flavors on the finish.
M - Aggressive carbonation fills the mouth with bubbles and thins out the flavors, hindering them from developing.
It’s like a sparkling red wine with some yeast thrown in. Not as good as Quest and not a great Dubbel but it has a huge disadvantage being gluten free. For some reason it reminds me of Christmas. I could drink this while decorating the Christmas tree.
Serving type: bottle
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 (1491) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2016
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 (5594) - Michigan, USA - OCT 22, 2015
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
Meh. Earthy tastes aren’t bad. Surprisingly flat. No Belgian yeast. Not a dubbel. jflopsu (1614) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 26, 2015
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
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 (4374) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - JAN 17, 2015
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 (309) - Corsicana, Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2014
odd, cider taste, caramel, bread, roasty, citrus, herbs, resin, leather, earthy, alcohol, cooked vegetables, soy sauce, red, clear, flat rocky head, lightly bitter, BeerdedDave (1707) - Beckley, USA - OCT 6, 2014
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 (12044) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 24, 2014
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."