sar50 (12) - , Rhode Island, USA - JAN 7, 2009
On-tap at the Mews Tavern on 12-3-08
Deep brown/mahogany color with ruby notes and a dense beige head that left a fine lace on the glass.
The smell is of fruit mostly with some raisins and fig strengthening as the beer warmed. The smell was subtle at first and then became more noticeable over time.
The taste is sweet with caramel notes, fruit, and a mild bitterness that brings some late balance to this beer. It is sweet, but not so cloying that it is undrinkable. The carbonation is light, but helps the drinkability.
This beer became better as it warmed in my glass, mostly do to an improved aroma. I would think this beer would be even better if there were a few other notes than the sweetness, like some yeast .
GodOfThunder (1249) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 6, 2009
Draft at Chimes in Baton Rouge, LA. Sweet cherry and raisin smell. Flavor is very light and fruity with a substantial sweetness and lots of cherries. Pretty mild overall with a light mouthfeel. It tastes good and is drinkable, but very light for the style. snook91901 (34) - USA - DEC 27, 2008
this dubbel is mild tasting in a great ways. the complicated fruity/yeasty flavors of most dubbels is reduced so the more subtle qualities of great abbey ale shine through. short creamy head, dark red color, subtle dried fruits flavors. i love it! rosenbergh (11532) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 23, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2010 330 ml bottle. From Belgium. Courtesy of Brandman.SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - DEC 19, 2008
Dark reddish brown colour with small lasting creamy tan head. Sweetish toffee/caramel aroma with fruits and chocolate. Malty body and cola-like freshness. Flavour is sweetish toffee, chocolate, dark malts and hops. Light but well balanced Dubbel.
Deep red brown color with a small creamy lacy head. Sweet malt, fruit, yeast and toffee in the aroma. Flavor is on the sweet side with, caramel, chocolate, cherries, raisins and spice. Smooth on the palate. Pretty tasty.
Acknud (1081) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - DEC 12, 2008
Murky brown pour with a frothy head. Aroma of sweet malt and caramel. Taste was heavy on molasses and caramel. Went down smooth. Russo (2011) - Hemhofen, GERMANY - DEC 10, 2008
Brown Redy color with a beige head not too persistent, but keep an lace all the time. Aroma is fruity and sweet, notes of roasted sugar and plum, the same to the flavor, but with a citric note and medium carbonation. Mouthfeel is spicy and dry almost no bitterness. Rusty (1547) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - DEC 5, 2008
On tap at yardhouse waikiki. Pours a nice transparent dark brown. Aroma is caramel, malt, hops, beligian yeasts, rasins, bread, dark fruits. Flavor is bready yeasty dark candi sugar rasins and belgian yeasts. Good dubbel. Bontus (800) - Flanders, BELGIUM - NOV 28, 2008
Bottle. Pours brown, amber brown. Sweet and malty thin bodied beer. Very small hints of fruits and unbalanced in my opinion.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - OCT 23, 2008
Bottle from circle. Pours a brown amber body with a dark off white head. Sweet and malty, notes of chocolate, caramel, dark fruity, and spices.