hombrepalo (1971) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 8, 2008
On tap @ Maproom. Clear dark ruby, almost a burgundy appearance, with a large-bubbled sandy head which subsides into a frothy layer with a few bubbles peaking through. The taste is very sweet with notes of brown sugar and caramel. Has some slight spicy notes on the palate. Overall a bit soft but decent beer.
santos999 (318) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 5, 2008
On tap at Union Jack’s. Clear brown body with reddish hues and a thin off white head. Fig, grape, raisin, date, plum, apple, pear and olive nose. Clean, clear grape taste with dates, dark fruits, peaches, apples, and some spice. nbutler11 (1267) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2008
Pours a rich mahogony from the tap with a soapy brown head. Smells and tastes of sweet malts, brown sugar, caramel, and slight cream. Respectable body with a great taste. A tad too sweet for multiple rounds, though. EFC1878 (315) - Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2008
Bottle. Dark brown/ruby colour with generous off-white head. Fruit and yeast in the aroma. Sweet fruity flavour with a slightly sour finish. Nice balanced body. Would benefit from being bottle conditioned and I’ll be on the lookout for the draught. I won’t be chilling the next one as much. masonjer (609) - Holt, Michigan, USA - OCT 1, 2008
Thanks to daknole for the chance to try this. Honestly, I wasn’t expecting much, not a huge fan of dubbels I guess. But this turned out to be quite enjoyable. Poured a deep copper/red color. Tiny dissipating head. Raisins and dark fruit on the nose. Taste was much the same, with some banana and a finish that wasn’t overly sweet, which was nice. They struck a nice balance with this one. Not crazy complex, but not cloying or syrupy either. I gave points here for keeping it simple and straight forward.
Pinball (12238) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2015 bottle, 33clvinous and nutty aroma,brown with light brown thick head,flavor is starting to get sour (or is fruity), caramel, nuts , alc non detectable. i think the sour note in the flavor is too dominating. (6-3-5-3-11)re-rate 2015-02-03, 75cl bottle at dkk 39.. clear nutty brown, smooth, but slightly fluffy too, offwhite head. nutty and malty aroma, also some burnt caramel, faint dry raisins. Flavor is sweet malty, full bodied, caramel, some faint notes of flowers or honey, some faint notes of sweet dried fruits. A very pleasant and drinkable dubbel, although it is stil enough complex to keep you interested. much better than for instance leffe brune. However the sweetness gets to me after a while, and it is in the way more and more as i continue tasting. (current registered rating) tap at hp. Clear brown small white head. Aroma is malty and fruity. Faint dark fruits. Faint nuts. Delicate aroma 7 flavor is malty caramelly and nutty. More like a brown ale . Lively carbonation the Belgian way. Also flavor notes of dried fruits and perhaps caramelised fruits. End is delicate Belgian dubbel. Faint flavor notes of cola. ? Taste 6 to 7 and overall 13 to 14 That1Guy (2237) - Colorado, USA - SEP 28, 2008
Crushed with Jakebra and co. One of my bra’s favorite beers, but I wasn’t too impressed. Definitely looks sexy, but the flavor was a little too mellow pour moi. liinis (1775) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 24, 2008
dark red brown and clear with a off-white small head. in aroma and flavor I find Bassetts English WineGum sweets. some good red wine, fruits and something sour. great fun. evilsoc (191) - WALES - SEP 16, 2008
Mahogany red ruby colour with big off-white tan head. Lovely looking beverage. Sweet and sour aroma of off red fruit. complex. Big malty sweet flavour almost too sweet but the depth is there to keep it interesting. Some cherries, chocolate, liquorice really moreish. The finish is almost slightly disappointing as its not quite dry enough for my taste. Good beer though and readily available. Try with chery ice cream and or ammareti biscuits.! Boutip (6483) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 11, 2008
Bottle: Poured a deep brown color ale with a light off-white head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma consists of candi sugar with some deep Belgian sweet malt. Taste is a well balance mix between some candi sugar and some semi-sweet Belgian malt. Body is quite full for the style with some good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. This one may be lacking some complexity (dry fruits for example) but still a very good and solid example for the style.