fiulijn (21214) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 13, 2007
2007-11-02, Papsoe Blind Tasting, corked bottlejoergen (29216) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2007
Cloudy amber color. Malt aroma, sweet, a bit fruity (plums). The body is quite unsubstantial, with some caramel flavor and not much more going on. Short final. Not interesting.
Cloudy amber coloured with an off white head.
Aroma of caramel and spices with notes of liquorice and fruits.
Sweet flavour of caramel, fruits, liquorice and hops with notes of alcohol.
Hoppy finish. Papsoe (25056) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2007
(Bottle 75 cl) Courtesy of kramer17801. Clear, amber golden with a small, off-white head. Aroma of fruit and yeast with a whiff of caramel. Medium body, sweet fruits and caramel and a yeasty touch. Some warming alcohol in the finish. Nice if not exactly outstanding. 021107 faroeviking (11217) - Chupando chellas es como ellas, FAROE ISLANDS - NOV 4, 2007
Bottle. Pours a clear amber-bron colour. Roasty caramel, spiced, alco aroma. with dark fruits. The flavour has sweet caramel, toasted malt, some spices, dark fruits with a bit of yeast. Toasty caramel fruity finish. Emil (6064) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 4, 2007
Bottle. A hazy dark amber beer with a big beige head. Fruits, cookies and floral aroma and a light sweet cookie, sugar and fruity taste. Medium body with a sweet light dry finish. Mellow beer.
Ungstrup (38413) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 3, 2007
Bottled. An amber-red beer with a thin beige head. The aroma is very sweet with notes of overripe fruits, berries, and alcohol - from the aroma my guess was that this beer was a Barley Wine (it was tasted blind). The flavor is sweet with notes of berreis, and over ripe fruit, and the alcohol leaves a slight burn on the tongue, but the body is thin. It is weird with the thin body and the pronounced alcohol presence. Thanks Papsø for sharing. Grovlam (4253) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 3, 2007
#1 [Blind tasting @ Papsoe] Small light creamy off-white head that mostly diminished. Fair display of lacework. Light cloudy dark amber colour. Some fruit in the initial sniff. Hint of sweet floral notes. Light spicy feel as well. Moderated sweet caramel and toasted malt feel over the palate. Hint of hops can also be detected. Light to medium bodied with a hint of dry texture and a soft carbonation. Light to moderated sweet flavour with a hint of bitterness. Sweet toasted finish. 3 / 6 / 6 / 3 / 12 = 3.0 yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - SEP 28, 2007
No to my taste. Not sure who brought this or how long it sat around but became watery as per prior descriptions. Not much body or flavor. Very watery Dubbel. Will have to try this again to make sure. FlacoAlto (4220) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 23, 2007
Label states it is brewed at the Wilmington locationCaptainCougar (7634) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 11, 2007
Pours with a four finger thick, brownish to amber tinged, tan colored head that is a fairly large bubbled froth and . The beer is clear, brilliantly ruby-hued, red color when held up to the light, but sits in my glass a drab, dark amber to brown color. The aroma has a nice chewy fruitiness to it reminiscent of caramelized raisins, concentrated plum and touches of figs. The dark fruit notes are certainly the most noticeable aspect of the aroma, but there is a touch of spiciness (clove, hints of dusty pepper & maybe mace) and a solid malty backdrop that is almost toasty, definitely caramelized, a touch like browned bread crust and even some hints of chocolate aromatics once you start digging around. After drinking for a bit the aroma picks up a touch of hot alcohol too.
The beer is sweet up front, but is still quite light bodied. The sweetness accentuates a fruit note, that is the most noticeable part of the flavor profile, of plums, raisins & fresh figs. The beer seems almost a bit too thin; the light body seems to accentuated some alcohol notes that are fruity, somewhat rum-like, but still a bit hot. The beer finishes with a malt presence of dark caramel, toasted bread crust, brown sugar and a chewy, fresh, dark bread flavor that is quite appetizing. As the beer warms up a bit it leans a bit more towards the tart side of the fruit notes, especially the plum character and even reminds me at times of tamarind.
This has my preference for the Dubbel style profile as far as the light body, yet still rich flavors go; in fact this is actually quite a well made Dubbel, but for some reason the more I dig into this style the more under-whelmed I am by it. The more I dig into this 750ml bottle the more I can appreciate how well this has captured the essence of a Dubbel, but it is still not pushing me onto the plateau of flavor excellence. Flavorful, yet light Abbey Singles, Triples & Quads I can’t get enough of, but the poor Dubbels consistently don’t inspire me. This one is a great Dubbel though, so if you like Dubbels definitely try and get some of this. I will say this, the beer gets more enjoyable the farther into the 750 that I get.
Sampled on 7/15/06 at the RBSG ’06 Grand Tasting: Pours a clear dark copper bronze with a thin, wispy-lacing off-white head. Has a rich, sweet, caramel malty complex bready and authentic Belgian yeasty aroma. Body starts with a pretty full sweet toasty and bready caramel flavor with good yeasty balance. Very authentic and enjoyable.