kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 04/13/1999ClarkVV (6873) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 7, 2004
Source: Roswell, GA
dark amber, thin head, malty aroma, rich malty flavor, lots of sweetness, low bitterness
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2005 2004 draught (Framingham) To my surprise when I ordered this, they presented a light rosy peach-soft amber colored beer with a small fleeting white head. Hmmm. Aroma was light, fruity (orange, melon, peaches, mangos, tangerines) and had some honey sweetness with apparent light belgian yeast.
Flavor, though not what I think of for an Abbey Dubbel, was very good. Honey, peaches, apricots, fluffy sweet yeast, and lots of bubble gum esters. Hints of a touch of clove and cinnamon, but this is dominated by the lightly fruity, bubblegummy esters. Medium body which didnt thin out.
This one is really just a belgian amber with some light wit bier suggestions. I dont think they tried to brew a dubbel. apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 22, 2003
Very watery body, but it tried to get the dubbel spices right. It's too bad. Too malty and sweet for my taste. Dark reddish brown body with a quickly fading head. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - APR 27, 2003
Minimal head atop clear dark amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, spicy orange. Taste is much the same, but it seems to be missing something. Medium body.