Nisse666 (8153) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 2, 2010
2009-06-05 10 grader, tapp (Delirium, Göteborg)
UTS: Härligt mörk rödbrun med fint skum
D: Jäst (inte lika påtaglig som andra trappist), torkad aprikos, vanilj fudge
S: Jäst, torkad aprikos, vanilj fudge
ES: Lätt, lite kärv - som rödvin
Storebrosan Quadrupeln - var bättre, kolla! auerbrau (3206) - Ithaca, New York, USA - DEC 26, 2009
330mL Bottle. Rated blind. Twelfth out of a set of 12 Abbey Dubbels. Aroma is rich with spiced
white figs, cooked pears, and pale caramel. Zested tangerines fall in.
Pours a dark red-copper, clearish, with a settle, super-soft head of
tan. Flavor is zesty and super fruity. Beautiful almond paste, eggnog,
and mulled spices. Juicy yeast esters, a twinge of hops, and great
caramelized sugars mingle for a beautiful sensation. The best for last!
This was far and way the best example in my book. Great spiciness from
the yeast, wonderful chewy dark malts, balance from refined alcohols,
and all around tightness. Stunning. GUESS: Chimay or Rochefort Mjollnir (417) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - DEC 14, 2009
330mL bottle. Pours a hazy amber-brown with a thin off-white head that quickly diminishes. Aroma is malty and sweet with slight hints of yeast. Medium bodied and quite lively on the palate. Fruity flavour with noticeable sweetness and a mildly sour aftertaste. As with the Tripel the last mouthful teases you. ricke (476) - Malme, SWEDEN - DEC 10, 2009
Serving date: 2009-02-11. Served in snifter.
330 ml bottle with a logo and the word "trappist" molded into the glass. Interesting to note that there are two different freshness dates on the bottle. One is on the label (best before end of March 2011) and one is on an extra label (best before end of 2011) added by the Swedish importers. A rather significant difference between the two dates, but I think this one will be great quite some time after 2011, so it’s really no big deal.
Dark ruby color, going towards dark brown. A small 1,5 cm tan head that looks rather creamy settles just a little to quickly. It leaves minimal lacings.
In the nose, there’s sweet malts and general spicy aromas, but most of all a delightful smell of fresh fruits. Some faint notes of chocolate as well.
Some phenols up front in the taste, but in no way sharp or harsh. Then some spices coupled with sweet and a bit vinous malts and fruits (definitely cherries, and perhaps fresh figs). Milk chocolate (that becomes more prominent towards the end) adds more sweetness. In the middle it gets a little tart. In the slightly dry finish there are warmth from the alcohol, herbal flavors, faint malts and just a tad of bitterness. Overall, the hop character of this one is really restrained. Very well balanced flavors.
Medium to full body. Rather smooth and calm, despite plenty of carbonation. Slightly chewy.
This is a great, slightly vinous, beer. It’s very complex, but most of all it’s so well balanced. Very pleasant mix of sweetness (mostly from fruits) and spices, phenols and tartness.
Serving type: bottle
(Copy of old Beer Advocate review) Taverner (1103) - San Ramon, California, USA - DEC 6, 2009
Bottle from The Trappist. Pours a brown with a hazy color. Notes of fig and nut. Flavor has same nuttiness, as well as some dark fruit, and apricots. Has almost a smoky flavor. Has a golden raisin flavor.
wekker84 (2530) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - NOV 29, 2009
300 ml bottle dark red/brown color smells sweet and spices tast sweet and spices with a little bitter Vaiz (4460) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 29, 2009
Pours murky reddish brown with a tan head with good retention. Aroma of honey and malts. Flavor is sweet, a bit bitter and slightly watery but well balanced. Low carbonation. Decent bittersweet finish. BeerChaser0078 (909) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 27, 2009
Bottle. Pours a hazy brownish copper colour with a bubbly light tan head that doesn’t last long. Nose is sweet with notes of toffee, cola, raisins, cherries and brown sugar. Flavour is also sweet but has a strong malt presence as well and has hints of toffee, oak, chocolate and dark fruit. Medium to full bodied with an almost sticky mouthfeel and a fair amount of carbonation, this is a particularly good dubbel, maybe too sweet for every taste, but a near classic nonetheless. hawthorne00 (4193) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 26, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2013 Small bottle. Caramel, rapidly vanishing brown head. Nose of chocolate and pruney malts; some alcohol and grasses. As you might expect, very carbonated mouthfeel. It’s filtered, so I can’t imagine that would settle over time. Tastes like it smells. Fruit and alcohol finish. Would lose to an Italian soft drink mixed with vodka. [2.0]Gypsy19 (726) - California, USA - NOV 23, 2009
Bottle. Mid brown with a coat of beige head. Prunes, raisins, grass, some chocolate. Dry finish with unpleasant herbal notes. Fizzy, vacant middle palate. Similar experience, less grumpy rating. Looks like this one is not for me.
Pours an opaque chocolate brown with a small tan head. Aroma is of chocolatey malts, a little bit of maple, and a little grass as well. Flavor is quite chocolatey, and that makes up most of the flavor profile, alongside a little cream. Thick viscosity, good carbonation. Nice one. Overall, excellent.