Mjollnir (415) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - APR 21, 2010
330mL bottle. Pours clear dark red with a frothy off-white head that settles to a ring and leaves a lot of lacing. Earthy yeast aromas, some fruity esters and some malt. Very sweet, some acidity. Light-medium bodied, average carbonation, creamy with a bit of a tart and yeasty finish. ClubGonzo (5685) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 15, 2010
Pours a deep, dark copper clear body with a thick, dense off-white head. Nose is syrupy and sweet, with hints of cherry and yeasty undertones. Taste is very sweet, with candy sugar, wood, cherries (although a bit artificial) and clove. Some grassy hop bitterness in the finish. Complex, and yet light and drinkable. A very good abbey dubbel, and a true original in the beer world - no other brand has that particular "Leffe sweetness". At least no one I’ve tasted yet (since there’s about 8-9000 different beer types from Belgium, it’s hard to be bombastic about these things...). bartazo (275) - Esztergom, HUNGARY - APR 12, 2010
Csapolva kóstoltam Esztergomban. Barna/bézs krémes, kellemes hab alatt fekete test. Édes malátás illat gyümölcsökkel. Íze is édes kis pörkölt malátával, csokoládéval és érett gyümölcsökkel. Elkas (220) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - APR 11, 2010
On tap at Chancey Smiths, London. Dark pour, with an off white head. Nice aroma. More body than the blonde, with a little bit of roast malt pushing the spices into the background some. will1 (141) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2011 Bottle from Waitrose. Pours cloudy and quite dark brown with a frothy head. The malt aroma is accompanied by yeast, Heavier in body and flavour than Leffe blonde with overtones of more roasted malt balancing the yeast; of the 2 I’d choose this one.
tkrjukoff (4334) - SWEDEN - APR 6, 2010
Nice dark amber color with a nice lasting head. Yest, malts and some fruits in aroma, some sweetness, too. Malty, sweet flavor with hoopy aftertones on the palate. Nice finish with malty and hoppy flavor lasting quite so long. Enjoyable. Lady_Bastet (113) - Burlington, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 26, 2010
Pours dark, ruby red with a white, good sized head. Subtle aroma of malt. Quite sweet with quite a strong taste of alcohol considering its rather low ABV. I prefer the Blonde but I like the Brune better than the Radeuse. Medium body with a rather abrupt finish. Quite unexceptional when you consider the other amazing belgian beers out there. Sask89 (529) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - MAR 20, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2010 Pours a dark brown colour with a medium tan head. The aroma is of roasted malts, toffee, caramel and grains as well as dark fruits; prunes and raisins. The taste is malty and sweet up front then towards the finish there is a bitterness that takes over and is quite nice. Full-medium body, average carbonation and smooth on the palate. Overall an excellent beer, one of my favourites. TET (3209) - Kaarina, FINLAND - MAR 19, 2010
Very dark brown brown beer with medium beige head. Roastiness, some milky sourness and hint of sweet fruits in the aroma. Flavour is different than aroma, sweet, dark fruits, some roasted malts and spices: flavour could be more stronger. Medium body and quite high carbonation, but still quite nice to drink. Good dubbel but I have feeling that too many compromises have been done; this could be better beer with more passion and courage. FreshHawk (596) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 14, 2010
A - Reddish brown / ruby color. Off white and pretty light / frothy head.
S - Sugary sweet and some dark fruit, also has a spicy and medicinal smell.
T - Fairly sweet, some of this from a fruity dark fruit (but not as much as most Belgians). Sweet caramel malts. This is cut somewhat by a spices and a medicinal flavor. Has the alcohol taste is surprisingly present considering the ABV (not overpowering just more than you would expect).
M - Smooth and medium bodied.
D - A little too unbalanced sweetness for me to drink multiple ones of this beer.
Notes: Fairly cloying. Kind of like a spicy/warming liquid candy. This was better than what I expected it to be, and not a bad beer but not a great one.