Samuel214 (1569) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JAN 1, 2018 chimaybier (53) - Redding, California, USA - JUN 7, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ML Bottle purchased at City Beer in San Francisco. Served at 59 degrees F. The pour: spritzy, murky brown color. Head: appropirate for the style, but collapses rather quickly. The bouquet: indeed yeasty, with strong notes of figs and raisins. The palate: estery, fruity, with nice hoppiness in the finish. Enjoyed it with Romeo & Juliet- (Brazilian Goiabada & Catupiry Cheese)
Från tidigt 2015, nästan tre år gammal flaska. Brunmurken vätska med beiget skum. Maltigt med toner av torkad frukt, spannmål, torra och rostade inslag, kandisocker, johannesbröd och banankola. yoxik75 (456) - Wroclaw, POLAND - DEC 25, 2017
Piana obfita trwała, zdobi szkło. Kolor bursztyn wpadający w czerwień mętny. Aromat suszone owoce, drożdże, zapowiada belgijskie nuty w smaku. Smak uderza aksamitność gładkość, piwo idzie w kierunku wytrawnego ale jest przesycone smakami, jest lekka słodycz karmel, orzech włoskie, suszone owoce, rodzynki, figi, nuta ciemnych palonych słodów. Odczucie alkoholu jest w typie szlachetnym, likierowym nie przeszkadzającym podczas degustacji, goryczka niska ledwie wyczuwalna. Jak ktoś lubi belgijskie piwa pozycja obowiązkowa, nie piłem jeszcze tak wyśmienitego piwa w stylu belgijskim ze stanów :) Belgijskie WOW BlackHaddock (7956) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2017
19th December 2017. Ordered as part of a Flight in Crush & Brew, Temecula. Really pleased to see this, another beer I have wanted to try it for some time (it shared stage with Alesmith's Horny Devil, Port Brewing's Santa's Little Helper and a beer from Ritual called Hellion). Mahogany body, white topping. Malty and sweet brew, some raisins, figs and yeastiness in the aroma. Liked it. chadski (173) - California, USA - DEC 16, 2017
Bottle pour. Nice lacing. Brown sugar aroma. Red fruit flavors, especially grapes and cherries. Lively carbonation that settles nicely. koleminer20 (4171) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - DEC 3, 2017
750 mL bottle shared by ebone1988. The pour is a darker ruby brown with a thick cap of light tan head and a couple spots of lace that linger when it falls to a thick film and collar. The aroma is interesting. There is a good bit of dried and sugared grapes up front with a sweet maltiness. The Belgian yeast comes through on the back end a little more prominently. There is a bit of yeastiness and a light sweet malt. The light raisin comes through late and there’s a bit of a metallic zing to it that I’m not crazy about. The mouth feel is medium bodied and softly carbonated with a lingering raisin and dark fruit combined with a Belgian yeast and a sweet finish. Not bad. 7 4 7 4 15
ebone1988 (2222) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - DEC 3, 2017
Bottle from Merchants. Bottle shared with koleminer20. Aroma is dry, dusty, yeasty, dark fruit, some booze, different. Appearance is reddish brown, light brown head, nice head retention, unclear. Taste is dry, roasted malt, nutty, dark fruit, boozy, dusty, good. Mouthfeel is medium body, light carbonation, dry roasted malt boozy dark fruit aftertaste. Overall, it's a solid Dubbel. hivemind (933) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 28, 2017
Draft at Barcade JC with Paul D. back in Oct 2015 (Mets in WS or NLCS). Looks dusty orange-brown. Malty aroma. Notes of dried fruit along with roasty pork fat (?). Dry with gritty quality to the mouthfeel. luttonm (6955) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 5, 2017
Bottle in Seattle. Modest, off-white head on a mostly clear yellow-amber brown. Dark caramel and raisins on nose, leading to a moderately sweet and lightly dark fruit-tart body. Descends to nice bitter dubbel profile malts. Fruit pits, bitter fruit skin. Finishes on a lighter note, dry and relatively crisp. Lacking some of the richness - and even some of the sweetness, if I’m honest - that I would expect in a dubbel. Solid. ABS (1129) - Stokke, NORWAY - NOV 4, 2017
Bottle at Rickfifty's. Pours red to copper. Sugar, malt, caramel, malt. Bitter, some sweetness. Medium body. Medium carbonation. Could be more interesting. Bill Becker (2003) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 31, 2017
From Dec 2007
This pours from caged and corked 750ml bottle a clear deep amber/brown with a thick off white head of foam with lots of sticky lacing.
The smell is very fruity...lots of lemon and other citrus smells hit my nose. I also get some caramel malt, yeast, and some spice.(clove)
The taste has caramel malt, yeast, chocolate, raisin, plum, toffee, fig..err...very complex. It also has a slight earthiness to it. The mouthfeel is medium and it's medium to lightly carbonated. It finishes witha mix of chocolate and yeasty tones. I like it. Oh, and there's a bit of clove that I'm picking up now along with a touch of banana. The alcohol is fairly noticeable as a slight warming during and after the swallow. It's a *nice* sipper and one that I wouldn't mind seeking out again.Good stuff!
Edit: With the last pour, the appearance immediately became cloudy due to the sediment and that always means, for me, a better score in appearance for the style. Also, all of the flavours seem to have intensified bringing much more goodness to my palate. Why is it that the bottom third of a bottle of a Belgian or Belgian style ale always is the best part of the bottle??? Anywho, I've adjusted my rating accordingly.