Alengrin (5779) - BELGIUM - AUG 10, 2014 brekeriet (139) - - FEB 10, 2011
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma: caramel, strawberry, raisins, roasted. A bit unbalanced in taste. Too light. Hazy appearance with light head. Palate is light and harsch with fizzy carbonation. Overall too light.
Dubbel launched in 2009 by a sympathetic beer company that unfortunately ceased to exist meanwhile. Off-white head, cloudy bronze colour. Aroma of nutmeg, caramel, bitter chocolate, walnuts, cinnamon, coriander. Sweetish onset, dried fruits, quickly moving away for a coriander-like spiciness on top of a rounded, caramelly and nutty malt base, in the end even slightly roasted, some grassy hops; in all, quite dry for a dubbel, a bit too dry to my taste. Celest (137) - - MAY 28, 2014
Pale blond, white head. Cereals, yeast, flowers and coriander. Same in the mouth with citric notes. laiti (8522) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 23, 2013
33 cl bottle @ hotel room, Brussels. Rated on 19.07.2010 BelgBeerGeek (1307) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - SEP 8, 2012
Aroma has earthy notes, some wood and souris cherries. Flavour is somewhat tart and sour with oak, some earthy notes, berries, some cherries, hints of caramel and toffee. These oud bruin ‐style beers are just not my thing.
Bottle won at Zythos 2011 olio (10591) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 15, 2012
Head: off white, thick, foamy
Colour: dark brown
Smell: caramel, chocolate, cream, bit of coffee, strawberry
Taste: start is maple siryp and candy sugar, some salted and burned caramel notes, slight malty notes, bit of banana dry bitter alcoholic end , aftertaste os thyme , not bad
33 cl bottle @ Brussels.
Abio (1868) - BERMUDA - OCT 28, 2011
Rated on 20100718.
Pours amber color with medium head. Aroma of spices, fruits, yeast and malts. Flavor of yeast, fruits, spices and caramelly malts.
Dark brown, reddish, ok head. Slight bitterness at the end, malts, sweetness, hoppy. Dryness at the end is a bit earthy. Not totally my thing. Benzai (16751) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 26, 2011
Bottle thanks to Joes. Very nice dark brown color with a dark red glow coming through. Smell a little musty. Taste not bad not good. Little bit sticky texture. Good carbo and body. thewolf (12842) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2011
Bottle, bought @ Bier Tempel, Brussels. jcwattsrugger (12549) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 29, 2011
Clear deep ruby red with a fine, staying, creamy, off-white head. Aroma has sweet caramel malts, flowers, red apples, plums and nectarines. Medium to high carbonation, fine light and mild mouthfeel. Flavour is mild, sweet, caramelly, light metal notes, good dried fruit and red apples. Quite dry and mild bitter finish. Okay beer.
@dmacs-33cl bottle-thanks to jtclockwork for sharing–pours a tan head with trailing lace and copper/brown color. Aroma is roasty/earthy, chocolate. Taste is roasty/earthy, chocolate-medium malt. Easy. dmac (6497) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 4, 2011
Bottle shared at my house by jtclockwork, thanks James. Poured a murky orange /brown with a very full foamy beige head. Aroma of earth, caramel, alcohol, molasses and chocolate. Palate is medium with a fizzy mouthfeel. Flavor is a step down from the aroma, earth, very light hint of chocolate and some bread. Meh it’s okay.