BMan1113VR (7931) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 12, 2012
On tap after an 8 year hiatus. Pours with a clear, light bronze hued body with a lasting off-white head. Aromas are grainy, wheat, cereal, warm and malty, with mild esters (very mild for a dubbel). Flavors are of fig newtons, malty, nutty, soil, mild esters. Odd fruit flavor that I can not place. Persimmons maybe? Very lively bubbles, dry on the mouth. thetmaxx (917) - West Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 28, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2013 Re rating this based on tasting at brewery. aroma is cereal. The beer is warm now. Flavor is banana. Finishes sweet. Original rating: On tap at streets if London. Rating this based on a sip of my brothers beer. Aroma is of banana. Some caramel. Flavor is really similar. Finished slightly dry, and is thick and oily. monk191 (2010) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 4, 2012
A very good belgian style. Pours a deep red, with not much head, and a fruity smell. Very smooth drink, with a fruity aftertaste. Enjoyed. Had on tap at Marin Brew.
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Color of maple syrup. Fluffy head. Spices overwhelm the palate. Light piney hops. Pretty one dimensional. Don’t taste the dark fruit I would expect from this style.
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Pours very dark amber with a creamy beige head. Roast malt aroma with a hint of spice. Med body. Flavor is roast malt with yeast/spice. Somewhat tangy. Tasty. Not dry, but not very sugary either.
bb (9525) - Alamo, California, USA - JAN 26, 2005
Draft. Brown with a beige head. Roasted malt and spice aroma. Very fruity, malty, spicey, yeasty flavor. Rich and complex. Lingering esters. Medium body and easy to drink. Kinz (3786) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - FEB 14, 2004
Draft at brewpub, my version had fermented out to a solid 7.7. Deep brownish burgundy color. Raisiny aroma, but not strong. Belgian yeast notes were faint in the mouth, woven with dark fruits and a good malt body. It was good, but somehow not quite distinctive enough. Perhaps needs a funkier yeast? iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 9, 2003
Cask at the RAF 2003: Great yeasty aroma, though more like a tripel than a dubbel. . . Dark red brown, not too much spice in the flavour, but fruit and malt are very nice on the palate. Though a strange dubbel a beer I would do again. JoeM500 (1908) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - MAR 5, 2003
The yeastiness didn't seem to mix with the red fruitiness (plum, grape, raspberry) and made it seem like a jumbled mess. Something was missing. jaymobrown (1845) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2003
Deep dark brown. A kind of medicinal rubber quality. Fairly thin in the palate. Dark, malty, and grapes.