aulectic (16) - Grand Ledge, Michigan, USA - MAR 14, 2006
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty standard for a dubbel. Not much going on here besides the typical clove, apple, and grape flavors. Very average.
Silphium (3194) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - FEB 19, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Purchased in a 12 ounce black-capped bottle at the brewery. Golden-amber body, medium light cream head. Spicy, estery aroma with sugary apple cider and white grape, thin and tart. Sweet, white grape body with apple, clove, and bitter spices, rather thin and tart, cidery with an overabundance of sugars. Likely uses the yeast strain used for the Celis beers. Advertised as a Dubbel but this strays strongly from the formula, and is very similar to the Celis Grand Cru. Not remarkable.