loscovar (594) - Trieste, ITALY, Villeneuvette, FRANCE - SEP 19, 2017 MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 10, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml corked and caged bottle pours a bright cloudy reddish orange with a decent off white head of large bubbles that leaves some lacing in my glass. Bready, fruity chocolate and spice aromas, fruity pear, apple, caramel. chocolate and spicy flavors. Medium bodied with a mildly carbonated, smooth mouthfeel, finishes a bit sweet.
Bottle from la superette à bieres. rosted malts, dry fruits, bread, nice beer ruigo (3080) - PORTUGAL - SEP 13, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2017 33cl bottle. Hazy reddish brown with a small off-white head. Caramel, raisins, malty and yeasty. Nice. Gangstergafje (1184) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - SEP 12, 2017
12-09-2017; bottle; at home (bought at Saveur Bière, as part of their September discovery box).
The looks of the beer are nice. The color of the beer is nice coper reddish brown. The beer has a nice haziness, but not to much. It is still possible to look trough it. On top some rough greyish foam is formed. Foam retention is low. After only a few minutes hardly any drape is left. Not bad, looks like a nice Belgian Dubbel beer.
The smell of the beer is nice. It is a typical Abbey Dubbel. I smell nice sweet malts. There are aromas of syrup, candy sugar, caramel, a nice creamy touch. It reminds me a bit of the Rochefort beers.There is a nice herbal touch of the hops, not to strong, but it is nice in combination with the sweet, full and warming malts.
The taste of the beer is also nice. Full and warming sweet malts, with nice touches of caramel, syrup, a nice yeasty creamy touch. It is very nice. It reminds me even more of Rochefort. I love Rochefort, so it's a compliment. Nice one. The beer is nice and balance, but the taste could have been slightly stronger. It is a tiny bit mild for my taste.
The palate of the beer is nice. There is a nice medium body, smooth texture and a nice medium carbonation. The finish of the beer is rather mild. It has some sweet malts and some herbal hops. Not to much. All in all, a nice beer, but it has some room for improvement. In my opinion the taste could have been a bit stronger. DiarmaidBHK (5371) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2017
Bottle from Dario’s Brasseire. Pours dark brown with a thick khaki head. Leaves trace lacing in the glass. Lots of candi sugar and dark fruit on the nose and tongue. Lots of caramel malt as well. Hides it’s booze well. Solidly nice. Jultsu (1147) - TAMPERE, FINLAND - JUL 26, 2017
BBE 02/2018. Punertava kuulas väri, iso hutera tiskivetivaahto. Tumma tummanmakea viinimarjaisa intensiivinen tuoksu. Suutuntuma kuohuva, makea, semihapokas, pallomaisen kuohuva, hyökkäävä hapokkuus, kuoharimainen kuivuus alkuun, pehmenee ja pyöristyy lämmettyään. Silti pientä metallisuutta, aika tylsä ja yksinuottinen pallo.
The Etruscan (704) - Tuscany, ITALY - APR 30, 2017
Dark beige head. Brown colour. Aroma is malty, fruity (raisins) with caramel and candy notes. Flavor is malty too with fruity (fig and dates) and licorice tones, ending in a moderately spicy and fruity finish. Medium bodied. AnG_BrgNor (774) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 15, 2017
Tapp. Colacolored with nice head. Aroma and taste is caramel, dried dark fruits, burnt sugar and some wood. Bitter ending. Idiosynkrasie (7711) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAR 31, 2017
330ml bottle. Slightly cloudy, ruby-brown colour with average to huge, thick, creamy, slowly osteoporosing, moderately lacing, off-white to beige head. Fruity and dark malty aroma, notes of raisin, hints of treacle, a touch of liquorice, yeasty and hoppy overtones. Taste is minimally sweet, dark malty, slightly fruity and minimally woody, hints of dried fruit, raisin, a touch of liquorice, yeasty and hoppy overtones; soft palate, gentle but efficient carbonation. emdejes (81) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 15, 2017
75 cl bottle - bbd = August 2006
Had developped very well. Full, complex and round taste. nutjes (1144) - Zwevegem, BELGIUM - FEB 25, 2017
33cl-fles in les Zythologie te Syntra Kortrijk. U: Helder bruin met dunne beige schuimkraag. G: Karamel, pure chocolade en gist. S: Zoet met wat moutbitterheid. Karamel, chocolade en gist. M: Redelijk volmondig met medium carbonatie.