JohnC (3008) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUN 17, 2003
Appearance: Clear reddish-brown with a white head.
Aroma: A sweet aroma that has some characteristics reminiscent of a hefeweizen along w/ the usual Belgian malty nose.
Flavor: Light/medium tongue feel w/ a surprisingly refreshing spiciness to it.
Very enjoyable. drewcifer85710 (158) - Youngstown, Ohio, USA - JUN 16, 2003
This is my introduction to the style. Sweeter than I prefer any brew to be but seems balanced well enough. Flavor was complex overall. Good mouthfeel, full body, and an appropriate level of carbonation. BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUN 14, 2003
Sweet aroma with subtle hints of clove and banana with a trademart belgian malt smell. Dark copper color with a small to medium sized head and a little lacing. Flavor was light but complex, it had the subtlties of a blegian but not as deep. Overall it was very refreshing, my first good beer from new belgium! SimonPatrice (312) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 10, 2003
Copper color, big malt aroma. Very sweet, metallic flavor, soapy hints, a bit of citrus. Did we get a bad bottle? CapFlu (5127) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 9, 2003
(Bottle) Mahogany body. Tinny, malt aroma. Slight malt flavour with bitter finish.
MartinT (9880) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 8, 2003
Thin misty biscuits in somewhat cheap toffee...Dried caramel and a hint of bad cough syrup...This comparison with the Pater Lieven Bruin was quite boring, but I suspect this sample was a bit off... Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - JUN 3, 2003
The Belgian style abbey dubbel pours a deep, ruby red color with a small, rapidly dissipating, off-white head. The aroma is yeasty and fruity with lots of malt and banana accents along with some spiciness. It has a medium to full body with a moderate amount of carbonation. The flavor is malty sweet with a touch of spiciness and hints of yeast and fruits. The finish is long and sweet with full malt flavors and a hint of banana and caramel. Smooth. A good dubbel, one of the better American attempts at the style. Reid (2536) - Salem, Oregon, USA - MAY 26, 2003
Wonderful looking beer when poured into the Chimay "chalice" fantastic aroma and a great taste sensation.
Very palatable and a great American rendition of the classic Belgian Dubbel. weisinator (67) - USA - MAY 16, 2003
Very aromatic and flavorful (some caramel flavors coming through), deep brown-orange color, with a strong, creamy mouthfeel. Perkeo (322) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 15, 2003
From a 22 oz. bottle with a best-by date of 8mar03:Red/amber; not much head. weak brown ale aroma. smooth flavor, the better side of green bell pepper, honey and a slight oxidized/papper-y flavor, slight tho'....This bottle is OK but it hasn't aged in a "supergraceful" manner either. I'll bet it tasted awesome on march 8th....