Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 13, 2012
In short: An very good classic example of the Abbey Dubbel style. That simpleTimE (5951) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 3, 2012
How: Bottle 22oz. Consumed when around 6 to 8 months of age. Bottle from either tyler_mm… or maybe oakbluff… one of those two losers
The look: Mostly clear dark copper body topped by a persistent small beige head
In long: Nose has a nice roastiness (roasted almonds) and fruity yeasty esters. Taste has delicious creamy mixture of toasted malts in fluffy yeast, roasted almonds, soft cashews, fruity notes of red and darker fruits, juicy hops resin, very nice pillowy monthfeel with a lot of soft bubbles. Nourishing. Not too sweet. To me this bottles was a rare example of an American brewery nailing this elusive Abbey Dubbel style just right down to the mouthfeel. Another beer I acquired in a trade, and don’t think that trading and rating beers is all I’m capable of, because I’m actually pretty handy when you need to repaint your apartment and you need someone to come over to sit there quietly and drink your beers while you repaint your apartment.
dark brown color. Lots of estry, plantines, very malty, rich, but never cloying. Full bodied. Very enjoyable. jduco (1) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 21, 2012 does not count
I looooove this beer! The flavors are like nothing I’ve had before! Plus the big bottle? Get outta here! MacBoost (1916) - Victor, New York, USA - AUG 7, 2012
More garbage juice from pepsiedcan. Pours a clear amber with a generous sized off white head. Aromas of banana, esters, clove, yeast. Taste is your standard abbey dubbel... Some dark fruit, yeasty, spicy, cloves. Average at best. Man, I hope this wasn’t real expensive because i wouldn’t pay more than $5 for a bomber of it. Would not seek out again. I think Abbey Dubbel is my least favorite style, followed closely by Abbey Tripel. Reynolds314 (3462) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 21, 2012
Lips of faith you have finally come through with a well constructed, rich, nutty, lightly sweet, classic dubbel that renews my faith in this brewery a bit.
Steve_0 (3745) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 17, 2012
Bottle on my balcony with Eddie, John, and Ryan. Poured a deep mahogany with a small off-white head that quickly dissipated. Smell is fruity, light banana, spice, clove, bready malts, and anise. Taste is spicy yeast, banana, clove, dark fruits, roast, licorice, and rye. Mouthfeel is medium with high carbonation. Really a nice American interpretation of a Belgian dubbel. I thoroughly enjoyed this one; well-done NB, well-done. daleharshman (1065) - Escondido, California, USA - JUL 2, 2012
Bomber purchased a year ago at Holiday Wine Cellar ($9.99). Pours a nice clear mahogany hue with two fingers of light beige foam. Aroma of sweet dark fruit, yeast, dark bread-y malts, and some spice. Flavor of dark fruit (cherry stands out), rich dark caramel, banana, and some tangy spice. Spritzy carbonation. Actually quite similar to NB’s very good regular Abbey Ale, but with higher alcohol (though the 9.5% is hardly noticeable at all here). Very nice dubbel. (307, 708) gunnfryd (14985) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 1, 2012
Bottle. amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is hop, yeast, caramel, alcohol. Flavour is hop, yeast, roasted malt, caramel, alcohol, dried fruits. Nice beer. hoffrobert (178) - Indiana, USA - JUL 1, 2012
Pours reddish brown. Hints of toffee and almonds. Also full of dry fruits, spices and malts along with nut flavors. Creamy and rich. SPDickerman (1239) - Texas, USA - JUL 1, 2012
Pours muddy red-brown (chestnut) with a small off-white head. Smells mild, fruity and somewhat of bread made with fruits. Taste is fruity, bready, and has a bit of candy sweetness. Medium-bodied with a slick texture and mild mouth-carbonation, New Belgium Lips of Faith - Grand Cru Abbey Ale finishes with a mild sweetness that is not overpowering.