fidelis83 (2403) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - JUN 14, 2013Cybercat (5741) - Georgia, USA - MAR 25, 2017
500ml Bottle thanks to joshmcg000. Dark brown pour with a 2 finger, creamy, soapy and slightly chunky beige head that becomes creamier as time goes on and leaves very nice wavy sheets of lacing. Aroma of big caramel, lots of light and dark fruity esters, banana, nice perfume fruity hops, chocolate, toast, clove heavy sweet bread spice, sweet floral and light earthy notes. Flavor is chocolate, sweet bread crust and dark fruit up front, then some clove and other sweet bread spice, bready and raw yeast, muscovado sugar, light vinous notes, a sweet fruit wood smokiness a hint of toasted wood, and spicy, citrus and pine hops to the finish along with a spicy, earthy and lightly mineral fade. Medium body with a creamy, neutral finish, moderate strength, blanketing and pleasantly smooth carbonation, with a still creamy, but off dry finish. Fantastic all around. Easily one of my favorite Dubbels.
Pours hazy mahogany with a nice buff head. Aroma features caramel and toasted malt. Flavor echoes the aroma while adding a little more sweetness. Mouthfeel offers good fizz and body. Happy Anniversary. JPDIPSO (6216) - Wauwatosa, USA - FEB 3, 2017
Dark brown with a taller, dense, light ecru colored head. Dark brown sugar, toasted malt and hints of darker fruit. Lightly sweet, middle has a bit of spice and herbal character. Mild candi, toasted malt and light yeast and dough in the finish. “Clean, simple” Dubbel. 1/13
muzzlehatch (4951) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 6, 2016
(Last) 500 ml bottle from the brewery (2013), sampled at cellar temperature from a Chouffe tulip. Still a fairly big pop as the cap comes off - good sign - and the pour is a beautiful creamy light tan mass of foam that tops a darkly translucent, almost opaque walnut body, leaving very thick chunks as it very slowly dissipates...aroma is a mixture of vinous, lightly tart and oxidized notes with the caramel-banana aspects of a dunkelweizen, along with some coffee and chocolate - lots of dark roastiness here...body is mostly sweet at the front with some light tingly spiciness, like cinnamon in coffee, roastiness growing towards a somewhat drier finish...low to medium warming alcohol presence throughout, body slightly on the thin side at this point, carbonation starting to disappear though there’s still just enough to keep things pleasant. This was at it’s best fresh - the bottle I had a year later had gone downhill a bit, and the one last year was getting rather sour and off; strangely it’s improved for this last sample, which makes me wish that I had somehow managed to attain more than a four-pack. Oh well, good memories. jackl (8029) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2016
Sample shared @ RBWG Tampa. Thanks to whoever brought this! Amber pour with a small off-white head. Nose is has some toast and croissant. A bit of caramel, baked apples. Flavor is nicely balanced - sweet grain, mellow toastiness. Soft fruit. Light earth. Eminently drinkable. Medium body, soft carb. Leighton (21085) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2016
Bottle at the RBWG 2015 Grand Tasting. Pours cloudy amber with a foamy, off-white head. Sugary and bready malts define this one, along with a bit of caramel, brown sugar. Mild ripe orange. Medium to full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Pretty drinkable stuff. Tasty.
rdixon77 (2763) - Georgia, USA - JUN 16, 2016
Old rating. I've had this twice and never rated, huh? Well I remember a mash of banana Belgian and booze. A little muddled. Maybe aged it would settle. skortila (5798) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - OCT 19, 2015
Bottled.Old note. Aroma has spice tones, lots of earthy yeast, toffee. Bit hazy, amber coloured beer with an off-white head. The taste is light sweet, light bitter, has earth, toffee and quite some spice. BiiruBierBeer (1043) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 25, 2015
This tastes and smells like a strong ale had sex with a dunkelweizen and this popped out. Banana and booze and malt with a bit of minerally water taste and a slight bitter hoppiness at the end. Theydon_Bois (19198) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2015 Bottle at RBWG ’15 Grand Tasting @ Coppertail, thanks to whomever shared this one, 21/02/15.
Chestnut brown with a solid beige covering.
Nose is sweet caramel, dark fruit rinds, light spice, musty notes.
Taste comprises toffee, musty wood strokes, light spice, raisens, dark fruit notes.
Medium + body, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Ok offering. Kleptoctopus (16) - Georgia, USA - APR 29, 2015
Purchased illicitly in Michigan a few weeks back. Beige coupe on the side of the road, told the guy I was looking for a good time. Quite a bit of head, but I’ve done worse for a beer.