BVery (11390) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - OCT 9, 2017
Sampled at GABF 2017 in Denver, CO. Numerical rating only - did not take detailed notes. ordybill (1815) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - JUL 30, 2017
Poured from a 12 OZ can into a tulip glass . The appearance is a clear reddish brown with a small white head. The aroma is raisins. The taste is mild figs and raisins. nice Dubbel. Bacchus66 (967) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 28, 2017
12oz bottle @ Malia’s. Clear reddish-brown with a full off-white head and good lacing. Nice aromas of Belgian yeast, spice fruit. Flavors are malty and sweet. Smooth, medium body. Mostly malt on the finish. HighlanderOne (1377) - York, SC via NJ, South Carolina, USA - APR 1, 2017
Growler from O’Darbys Aroma of brown sugar and ice cream. Mahogany with lacing tan head. Tasting burnt sugar flavors with fruitcake, citrus, some hops and a malty base. Just a tiny bit thin, but otherwise a great beer. blipp (9784) - La Mesa, California, USA - AUG 21, 2016
Draft. Pours amber with an off white head. Fruity and bready base, some toast, dark malty sweetness, and light toffee. Quite drinkable.
Strykzone (7715) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 25, 2015
Samled at gabf. Hazy amber. Sweeter flavor with Belgian yeast and sugar. Soft fruit. Light spice. jb (3426) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 5, 2015
Bottle from Jay from South Carolina. A very sweet example of the style. Missing a bit of the subtle Belgian texture but I still liked. Malty and dark and sweet. Ron (4215) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 5, 2015
Bottle Jay brought back from the Carolinas. Bottle poured. Dark amber appearance with a light white head. Faintly sweet caramel aroma with faint floral hops. Surprisingly light body and thin, silky texture. Faintly sweet taste all the way through with hints of caramel. tillmac62 (762) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - MAY 21, 2015
Pours a clear lovely deep dark ruby. Normal head volume, lacing and retention. chinchill (5342) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 24, 2014
Outstanding classic Belgian nose. Rich dark fruit notes (plum, raisin) over a cast of lighter notes (pear, apple, Belgian yeast, caramel) and a hint of spice that seems to be cinnamon.
Medium body with a smooth texture that has creamy notes. Superb carbonation with a nice effervescent middle and prickly rush in the finish.
The outstanding flavor profile is intense, very complex and very well balanced. It begins with the fruit flavors of the nose with the lighter variants flowing into the heavier, darker flavors. By the middle, prune is quite evident and is balanced by a slight bitterness and caramel sweetness. The finish is slightly phenolic and leaves you with a subtle lingering tannic bitterness.
12 oz bottle poured dark red-brown, clear with a short-lived bone head. Minimal lacing.
The Trappist yeast shines in both the nose and the flavor. The aroma, in fact, is on par with a good Belgian dubbel. The flavor, however, falls a bit short of this mark due to a lower level of complexity and depth. Mildly sweet with some Belgian candi showing.
O: true to style and well done.