Chalumeaux (1911) - Middleton, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 25, 2017
Poured from bottle thanks Willrunforbeer dated 4/19/16 reddish brown with a tan head. Aromas of dark fruit Belgian yeast malt. Taste is yeast malt fig raison and caramel. Bulk_Carrier (6064) - Vermont, USA - MAY 12, 2017
Poured into a chalice, the appearance was semi-dark red to brown color with a thin white foamy head that held, glistened and fell off at a decent pace. Light stringy lace.
The aroma had some dark and milk chocolate, some caramel malts, light earthiness, dried wood, some apples, clove and butterscotch. Some light floral hops at the very end.
The flavor leaned towards the sweet side at first and then some of the clove spice tried to make a decent effort of blending. But the malts did stay towards the front for the most part. Slight aftertaste of the malts which pounced into the finish in the same sort of way.
The feel was about medium bodied with a decent sipping quality about it. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt fine.
Overall, honestly, I didn’t this as much of an Abbey Dubbel as I didn’t get a whole lot of that "Belgian containment" about it. It’s decent as a beer but didn’t seem to really make me think the Belgians would want to drink this. jimhilt (2641) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 18, 2017
Pours with a five+ finger, khaki head that fades slowly leaving a good lace. Muddy, opaque brown color. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Nose is light chocolate, flavor is malt, some dark fruit. 22oz bottle - gift, bought at Lazy Dog Beer Shoppe Londonderry, NH. Bottled Jul 2015. tekstr1der (509) - New Hampshire, USA - APR 8, 2016
Ruddy reddish brown with active but thin tan head that fades to nearly none. Aroma is sweet enough to make me fear diabetes! I like the sweet stuff, so the heavy malt presence and honey won’t scare me away - fantastic. Flavor is decent, with some dark fruits joining the malt and Belgian candi flavors. The mouthfeel is a bit thin, and the finish could be cleaner, but this is really decent go at a Dubbel from right here in NH! WillRunForBeer (2810) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 4, 2015
Bomber shared by AirForceHops. Thanks, Chris! Pours medium red brown with a grayish off white head. Aroma is caramel, raisin, date. Flavor is coffee, caramel, date. Not as sweet as I expected.
AirForceHops (8179) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 4, 2015
650 ml bottle purchased from Prost Beer and Wine. Date bottled 7/10/2015. Deep ruby in color with very thin bubbly head. Aroma is spot on the style. Belgian yeast showing light fruit, candy sugar and traces of dark fruits.
mcox90 (2170) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 20, 2015
Much like the aroma the flavor follows the style guidelines. Caramel, Belgian candy sugar, light yeasty fruity hints with a dry/ sugary texture. Very mild spice hints. The carbonation gives the mouthfeel a smooth velvet feel over the tongue. Very well crafted for the style!
22 oz. bottle from The Beer Store. Pours chestnut brown with reddish hues when held to the light. The pour nets a 1/2" tan bubbly head that recedes quickly, as if getting out of the way so you can enjoy your beer. Sweet burnt sugar and dark fruit aromas greet the nose. Hints of Belgian yeast. Just enough to pique your interest. Sweet on the taste buds. Body is to the full side. Lightly carbonated, just right actually. Very nice! thornecb (6193) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 4, 2015
Pours deep mahogany into a snifter. Tan micro head with good retention recedes to skim surface. Plum, dark caramel and yeast aromas. Soft with dark caramel and toffee upfront turning to a mild buttery earth finish. puboflyons (3562) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 1, 2015
From the 650 ml. bottle dated 07/10/15. It pours a slight heady brown with ruby red hues all about. The aroma is immediately Belgian malts and Belgian sugar but there is a dark fruit note in there too. Medium to full body. The taste is also malty but there is a tart fruity bitterness that kicks in at the end. This one is good and fruity. johnnnniee (4459) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 29, 2015
Bottle from The Drinkery Derry
Solid dark amber/ brown color with a decent sized bubbly tan head that shows moderate retention. Big caramel brown sugary chocolate on the nose with hints of earthy spicy phenols. The flavor follows the aroma quite well! Sugary caramel with hints of chocolate maltiness. Light earth and spice flavors to counter. Medium full body, silky almost creamy mouthfeel with a moderate level of carbonation. That is a pretty tasty Dubbel right there.