Syfher (413) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUN 6, 2017
Bottle of 33cl, in a Trappist glass; from the fridge.
We’re in front of a brown ale with a white foamy head. The aroma and taste are full of spices and a lil earthy taste. The aftertaste leave a nice spicy palate.
Go for it ! jvhemert (397) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 3, 2017
AROMA: barnyard, earthy, hay,
APPEARANCE: brown, clear, frothy, white foam,
TASTE: medium bitterness, light sweetness,
PALATE: medium body, sticky, average carbonation, bitter,
OVERALL: interesting aromas; barnyard sticks out. Very different from other dubbels. SylvainCFC (235) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JAN 24, 2017
Biere brune foncée aux reflets cuivrés. Peu de mousse, blanc cassé. Peu de tenue. Forte effervescence à l’oeil. Petites bulles sur la paroi. Nez équilibré herbeux et malté. Léger caramel et choux. Première bouche qui frappe par l’équilibre. Douceur maltée, légère amertume et épices se partagent l’espace. Carbonatation vive. Corpulence fine pour une brune, belle buvabilité. Finale courte. Porte d’entrée vers la double. Gluti (35) - - JAN 10, 2017
not full bodied, little caramell, taste is fast gone, not complex, boring kermis (12869) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 21, 2016
Bottle shared. Murky gravy brown with no head. Aroma is pretty herbal upfront, malty, overripe dark fruit, veggie notes, caramel, and light yeast. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
deanso (10070) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - JUN 21, 2016
33cl bottle shared with Kermis.
Thin ring off white head. Murky amber pour. Very average. erickok (6037) - Leuven, BELGIUM - JAN 11, 2016
Dark brown, misty body, large head. Very nice aroma, quite rich, anise, deep dark malts, whole wheat bread. Thick mouthfeel, especially for a Belgian brown. But I like it a lot! Well done recipe, very ’artisanal’ feel. (33cl bottle at Caroline’s in Liège) jgb9348 (6199) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 1, 2015
Dark brown coloured body with a very fast-fading head, only a bit of light brown bubbles a few seconds after pouring. Aroma of nuts, earth, raisins, figs, coffee, hazlenuts, dirt and a touch of mushrooms in the nose. Medium-bodied; Assertive effervescence; Strong meaty and mushroomy flavour up front with a defined nutty characteristic, some raisins and fig sweetness, but mainly a malty and very umami-related taste right after the sip. Aftertaste shows a relative mildness with only some nuts, caramel, toffee, earth and meaty flavour in the finish - relatively simple for the style, and especially this coming from the motherland of Belgium. Overall, a pretty disappointing beer in every sense - with the high ratings here, the carrying back home from Belgium and the short aging, all disappointing. I sampled this 33 cL bottle purchased from Beer Mania in Bruxelles, Belgium on 30-June-2012 for €2,25 sampled at home in Washington on 30-November-2015. Bierridder_S (879) - BELGIUM - NOV 19, 2015
19/11/2015 - sample from a 75cl bottle @work tasting
Hazy milk chocolate colour with small head. Nose is like an odd Dubbel. Taste is light roasted malts, spices, some bitter hops coming through, little sweetness, some earthy and herbal notes. 77ships (9650) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 5, 2015
Sampled 330 ml. bottle @ Modeste 2015. Red fruit brown amber, little tanned head. Nose is ovelry herbal, cark, nasty candy & odd umami touch. Taste is overly sweet rotting fruit syrup & candy, caramel, burned herbs, fizzy. Thin & fizzy body with some caramel. Not much of a fan.