jb (3311) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 12, 2016
Bottle from one stop. Was skeptical to see a top 50 dubbel not from Belgium. The look and nose seem right on. Hazy, red orange, some head retention and lace, not tons. Nose is heavily cherries with a bit of yeasty spiciness. Tart, crisp, start. Yeast and apples blasts you a bit but in a great way and do not overwhelm. Then it just fades out gracefully. Yes really good, but not like a dubbel when the drinking part starts. weihenweizen (3997) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - FEB 6, 2016
Refrigerated 75 cl brown bottle corked and capped $18 poured into a Trappist glass. Opaque medium brown with small beige head. Aroma is slightly fruity dark malt, medium body, medium soft carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is fruity (light raisin) dark malt, some earthiness, and some red vineous. Overpriced for me. DocLock (10836) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2016
CC bottle from Capone’s. Pours hazy muddy brown with tan head, Nose was earthy malt, assertive oak, vinous fruit, fig. Tastes rich, hefty and complex on the palate, with big oak, viney fruit, earthy yeast, and a complex finish.This one is great. leinielover (31) - - JAN 3, 2016
Poured out of a bomber brought back from Sacramento. Brown sugar, bourbon, smoke. This is a fabulous beer. Pours dark, opaque. No head. No lacing. Shared with friends.
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Tasted from bottle. Pours a hazy dark ruby brown with off white head. Aroma is dark fruit and caramel. Taste is moderately sweet with a little alcohol taste. A little thin on the mouthfeel. Flavors of plums, raisins, caramel, maple syrup, red wine, earthy notes. Overall above average for an dubbel.
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BeerandBlues2 (13665) - Escondido, California, USA - NOV 28, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours murky dark brown with a small, tight bubbled beige head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is rich malt, dark fruits and bready notes, earthy hops, and soft vinous notes. Flavor is sweet dark fruit and rich malt with light earthy hops and bitterness, vinous notes, spicy alcohol and a sweet finish. Full body and medium-light carbonation. b3shine (9027) - Indiana, USA - NOV 20, 2015
Draft to taster at the Mills River brewpub. This batch is 8.5% abv with 14 IBUs. Looks good; a mostly transparent copperish orange with off-white head that dissipates into lacing pretty quickly. Smells of dark fruit, vanilla, and oak alongside mild notes of Belgian yeast. Tastes like it smells with a pleasant medium full-bodied mouthfeel. Enjoyable. mcberko (18434) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 18, 2015
On tap at Elizabeth Station, pours a dirty amber brown with a small beige head. Aroma brings out notes of dried fruits, light caramel and fairly prominent barrel notes. Flavour is medium complex, with red wine and wood upfront but not too overbearing, with subtle hints of dark fruits and caramel. Not much sweetness at all, though a tad boozy. Very nicely done. EvanFriend (610) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2015
Fruity, I get grapes and plums, maybe dried fruit as well. Spicy, banana and clove yeast notes. Oak, and a slight hint of booze as well. Quite good. Cybercat (5964) - Georgia, USA - OCT 6, 2015
Pours clear chestnut with a thick, frothy, and rather persistent pale buff head. Strong, nose-filling aroma presents caramel, earthy, malty, and subtle clove and fruity tones. It is rather sweet, even for an abbey. Flavor is a little more subtle, less sweet, more malt and earth tones, a fruity underpinning of apple and a little banana plus clove and even a snippet of hops. Mouthfeel features firm body and a fair amount of fizz, as well as a sweet caramel and malty finish. Roll out the barrel, and we’ll dubbel our pleasure, dubbel our fun!