HogTownHarry (7065) - Toronto (Harbourfront), CANADA - DEC 16, 2006
Bottle (12oz). Bright clear deep cherry with a smallish creamy-rocky putty head. Aromas of roast malt, cherry, cranberry, raisin, milk chocolate and a hint of pine resin, yeasty and moderately alcoholic on warming. Tastes very sweet - kirsch, maple sugar, a little cocoa and light perfume hops, not so yeasty - a little hot in the tail, a bit like a bitter Belgian winter ale. The body is only so-so - finishes watery, but it’’s decently lively, sticky, with sweetness eventually giving way to gentle alcohol and herbal hop bitterness in the fairly long finish. Pretty nice - sort of falls off by the bottom of the glass, though. TrevorFloyd (309) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 15, 2006
This is an Abbey Dubbel? Flavor is much lighter than typical for the style, with some light spice flavors over some complex malt sweetness and an appreciable hop bite. Not a flavor that will leave its mark on you, but enjoyable. crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - DEC 13, 2006
Mahogny body bonish color head. A yeaty aroma with notes of nutmeg and fruit. An intally sweet flavor with emphazises on nutmeg and similar spices a nice yeasty balance to it. Some banana notes are present. A nice warming finish. Marsiblursi (3083) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 11, 2006
(Bottle) Pours clear redish mahogny. Light citrusy/grapefruity aroma with fruit, nutmeg and some other spices. Ripe pears and notes of wet tobacco. Good, light roasted maltyness. Some anise hints in flavor with nutmeg/spices and a light saltyness. Roasted nuts and toffee Lively carbonation with a round, chocolaty mouthfeel. Light to medium body. 5+ for the bottle design. RagallachMC (631) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 4, 2006
12oz bottle via trade with MrBendo. Aroma: Some nice fruit in the nose with notes of bananas and raisins. Belgian yeast comes through strong. Some bready maltiness and a bit of caramel. Appearance: Pours a hazy garnet color with some dark orange highlights. Off white head was medium sized and foamy, but didn’t last long. Nice lacing. Flavor: Fruitiness returns in the flavor, this time with more of a grapey flavor to accompany the banana. Some light spice, breadiness, caramel, vanilla, and candi sugar. A bit more hop bitterness than I was expecting. Palate: Medium bodied. Medium-high carbonation. Alcohol warming in back of mouth. Overall: This isn’t exactly a Dubbel, but it’s good nonetheless.
pineypower (3346) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - DEC 4, 2006
Pours out a orangeish hue of amber with a very small lacing white head. Aroma is of some fruit, spice and yeast. Taste is complex with notes of yeast, raisin, rosemary and a touch of roasty/earthy malts on the finish. Decent beer Trooper11 (468) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - DEC 4, 2006
Cloudy reddish-amber brew, small foamy head. Fruity aroma with notes of yeast. Palate a bit fizzy, deep bitter more fruit and hops flavor. Finishes dry and bitter. Slight warming. vyvvy (6735) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 2, 2006
Sampled with Beerdrenched. Pours lightly hazy bronze with a crimson hue along with a tan head that is fairly small. The aroma is sweet and fruity with dark fruits (figs and raisins) along with some spice that seems like nutmeg and cinnamon. Medium body with quite a bit of soft carbonation. The taste starts with dark fruits, Belgium yeast, but not the thick earthiness that comes with most Belgium dubbels. The finish has some anise and traces of peat smokiness as well as some light roastiness. Very nice American interpretation of a Belgium standard. thornecb (6064) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 28, 2006
Pours deep amber into a snifter. Head quickly subsides to skim surface. Warm raisin and plum aromas. Lightly carbonated with spicy smoked nutmeg and lasting bitter finish. Terminus (3716) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 26, 2006
bottle-thanks to vyvvy for sharing this awesome brew. I have never had a bad smuttynose brew. This could be the most consistent microbrewery in existence. pours garnet read with a small soapy off-white head. nose is nice-fruity, plums, dark fruit, very sweet with some light spices. i get a note of crushed red grapes as well. flavors are dark fruits, earthy notes with some light belgian character. this is the best american abbey dubbel i have ever had. This is great!