chibuck (3513) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 9, 2011
Ugly light brown, decent tan head... Light aroma of figs and spice, good... Taste is boring, candied sugar water... Way to light mouthfeel Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 30, 2010
Draft, brewed at the Publick House (not a contract facility) and served by Phil Markowski himself at the Southampton/Ravenous Pig beer dinner post-party at Redlight Redlight in March 2010. The pour yields a clear, dark crimson body with a small, bubbly head of beige froth. Broken, patchy rings of lacing circle the glass. The aroma is of darkened cereal grain, clean dark toast, hints of raisin bread, and perhaps a dash of rye or caraway seed. It smells very bready overall, with a bit of generic dark fruit character. The graininess keeps it from being overly sweet, it would seem. Flavors follow suit, again very clean and dry, with a bready theme and notes of dried dark fruits, dark spice, and doughy yeast. Medium-plus on the palate, carbonation is low to moderate, and the smooth body imparts a clean, slightly papery, warming alcohol finish. Good brew, but probably a little to dry and grain driven to be considered a top example of the Dubbel style. juiceisloose (1473) - Windermere, Florida, USA - MAY 7, 2010
Draft at redlight redlight. From the Publick House. This one pours a dark amber color topped by a small, foamy off white that settles nicely to a thin film. The aroma shows some dark fruits, toasted caramel malts, brown sugar and other spices. There is some dryness in there as well from some belgian yeast. The flavor follows with the sweet, stewed dark fruits, toasted caramel malts, cinnamon and brown sugar. The yeast adds some spicyness and dries things out just a touch. Medium bodied with subtle carbonation and smooth on the palate. This is a really tasty dubbel, and another good brew from the Publick House. Teege (375) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 2, 2010
Draft at redlight redlight. Pours a dark translucent amber with off white head and nice lace. the nose has a nice toasty maltiness. hints of plum and other dark fruits and even a slight grassy hop aroma. the flavor is pretty sweet, the maltiness is very intense. it definitely has the special abbey taste. very nice. redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 1, 2010
draft @ redlight redlight. Caramel malts with spicy notes on the nose. Pours a dark amber with a thick white head. Smooth caramel and brown sugar with spicy clove and cinnamon notes with hints of nutmeg. Very nice and rich flavor, finishes with dry with a hint of roast.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - MAR 10, 2010
The beer poured with a slightly hazed copper color and a beige head. Yeasty with a yeast spice aroma. Dry dark fruit flavor. Some sweetness.. Medium bodied. PilsnerPeter (3045) - Flushing, New York, USA - FEB 2, 2010
Bottle shared at Paul’s that I purchased at the brewpub: Deep copper pour with a light tan, thick head. Nice dry aroma- some cocoa-esque dark Belgian malts and dry phenols. A touch of fig as well. Fluffy body with a way sweeter flavor than expected. Lots of brown sugar and dates. Not much body, and not slick, but surprisingly sweet flavor. Not as dry as aroma suggests. Eh. Scouser (350) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2009
yeasty/malty almost farmyard aroma. Nice dark reddish brown colour. raisin malty flavor. Very average nothing to speak off. DocLock (10647) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 3, 2009
Draft at Craft. Hazy ruddy brown pour with off-white head. Tastes bready malty, with some brown sugar, yeasty spice, banana, raisin, and red wine grape notes. The nose was malty, with a hefty fruit and some fig, spice, and gingerbread notes. decaturstevo (6240) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUN 23, 2009
Light brown pour with a bubbly white head and lace. Light brown sugar and breadiness on the nose. Toasted malt, brown sugar flavors. A tad foamy and thin for me but very nice beer.