ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 12, 2004
slightly solvent aromas with some malt and raisons; strong and tangy, prickly and thin in the mouth with plum, dates, and woody flavors; maybe too bitter in aftertaste: very good, overall. madsberg (11776) - Søborg, DENMARK - JAN 16, 2004
Bottled: Brown unclear colour. Light brown head. Is fruity and malty in the nose. Nice sweetness. Liqourice and some malt in the flavour. Some sweetness and plums. Is smooth and pleasant in the aftertaste. Eyedrinkale (3235) - Astoria, New York, USA - JAN 11, 2004
Brown color with no head. Cherry oak aroma to go with malty toffe taste. Light and smooth. Melly hop bite that makes this a very balanced dubbel. HoppyBunny (88) - Temptation, Michigan, USA - JAN 11, 2004
Rich dark brown in color, sweet yet slightly bitter taste. A warm, delicious beer. I really enjoy every drink. Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - DEC 17, 2003
Nice red/brown color,medium sized white head that lasted for a decent amount of time but left little behind.Fruity,malty aroma with a nice juicy fruit like smell coming through,that is fairly sweet.The taste is sweet and mildly fruity with a very mild hop presence and malt as well,the spice manages to make a decent showing with the finish being kind of fruity and spicy.Much better then the tripel IMO and the alcohol just doesn't show up with the exception of a light warming feeling as it went down.Just an all around good brew and well worth looking for if you ask me.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 16, 2003
Murky brown-red with a quickly diminishing tan head. Very malty nose. Much more malty then I am used to for the style. The aroma is actually a bit one-dimensional. The flavor is slightly more complex, malt, bubble-gum sweetness. The palate is dry and bubbly. Overall disappointing. I hope for better results from the Duinen Tripel but we shall see. caesar (7277) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 12, 2003
Cloudy brown color, lasting head. Aroma is very nice of roasted malts, bit port-wine notes, chocolat, fruity of grapes. Taste is a bit disappointing after the great nose, bit sharp roasted malts, sweet and dry. skortila (5985) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - DEC 11, 2003
Very great nose, very strong malty and fruity, quite balanced. Appearance is okay; brown coloured, lasting head. Taste is not as great as its aroma. Much sharper, still sweet and fruity. sayravai (4711) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 3, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2005 (Bottled, "St.Idesbald Dubbel") Dark, reddish brown color with a small head. Sweetish-caramely, lightly roasty and wineous, hoppy aroma. Somewhat harshly hoppy, slightly alcoholic and sour, malty flavor with orange-peel and clear Huyghe yeast character. Medium-bodied, bitter and a bit harsh palate with sharp carbonation. A harsh dubbel with very little personality. Cobra (1100) - - NOV 16, 2003
750 ml white painted corked & caged bottle. No freshness date seen anywhere. Cork gave me a fit to get out. Had to use pliers. Poured out a murky, reddish brown color, with a decent if short lived tan head. Slid back to a yeasty island on top of the beer.
Aromas of toffee, caramel, and malts. Slight spicy note of hops also. Tastes of burnt sugar, sharp alcohol, and slight hops in the background. Finished spicy, and slightly dry. Sort of a thin mouthfeel to it, but tasty all the same.