TorbenJensen (1590) - Valby, DENMARK - JUL 20, 2015 ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 12, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Concentrated prunes, plums and other dark fruits in the aroma; some molasses and turbinado sugar; cloudy, deep amber color under a very slight, course, rocky head; mild, fruity flavor; fairly dead palate; more dark fruits and some musty malts and stale hoppiness; very mild spiciness; well hidden alcohol and light bodied, with a dry finish. Overall, rather good.
The aroma is caramelized and dried fruits on the sidelines. Almost on a Christmas ale-like fashion smells of prune, plum, dates and raisins. The taste follow up its aromas and all the fruits can be tasted in the beer. It has 9% alcohol, but leaves only a residual heat in the mouth. The taste is hardly affected by the high alcohol content. It is an extremely tasty and well-brewed dubbel, and you should definitely buy if you get the chance. Alengrin (5893) - BELGIUM - OCT 26, 2014
One of Johan Brandt’s old Regenboog beers, also tasted in its original form called ’t Smisje Dubbel Dadel, which was a bit less hoppy. This later, but now also discontinued version had a light beige, loose, thinning but stable head and deep bronze colour with chocolate brownish hue, cloudy with deposit. Aroma of caramel, candied dates, plums, pear, grassy hops, ginger, cinnamon, liquorice and some DMS (red cabbage). Malty taste with refreshing fruity touches, dryer in the middle with some spiciness and a long, peppery hoppy finish as well as warming, even somewhat astringent alcohol. Countbeer (6589) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - MAR 15, 2014
Bottle: Served in a Chouffe glass:
Medium sized off white creamy foamy head on top of a hazy pink purple ruby red colored beer...
Aromas of oatmeal, toast, corn, syrup, some raisin, strnge herbal malty tones, some nuts, hay, some bread and light sprinkle of rye.
Flavours of raisin, prunes, malts, toast, molasses, syrup, dust, earth, bitters, some herbs, bread, light oatmeal, some yeast and warmth.
Aftertaste is biter, malty, toast, herbal and some dusty oat.
Low carbo, creamy close to silky mouthfeel, medium to lightly fuller bodied and a creamy texture. JefVerstraete (3748) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - JAN 20, 2014
Dark brown colour, beige head. Good dubbel beer. Sweet with notes of caramel and some roastiness. Well balanced. rodenbach99 (4678) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 14, 2014
Bouteille de 33cl. 2kw-2014. Bière brune un peu sale avec une mousse beige durable. Un nez fort intéressant de chocolat épicé avec du caramel et des dattes. La bouche est tout aussi plaisante, l’alcool est discret, les épices sont au rendez-vous, une touche de chocolat et de caramel agrémentent cette offre. Un peu sucré mais pas trop. Les dattes apportent une certaine rondeur. Fort sympathique. Bue au Saint-Bock.
MarcoDL (5477) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 3, 2013
A truly delicious Belgian dubbel. Very malty and yeasty, with lots of spices and fruits. greenclansman (834) - Nicosia, CYPRUS - JUN 16, 2013
Typical, but nice belgian dubbel.
amber,dark, sweet, malty...some dark fruits and candy aftertaste. Zita (6331) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JUN 12, 2013
sweet dates aroma,golden, clear, off white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish, kermis (14999) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 6, 2013
2008 bottle shared. Pours cloudy brown with a thin tan head. Aroma of caramel, overripe dark fruit, prunes, chocolate and a slight funky sourness (maybe not aged too well). Flavour is over moderate sweet, light bitter and light sour. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation. deanso (10282) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - APR 6, 2013
33cl bottle vintage 2008 courtesy of ans shared with Kermis. Thanks!
Very thin white head. Hazy amber pour. Slight sourness but still a nice brew.