Jenafly75 (10) - Sea Bright, New Jersey, USA - JAN 26, 2012
Be careful with this one at 8.5% ABV It will sneak up on ya! sooooo easy to drink the flavor profile here is like you just squeezed a beautiful fresh lime in your already fresh beer! Perfect balance! thouse (53) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 28, 2012
this beer is a “Belgian-style Double seasoned with coriander and entirely uncommon Thai spices.” The first thing I notice after popping open the can is the smell of plums or raisins which is not unpleasant just not what I expected from coriander and Thai spices. The beer pours a very deep reddish brown with a thing yellow head that clings to the sides of the glass. Upon pouring, I still smell the raisins but I also get a little malt coming through now. The Siamese Twin Ale has a long lingering taste of raisons with a hint of lime peeking through. The lime and subtle hop flavor really balance the beer out. I can’t help but want to take another sip! Strilo (63) - Oregon, USA - JUL 1, 2012
Very smooth and drinkable, especially for an 8.5% ABV beer. Rich tasting and perfect for cool cloudy days.
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I find it interesting that this beer isn’t at 99%. It’s quite delightful and a perfect example of a well done yet unique dubbel. Belgian style dubbels are a hard category to compete in, with fine Trappist ales as the standard, but this brew holds its own for true dubbel connoisseurs.
It’s nicely sweet with floral overtones and a crisp, dry, noble hop finish. Tastes of caramel, raisin, rose and a hint of biscuit. The pour is also nothing to complain about, with a delicate head and deep red hue which is distinctly impenetrable. Something you look for in a good dubbel. The palate is light yet full with a light buttery texture.
I will certainly buy this again. dan335 (2) - moorestown, New Jersey, USA - MAR 16, 2012 does not count
Really enjoyed this beer, very clean flavors without the coriander being overwhelming, nicely folded into lemon-lime finish. Packs a punch.
DCJack (187) - Alabama, USA - APR 22, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2012 This beer is miscategorized (It has been re-categorized now). It should not be listed as a Dubbel, although that is the base. It should be categorized as an Herbal or Floral beer. A cucumber freshness infuses the first sip with an amazing burst of herbal zing quickly circulating in the mouth. The overall impression is fresh and exotic, like Thai food. The after taste is a bit bitter and twiggy, like a forest floor. This is definitely not a traditional dubbel, don’t get it thinking it will be. This beer would be awesome paired with any seafood dish that had a lime essence. In fact this beer is so unique that a serious chef would enjoy making a dish specifically design to be paired with this clever beer. ngeunit1 (1555) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 14, 2012
A - Pours a dark mahogany-red with a finger of frothy off-white head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind only a touch of lace.
S - Aroma is a mix of raisin and other sweet dark fruits, coriander, kaffir lime, and lemongrass. There is also some Belgian yeast with some residual and candi sugar and a bit of booze.
T - Starts off with some sweet dark fruits with some raisins with some coriander, kaffir lime, lemongrass, and Belgian yeast. Through the middle, some candi and residual sugars come through with some more spice and a bit of pepper. The finish is a mix of sweet dark fruits and caramel malts with some spice, Belgian yeast, and a bit of booze.
M - Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a sweet and warming finish.
D - Very drinkable. Nice balance of dark sweet flavors, spices, and body. I like the lemongrass and the kaffir lime. RapeBeer (21) - Indiana, USA - FEB 11, 2013
I used to be a huge sucker for interesting labels on beers. I quickly learned my lesson. After years of skepticism, I finally caved when this silly little can caught my eye. The color scheme on the can resembles that of some overblown iced tea, not a secretly delicious beer. I picked it up and read the description and saw coriander, lemongrass, and kaffir lime leaf listed as flavors. I couldn’t help but pick up a 4-pack. I was nervous as I tasted my first sip but totally relieved when I had swished and swallowed my inaugural gulp. All the goofball flavors promised on the can came through but not in an overpowering or gimmicky way. Totally legit. jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - MAY 24, 2009
Can from naven. Gotta love Belgian inspired beer in a can. Full flavored. Nice and spicy, yet smooth. A nice brew. RedSox2004 (2000) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - JUN 13, 2009
Poured hazy orange with a bright white head, good retention and lacing. Aromas of yeast and zesty fruit, including the lime as promised. Lemon and lime are stronger on the tongue, accompanied by a Belgian-like yeast character. Lots of other flavors in a rather complex profile, such as bananas, orange peel, spices, brown sugar, pineapple, alcohol. Light and smooth mouthfeel, but lively carbonation, and the lemongrass highlights the finish. Uncommon indeed, but in a terrific way. What a pleasant surprise.