Leighton (22307) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2009
Tap at Barcade. Good beer but didn’t blow me away. Nice amber color and a sweet, mildly yeasty aroma. Flavor was sugary and body was so-so. hopdog (13102) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2009
On tap at the Craft Ale House. Poured a deeper golden/amberish color with a smaller sized off whtie head. Aromas of fruitness, bready, and some spiciness. Tastes of the same fruitiness, bready, lighter spices, and some candi sugar sweetness. Lively body. Sammy (12762) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 15, 2009
On tap at The Ginger Man. A Belgian strong with an amber brown body. Average Belgian, decent beer. Not extraordinary. A bit of yeast aroma, a bit above average mouthfeel. OK drinkability. JoeMcPhee (9550) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 10, 2009
Tap at Blind Tiger. Deep amber/brown beer. The aroma is lightly spicy with a touch of sweetness. It’s really not all that yeasty or spicy, just a soft sweet brown malt character with a bit of orange and some odd herbal hops. Blind, I’d have guessed this as an Alt. Meh. egajdzis (6730) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 26, 2009
[Draft at EB&B] Poured a lightly hazy, red amber color with a medium sized, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of caramel malts, cloves, light banana, spices, and dark fruits. Taste of caramel, light cinnamon, cloves, dried fruits, rock sugar, and a medium sweet finish, with light alcohol.
Rciesla (5607) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAR 25, 2009
Draft at Barcade. Pours a golden orange body with an off white head. Floral sweet with hints of apples and caramel. Chewy moderately sharp co2, light bubble gum and banana’s. Good brew. Dickinsonbeer (5073) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 24, 2009
Pours a mostly clear deep copper (not amber at all - doesn’t look like a dubbel) and a thin lasting head. Aroma is on the fruity side with a nice pungent sharp toasty malts, bready and syrupy sweet with a good Belgian character- phenolic and tropical fruity esters. Flavor is candi sugar sweet, nutty, light caramel, some toast, phenolic, grassy, and tropical mango hints. Fairly smooth with a nice sharp finish. Good stuff, but doesn’t even remind me of a Belgian dubbel. michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2009
Draught at Victory: Faint aroma of malts, biscuit, and a hint of Belgian yeast. Poured deep amber/orange in color with a medium-sized, rocky, dense, off-white/tan head that lasted throughout. Clear. Lightly sparkling. Very good lacing. Flavor is lightly sweet. Tastes of chocolate, malts, light Belgian yeast, slight spices, resin, and slight caramel. Medium body. Sticky texture. Average carbonation. Sticky, resinous finish. nickd717 (4886) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 6, 2009
Tap at Ginger Man in NYC. Amber color with an off-white head and good lacing. Is this a dubbel or tripel? Seemed like some kind of hybrid between the two. Aroma of bready malt and fruit. Flavor more of the same with brown sugar and some hops, good but not a standout. Palate medium. TomDecapolis (4636) - Milton, Delaware, USA - FEB 2, 2009
On tap at Victory. Pours a translucent amber with golden notes and a medium creamy off white head. Aroma was doughy, yeast, Belgian esters, spicy notes and some dark fruits. Flavor along the same lines. Getting some toffee and light nuts. Same light dark fruits, bready and Belgian yeast esters. Dark candy sugar present in flavor. Kind of has that very "filtered Belgian Ale" thing going on. A very solid beer and bottle conditioning could do some interesting things to this beer.