davhix (38) - Colorado, USA - NOV 27, 2007
very good. nice, dark color with cream colored head. good taste of hops, malt, bread. fantastic stuff from the trappists. CelticBrew (912) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - NOV 25, 2007
Pours dark amber brown, forming off white foamy head. Aroma raisins, flowered hops with raspberries, plums and candy comes through too. Flavour is of lovely malts, cotton candy, bananas and burnt plums. Oh my Lord, a wonderful beer from our friends in Belgium!! Sheeeesh, I love my American IPA’s, but this is such a great beer. Next to IPA, my next fave style! Frigen awesome brew! BillKismet (4138) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 25, 2007
Dark brown amber with decent head. Aroma of sharp crystal malts and some burnt caramel. Flavor of burnt carmael, good malt backbone. Medium-bodied, alcohol content merges well in the beer. Improves markedly with warming/aeration. Banana esters and breadiness unwind. Enjoyable and well-crafted, but falls short of extraordinary. piscator34 (2647) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 24, 2007
Amber in colour with moderate carbonation. Great aromas of red berry fruits, creamy caramel malts, floral hops, and a bit of raisin and spice. In the mouth, it starts off fruity and malty, but dries out really quickly with notes of woody hops and iron. Not as heavy as expected. A nice drinkable beer, but not as good as the Rochefort. BelgiskOlklub (1085) - Viby J, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2014 Bottle (2005). Brown with big brown/beige head. Aroma of bread, roasty and cereal. Medium sweetness and lightly bitter. Medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, long roasted, sweet and dry finish.
TrefwoordPunk (1302) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - NOV 20, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2007 Bottle 33 cl. Pours a dark brown with a big tan head. Taste has hops, citrus, banana, caramel, yeast and some malt. Nice bitter finnish, a good dubbel AgentSteve (1647) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - NOV 18, 2007
Pours a beautiful Mahogany shade with a full fluffy oatmeal colored head. Nose is dried fig along with sugars. The flavor is malty, dried fruit, and touch of smokiness. Not that complex or powerful. Almost no hint of alcohol. Very smooth kkearn (1221) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2007
330mL bottle, labeled 14/07/07. Pours ruby brown, with a moderate sized tan head. Aroma of fruit, banana esters, yeast, and some chocolate malt. Sweet malt flavor, with plums, yeast, chocolate, and raisin. Moderate carbonation. Very good Dubbel. LordCorkscrew (1774) - Ronco Scrivia (GE), ITALY - NOV 9, 2007
Bottiglia da 33cl comprata da Squillari; versa color rosso scuro scuro con schiuma bianco sporco/beige buona anche se non molto persistente. Aroma fruttato (’scuro’, prugna e uva nera in primis) e dolce di malto caramelloso. Sapore dolce e secco, quasi vinoso; ha un qualcosa di umido, fresco e acerbo come una cantina in cui si passa il pomeriggio sfogliando vecchie riviste e ascoltando vecchi dischi e parlando di sé stessi con il passato remoto. Fantastica dubbel, giustamente la più classica del genere. pintocb (654) - Hoon, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2007
Dark red/brown with a cottony off white head. Smells fruity and buttery with some coffee and caramel hints. The flavor is sweet, with candy corn and butter dominating followed by a medium finish that lingers. Very nice.