DavidSvinth (155) - DENMARK - SEP 23, 2017 Mr_Vogel (55) - - MAY 12, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice dark colour, good head with average retention. Some flaky yeast bits sink to the bottom of the goblet. Complex aroma of fruits (plums and cherries), sweetness, malty caramel, chocolat and finally some yeasty banana. Fruitiness dominates, but this is actually very pleasant as it smells like ripe fruits. No chemical aroma whatsoever. The fruits and malts come back in the taste as well, but fruit no longer dominates. There is a smooth bitterness that sets the tone and harmonizes well with the sweet fruits and caramels. The beer feels creamy like a Chouffe. Because the bitterness restricts the sweetness, you can taste bread as well. Malty goodness. Very refreshing with modest alcohol. This is such a nice beer, complex and characterful.
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Tilpas sødme og bitterhed. crazykiller (76) - iasi, ROMANIA - SEP 22, 2017
33 cl bottle. Pours black color with medium beige head. Aroma of alcohol, roasted malt, yeast, dried fruits. Taste is medium sweet, medium bitter, dried fruits, caramel, roasted malt. Light texture, medium texture, medium bitter aftertaste. Overall a very good dubbel beer. Porcellini (52) - Barcelona, SPAIN - SEP 22, 2017
Color marrón, con espuma de poca duración y carbonatación media. Olor a levadura y frutas. Sabor afrutado, puede que algo tostado pero no lo aprecié bien. No hay presencia de alcohol. Mejor de lo esperado. higgsbison (256) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 21, 2017
A highly rated Belgium. But I was just not that impressed. Not much complexity and overly astringent. I thought it was good but they are much better Belgium's out there
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone weaver23ph (351) - Wrocław, POLAND - SEP 20, 2017
Bottle. Gushing! Clear dark brown with ruby reflexes,beige head dissipates quickly leaving a thin layer. Aroma buckwheat honey,milk chocolate,raisins,prunes,molasses,muscovado,slight peppery. Taste smooth,thick,not very sweet. Carbonation medium to low. Bitterness medium,slightly roasty. Aftertaste prunes,chocolate,roasty,molasses,honey,peppery. Awesome. EXP 04.06.17
felsenpils (181) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 14, 2017
11.2 ounce bottle. Pours a clear, very dark brown with an off-white head. I decanted the bottle and left some yeast in the bottle. The aroma is of Belgian esters, dark malt and alcohol. The flavor is of dark french pastry with a carbonation bite. This is a fine example of a Belgian Dubbel. Note that it does not have the prune/raisin/cocoa taste that most American imitators have. Well done! SloaneRanger (51) - - SEP 14, 2017
Kastanjan värinen lasissa. Tuoksu belgialaisittain aavistuksen hiivainen, mutta enemmän hedelmäinen ja taatelinen. Maussa taatelia ja karamellia. Aluksi hyvin happoinen, mutta tämä tasoittuu. vaagen (3) - - SEP 14, 2017 does not count
chocolate, raisin, leaves, brown to black, medium sweetness, medium to full body, creamy, soft carbonation, easy finish
Brilliant beer, simple in that it doesn't have any unpleasant side notes or alcoholic aftertaste ,yet complex in that it has a darkness and slightly hidden yeasty taste, you say its banana and fruity yet part of the fascination, is that i find it hard to tie down.
A beer that can take being drunk in larger amounts.
You might think it would be easy to copy, but as with most Belgian abbey beers, the simplicity is a show, they usualy always hide a small hint of complexity, that most larger or newer brewerys, utterly fail to reproduce. Rask0lnikov (1380) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 12, 2017
330ml bottle. Pours very dark briwn colour. Beautiful beige head stays. Fruitiness, chocolate, caramel, notes of candy sugar, slight sourness. Beautiful and rich aroma from belgium yeast. Notes of chocolate, caramel, slight tartness. Bitter, chocolate, bit sour finish. Really nice roast of the malts. Notes of candy sugar and cocoa in the aftertaste. Rather medium bodied, maybe bit thin, but well balanced, beautiful beer. Back to the basics. DonGregorio (480) - POLAND - SEP 9, 2017
Bottle. Hazy brown beer, rocky tan head with good duration and lacing. Aroma of yeast, spice, dried fruits, raisin, cherry, wine, caramel. Taste is medium- sweet and light bitter, vinous, of dried fruits, dark fruits, cherries, with notes of spices, yeast, caramel. Some dark fruits in the finish. Medium+ body, average carbonation. Rich and tasty. Very good dubbel.