egajdzis (6692) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2015 Poured a dark amber, ruby color with a tan head. It had a sour citrus aroma, some cherries were detected in the aroma as well. The taste was dominantly sour, with lemon, plum and certainly citrus noted, I very good beer and I would love to buy this again. Linc (739) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 9, 2003
Leather and chocolate aroma, sour barnyard taste with a strawberry nuance, awesome, full mouthfeel and a super smooth palate. hopscotch (11181) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 8, 2003
This beer rocks!
Very dark beer with a murky, burnt orange color when held up to bright light. Creamy, well-tanned head with great retention.
The nose is awesome; a marriage of styles... abbey, dubbel and lambic-like. Tart cherries, citrus fruit and prune.
The flavor is also tart with citrus fruit and very smooth malt. Medium-bodied with an oily mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Lengthy, tart, tangy, astringent finish. World class ale! Chalsk (1104) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - MAR 23, 2013
Bottle gifted by Leafs93. Wow. Again impressed by this young brewery. Pours a cloudy brown color with a caramel colored head. Aroma of caramel, chocolate, and Belgian spice. Sweet caramel taste, with chocolate notes and Belgian spice. This mix works very well. Love it. Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - SEP 6, 2014
THOUGHTS: A very nice and interesting beer. An interesting idea, too, to merge the two styles. Not as good as the blending of the two styles could be, but it was very easy to drink. Hid alcohol quite well. Incredible how it has the actual flavors of a dubbel but the lighter mouth feel like a tripel.
TECHNICAL: Drank 3/18/2013. Bottle. Poured a clear, very dark red that basically looked dark brown in the glass with an average, tan head that mostly diminished and left excellent lacing. The aroma contained heavy dark bread, grain, molasses, caramel and chocolate; moderate doughy and spicy yeast; raisin; cherry; brown sugar; and dark fruit. The initial flavor was lightly acidic, slightly bitter and moderately sweet; while the finish was heavily sweet, lightly acidic and slightly bitter with a fairly long duration. There was dark bread, caramel, brown sugar, raisins, molasses, spices, toast, chocolate, yeast, bread, cake, spicy yeast, dark fruit, cherry, sweet tobacco, doughy yeast, slightly sour fruit and slight alcohol. The medium to full body was slightly syrupy and sticky on the lips with lightly fizzy carbonation, that softens with each sip, and a lightly alcoholic finish.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - FEB 21, 2002
Pours a deep cloudy brown, enormous chocolate head, tons of lace, fairly large malt nose, hints of fruit, caramel. Front is malt sweet, the top medium and acidic, the finish dry, moderate carbonation, fair to middlin hop presence. VERRRRRRY Interrrresting! Beer, pretty decent I'd say Thanks JCA I bet right out the cask it must be a 'Hoot'. DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 9, 2003
deep burgandy/brown color with a thin head..cherries!, tart apple brettanomyces touched loveliness..sour, dark and complex with malty cherry tartness..I like it..i like it a lot! PeterA (342) - EL SALVADOR - DEC 10, 2003
Slightly acrid scent, but not unpleasant. Light brown head that was sufficiently thick, the beer itself was a dark caramel color. I tasted apple and maybe some grape, it was nicely bitter. The carbonation was mild and the aftertaste was smooth. This is a unique beer for me, the tartness works very well. skaughty (652) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - FEB 22, 2004
This really is somewhere between a Dubbel and Trippel! Appears like a classic Dubbel, with the aroma somewhere between a sour lambic and spicier trippel. Make sure to get the full aroma before tasting, as I was shocked by the sourness and white wine taste at first. Picking up the scent led to the remaining sips that matched the aroma. Mimimal carbonation and moderate mouth action. I'd love to see other brewers attempt this fine hybrid. However, it is hard to believe they'd do much better. Capa (3396) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - JAN 2, 2013
Deep ruby with a firm head. Aroma is dark fruits, candied malts, toffee, raisin. Mouth is much more creamy than expected. A light carbonation bite but mostly smooth, thick, creamy. Flavor is dark, ripe fruit, candied sugar malts, toffee, and just a hint if alcohol in the finish. Highly enjoyable brew. The 9% is well hidden, which meant I drank it a bit faster than I would normally have. Very good. (Firkin)