TXBadger (2811) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Pours a nice brown color with off-white head. Wheat, biscuit, cocoa, and caramel malt on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a bit of dark fruit. Goodgrief (2022) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - NOV 29, 2014
On tap at Cantwells. I did not expect Yards to be able to pull of a legit Belgian style beer. This is great. Dark and fruity with a nice earthy character. Nice Belgian yeastiness. I liked it a lot. boto (2193) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - MAY 22, 2016
750ml bottle: this one pours a clear, very dark caramel (think coke) with some ruby tinges. There was just a touch of a light tan head. Nice nose. Raisins, plums, yeast, slightly burnt candi sugar. The taste is also quite good. yeasty, bready, faint plums, caramel, a hint of roasted malts, candi sugar. BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - DEC 12, 2003
Murky dark brown hue with very nice tan head and some lace. Aroma is sort of fruity lambic with some sour cherry, wood, dusty yeast and light Belgian candi. A soft yet lively beer with a balanced tart fruit and sweet malt flavor combination, minor yeast undertone. Full-body with a nice mouthfeel. I liked this beer as it pushed the envelope within the genre, try it once. alobar (3759) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Pours dark brown with a reddish hue. Aroma of grain, dark fruit, spice, and brown sugar. Dark fruit flavor with bread, spice, and brown sugar. Very nicely done.
MadRobin (2988) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - JUN 11, 2013
On tap 5 oz. pour at Max's in the Fell's Point distriict, Baltimore, MD.
Opaque, brown-black with a tan head and excellent lacing.
Aroma of dark fruit (raisins, figs and berries), toffee, caramel and chocolate.
Taste of dark fruit (raisins, figs and berries), cola, apricot, caramel and chocolate.
Medium body and medium/low carbonization.
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Pours dark reddish brown with a medium khaki head. Aroma is caramel, pear, raisin, milk chocolate and spiciness. Taste is sweet with a spicy kick. Medium bodied, smooth, soft carbonation. Delicious.
pilgrimoutlaw (888) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 4, 2013
6 month old bottle pours dark reddish brown with light tan head. Soy sauce, chocolate, nuts, caramel, bread. Moderately sweet. Medium bodied. Sticky, creamy with a hint of peppery aftertaste. Darkmagus82 (2302) - - SEP 24, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 9-17-13-
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a murky brown color with some light hints of red within. Upon pouring there is a tan colored head of about one finger height. The head is composed of lots of fizzy bubbles fading fast to leave some light streaking lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is heavy of darker fruits with plum, cherry and raisin. Along with the fruit there is a rather strong roasted malt aroma as well as sweeter smells of toffee and candied sugar. Rounding out the smell is an aroma of yeast bringing with it some notes of coriander and clove spice as well as some banana.
Taste – The taste begins with a sweet and roasted malt flavor upfront. The sweet is heavier of a caramel and toffee flavor at the start, but transitions to being more dominated by some darker and lighter fruits more toward the middle and the end of the taste. Along with the fruits coming into the tongue, so too does some spice flavors of clove and coriander with just a hint of yeast. A chocolate flavor develops more at the end of the tongue and is joined by some warming boozy alcohol tastes to end up leaving a sweet and darker malt flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel –The body of the beer is on the thicker and creamier side with a carbonation level that is average to slightly high. The combination is very nice for the darker and warming flavors of the brew all while complimenting well the fruitiness of the beer.
Overall- Very dubbel like in nature but with a bit more potency and some notes of a triple mixed within. A rather enjoyable brew for sure.
Dorwart (2585) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - DEC 26, 2014
About a 1 inch thick light brown head of fine bubbles. Sweet malts, fresh cut grass, light spice and some fruit esters. Color is a dark mahagony brown with a hint of red in the background. Considerable malt backbone with some dried fruit, spices, roasted grains and yeast. All the characteristics of a fine belgian dubbel. Light alcohol presence and warming. Finishes with lots of soft malts and lingering spices. A pretty good dubbel.