djd07 (15089) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 5, 2017 ganache (5954) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
1 pint, 9.36 oz. bottle. Malty-yeasty nose with light spice, sparkling fruity Belgian yeast out in front of a touch of yellow sunshine, but there’s light and dark roast, too. Pours a hazy amber that settles brown with transparency around the hips, rocky tan head, just gorgeous on the whole. Lightish body, beautiful Belgian yeast at the fore, alcohol extremely well hidden, fruit is extremely bright. Light malty chocolate and herbal notes in with the mineral. Restrained sweetness, low bitterness but it’s a very tasty one in the aftertaste. Advertised as having the spiciness of a trippel, maltiness of a dubbel, but they also seemed to have plucked the best of each yeast variation; this is a great example of wonderful subtlety in the soft middle and on the margins.
On tap at the brewery. Pours a dark amber with medium beige head that lasts. The aroma is cracker, spice, yeast, cocoa. Medium body, cocoa, bubblegum, pure sugar, spice, light finish, very good. Itzjerm (2954) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - MAY 3, 2017
Darker malt. Light tropical. Toes. Finish in an English hip manner. Heavy carb as it should be. Toast lightbannanaa. Very little nose. Warm fermentation flavors.
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Deep brown sweet caramel aroma flava is is rich maltysweet caramel and bananna; feels medium with lively fizzy zing finishes tangy malty grainy boto (2249) - 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. Cakes (440) - New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2016
Sampled at a brewfest. A soft yet lively beer with a balanced tart fruit and sweet malt flavor combination, minor yeast undertone. Full-body with a nice mouthfeel here.
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2015
25.36 oz bottle. Dark brown with a thick cap of beige foam leaving lacy webs. Nose is brown sugar, wood and fig; slightly vinous. Medium body with a fuzzy tingle. Tastes like a mix of red wine and root beer or gingerbread. Not quite sweet; alcohol well hidden. Cool hybrid. skmikeg (1826) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 28, 2015
pours from 2014 750 ml bottle. Pours hazy reddish dark brown with a one finger tan head with pretty nice lacing. Aroma is of dark fruits, dark belgian candy sugar, toasted biscuit malts, caramel, sweet malts, vanilla, fruity eithers, and some light booze has it warms. Taste is dark fruits, candy belgian sugar, caramel, sweet malts, butterscotch, vanilla, molasses, lightly roasted biscuit malts, some spiciness, and light booze as it warms. Has a medium-full body with a creamy mouthfeel and a mostly sweet, slightly warming, long, lingering finish. Overall, a tasty, pretty complex, winter sipper that defiantly improves with age. Emeister84 (2505) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 24, 2015
Fruity aromas, raisiny, red apple, light banana. Pretty clear bronze with a decently lasting off-white head. Pretty dry, slightly boozy, earthy and fruity notes create a pleasant balance. Medium bodied. Drake (13949) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 20, 2015
Keg at World of Beer Charlottesville. Clear red, medium sized creamy tan head, good retention. Aroma of toffee, bready malt, raisin. The taste is bready malt, raisin, spice, anise. Medium bodied, dry, chewy. stevoj (5272) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 17, 2015
Bottle from my brother. Initial pour and aroma brings out the dubbel characteristics. Dark ruby brown with small, soft beige head. Sweet pit fruit aroma, brown sugar follows on into taste. Dubbel elements dominate, still trying to find the tripel, bits of coriander spiciness perhaps. Warmth comes on very late, mostly sweet finish.