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Review by everetends on 02/01/10  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
84 3 10 17 4 8 2009
Old Review
11.2 oz bottle poured into the brewery's chalice.

A: Poured a nice dark brown with a beautiful ruby highlight when held to the light. The brew produced a nice, big, rocky tan head that had some great retention. The lacing is nice and sticky.

S: The aroma is of nice apple, lemon, sweet biscuity malt and a hint of alcohol.

T: Taste is of apple, fig, prune, lots of nice dark fruit. Themalt comes across pretty mellow and just a touch sweet. There is a touch of brown sugar in the finish along with some nice spice.

M: The beer has great carbonation and really plays in the mouth. Goes down easy and leaves some nice flavors in the mouth to enjoy and study.

D: This brew is pretty drinkable. Has some great flavor and a low ABV makes this a very accessible brew. Really enjoyed it.

Served In: Goblet

Review by joe1510 on 11/26/09  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
80 2 9 17 4 8 2009
11.2oz. Bottle

Poured this into it's very own St. Bernardus goblet. The body poured a dirty brown. There were ruby highlights when held to the light but otherwise it's opaque. The head was a random swirling on top and deeper along the sides of the goblet. Looks how some of the better Belgiums look. Somewhere inside of that murky body you just know you are going to get tons of flavor.

The first smell of this had my mouth instantly watering. There is so many different aromas coming from the glass. Dark fruits start it all off. Overripe plum and bing cherries. Something in there brings to mind brandy. There's an underlying mustiness and even some mild cocoa powder.

The flavor is tough to describe.The dark fruits come through nicely along with some candied fruit. The mustiness/earthiness is in the taste as well. Old cracked leather comes to mind but that probably has to do with the earthiness. About mid-palate you get a small heat from the alcohol that by the finish it shows itself perfectly. Very nice!

The mouthfeel is coating and slightly surprisingly a little thinner than I expected making it go down extremely easy. A small tingle on the back of my tongue. Slight alcohol fumes come through at the finish.

Drinability is very high for a beer of this type. There are a number of different flavors but they go together so well it's easy going down. I'm drinking this a little too fast but it's hard not to. The moderate alcohol makes it easier to drink as well.

This is a very well made dubbel. Pick this up if you see it. I got this in their gift pack along with the 8, tripel, and 12. I was looking for a single or 750 of this the other day but didn't see any. I would love to find it in single bottles. An expertly crafted beer.

Reviewed: 11/26/06

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by Tip Top on 12/26/07  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
82 3 9 16 4 9 0
Originally reviewed 07/26/06

Poured from 11.2 oz bottle into chalice.

A - Beautiful dark golden/medium brown color. Decent head that disipates after a couple minutes. Nice lacing.

S - Dark fruit. Plum and raisin. Slight spice with candy sugar.

T - Sweet and malty. Dark fruit, maybe fig. Taste very much like the smell.

M - Nicely full and thick with good carbonation, maybe even a bit too much carbonation, but not enough to take away from the enjoyment.

D - Easy drinker. Goes down smooth and makes you want another sip.

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by tavernjef on 12/23/07  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
90 3 10 18 4 10 0
Color is a very nice dark mahagony that's not quite clear but resonates a delightful glow. Expansive and tall foamy crown of dusty brown cream which remains for a good while. A solid thin waffle edging continues to stay present the whole glass down; impressive. Whispy webbed and tinkling lace is established all over the glass side as the cosuming progresses.

Aroma is very nice and soft with a somewhat crispy edge to it. Dark and dried cherry, banana, mixed berries, lemon waffer cookies dotted with powdered sugar and some touches of spicy yeast and phenols. Solid aroma and gets some interesting little hints and nuances as it warms, I keep thinking of a chocolate bread with cherries in it and those little lemon tea cookies as I continue to wiff it in. Yum!

Tastes are just as becoming as the wonderful display of aromas, soft and well rounded with the perfect carbonation that sits slightly dry quickly getting drier but never overly so with notes of the chocolate, berries, cherries, yeast, and lemon cookie crumbs. Quite a treat that remains smooth and inviting the whole way through. Complexing, subtle, and yummy. Super drinkable as it is beyond the threshold of any normal beer. Yet is thee calling card of the St. Bernardus line of yummy delightful treats. Drink and be merry just like the monk on the label. No wonder he looks so happy, he gets to drink this stuff everyday. Good stuff!

Served In: Pint Glass

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