Additional notes 07/28/23
It’s great to witness the change over time that this beer has undergone. I bought this for $13.25 from the brewery in July of 2023 (compare prices below). They’ve done a decent job on the newer label, BUT the old one was just wonderful.
This bottle (pictured) is corked and caged like the old one.
This beer still feels so very rich. I don’t think of it as a Dubbel at all, rarther it feels like a classic BSDA. Cherry notes with marzipan as before. Deep flavors permeate the whole experience.
Head isn’t well retained or as large as I remember in the past. A shame.
The beer remains rich and substantial and it’s heartening to see that so little has changed about the beer over the twenty odd years that might notes have recorded.
Original notes 08/28/04
750 mL, $4.99 Arbor Beverage Depot, Douglasville, GA, USA.
Super value for money with this very nice beer. Beautiful, full-bodied pour with an excellent looking foamy, dense head that is retained well. I get marzipan and caramel in the aroma, with deep ripe, forest fruits in the taste.
Mouthfeel is very nice too. This is a satisfying beer to me and a really enjoyable beer to quaff.
I wouldn’t get too caught up with the Belgian moniker, because I think this can be misleading and potentially get people diverted away from how good a beer this is when they start arguing about the authenticity of the name. Drink up and enjoy!
The 750 mL bottle always disappears VERY quickly. Good value, I’m never disappointed with this one.