Additional notes 04/15/23 (pictured):
Best Before 08 07 23 – Honestly, head isn’t great. This always feels to me like a cross between a Dubbel and something more. I’m not a huge fan of Dubbels in general, but this one bites less so there must be something about it. Good depth and richness in the beer with a smooth experience that lingers on the tongue.
Original Notes 05/13/05:
Well, given the very high standards set by the brewery, this is not their best beer, but nevertheless a solid effort.
Has that somewhat unattractive, drab brown appearance that I find a little disappointing. Some small head and a little lacing, but neither of any great substance.
Overall the experience I got was of one of muted fruitiness, and a very upfront dry character. Neither of which were offensive, but both of which I felt were a slight let-down.
Mouthfeel was probably the best part, with a satisfying denseness to the brew. Outside of that, better than average, but a weaker brew for this outstanding brewery.