Delerium Dubbel - Five Seasons Prado
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Ratings: 10 | Reviews: 8 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by beerdrifter:
4.75/5 rDev +18.5%
Dark brown pour with a quickly fading head. Awesome fruity, nutty aroma that was present from top to bottom. Good mouthfeel with perfect carbonation...very drinkable. The flavor was sweet and fruity with a nutty finish. An excellent complement to dinner. Having visited all 6 Trappist Breweries while in Europe I wasn't expecting this to compare with them but was pleasantly surprised. The best Trappist style beer I've had outside of Belgium.
02-05-2005 08:19:10 | More by beerdrifter
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3.68/5 rDev -8.2%
Vertical tasting: I had the fresh on-tap keg as well as a bottle condition version from mid 2004. While they each had their own characteristics, and similarity of dark colour, I found the recent batch to have a creaminess, lace, and distinct fruity colour. The aged bottle had lost that fruitiness, there was more caramel as predominant taste bit while drinkable, had to have food to offset the astringency.
03-08-2006 05:15:49 | More by Sammy
3/5 rDev -25.2%
Served on draught in a small snifter. Dark mahogany with red highlights in the glass; a slight film of foam and minimal lacing. Smells slightly sweet and malty, but the aroma is nearly imperceptible. Flavors begin with bitter floral hops, gradually develop a malty sweetness, and finally finish in a burst of fruitiness. Medium-heavy in the mouth with moderate carbonation.
A weak interpretation of a difficult style. Minimal observed head and head retention. The aroma was missing-in-action. Initial bitter hop flavor is inappropriate for a Belgian dubbel, and the expected fruity qualities only appear briefly in the finish.
01-16-2005 04:28:10 | More by dgallina
3.03/5 rDev -24.4%
I had this served on draft in their signature small snifter. It pours a dark brown with reddish highlights. The head quickly disappears and there was no lacing. There is very little smell but what I could perceive was malty and yeasty. The flavor is quickly warming hinting of nuts, rich fruits, and was sweet and malty overall. I would compare this beer to Trappistes Rochefort 8 but lighter in scent and warming qualities. Like the Rochefort it lacks something that I cannot put my finger on. However, overall it is a good beer and I would have another on a subsequent trip.
02-01-2006 02:42:48 | More by TheEclecticGent
4.18/5 rDev +4.2%
Dark, cloudy, wood brown with ruby and gold highlights with a large cream-colored head that slowly faded to a ring and weather pattern. Brown sugar, spice cake and dried fruit aroma. The flavor is more brown sugar and spice with a dried fruit somewhere between prunes and apricots and a bit of cherry. The taste is full, soft and rounded. Very well brewed.
01-08-2004 06:39:50 | More by aracauna
4/5 rDev -0.2%
Have had this a few times at Five Seasons. This time it didn't come in a brandy snifter. It came in a long stem glass. Nice creamy, white head with good lacing.
Nice malt aroma and taste with a dark amber appearance. Taste got better as the beer warmed up. This didn't seemd quite as good as the last time I had it. I couldn't taste as much of the fruit as last time. But I did have this after the Flanders ale, which might have covered up some of the tastes.
03-06-2006 14:55:00 | More by doubleipa
4.28/5 rDev +6.7%
This beer was served to me in a small snifter (approx. 10-12 oz.). The head was minimal as was the lacing which, I think, is on par for the style. The beer was dark in color.... like a mohogany and was quite cloudy.
The aroma was redily apparent and quite typically belgian.... lots of yeasty sweetness. Also, a caramel aroma was present.
Taste: Excellent Dubbel. Lots of yeasty goodness with ripe fruit and caramel sweetness.
Mouthfeel: Here is where this one excells in my opinion. Most other Belgians have been too efforvescent and fizzy for my taste. Delerium Dubbel was nice and smooth.
Drinkability: A good solid Belgian Dubbel. I would recommend this highly.
01-13-2008 16:09:23 | More by TheBierBand
4.68/5 rDev +16.7%
A beautiful, cloudy, reddish-brown with a nice thick tan head. Aroma is strong, malty and hoppy, with a good alcohol edge and fruit hints. Flavor is exceptionally smooth, more like a fine bourbon than a beer, with hints of fruit and butterscotch. It has a nice alcohol edge to it so you know that it is a high-gravity beer. This is one to be sipped and savored.
01-28-2008 00:11:31 | More by Cyberkedi
Delerium Dubbel from Five Seasons Prado
87 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.