A classic Belgian dubbel, this is a world-class, balanced brew that offers loads of rich, malty characteristics—brown bread, caramel, roasted grain—framed by attractive notes of raisin, dried fig, cinnamon, light toffee and burnt sugar. Those notes continue through to the full, creamy palate, along with hints of bananas foster, malted milk balls and dried black cherry. Medium carbonation helps to lift the palate and lend snap to the close, while a pleasant warmth unfolds alongside lingering hints of bittersweet cocoa powder and clove. Delicious now, but this can also age well for 2–3 years from bottling (refer to product label).
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Reviews wines from South Africa and Languedoc-Roussillon.
Buzzeo joined Wine Enthusiast Magazine
in 2006 as a tasting coordinator, and eventually became Tasting Director and Senior Editor, previously responsible for overseeing all aspects of the tasting and review program. Most recently, Buzzeo assumed the role of Managing Editor. Since coming to Wine Enthusiast
, she has made it one of her personal missions to promote the acceptance of cross-drinking, encouraging everyone to embrace finely crafted libations across all beverage categories. Buzzeo is also an avid homebrewer and a member of the AHA (American Homebrewers Association).