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RATINGS: 1383   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - AUG 9, 2005
Pretty good but not in the league of Rochefort or Westvleteren. Itís a little bit "hot" but not so much so as the regular 8. It lacks the caramel plum smoothness of the much stronger, previously mentioned beers. This one tastes like 12% where the others taste more like this beerís 8%. It does have a nice warming effect though. Overall a good beer but not as much so when I can buy Rochefort 10 for the same price.


3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tbonde (283) - DENMARK - FEB 1, 2016
33 cl bottle@home in footed glass@approx 9 degrees C. Pours reddish brown with off-white head with good retention and lacing. Surprisingly faint aroma is compensated by the very well balanced taste, carbonation and mouthfeel. A lot of malt, a lot of dried fruits and a little spice and yeast adds up to a very well balanced Bruin with the fruitcake assosiations strong without becoming owerpowering. The alcohol is kept very well in check and only manifests itself slightly in the complex, malty, hoppy, fruity aftertaste. Very good Bruin suitable for a winters day in my taste.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BaroneBirra (398) - Gorizia, ITALY - JAN 24, 2016
dark reddish brown, medium tan head. dried plums, yeast, brown sugar. sweet, dried plums, metallic, ripe grapes and nuts. full body, balanced carbonation. Pretty complex but really enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
mandaritto (155) - LATVIA - JAN 15, 2016
Easy drinkable, although high carbonisation. Not so bad at all.. Kind a same wet dog aftertaste same as Achel Blonde. But I kind I liked hints of caramels and sparkling wine. Decent brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vells (1241) - Rīga, Latvija, LATVIA - JAN 15, 2016
Bit overcarbonated, simple, at some point even watery, tho quite nice dubbelish. Malty background, some caramel, light dried fruits, some earthy hops, light yeast. Light sweetness all the way with ultra light bitterness in finish. Decent

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
xXbaptisteXx (196) - - JAN 13, 2016
De couleur brune avec des reflets rugby elle n'est pas trop troubleet la mousse tient correctement Au nez Des maltées serré aller mais aussi une certaine amertume avec peut-être des notes porté sur le fruit sec Embouche on va trouver de fruits secs comme la noisette ou la noix mais aussi de café C'est une très bonne bière

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shoulderbroken (3222) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 11, 2016
Bottle at le coq. Nostalgia! Lovely Dubbel. Rich fruitiness, ovaltine maltiness, dry, cocoa, quite initial hit of bitterness too though. Finish is caramel and smooth. Forgot how great this is.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HammerTroll (1015) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 10, 2016
Cloudy dark red to brown color, huge off-white head. Blank aroma, some sugar. Mild taste of sugar, grapes, raisins, dark fruit. Pretty sweet. Medium body, average carbonation. Grainy sweet finish. Overall, nice body, drinkable but too damn sweet. //bottle at Craft Room

3.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
OnlyRogueAngel (42) - Heerlen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 6, 2016
Pours a cloudy red-brown with a thin head tat dissipates quickly. Very light in the mouth and smooth to drink. Initially tastes of figs, raisins, dandelion & burdock (weird), then mellows to trace elements of strawberries, caramel and a sweet liquorice taste, that stays with you.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drmet (619) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - JAN 4, 2016
L: -pours a slightly hazy ruby-brown with a medium to big,foamy,offwhite head -medium carbonation visible S: -caramel,toffee,strawberries,raisins, carbonation -light to medium body -alcohol noticeable O: Very nice Dubbel,not as Yeast-heavy than other Trappists (Chimay,Rochefort,Westmalle)

4.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Steffan (27) - WALES - DEC 29, 2015
Aroma doesnít give much away but that could be because Iím more or less anosmic. Appearance is a wonderful rich reddy brown with a great amber head little lacing. Lively but not overpowering carbonation. Taste is everything with this brew, rich yet weirdly light, getting raisins, figs, dandelion and burdock tastes coming through. Heavy yet strangely sessionable. The best Belgian bruin by a mile. (In my experience at least). Would recommend in a heartbeat.


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