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Adelardus Trudoabdijbier Bruin

Brewed by Brouwerij Kerkom
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Sint-Truiden, Belgium


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RATINGS: 176   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Adelardus abbey beer is the youngest descendant of our beers. This dark brown beer was made for the open house days of the abbey. Adelardus was one of the most important abbots for the abbey of Trudo and the city Sint-Truiden. He built the tower and rebuilded the existing church into one of the most monumental churches of that time. The ingredients are: brewing liqour, malt, yeast, hop, candy and ‘sweet gale’. ‘Sweet gale’ is a mixture of ten spices from the region, which gives the beer his typical flavour. The alcohol content of this abbey beer is 7 % vol.alc.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
blackisle (1516) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - JAN 22, 2016
Bottle 33cl. Deep mahogany brown with a ruby hue, small frothy tan head, mostly diminishing, light lacing; aroma is roasted malts, dried dark fruits, brown sugar, gruut herbs, resinous, fortified wine, bit woody; taste is light heavy sweet and medium bitter, short to average duration, malty, bit fruity, herbal, resinous sweetbitter finish; medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation; not your ordinary Dubbel, nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ForlornHope (286) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2015
Bottle at home. Red-brown colour with an off-white head. The pour disturbs the sediment, so my sample has a fair bit of yeast in suspension. Not much aroma, the usual slight yeast and sugar notes. Taste is slightly sweet with some balancing bitterness. Quite rich on the palate with tastes of sweet malt, dried fruits and dusty cocoa. Only average as far as dubbels go.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
seynie (298) - Tienen, BELGIUM - NOV 26, 2015
Dark beer with a small head. Dark malts, spices, nuts, some grapes, some alcohol as well. Not too sweet, dry and mineral in the finish. Pleasant beer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PeatyPete (701) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 24, 2015
Bottle under the name Dubbel Dark. Donkebruine color with beige head. Aroma of caramel and candy sugar. Taste of sweet malt, candy and some ripe fruit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GuideDogSaint (907) - Xiamen, CHINA - SEP 3, 2015
340ml bottle at Corner Bar, Beijing. Pours dark brown with a thin white head. Aroma of malt and Belgian yeast. Sweet finish. Average.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thanatosti (1305) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 1, 2015
33 cl. bottle @ Robert’s Pub, Veenendaal. Clear brown with an off-white head. Caramel aroma with hints of honey. Sweet taste with a slightly metallic undertone. Unremarkable dubbel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Grumbo (967) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2015
Bottle from an unrecorded source. Poured a hazy chestnut brown colour with a small beige head. Aroma is a mix of spice and perfume along with nutmeg, nut, chocolate and caramel malts. Medium bodied, slick texture, average carbonation. Medium sweet, with low level bitterness. OK...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
MMR (648) - NETHERLANDS - APR 24, 2015
I wasn’t too impressed by this Abbey Dubel. The mixture of spices never seems to find a real balance and I missed a specific character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
DJoer (1113) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 22, 2015
Medium mokka head, dark brown colour, malts sweet candy like maple sirup like smell, medium carbonation low bitter some metall coffee sweet taste

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Yayita (44) - - FEB 3, 2015
I’d call it green. A dubbel that has not fully fermented. Ugly bubbly head, no aroma complexity, some malt flavors... A poor representative of a great style.

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