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This clean, malty ale has a robust flavor with fruity, plum aromas. The carbonation balances the moderate sweetness from the malt, resulting in a dry and smooth finish. It pairs great with savory foods like barbecue, rich stews, grilled meats, and dark chocolate cake.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (36243) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 25, 2013
75 cl bottle. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is fruity, citrusy and peachy. Light caramelish and phenolic. Fruity and mild citrusy. Smooth fruity finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madsberg (10888) - SÝborg, DENMARK - JAN 25, 2013
Bottled. Amber coloured. Unclear. Dense light beige head. Aroma: Fruits, sweetness, light spice. caramel. Flavour: Fruits, herbs, caramel, spice. Medium bodied. Sweetness and caramel and light grape in the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (30962) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 25, 2013
Bottled. An unclear amber beer with a tan head. The aroma has notes candy sugar, malt, yeast, and dark dried fruits. The flavor is sweet with notes of spices among them cardemomme, dried fruits, yeast, candy sugar, and alcohol, leading to a dry alcoholic and spicy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25072) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 25, 2013
Bottle 75 cl. Courtesy of bu11zeye. Pours a clean deep copper with a lacing off-white head. Explosive cork but didnít gush. Sweet caramellish nose, some overripe fruit notes. Rich body of sweet overripe fruit, a little rustic and oxidized, but pleasantly so. Some warming alcohol. A nice Belgian, but nowhere near a Dubbel in style. 250113

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beastmaster (369) - Florida, USA - JAN 3, 2013
Bottle. More malt than hop flavors, a little unbalanced. Very carbonated, but I didn?t lose the cork when I unwound (unlike their hippo). Batch 2 bottle 2724. Bottled 3/30/12 opened 1/3/13. Better than the hippo, good beer but not great. I expect more complexity in taste. Aroma is good (best rating), appearance cloudy but thats expected when there is yeast in the bottle. 13 overall.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
steve_boro (26) - - DEC 28, 2012
Out of the bottle: very well carbonated. Lots of Belgian yeasty notes on the nose. However, these donít carry over to the taste, and I get a lot of roasty flavors - and maybe some root beer - that I donít usually taste in a dubbel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
travita (4531) - Frisco, Texas, USA - NOV 12, 2012
Draft. The look is cloudy, beige colored head, and has a bright orange color. The smell is caramel, sweet, fruits, sugar, yeast, and decent. The taste is similar to the smell but with the alcohol coming through.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerguy101 (5338) - Newark, California, USA - OCT 12, 2012
Sampled on 10/11/12 at GABF. This abbey dubbel pours a light to yellow gold color from the tap. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is fruity and sweet, with a touch of yeast. A medium bodied dubbel. The malts are fruity and sweet. The hops are earthy. Decent carbonation. A touch yeasty. Seems to be missing some of the mouthfeel and sweetness one kin of expects in a dubbel. Still the flavors are very nice, they just seems muted. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
Beerenberger (1576) - Fischer, Texas, USA - OCT 3, 2012
Aroma is malt forward with sweet dried fruit being the predominant fragrance and hints of caramel. Pours a beautiful reddish copper with a long lasting off-white head and minimal lacing. Taste is medium sweet with notes of dark dried fruit, and caramel. There some nutty/alcohol notes in the finish. Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation and a medium lasting aftertaste. Overall, I liked this Dubbel. Nice work Adelbert.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6600) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - SEP 21, 2012
Bottle:   Caramel, a little dirty and thick, moderate frothy sandy head, little lacing.   Barnish nose, in a musty whole wheat sense.   Sweet breadiness on the tongue, not heavy, a little whole wheat, musty fig, and nutty caramel.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Not too deep or rich for a Dubbel.   Finishes quick, bready, witih some lingering nut and fig notes.   Not a big example, could be richer and heavier... or should I say, needs to be richer and heavier.   Fairly clean tho.   Happy it only gushed a little when I opened it.   Thanks for this one Bill!

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