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RATINGS: 1072   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
A reddish-brown abbey ale brewed with dark malts. The secondary fermentation gives a fruity aroma and a unique spicy character with a distinctive aftertaste. Secondary fermentation in the bottle. (Serving temperature: 8-10ºC)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
raymondwave (931) - FINLAND - NOV 22, 2006
Abbey dobbel bought from Achel Kluis abbey store. Tasted this a couple of days ago and sadly cannot remember much of it. I do remember it was good, but as nothing much stuck on my mind, I have to assume it was quite generic.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
hopscotch (10612) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 16, 2006
Bottle... Cloudy, ruby ale with a mid-sized, frothy, khaki head. Everlasting retention. The nose is a cornucopia of all things weird; golden raisins, molasses, rye bread, rubbing alcohol and plastic bandage (phenols). Oddly, I sort of dig the smell. Flavor-wise, I’m not picking up much. It’s well-balanced, but thin for the style and the ABV. I expected more malt, I got less. I expected less hopping, I got more... or, at least, fresher hops (which is not necessarily a terrific thing when you’re talking dubbels or lambics). Medium-bodied and fizzy. Crisp, clean, finish. Sort of like Belgium’s answer to America’s Michelob Dark, just as Stella Artois is Belgium’s answer to America’s Miller Genuine Draft. I have no clue who sent this bottle to me, but step forward and I’ll throw some praise your way!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ALLOVATE (2899) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 16, 2006
Into a chalice at just on cool. Bright, polished chestnut body with minute streams of carbonation raising up a firm, dense pad of beige that laced rings down the glass. A little fresh turned topsoil in the aroma, as some bitter dark chocolate, nutmeg and cracked pepper, and weedy hops that give it character but don’t exactly entice. Topsoil and weedy hops again in the mouth. Slight woody, dank cellar edge, mixed dried spices and slight dried fruit tang in back. Finish has a very subtle milk-chocolate sweetness, some bitter fruit tones and just a little warmth of alcohol, making it more alluring than the palate. Aftertaste included some ’rusty nails’ - best way to describe as it becomes quite metallic. Body is medium, quite creamy with the carbonation softening quickly. Slowly grows on you and the flavours do develop and fall into place. Unusual, not one I’d yearn for but one I’d atleast try again. Original!!! (33cL, 18/01/08, Int’l Beer Shop, W. Leederville)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
french tickler (649) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 15, 2006
Drank in a trappist glass. Beautifull dark caramel color. Nice smokey head. Aromas of cinnamon, cloves, a hint of apples, pears. Very nice floral aromas (hops). Alot of the aromas you can taste. Add a little caramel, raisins and a creamy overall feel to it. Good bitterness. Very good overall dubbel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (13147) - Randers, DENMARK - NOV 15, 2006
Bottle. Creamy off-white excellent fully lasting head. Amber colour. Moderate malty and very nice hoppy /spicey aroma. Light sweet flavor. Moderate botter long finish. Oily palate. Nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Furseth (2090) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - NOV 14, 2006
Bottle: Deep red colour,, sparkling lots of co2. Aroma of dark choclate, coffee, and a bit citric,flowery in the end. Flavor is dark chocolate,coffee, sparkling, and a nice dry hopy finish. Medium body, and medium finish. Werry nice belgium dubbel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beergut111 (210) - Berlin, GERMANY - NOV 11, 2006
Pours a reddish brown colour. Taste of fruits(plums. raisins). Malty with a mild hoppy/ alcohol finish. I enjoyed it

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shintriad (701) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 9, 2006
A bit more palatable than the original Affligem, quite a ways maltier, less yeasty and more notes of candied sugar and some dark fruits. A bit of overripe plum. Not a hell of a lot of character overall, but enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
voota (765) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 8, 2006
UPDATED: APR 12, 2007 Pours clear amber with a large light brown head. Aroma of strong caramel, light spice and fruit, as well as a musky old yeast. Way overcarbonated, but after some time to settle, the beer comes through as overly metallic, with sweet candy and caramel, perhaps peach too. The finish is sweet and warming.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
daniel0017 (441) - Yukon, CANADA - NOV 7, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2006 Dark brown, slightly carbonated. Thick, frothy beige head leaves alot of lacing on the glass. Aroma of sweet brown fruit (fig, raisin, plum). Flavor of roasted barley malts at first with excellent hops balance throughout. The fruitiness hits later in the aftertaste (raisins, apples). Mouthfeel is creamy and rich with hardly any alcohol discernable with a dry finish. Makes me think of what you would get brewing a hybrid Belgian / Porter... Excellent beer!

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