Brewed by Bavik-De Brabandere
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Harelbeke, Belgium


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Dark ale, fermented in the bottle.
Inspired by a Breughel painting, “The Flemish Proverbs” (1559), in which several Flemish proverbs are depicted amongst which is the expression "He’s a pilaarbijter" ("pillar biter"), which means, ’He’s a hypocritical man.’

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EddyBeer1 (834) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUN 12, 2013
Brune opaque, forte pétillance, beau col crémeux et persistant. Huileuse avec une petite sécheresse sur la fin. Caramel et café dominent tellement qu’il est difficile d’y déceler d’autres choses.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
solidfunk (3605) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 11, 2013
Ok dubbel. Pours clear blond with fizzy head and some lacing. Lively carbonation. Some floral, some barrel in aroma. Finishes with some Paul bitterness. Some perfumed sweetness. Well balanced but light overall. Bottle from vitis

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Swaroga (1256) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAY 4, 2013
33cl bottle. Brown amber with bubbly, tanned head. Nose : burned caramel, fruits and booze. Sip : creamy with delicate carbonation. Sweet with yeast and caramel flavours. Soapy and mild. Nothing interesting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nordcore (999) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - APR 29, 2013
Bottle 33 cl. Black With a large lightbrown head. Aroma of chocolate, spices and alc. Sweet taste With a shord chocolate ending. Old rating from a trip to Amsterdam 2011.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
spkevin (375) - Doetinchem, NETHERLANDS - APR 27, 2013
Tap @ Vlaamsche Reus, Wageningen. Brown beer again. A lot of banana in the aroma. Banana is all over in the taste. Very smooth beer with a dry finish. Sweet. Overall it’s a lot of banana when I think of this one. Easy going Abbey Dubbel. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olio (5856) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 2, 2013
33 cl bottle.
Originally rated on 20100526.
Pours dark copper color with a small head. Aroma of caramel malts, yeast, toffee and ripe fruits. Flavor of ripe fruits, caramel malts, some toffee and yeast.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ration (1922) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 16, 2013
This review is exported from olutopas.info with no comment. Original rating date 28.5.2010

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sten (617) - Westerlo, BELGIUM - MAR 1, 2013
Dark coloured beer with a nice brownish head. Sweet but nice aroma. Sweet and fruity flavour. Very decent brew. (Bottle 33cl)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thanatosti (870) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 8, 2013
33 cl. bottle @ home, bought @ Hogerdijk, Culemborg. Clear red brown with a big beige head. Caramel aroma with some dark fruits. Nice bittersweet caramel flavour. Aftertaste is a bit shortlived but all in all it’s a nice dubbel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
RD400F (176) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 6, 2013
Bottle with best before of 23/12/13 to Chimay trappist glass...

Aroma: Caramel, toasted/roasted malts, fruits, spices, smells a little hot for the percentage. Slight sour/funk going on as well.

Appearance: Slightly cloudy burgundy red color, huge tan head.

Taste: Sour, bitterness, burnt caramel, spices.

Palate: Quite subtle flavours but there’s a slight mouth puckering sensation going on, tastes kinda tannic like a red. Extremely carbonated, I’d say excessive for the style and it’s kinda hot as the aroma indicated. Overall though the good outshines the bad.

Overall: Solid beer, nothing groundbreaking but it’s still an enjoyable brew. 6.5% huh? It gets you a little more hagged than you’d think....makes me wonder.

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