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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
StueyD (1145) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2013
A mid orange-brown beer with a frothy off white head. A light, slightly spicy malt aroma, with caramel and a hint of coffee. A medium-dry and fizzy mouthfeel. A sour, yeasty, citrus fruit taste to start, grapefruit and lime, then a vinous, almost tannic dryness, woody and again, hints of spice. The finish is dry and bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
77ships (3693) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 6, 2013
33 cl. bottle @ home. Procured from ALBO. BBF 26/07/2014. Fox brown, dark amber with a quickly fizzing away beige head. Smell is spices, slight iron, herbal, faint caramel. Taste is bitter herbs with some iron mixed in, slight anis, burns a bit in the throat despite the fact that the ABV is not that big, touch caramel, sweetish pine resin, touch earthly, bitter, touch metallic, oddly warming,… Very, very fizzy, bit light. Clearly not the best but definitely better than the unpleasant blond variant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gerbeer (1737) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 11, 2013
330 ml bottle. Pours a clear mahogany color with light head. Light aromas of burnt sugar, dark fruit and malts. Flavors of light caramel, roasted malts, and light spice. A little sour. Nice enough, and easy to drink, but nothing special.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - JUL 8, 2013
Sampled on tap at La Trappe. I really enjoyed this brew. Has a light malty flavor and a beautiful color and a clean on the palate.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (3181) - Radom, POLAND - JUL 6, 2013
Bardzo dobre ciemne piwo. Wiadomo belgijska szkola piwowarska. Wiec i tu mamy mocne wysycenie, wielka czape piany, a takze aromat nie chmielny ale bogato slodowy. Nuty sfermentowanych jablek, a w smaku karmel i daktyle, troche w koncowce winny smak co daje lekka wytrawnosc. Alkohol dosc niski jak na ten kraj.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
mutz (575) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 18, 2013
Troebel bruin. Ruikt naar Mout, maar ook wat zoetigs. Smaakt dun en wat naar caramel, ik vind er niks aan.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EddyBeer1 (870) - 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 (3896) - 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 (1317) - 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 (1020) - 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.

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