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


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RATINGS: 261   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nlc (93) - Amsterdam & Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 14, 2014
At first sight a bit dull. But after a few minutes it’s getting better. Roast, bit smokey, sweet honey notes, dark brown. A fine belgian style brown beer. But i wouldn’t drink so much of it that i would bite a pillar

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MarcoDL (2683) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 11, 2014
Just a decent Belgian dubbel. Sweet, fruity and quite yeasty. Has a nice tingly mouthfeel.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
SilverfoX (640) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2014
roasty, earthy, leather, aromas with a massively thick head nice brown colour shows a golden hue when held up to the light, it just tastes like newcastle brown to be honest but a bit fizzier quite a cloying aftertaste i probably wouldnt go out of my way to get it. bottle from beers of europe.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Douberd (3075) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAR 17, 2014
Bottle 330 ml at home, poured into a tulip glass. ABV 6.5% Deep red brown colour on the body, very clear, with good activity in it. Head is beige in colour, two fingers tall, with good density and retention. A small part of it remains on the surface almostt for the whole drinking experience. Aroma has caramel, some light nutty notes, red fruits. Taste is of caramel, red fruits, light toffee, iron. Medium body, lots of fizzy carbonation, actually reducing all the flavours quite a bit. Overall: Nothing special, at moments even boring.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
RW80 (1156) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 10, 2014
33cl Bottle Appearance: Pours a hazy dark copper, with a good tanned head, Aroma: Caramel, red fruit Taste: Fruity caramel with a light chocolate bitterness with some spices, noit so sweet and the fruity palat has some sour notes. Finish long with good amount of caramel. (too) High carbonation, thin-medium texture. oily texture.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kraddel (4506) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 9, 2014
Bottle Pours caramel brown , good white head Smell is sweet , bit bitter Way to high carbo , but a very nice ( yet common ) taste . chocolate , earthy , bit bitter .

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lowenbrau (2522) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - JAN 18, 2014
330ml bottle from Cervezorama, Madrid. In short: a nice sweet abbey dubbel. Pours hazy dark copper, some molasses, with nice tan head, creamy. Good retention, some lacing. Medium body, average carbonation, some oily texture. Taste is caramel, nuts, toffe, liquorice, some roasted notes. Nice and enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bosbouw (1685) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - JAN 3, 2014
Heldere donker roodbruine kleur met veel creme schuim. Ruikt mout, roodfruit. Smaakt bijzonder. Fruit, caramel, iets bitter en zoetig.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Meilby (9000) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 7, 2013
Bottle 330ml @ Geokkjer
Pours clear brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, bread, nuts and toffee. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long caramel finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sorcerer (8) - BELGIUM - DEC 6, 2013 does not count
Karaktervol West-Vlaams streekbier. Makkelijk te drinken. Sober uiterlijk. Een aanrader voor hen die het graag basic hebben.

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