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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Douberd (2978) - 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 (1105) - 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 (4411) - 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 (2441) - 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 (1584) - 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 (8647) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vipinvelp (2620) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - DEC 1, 2013
Somewhat opaque brown with off-white big foam head. Aroma is bit weak (but then I have somewhat of a cold) caramel. Nice taste, some bitter, some caramel, not too sweet. (Gent 201312)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
StueyD (1353) - 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 (4844) - 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.

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