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


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RATINGS: 266   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vickey9 (825) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUL 1, 2012
Hazy dark brown ale with a nice creamy head. Nose is a sweet malty,brown sugar and fruity of dates. A medium-bodied, well carbonated. Palate of brown sugar, molasses, chocolate, toffee, dark fruits, sweet pears and dates. Semisweet finish. B@H

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BlackHaddock (5188) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2012
33cl brown bottle with red cap, best before 06/2009, drank 12/2006. Maybe I should have left this for a year or two, because it wasn’t as good as I was expecting. Poured into my ’Straffe Hendrik’ bowl glass, its Redwood brown colour sparkled in the light, the half inch thick off white head slowly fell away even though the bubbles kept on coming. Sour, vinagerous, acidic aroma, not the normal beer smell what-so-ever. As the beer warmed a little, a sweeter scent came forth, cooking apples. The taste brings you back to what you wanted, a good Belgian Brown. Tart and strong, with a bite to the throat, made me burp, which makes me think I should have drank it at a later date (like 2008). Even though I enjoyed this beer, I think an older one would be a whole lot better.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MaartenRF10 (1774) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - APR 23, 2012
Draft@De Vlaamsche Reus
Clear brown, beige head. Bit odd, don’t like it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
no2Pencil (58) - ESTONIA - MAR 24, 2012
33cl bottle. Dark mahagony brown color with huge beige head. Aroma is fruits, hops and a bit alcohol. Smooth carbonation. Taste is honey wheat, fruits, little spices. sweet finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mstockton (225) - Frankfurt, GERMANY - MAR 20, 2012
Popped a bottle at home and poured into a big tulip glass. A fairly thick tan head settled and remained on the beer. A fairly high amount of carbonation as well. Has that honey-like flavor of most Belgians, but is not overly sweet like a Chimay. Not the worst I’ve had, but nothing remarkable. Cool label. ;)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (7262) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2012
(Bottle, Monk’s Café Wallingatan, Stockholm) Reddish brown colour with huge, frothy, beige head. Malty, fruity nose with notes of caramel, dark bread, brown sugar and hints of spices. Malty, slightly spicy taste with caramel, crisp-bread, brown sugar and a gentle liquorice touch in the finish. Medium body, with a touch of sweetness. Fairly clean and quite tasty. Nice one.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
suprchunk (2732) - Crestview, Florida, USA - FEB 17, 2012
Gushing behemoth of meringue-like foam. Huge head. Slow falling and leaves a little lacing. Vomit aroma. Really foul bile smell. Taste is better but there is still some of that rank, foul, aroma coming through. Absolute rubbish. Pretty close to the worst thing I have ever drunk.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
sulawang (773) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 6, 2012
pours cloudy chestnut brown, decent head, mix of large and foamy CO2, lots of CO2 streams, sticky lacing, sediment in the bottle. Honeyed malts on the nose. 7/10 bright sweet honey up front, sharp start, semi-large CO2 persists throughout, wheat & bread malts pick up in the mids, finishes tingly 3/10 mildly bittersweet with a lingering rough finish on the tongue and throat. Body is somewhat thin from the mids until the finish and texture reminds me of a honey lager. Medium-high complexity, medium depth, not so good carry, medium bodied, medium-long length. This flavour is not for me (honeyed wheat with thin body).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Yves (2603) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - DEC 26, 2011
Brown coloured beer with small white head and no carbonation. Malty coffee like aroma. Full sparkling palate. Finish is spiced sweet bitter with slight malty fruity hints.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
teddybeer (2928) - Madrid, SPAIN - DEC 21, 2011
33cl bottle. Brown color with frothy tan head. Moderate lasting. Aroma is toasty, slightly yeasty and moderate alcoholic. Flavour has caramel, bready and plumbcake hints, sweet at the beginning with a final moderate alcoholic. Dense on palate. Carbonation is soft. Body is high. Texture is oily.

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