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 11/20
Erasmus_ro (1260) - Alabama, USA - MAY 28, 2011
Bottle. Yellowish brown amber with a huge, off-white head, a lot of bubbles and some yeast particles. The beer really wanted to get out of the bottle even though it had been still for a couple of weeks prior. Aroma is dark fruits with notes of apple, berries (wild raspberry) and butter (diacetyl? something gone wrong with the bottle?). Taste is plentiful with caramel malts and inverted sugar, dried fruit finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MrHangover (2449) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 18, 2011
After trying the Petrus Dubbel wich is from the same brewery, I got curious and tried the Pilaarbijter Bruin from draught tonight in my local beerpub. Aroma has hints of candy with caramel and almonds. It looks really good after being draught in it’s original glass. Flavour has bits of biscuits with dark herbs like cloves and plums. Kinda bitter aftertaste wich is quite pleasant. The name Pilaarbijter means a hypocritical person in Dutch/Belgium language. Litteral translation means a Pillar biter, and that makes no sense. A good beer, just above average, nice to drink. I start to like this Bavik brewery.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Finn (4001) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 6, 2011
Flaske 0,33l - kjøpt på Alko Enontekiö. Gave fra Bjørn Olav. Amber på farge. Høyt svakt farget skum. Behagelig plommearoma. Avrundet smak. Svisker & plommer. Forsiktig bitter ettersmak. Litt sedimenter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pinball (10686) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 19, 2011
bottle from beer planet. best before 22 may 2010, purchased from them feb.2011, sampled feb 2011. middle-agressive gusher, be alert. clear brown with floaties, smooth light brown head. 3 aroma is dark fruity, figs, plum, caramelly, bitter caramel, malty , slightly roasted malts, sourish like wine barrel. complex, okay. flavor is slightly vineous amd dark fruity (figs, plums), sweet malty , roasted malts, decent bruin but with a slight spicy bitter aftertaste. pretty tasty if You like belgian wild bruin beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ober (2807) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - JAN 7, 2011
A clear brown colored beer, with a thick beige head. The aroma of caramel, sweet, some malts and hints of chocolate. The taste of caramel with sweet moving to some bitter with notes of spices. The aftertaste is sweet with some bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RexTalionis (2333) - FINLAND - DEC 28, 2010
Bottle 33 cl. Poured brown colour with huge beige head. Aroma is sweet toffee, dark fruits, caramel and brown sugar. Flavour is nutty, toffee and dried dark fruits. Sweet and some spices as well detected. Decent beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nekronos (3633) - Xalapa, MEXICO - DEC 9, 2010
Not so nice as the blonde one, which is new to me. NIce head and colour. Excellent flavour but no so nice in strenght. Nice pic.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Rune (7760) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 22, 2010
330ml bottle, 6.3% ABV, shared by Elisabeth and Stefan. Soapy, beige head atop of an amber-like body. Sweet fruits and sweet malts to the nose. Brown malts, overripe plums and notes of yeasty fruitiness in flavour. Soft in the mouth. Quite boring (rating session in Tromsø, 18.11.2010).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
DeanF (1662) - Nunavut, CANADA - NOV 20, 2010
Pours with a gigantic yeasty head and an amber-brown body. Faint aroma of cola and roasted barley, and then some sugary funkiness. Taste is a cross of cola and chocolate, some barley notes. Astringent finish. I found this a little too sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BelgBeerGeek (1297) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - NOV 7, 2010
head: creamy, thick, beige
colour: red/brown
smell: caramel , smokin wood, candy sirup, slight notes of banana, barley, alcohol, licqour and coffee , raisins , dried fruit, bitter/sweet
taste: malty / vegetably start , anis, candy, somewhat licqoury , earthy , surpisingly bitter and graasy( hopy ? ) undernote , dry sparkling end
altough i prefer the smell of this beer clearly over the taste , i can say its a rather pleasant brew i think

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