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

bottled
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RATINGS: 249   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   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.’


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (3174) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jimhilt (2397) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 11, 2007
Explodes out of bottle, took 5 minutes to pour, fades slowly to a thin layer leaving some lace. Murky amber color, ton of yeast in bottom of bottle. Strong carbonation and medium-heavy bodied. Raisin nose. Flavor is sweet and sour raisins, smooth easy to drink, this small bottle is not enough.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (9865) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 9, 2006
Brown ale, hazy, with a nice thick moka head. Burned caramel aroma with lactic notes and vanilla. In mouth, sweet burned malt with acid points and nice nuttyness. Mondial 2005.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
doughert82 (20) - Bay Area, California, USA - JUN 18, 2006
From a dated bottle: Different from most Belgian bruins. Aromas and flavors overwhelmed by grapes, more like a lambic than a bruin. "Lively" carbonation and dark pour. Not even close to what I expected, but in the long run, a very unique and enjoyable experience.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheCaptain (613) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2008
Poured in the Bavik Pilaar Trappist glass. Muddy chestnut brown pour with really nice foamy head and foam lacing. Pleasant toasty slight spice aroma that moves into a nice pallet filler. Smooth with malts and grains with that Belgian Dubbel full flavor and no real bitterness. Liked this better than the blonde. Excellent Belgian, really enjoyed it and I will look for more.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ShivanDragon (1518) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - OCT 17, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2012 bruin bier, van gebrand mout en gerstenmout.
mooie volle schuimkraag met redelijk koolzuurgehalte,.

mooie elegante bitterzoete, kruidige en karamelachtige smaak, die in de nasmaak lang romig zoet/bitter blijft hangen.
prima

weetje: etiket komt van schilderij van Pieter Bruegel the Elder - The Dutch Proverbs

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JUL 29, 2005
33 cl bottle, ’03. Gigantic, rocky tan head with yeasties, sits on top of a brown body. Taste is tangy right away with some dried grape and chocolate. The head takes up half the glass, so ya gotta be careful pouring. Listed on RB as a Belgian Ale, the label states it’s a tripel. Not getting enough sweetness for that, but oh well. Some candy sugars are evident with medium carbonation. An enjoyable beer I’d drink again.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rederic (2904) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 15, 2005
Hazy dark brown color, with a nice tan-colored foamy head, with a sweet malty note, with molasses, brown sugar, fruity of dates, browm malt aromas follow through on a medium-bodied palate with brown sugar, molasses, chocolatey note, toffee, dark fruits, dates, good malty accent and carbonation, leading towards a sweet fairly malty finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JonMoore (1851) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2005
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a huge light brown , rocky head. Aroma is sweet and sour with roasted malts. Taste has brown sugar, caramel, toasted malts, dark fruits. Quite light, medium carbonation. Tasty stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
maeib (8627) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2006
Bottled - De Zolder - Brugge. A chestnut brown coloured beer with a large pillowy off-white head. The aroma is nutty with caramel and sweet malty notes. The taste is nice and malty. Nutty and brown fruits. Very tasty and easy to drink.


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