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.’

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joohefner (380) - Isla Vista, California, USA - JUL 2, 2008
Pours a murky brown-maroon color with thin tan frothy head. It has a light sweet chocolate and phenol aroma. Smooth body with a slight stickiness. Caramel and chocolate flavor with some tart cherries and a light spiciness. The tartness is unexpected and makes me wonder whether it was a bad bottle or a flemish influence. Drinkable but lacks depth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
blackisle (1373) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - NOV 16, 2015
Bottle 33cl. Clear medium amber brown, a lot of tiny bubbles. Large loose foamy beige head, sizzles down gradually, thin layer remains, light lacing; aroma of caramel, light fruit (pear, berries), bit nutty; taste is medium sweet and bitter, malty, bit fruity; medium body, watery to oily texture, average carbonation, aftertaste is mild sweetbitter, bit roasty in the finish; on the whole on the thin side.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ferris (8949) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 23, 2015
Bottle - Loght sour and sweet cherry with some Woody notes. Clear copper red with a small white head. Malty with only a hint of cherry and a long finish. None of the crisp, tart or cherry notes I was hoping for. Not bad, just very plain.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Icedwarf (923) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - OCT 4, 2015
Bruin bier met weinig schuim. Smaak is licht zoet, caramel, ietwat anijs en chokolade. Goed bier.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Wixie (181) - BELGIUM - JUL 11, 2015
Red-brown liquid, average, airy head. Aroma of malt and iron. Medium body, little carbonation. Taste is sweet, a bit bitter and light.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
allmyvinyl (7165) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 3, 2015
330ml bottle from Beers of Europe. 6.5%. Pours clear chestnut brown with a short-lived off-white head. Aromas of plums, blackcurrant, dark sugar. Taste is honeyed sweet again, dark sugar. Sweet, cloying, light spicy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vadie (1107) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 9, 2015
Marron opaque avec une moyenne robe marron. L’arôme du malt caramel et un peu du fruits noir. En bouche c’est pareille. Un peu léger pour le style et bonne, mais pas trop complexe.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kermis (8083) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 7, 2015
Bottle shared thanks to Deanso. Pours clear brown with a tan head. Aroma of overripe fruit, caramel and sweet dark fruit. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with light carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
deanso (7196) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 7, 2015
33cl bottle from Gouwen Aar shared with Kermis. Thick creamy off white head. Clear amber pour. An ok dubbel, nothing special.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VIDI2301 (5) - - MAR 16, 2015 does not count
gedronken 15/03/15@bierpunt diepenbeek coffee, grass, earthy, smoke, brown, hazy, tan foam, niet slecht

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Alusmamuts (1164) - LATVIA - JAN 31, 2015
Dark amber with rich, but fastly disappearing light brown head. Wel balanced caramel sourness with bitterness, but too much watery.

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