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


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RATINGS: 261   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   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.’

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - JUL 8, 2013
Sampled on tap at La Trappe. I really enjoyed this brew. Has a light malty flavor and a beautiful color and a clean on the palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vadie (969) - 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 (6606) - 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 (6356) - 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 (4) - - 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 (839) - LATVIA - JAN 31, 2015
Dark amber with rich, but fastly disappearing light brown head. Wel balanced caramel sourness with bitterness, but too much watery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pictoman (737) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 30, 2015
Poured from 33cl bottle [bb 19/06/2015]. Medium amber colour with beige head. Caramel and sweet candied malt with ripe fruits. Standard fare, the fruit sweetness is a little lighter than usual which makes this one a little different from the typical.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DJoer (933) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 23, 2015
Medium mokka head, dark brown colour, sweet caramel malty yeasty smell, high carbonation, yeasty medium bitter some dark fruits some coffe taste

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mjik83 (866) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - NOV 28, 2014
33cl flesje bij De Gouverneur, Maastricht Alcoholpercentage van 6,5% Uitgeschonken in origineel Pilaarbijter glas Uiterlijk: amberbruin met kleine schuimkraag Aroma en smaak: donker fruit, zoetig, caramel Conclusie: dunne smaken, redelijk ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
WingdSoldier (61) - BELGIUM - NOV 8, 2014
Dark burgundy brown and slightly cloudy. Has a malty, roasted, oak-like taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
corkyrory66 (845) - BELGIUM - OCT 17, 2014
Bière refermentée de 6,5%abv. Couleur châtain foncé à roux moyen. Clarté nette. Bulles fines par milliers partout vives. Mousse beige moyen très joli, très épaisse, un peu d’oeuf battu en haut. Arômes de caramel, fruits mûrs, poire, malt grillé, pointe de girofle. 1ère bouche souple sur du café, chicorée, malt grillé, pointe de muscade. Arrière-bouche bien équilibrée malt/houblon/pointe d’épices. 2ème aux bonnes impressions, mais plus légères. Arrière-bouche plus courte. 3ème avec des nuances de sous-bois avec une pointe de genièvre. Arrière-bouche moins équilibrée. La longueur est très agréable, même si un peu en-dessous. La levure est douce mais un peu faible. L’alcool est correct sans plus. La finale parvient à trouver quelques nouvelles saveurs. CONCLUSION : bière correcte des Belgian Family, mais loin de l’ampleur de sa petite sœur la blonde. Allez la découvrir … une vraie surprise ...

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