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


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RATINGS: 263   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RedSox2004 (1436) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - JAN 30, 2009
Poured hazy mahogany brown with a deep rocky head that lasted forever, and left great lacing. A strong thick film stayed on top the whole way down. Aromas of dark fruit and green apples, a bit of spiciness and generous yeast. The dark fruits first detected in the smell are defined in the taste as cherries and plums. Some caramel and toffee pek through as well. Medium to full bodied, plenty of carbonation, and the sweet fruitiness in the aftertaste is shared with a touch of hops. A nice complex beer that demands attention.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Wixie (134) - 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 (6301) - 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 (1017) - 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 (6958) - 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 (6575) - 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 (1010) - 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 (777) - 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 (954) - 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 (963) - 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

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