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

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RATINGS: 269   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.’


Snegurochka's rating

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Snegurochka (389) - Tromsø, - JUN 23, 2011
33ml bottle from Alko in Hetta. Shared at XI Beer Session 18. Nov 2010. Dark amber body with beige head. Malty, prunes and dates to the nose. Hints of alcohol in both aroma and taste, but most of all the flavour is a mix of sweet olum, prunes and nutmeg. Still the aftertaste is soapy and oily. Disappointment!


2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
stijnemans90 (88) - - JAN 21, 2016
Slap, waterig vlak bier. Niets spannends aan, geen karakter, niets. Ik kan deze niet aanraden.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
R2k2 (445) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 26, 2015
A somewhat cloudy, but good looking brown beer with a firm, slightly brown layer of foam. Besides the scent of alcohol, the aroma also contains the hint of grain and/or fresh bread. In it’s slightly sweet taste is also the hint of licorice. It leaves a dry palate, and the aftertaste is a combination of metal and bitterness. Een iets troebel, doch mooi bruin bier met een stevige, lichtbruine kraag. Naast de hint van alcohol zit in het aroma eveneens de toets van graan en/of vers brood. In de lichtzoet smaak zit een tint van drop. De afdronk is droog, en in de nasmaak de combinatie van metaal en bitterheid.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bornyensis (321) - BELGIUM - DEC 5, 2015
Nogal een donkere bruine kleur, zachte bittere smaak, voldoende schuimkraag.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
blackisle (1777) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ferris (10744) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Icedwarf (1134) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - OCT 4, 2015
Bruin bier met weinig schuim. Smaak is licht zoet, caramel, ietwat anijs en chokolade. Goed bier.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Wixie (267) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
allmyvinyl (8809) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vadie (1183) - 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.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kermis (9559) - 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.


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