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Brewed by Gulden Spoor
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Gullegem, Belgium

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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.48/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Brewed for Vossen Rudy.


Trappistenbier's rating

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Trappistenbier (51) - - NOV 25, 2013
I always say: "When you really like a beer, you buy a whole crate of it". And that’s exactly what this beer achieves. Uncapping already gave flowery perfumes. Pouring gives a creamy texture, resulting in a rich, creamy, beige colored head. A head that stays ! Creamy is the word to describe this dark beer at 8.5 vol%. Also, what a velvety soft mouth feeling with such a dense flavour concentrations, so far away from watery beers. I was highly surprised too with it’s hoppy earthy flavours, so similar to Trappist Westvleteren 12. A LOT of Belgian hops are used here, because the beer itself is quite sweet, and sweetness masks hoppiness so easily (similar to sweetening your coffee with the objective to lower bitterness). Still, that load of hops was remarkable really, and in such a perfect balance with the malt sweetness. Again, the similarities with Trappist Westvleteren are there. I also noticed some spiciness, similar to liquorice. Did I say trappist Westvleteren ? Anyway, when you’re into Westvleteren 12, then you will sure love this Bierboom bruin. Simply because the similarities are ASTOUNDING !!!!! HIGHLY recommendable !!!


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
omphteliba (2) - GERMANY - OCT 11, 2014 does not count
Aroma: caramel, chocolate; Appearance: brown, hazy; Taste: medium sweetness, Palate: full body, thick feel, average carbonation, astringent,

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (8924) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 21, 2014
Bottle @ home. Hazy red-brown color, small beige head that diminishes quickly. Aroma is malts, caramel, slightly sweet. Taste about the same: malts, lightly sweet, caramel, brown sugar. Medium body and carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jerre (2723) - Waregem, BELGIUM - AUG 6, 2014
Taste march 2014 @ Bierboom self. A clear red brown color, with an off-white head. Aroma: sweet, caramel, malts. Medium body. Taste: sweet, spice notes, caramel, dark malts, some chocolate and bitterness to.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Alengrin (2431) - BELGIUM - JUL 30, 2014
Tasted at Brugs Bierfestival, hobby brew commercialised through Gulden Spoor since earlier this year. Light beige, stable head, colour a murky dark brown. Aroma of bitter chocolate, thyme, hazelnuts, pear, dried plums, gingerbread, bit of woodiness without being actually matured on wood. Taste begins with a dried fruitiness, bit sweetish, caramel, towards the finish more spicy yeastiness and ending with some toasted bitterness, alcohol well-hidden. All in all nothing too bad, but I’ve had lots of better examples of the style and certainly nothing near Westvleteren 12 or anything of that kind, contrary to what some other comments here suggest.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BoBoChamp (5759) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 20, 2014
33cl, as Bierboom Bruin, new exclusive brew Anno 2013, thx to tderoeck!, not complex brew, sweet/malty and slightly fruity, yet balanced, cloudy, good head, nice brew

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
tderoeck (5148) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 13, 2014
8/III/14 - 33cl bottle from Bierhalle Deconinck (Vichte) @ Emelisse brewery (Kamperland) - bottled: VII/2013 (2014-262)

Clear red to red brown beer, big irregular off-white head, adhesive. Aroma: very bready, some caramel, sugary, sweet. MF: lots of carbon, medium body. Taste: sweet, caramel, bit spicy, little bitter, sugary, sweet malts. Aftertaste: little bitter, malty, caramel, some chocolate, little spicy, some anise, sugary, little hoppy. A shame of all the bogus ratings here, trying to alter the results of the beer. (Yes, I’m talking about you: Nathan121, JeSy, Zofo24, lani, foxtje (pretenting to be from Edinburgh, but writing the worst kind of English I’ve seen in a long time).

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Martinus (3051) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - MAR 10, 2014
Reddish brown colour, beige white head. Aroma of candy and yeast. Sweet flavour, caramel and malts. Malty finish, caramel. Not quite my cup of tea.
(from 33cL bottle shared by tderoeck. Thanks for sharing, Tim!)

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
nathan121 (9) - brugge, BELGIUM - FEB 19, 2014 does not count
een mooi abdijbier gebrouwen door rudy. een lekker "brugs" bier. beste toeristen, brugge heeft meer lekkere bieren

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PriorL (1989) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 3, 2014
Sample at Brugs Bierfestival 2014. Shared with Mathieu87. APPEARANCE: clouded brown beer, small unstable off white head. NOSE: malts, fruity, alcohol. TASTE: malty, alcohol, caramel.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorisPPattyn (8032) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - FEB 2, 2014
Draught Good white head; unclear brown beer; Wood, chocolate, herbs (thyme?). Dry chocolate, dark malts, sawdust, too effacée. Dry, attenuated, but no flavours left in the aftertaste. Starts good, ends disappointing.


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