Brewed by Gulden Spoor
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Gullegem, Belgium


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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.55/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Brewed for Vossen Rudy.

Trappistenbier's rating

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Trappistenbier (52) - - 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 !!!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (35959) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2015
33 cl bottle. Pours hazy brown with a small tan head. Aroma is phenolic and toasted malty. Caramelish, breadish and sweet. Light fruity. Toasted malty. Dry and roasted finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kr1zz (261) - BELGIUM - MAR 9, 2015
Bottle from Brugge Bierfestival 2015. Pours dark hazy brownish with a medium beige head. Taste is chocolate, roasted malts, sweet, caramel.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
corkyrory66 (923) - BELGIUM - FEB 6, 2015
Brune dont la recette émane de Rudy van Vossen, refermentée, de 8,5 % abv. Mon exemplaire a été brassé en décembre 2013 et est donc en pleine force de l’âge. Couleur brun châtain foncé superbe. Clarté nette. Bulles fines, principalement en fontaine au centre, mais aussi alentour. Mousse qui est un nappage beige très correct et stable. Arômes superbes, classe, qui vont profondément dans les fruits et les bois, avec une distinction hors norme. Je suis resté un vraiment long moment avec le nez au-dessus de ce verre, en fermant les yeux. 1ère bouche souple à veloutée, entre malt torréfié et café, avec une distinction extrême. Un café de ce niveau doit valoir une cinquantaine d’euros au kilo. Arrière-bouche de cognac grande champagne de 25 ans. 2ème sur des fruits noirs, bois de chêne au séchage, tabac brun de la Semois. Arrière-bouche de splendide équilibre et profondeur de goût. 3ème sur un prodigieux mélange de tout ce que doit avoir une bonne brune. Arrière-bouche d’une élégance et d’un raffinement merveilleux. Longueur où on trouve d’autres nuances de haut vol, du très beau malt, des accents de whisky de Campbeltown, un vieux calva aussi. Jambes finement marquées. Levure de splendide veine, de grand caractère. Alcool très progressif, et qui soutient les saveurs avec la plus grande déontologie. Finale qui se déguste au plein sens du terme, elle se susurre.... CONCLUSION : superbe brune, extraordinaire brune, bourrée de qualités, et qui plus est, de distinction. Je suis très heureux de lui offrir son premier 5 sur le site. Dieu que j’aimerais voir (et boire...) une quadruple réalisée par ce brasseur !!! N’hésite pas Rudy !!!

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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (10512) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jerre (3014) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Alengrin (3367) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BoBoChamp (5758) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
tderoeck (6464) - 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).

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Martinus (3853) - 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!)

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