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Bièropholie Double

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Formerly brewed at Bièropholie
Style: Abbey Dubbel
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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.68/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (12743) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 4, 2009
Light brown, hazy. Slightly plummy, bubblegummy aroma with hints of brown sugar. Fairly thin, but with some smokey notes. Vague plum and a fairly sketchy alcohol finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11568) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 10, 2010
341ml bottle, thanks CaptainCougar. Clear nut-brown body with a small beige head that wholly dissipates. Aroma is moderately sweet, milk chocolate, some raisin, vinous. Taste is moderately sweet, milk chocolate, raisin, light vinous/alcohol. Sticky medium-full body, low carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lubiere (10187) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 9, 2013
2009 bottle: A huge surprise! A reddish brown ale with a thick dissipating dark brown head. In aroma, smooth caramel malt with dark fruits, light molasses. In mouth, a dense sweet maple caramel malt with loads of sweet coffee, vanilla, vinous character. After almost 4 years, this one is superb!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (9226) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 3, 2009
Glouglouburp again on the nice Canadian beer!! Nice brown pour wtih a light tan head. Aroma is full of caramel, fruit, yeast and some raisins. Flavor is sweet and fruity with smoe nice background hops. Some graham cracker notes and a hint of tartness rounded this out well. Very good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (7974) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 16, 2008
My Bottom Line:
A basket full of raisins, dates, dried cranberries and cherries is doused in cocoa and able caramel, before earthy yeast and roasted malts seal this Dubbel’s finale.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A lofty head of foam dissipates atop the cloudy, brown-laced blood red.
-Alcohol is not much of a factor in the flavor profile.
-Roasted malt bitterness is light and achieves enough dryness to cut through the plump body.
-The flavor profile is not super complex, but it is very enjoyable nonetheless.
-Carbonation is levelled and the body quite round, making for a valiant mouthfeel for the style.
-A green malt character (Frontenac?) is found alongside the yeast.

Bottle.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Plovmand (6530) - Helsinge, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2012
Bottle from TheJester. Thanks a bunch!! Brewed 2009. Wow this beer is good! It pours dark brown with a medium long lasting creamy tan head. The aroma has loads of ripe dark fruit, black berries, sweet toasted caramel, light tobacco, light chocolate and port. The flavour is overripe fruit, light chocolate, light roast, light licorice, caramel and dark mollasses. Long dark fruity finish. Wow this is a fantastic brew indeed!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (6161) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 18, 2009
My bottle (341ml) shared with HogTownHarry & garthicus -- c/o Viper666. Pours a murky dark ruby-brown with a large mostly-lasting creamy tan head -- looks pretty good. Nice aroma of yeast, some alcohol, caramel malt, brown sugar, fruit, herbal hops and more. Sweet, yeasty, fruity flavour along with alcohol and hops -- a nice bitterness to go along with your typical Dubbel flavour. Good body. I really like this.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rastacouere (6134) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 30, 2008
Never-ending uniform beige head thrones over the opaque caramel hue. The foam actually produces lacing, a characteristic I don’t remember encountering in a Bièropholie. Estery and full-malted nose where strong banana bread flavours are complemented by subsequent pepper, grapes and figs. Certainly quite sweet in mouth, sucre d’orge and dried fruits dominate the trace leafy hops. Minimal earthiness is never a match for the sweetness in the finish that stays malty, spicy and long. No wateriness, very soft foamy mouthfeel, airy and with no hard edges. I’m impressed, I rarely enjoy dubbels and Belgian-inspired beers are not what I’d expect Bièropholie to excel at. Kudos.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HogTownHarry (6126) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUN 18, 2009
Bottle (341ml). Shared by blankboy with me and garthicus. Deep clear ruby with a very large, long-lasting straw-coloured foamy head. Solid roast caramel malt with pear and peach sweetness, lovely yeast and green herbal bitterness in behind. Taste follows, wow that’s grassy-bitter, which really balances the sweetness and the building alcohol presence - quite a lot going on with fruity roast malt and the pungent yeast - an interesting take on the style. Thick, mild carbonation, quite pungent yet sweet on the palate, long bitter linger - trés bien!!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Glouglouburp (6085) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 22, 2009
In short: An almost classic Abbey Dubbel. Fruity roasted cookies. A very good example of the style
How: Bottles (many many) 341ml, batch 1. Consumed from very fresh to 4 months old. Better now than when fresh
The look: Partly cloudy amber body topped y a medium beige head
In long: Strong nose is unmistakably Belgian with lots of fruity yeast esters. A lot of dried dark fruits, brown sugar, earthy notes and graham cookies. I can feel that the beer is sweet but a combination of things dries it out very nicely (roastiness, woody hops, dustiness?). Hops remain mostly discreet. Add some nutty elements and we’d have a killer beer. First ever Bieropholie Abbey Dubbel batch and it’s pretty darn good. If all first attempts at something would be so successful all fertilization clinics would go out of business.


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