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Brewed by Brasserie Du Bocq
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Purnode-Yvoir, Belgium

bottled
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RATINGS: 331   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Appearance : dark colour, clear, fine and generous white head. Flair : rich with a scent of coriander and liquorice. Taste : full mouthed, heady, pleasant aroma of the typical special malts. Remark : tasting between 8° and 12°C. Typical beer for the end of the year. High range beer to taste together with family or friends.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (3175) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 24, 2014
330ml bottle from Appellation Wines, Dalry. Clear chestnut brown pour, thin white head. Aromas of herbs and liquorice, some dark sugar. Definitely Christmassy. Taste has a sweet spice thing going on. Surprisingly light in body and thin in texture. OK.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
biirusaikou (614) - - JAN 21, 2014
Plum aroma, roasted malt, touch of cocoa. Lovely red fruit flavors, cherry, caramel malt, sour finish. Very enjoyable Belgian bocq with a nice fruity character to pair with your xmas cake.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cthomas2390 (219) - Colorado, USA - JAN 19, 2014
Pours dark mahogany with big tan head. Coriander and spice on the nose. Chocolate, liquorice, fruity yeast and sweet, warming alcohols. Finishes fairly dry with a hint of alcohol sweetness remaining on the palate

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daniele (5348) - ITALY - JAN 14, 2014
brown medium head licorice anise sweet taste sweet spicy some caramell a hint of coffee

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
TorbenH (823) - Frederikshavn, DENMARK - JAN 3, 2014
brown, clear, tan foam, roasty, toast, herbs, soy sauce, medium body, oily feel, average carbonation, medium sweetness, medium bitterness,

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Douberd (2220) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - DEC 27, 2013
Stubby bottle, 330 ml, as Gauloise Christmas. Into a trappist glass. ABV 8.1% Brown red colour on the body, with one finger of brownish head on top, with good retention. Light lacing on the glass. Aroma of caramel, roasted malts, light nuts. Taste of light roasted malts, toasted malts, caramel, light toffee, sugar, some spices on the finish. Medium body, good carbonation, very dry palate. Overall quite good, in spite of the high alcohol goes down smoothly.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Japalo (1158) - DENMARK - DEC 26, 2013
Bottle@guren. Hazy brown. Small head. Toffee. Complex flavours. Dry sweet mouthfeel. Long palate

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Shaney (2428) - Köln / Cologne, GERMANY - DEC 22, 2013
Dunkelbraun mit rötlichem Schimmer und feiner Crema. Belgische Hefigkeit gepaart mit der Würze dunkler Malze, bittersweet im Wechselspiel, mit Zartbitterschokolade und Bitterhopfen im relativ langen Abgang. Gutes Weihnachtsbier!

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CPH2200 (288) - DENMARK - DEC 19, 2013
75 cl bottle, 8.1% abv. Dark ruby brown. Sweet taste with dark fruits, pleasant and not too sweet. Not very spicy or a typical xmas brew but good nevertheless.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (1950) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 18, 2013
Bocq Gauloise along with St-Feuillien & Gouden Carolus are the 3 most reasonably priced+widely available Belgian Christmas beers available in Japan(small 500 yen/large 1100 yen). Bottle from Yamaichi, the same mahoganey brown pour with a large head of beige foam. The aroma is also similar with candied plums, figs & a wine-like richness. The flavor is rich, nutty, sweet caramel malts with fruity notes of plums & figs. The Gouden Carolous is too boozy, this is very similar to St-Feuillien but possibly less boozy with a thinner mouthfeel.


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