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

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RATINGS: 392   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
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.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
djoeye (3441) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 13, 2016
Look; beige tall foam, cherry brown body, thick cobweb lacing. Aroma; sweet malts, chocolate, dark dried fruits, meadow notes. Taste; strong sweet malts, chocolate, fruity caramel, rye bread, nuts, almond, figs, and cherry malty yeasty finish. Good body, soft, sweet, gentle. Overall tasty brew. [33cl btl, 8.1%abv, BB21.10.16, Gift f SkinnyViking, thanx!]

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rubin77 (916) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 13, 2016
F: huge, pale brown, good retention. C: dark red to dark brown, clear. A: malty, caramel, hint of chocolate, dark fruit, yeasty. T: cherries, toffee, brown sugar, malt, molasses, some rye, medium body, average to high carbonated, some spicy and warming aftertaste, good but not very special Christmas beer but for Abbey Dubbel well done.

1.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
Danieln (12) - Wezemaal, BELGIUM - JAN 7, 2016
Dit donker kerstbier heeft een zwaar gist-zoete smaak met een vreemde geur. De donkere nasmaak is niet voor iemand die geen voorkeur heeft voor donkere(winter) bieren.

4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
OnlyRogueAngel (42) - - JAN 6, 2016
Red-brown colour, thick almost beige head that lasts, leaving thin lacing. Interesting tastes that are hard to define, liquorice, coriander, strawberry were initial tastes, but there is definitely something more to this beer. Leaves a malty, coriander aftertaste

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
nickel (977) - - JAN 5, 2016
Intensive taste and aroma of malt. Some spices are also there. But this beer is good for its prominent malty taste

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MoritzF (9369) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - JAN 4, 2016
(bottle, 33cl, bb: 17.09.2012) Dark brown colour with a big and brown firm foamy head. Dark and mildly roasted malty aroma with notes of liquorice, anise, coriander and hints of dried fruits and nuts. Sweet flavour, quite full bodied with a smooth carbonation. Dark and mildly roasted malt character, slightly sugary taste with loads of dried fruits, PX grapes, sherry notes of the sweetest kind, caramel and liquorice; sweet, nutty malty and mildly vinous dried fruity finish. Quite good. 04.I.16

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kingstoni (1946) - FINLAND - JAN 1, 2016
Bottle. Deep amber color with a medium sized foamy beige head. Aroma of candy, yeast and spices. Sweet, candy-like taste with some sourness. Medium to full body.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nihtila (2833) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 26, 2015
Bottle from Belgian Beer Factory. Pours reddish brown. Nose is dried and dark fruits, sweetish, prunes, spices. Taste is quite sweet, dark fruits, winter spices, candy sugar. Solid Belgian xmas beer.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sissio (1243) - Orsenigo, ITALY - DEC 25, 2015
Clear ruby brown, cappuccino head. Raisins, light sweet licorice, roasted caramel, walnuts and some wild honey with spices. Easy body balanced with belgian-style winter tastes, raisins, passito wine, spices and some caramel.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dexcansino (575) - Andalucía, SPAIN - DEC 23, 2015
Mi primera cerveza de navidad de esta temporada. Sabor muy especiado y cargado, pero a su vez, sorprendentemente refrescante y compleja. El sabor es mucho mejor que su aroma. Mejor no beber muy fría. Feliz navidad!


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