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


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RATINGS: 361   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thebeertourist (5099) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 18, 2006
75 cl bottle. Pours chestnut brown with a rich off-white head. The aroma is fruity caramel with some yeastiness. Sweet caramel flavours with liquorice and fruits, good offsetting bitterness, dry finish. Good carbonation. A very pleasant Christmas beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bikesandbeers (547) - san diego, California, USA - JAN 27, 2006
750 ml gave a nice pop when I pulled the cork. Pour a dark red/brown with tons of head. Spices filled the nose. had a good mix of malt and spice. A good strong beer without feeling too heavy. Thin a bubbly like drinking champagne. A nice holiday treat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rsmeds (228) - Turku, FINLAND - JAN 13, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2007 Bottle. Hazy copper color, small off-white head. Very belgian aroma and flavor of sweet malts, yeast, spices, and a hint of sherry, with emphasis on the malt and spices. Medium body. Alcohol quite well hidden. Nice, and very christmassy too. Re-rate dec 27, 2006: Apparently, I had forgotten I’d already rated this one. Ah well, re-rates can be quite interesting too. Here goes: Bottled 2006. Beautiful, hazy copper color, with small, bubby beige head. Some yeast sediment in bottom of bottle. Dryish aroma of molasses, yeast, and hops, with a hint of alcohol sweetness. Ditto for flavor, albeit somewhat sweeter than aroma. Bitterish aftertaste. Medium body, clean mouthfeel, rather heavy carbonation. App:4; Aro:6; Fla:6; Pal:2. So, not quite as pleasing this time around. I espcially found the heavy carbonation a bit tiring. Perhaps this bottle would’ve needed to mature a bit longer...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LoveCaissa (873) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 8, 2006
This deep red Belgian Ale has a lot going for it! Malty, fruity, and spicy all at once (sweet raisins, licorice). Nice high carbonation. However, the hops in the dry finish are not worthy of a true top rating (4+). Nonetheless, I really like this stuff!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
mabjork (677) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 3, 2006
Bottled. Hazy dark Brown, rich white head. The aroma is sweet and malty. The flavor consists of roasted hops with a sweet after taste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gunnfryd (12416) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 2, 2006
750 ml corked bottle. Brown colour. Yeasty, malty and spicy flavour. Taste 2004 and 2005 at the same time. The beer is best when it have been stored a while.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (22638) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 30, 2005
Bottled. Reddish amber colour, big off white head. Sweet alcohol, caramel and weak malts and rye in aroma. Flavour is sweet caramellish malts with some soapish hints. Weak plum with hops in finish. Semi-oily palate. Lovely label on the bottle...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NoiZe (2323) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - DEC 26, 2005
Very dark amber, dark brown coloured brew. Very nice smooth flavor. Chocolate and brown sugar, with a bit bitterness. Well balanced, nice christmas ale enjoyed on christmas.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bluevegie (3067) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 25, 2005
Brown cola like body with a tan coloured head. Smooth flavour, a little thin for an 8%, Rich flavour, dark chocolate and then cocoa thinness, burnt brown sugar and thin caramel. Head almost lasted, and then also some lace.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nekronos (3742) - Xalapa, MEXICO - DEC 23, 2005
UPDATED: APR 30, 2006 Veyr nice, cloudy, and orange,. The last of the session. And a good one to enjy in Christmas. I wanted to keep them for after Christmas, but I guess they were too many to carry to Home with me.

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