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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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tykjen (182) - Florø, NORWAY - DEC 13, 2006
Quite similar to Corsendunk Christmas ale, but a little bit sweeter finish. Huge coplex spicy taste, but not at all overdone.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
bager (2120) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - DEC 12, 2006
Bottled. Reddish dark brown coloured with a medium sized head. Sweet and malty with notes of anis and coriander. A bit too high carbonated.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rune (11052) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 9, 2006
330ml compact bottle picked up at Systembolaget and enjoyed at the hotel room. Quite nice aroma of pine and malt from an attractive deep brown gown. Taste of coriander, sweet anise and (too much) candy sweetness. Smooth, fizzy and smokey. Full bodied (02.12.2006).

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Furseth (2081) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - DEC 8, 2006
Bottle: Deep clear red colour, with a nice thick creamy head. Aroma is malty,toffee,citrus and a bit flowery in the end. Flavor is smouth and round fruitynes, lots of malt and sprakling on the tung.Citrus bitter finish. Medium body, medium finish. Nice!!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lgklotet (432) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 6, 2006
Bottle. Dark, good head. Big aroma of orange rinds and detergent. Malty and yeasty. Tricky beer. Good though.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (22692) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 3, 2006
Draught @ Bishop’s Arms, Malmö. Pours a clear dark amber colour with a longlasting two finger thick off-white head. Sweet malty, spicy and slightly yeasty aroma. Sweet malty fruity and spicy flavor. Dry spicy finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonsiii (165) - Fredericia, DENMARK - DEC 2, 2006
Bottle 75 cl (2005 edition). Dark brown colour, long lasting head. Aroma of fruit and yeast. Not as much alcohol flavour as the "usual" belgian christmas ales.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (7764) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - DEC 2, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2007 (Draught at White Horse, Parson’s Green, London, 25 Nov. Rerate: bottle 8 Jan 2007) Dark brown colour with ruby notes, frothy beige head. Fruity nose with notes of yeast, dried fruit, toffee, fudge, coriander, cinnamon and an hint of cherries in brandy. Fruity, yeasty taste with dried fruit, apricots and a spicy bitterness in the finish. Notes of cardamom and cinnamon. Nice and spicy.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Bullrup (20) - SWEDEN - DEC 1, 2006
Bottle 33 cl. Pours with thin head. I find it too sweet. Malty, slightly yeasty with taste of marcipan and fruit.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2006
A Sim Rate (on tap at The White Horse): Raspberry wine aroma. Sweet but not too sweet. Bittersweet flavour. Slightly creamy. Decent palate. Dark chocolate aftertaste.


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