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


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RATINGS: 346   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
The Etruscan (544) - Tuscany, ITALY - NOV 11, 2005
Beige foamy full lasting head. Dark brown, almost black color. Aroma is fruity with floral, spicy, liquorice, banana, apricots notes. Flavor is initially balanced turning soon sweet with fruity (banana, raisins), vanilla and light spicy notes, ending in a long fruity finish. Medium to full bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - NOV 4, 2005
Vintage 2003. Very nice aroma, with notes of prunes, dried dark fruits, vanilla and a touch of alcohol. Dark reddish body with a small tan head. Sweet and fruity flavor, with notes of prunes, quite well balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2005
33 cl bottle. Dark brown colour with a nice white head. Sweet aroma with spicy notes. Some roasted flavour that ends very bitter and dry, in somewhat unpleasant way.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cornfield (5552) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JUL 28, 2005
This pours a clear, rich brown body with a slight reddish highlighting and a healthy tan head. The aroma is caramel malt filled with alcohol and sweet spices. Light bodied but bubbly in the mouth, it has a sweet malty taste with dark dried fruits, candy sugar, some hot spices, and a definite alcoholic bite. It’s got a warm, sticky, bittersweet finish and an alcohol afterburn. Not bad.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (21533) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 8, 2005
Bottled. Clear red brown coloured with a solid and lacing off white head. Nice spicy aroma with lots of dried fruits and some malty sweetness. Sweet flavour of dried fruits, spices, liquorice and dark bread. Slightly bitter finish. Palate is a bit thin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2005
(Bottle 75 cl) My version had 9% ABV. Black - not brown - pitch black licorice-like appearance, brownish frothy head. . Almost tar... Extremely rich and full-bodied. Spicy almost peppery notes with lots of burned malt. Some hoppines in the finish. Gee what a solid, potent brew. 191297

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
nicholai (100) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 28, 2005
Dark Copperish brown with a slight head. I smell some iron, oak, and fruit. The flavor is a shimmering bitterness receding back on the tongue. Some lingering bitternish, and the alcohol is well masked. Palate is very pleasant, with round carbonated esters. A very nice beer with food.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dorqui (2116) - Brescia, ITALY - APR 18, 2005
Dense and creamy foam, much persistent. Dark brown color, loads and lightly veiled. Loaded and decided scent, much alcoholic and flowery. Complex. Full bodied, determined taste whit liquorice and licorice notes. Moderately bitter and persistent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - FEB 18, 2005
Deep brown-red. Nose some chocolate and cherries, bit spicy, slight hint of cardboard. Fruity up front, gets a bit nutty and toasty. Yeasty, somewhat vinous, vaguely spicy. Bit metallic at the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (6788) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 12, 2005
Bottled in 1996 and consumed at Heeren Van Liedekercke (near Brussels). This dark brown ale poured with a nice tan head, eliciting a malty aroma. The flavor was very mellow and port-like. There was much less alcohol taste than anticipated, perhaps because of the age of the beer. It went well with the excellent beef stew ordered here.

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