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


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RATINGS: 393   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Shark_Pants (613) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 25, 2015
Deep ruby red with lots of yeast floaties and generous creamy beige head that recedes fairly quickly. Aromas of toffee, cherries, plums, dates, spices. Very sweet taste as well. Very similar to the smell but simply described as being quite like Christmas pudding. Full bodied. Pretty good but overly sweet and not enough bitterness or dryness to cut through the cloying sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Muggus69 (2142) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - SEP 7, 2015
330mL bottle from International Beer Collector. BB 24.10.15 Deep mahogany body, holds a small dense beige cream. Rich nose - dates, prunes, raisins, dark brown sugar, licorice, roast nuts, chocolate, bready yeast, savoury spice. Rich syrupy body, creamy carbonation, not much indication of that booze. Plenty of sweetness upfront on the body - burnt sugars, treacle, dates & dried fruits, black pepper, sweet woody spice. Finish is long, somewhat drying, hint of warmth. Luxurious, very tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rdb84 (560) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 22, 2015
Reddish Double color, nice lasting head. A: fruity/sour aroma welcomes you when pouring, mostly sour apples. Closer inspection reveals caramelized malts / bock, some rye, fresh cut grass notes, brown sugar. Cherry lacing. After yeast, brown sugar is much more pronounced. T: sweetness is much more pronounced, bock with cherries, Christmas (fruit) cake, hint of chocolate. Development is slightly boozy, mildly sour, some licorice notes. Medium body. Aftertaste is sweet and slightly boozy, but not sticky. Maybe a bit too sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamaty (1915) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 7, 2015
Color Coca-Cola. Clara. Espuma algo tostada, abundante pero poco duradera. Aroma fuerte, dulce, atractivo. Caramelo, azúcar, frutas rojas. Buen cuerpo, continuando el aroma con sabores también bien marcados. Caramelo. Azucar. Algo de chocolate y frutas rojas.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lowenbrau (3237) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - MAY 15, 2015
330 ml bottle, lots of occasions during my early years of beerlover.
In short: spicy strong ale.
Labeled as "Regal Christmas", this was one of my fav xmas beers many years ago. A strong abbey dubbel, little spicy, with waming mouthfeel and aftertaste. Quite enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RW80 (2052) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - MAR 8, 2015
Bottle 0,33 cl Apperance: An average creamt tanned head on top of a Brown body with some reddish tones. Some fine lacing is left. Aroma: Caramel malts, dark fruits.(Plums) nuts and licorice tones Taste: Heavy sweetish, moderate candy sweetness with caramel, plums and raisins and some spices and licorice tones medium-full body, average carbonation, creamy texture

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bierridder_S (720) - BELGIUM - FEB 16, 2015
13/02/2015 @home. 33cl bottle from Bierhalle Deconinck. Brown with small tanned head. Aroma : malts, raisins, caramel. Taste : malts, caramel, licorice. At the end some bitterness and warming alcohol

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
holdleder (329) - Kongerslev, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2015
75 cl. champagne flaske. 8,1 %. En mørk øl med brunligt skum. En dejlig øl. Smagen er dejlig

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hrc_Cro (436) - Zagreb, CROATIA - FEB 4, 2015
0.33l bottle. Clear amber color with small white head that disappeared quickly. Aroma of raisins and caramel. Taste is very sweet with little alcohol present. It is somewhat empty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
FireGlider (478) - Zagreb, CROATIA - FEB 4, 2015
Dark red/brown color, medium foam fast fading. Aroma of raisins, medium sweet taste. No aftertaste, it feals plain.

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