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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 342   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
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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.


Gorm's rating

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gorm (1457) - Sandnes, - DEC 29, 2012
Et godt juleøl som lett kan konkurere med de beste av de norske juleølene. Et godt valg.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdiBeer (1500) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2014
Aroma: caramel, toffee, sugar syrup. Appearance: clear, dark amber, medium, creamy, beige head. Taste: heavy sweet. Palate: sweets continue, heavy, but not too unpleasant, caramel, toffee, fizzy carbonation. Overall: very nice Abbey Dubbel, sweet and elegant. Bottle from Beers of Europe, Kings Lynn.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fashawn (180) - Montesarchio, ITALY - DEC 14, 2014
incredibile birra Natalizia, buona e sorprendente. Invecchiata due anni dopo la naturale scadenza, presenta splendide caratteristiche. Già un naso di buona carica, ma poco vario. Avverto liquirizia, rum, castagne e prugne ed un tocco finale di resina. In bocca ha una buona carbonatazione, è non troppo piena al palato ma nemmeno acquosa, in piena armonia con lo stile. Bella birra, ne ho un’altra che vorrei fare invecchiare ancora. La dolcezza di Castagne iniziali si perde nella complessità del sapore di rum e curaçao, kliquirizia ed il finale lievemente citrico. Buona birra, mi è piaciuta molto.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (14120) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2014
Bottle from Terre de Boissons Calais and drunk at home. Clear very deep ruby almost black colour lasting thick beige head. Dark brown malt Belgian ale aroma. Touch of spice I guess. But mostly a brown Belgian Strong Ale with a decent whack of bitterness on the finish. I rather liked it, very approachable. Hides ABV really well. Good dark beer.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RickFifty (441) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - DEC 4, 2014
Deep red-brown color, thick beige head. Belgian yeast nose, candi sugar, dried fruit. Heavy sweet, yeast, brown sugar, fruit. Medium body, soft carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
freretoc (826) - Besançon, FRANCE - NOV 27, 2014
Bue à la pression en 25cl au kilarney, couleur brune trouble, belle mousse peu d’effervescence, une bière avec un goût très caramel continuité sur le malt et fin de bouche sur le sucre à peine réglisse. Vraiment bonne !

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Renobob (830) - Besançon, FRANCE - NOV 27, 2014
Bue à la pression. Gout malté pas trop sucré et pas trop épicé. Bien équilibrée du coup. Correcte.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alusmamuts (499) - LATVIA - NOV 11, 2014
Dark brown with small fastly disappearing yellow head. Sweet malt aroma. Sweet taste (too much for me) with caramel bitterness.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CTKlubben (69) - randers, DENMARK - NOV 10, 2014
a light licorice aroma with bubblegum notes. appear dark brown with a fine white head. taste heavy sweet and very light bitter. the beer i full bodied with an average carbonation

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StilleStorm (873) - Stavanger, NORWAY - NOV 9, 2014
DWFACDSJT; Bottle. Pours clear copper with a moderate lasting, creamy, off-white head. Nose is malt, caramel, yeast, nutty, dark dried fruit, berries and spice. Taste is moderate to heavy sweet and light bitter with a sweet, warming, spiced, lasting finish. Body is medium to full, texture is oily to sticky, carbonation is soft to avarage.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Japalo (1257) - DENMARK - NOV 4, 2014
Bottle@home. Mahogany clear. One finger foam. Good carbonated. Brown sugar caramalty. Some clove. Sweet unrefined sugar taste. Intens mouthfeel. A bit too sweet for my buts.
Earlier Rating: 12/26/2013 Total Score: 3.4
Bottle@guren. Hazy brown. Small head. Toffee. Complex flavours. Dry sweet mouthfeel. Long palate


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