Brewed by Boelens
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Belsele, Belgium


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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lelisboa (62) - Amsterdam, - NOV 21, 2012
Great beer I dont understand it’s underrated. Reddish dark brown color. Aroma is liquourish, caramel, toffee. Taste is sweet but well balanced. Very pleasant brew. Go for it!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
martjoobolut (939) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 18, 2014
0,33L bottle (from Wines of Galilee). Pours brown with light tan head. The head stays for some moments. Aroma is herbal, sour, dark fruits, caramel Flavor is sour, malt, fruits, caramel, yeast, some dirty water. Overall: ok-ish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Marduk (2981) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 18, 2014
330ml bottle. Clearish copper color. Small size, beige head, stays. Sweet, caramel, fruity, , slight sour notes in aroma. Metallic, iron, yeast, sourish, copper in taste. Watery body. Iron in aftertaste. Some chalk too. Brrrrrr.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
KyotoLefty (6724) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 17, 2014
Bottle from Kiya. First impression is peanuts in the nose! Salted peanuts, some chocolate and caramel, bit of stone fruit and grass. Almost black, with a medium, airy head. Somewht astingent flavor, light coffee, dark chocolate. Very bitter. Not much hop flavor, but big dry bitterness. Rather thin. Not my kind of dubbel. Too bitter, not nice body, too little malt character. The astrongency does not seem to come from hops, rather there seem to be other problems.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alengrin (2463) - BELGIUM - NOV 22, 2014
New addition to the Boelens range, because a tripel needs a dubbel brother, apparently. Pours a very dark ruby red, clear but hazy with deposit, under a thin, light beige, finely structured head without much lacing. Aroma of caramel, chocolate liqueur, candied dates, fresh orange peel, overripe blue plums, fresh redcurrant, bourbon, candi syrup, liquorice, peppermint, sherry, cardboard and something phenolic (I’m thinking fresh paint...). Sweet onset of candied fruits and candi syrup, bit ’fatty’ and smooth mouthfeel, soft carbo, some citrus refreshment, then turning very caramelly malt sweet, somewhat nutty and chocolatey as well, under a spicy yeastiness which leads to a finish of grassy and leafy hop bitterishness, gin-like alcohol (though in all relatively well hidden) and sweet chocolatey maltiness lingering on. Tasty, decent and in my opinion more interesting than the original tripel version. More a classic ’massieve ale’ (abt) than a true dubbel, though.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mmargarucci (80) - Basel, SWITZERLAND - NOV 11, 2014
Aroma is roasted nuts and wild yeast. Pours a dark brown with big Belgian foamy head. Palate feel is very creamy. Taste is like sweet dry fruit, figs or dates with Belgian yeast after taste. Lacks complexity to be a top line Belgian double but still a nice brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
MADpalace (211) - Budel, NETHERLANDS - NOV 8, 2014
Brown cola color with cream-color heavy head. Sweet smell. Sparkling beer taste with sweets and nuts. Some sticky mouth afterwards.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DialSquare (2917) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 23, 2014
Bottle courtesy of Wilkes and Lynn (won in a WOB charity auction). Amber brown pour. Aroma of fruit, spice, malt. Tastes are toasty, nuts, candied sugar.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Trappist1 (575) - Diest, BELGIUM - OCT 3, 2014
-- gusher alert -- dark brown color with a huge brown head, little particles in the foam. nose: sour nose, wild yeast, berries, fruity touch. taste: sour taste with wood, dark fruits. bit creamy in the back. now, this is a surprise. expected a typical brown, getting a good sour beer. nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike_77 (3408) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - SEP 10, 2014
Clear mahogany brown. Thin lacy head. Aroma of sweet malts and dried red fruits. Flavour is on the sweet side with the dried fruits although it’s certainly very drinkable and not cloying.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Wim (2882) - Weelde, BELGIUM - AUG 10, 2014
ath home brown coloured body with a off white head and a fruity sweet malt aroma a malt fruity sweet little caramel bitter taste with a alcholic bitter finish

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