RateBeer
overall
65
57
style
Brewed by Boelens
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Belsele, Belgium

bottled
common

on tap
unknown

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Share this beer with friends!
No commercial description


JorisPPattyn's rating

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (8032) - Antwerpen, - NOV 20, 2012
Medium, light-cream coloured head, fast receding over fully hazy red-brown beer. End of bottle solid yeast. Attractive mix of liqueurish notes with lactic/oud bruin sourish aromas. Hints of green leaves as holly and chocolate. As such, ideal for the holidays, I’d say. Bitter-roasted, with only a hint at lactic acid backthroat. Some yeasty features, as if not fully fermented out - which sits strange on the lactic notion. Again bitter chocolate. Not very well-bodied, spritzy MF. Long-lasting roasted features in the aftertaste. Certainly not Boelens’ worst try! It’s not obvious in which way they wanted to go, but the result is worth trying.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
martjoobolut (957) - 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.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Marduk (2982) - 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.

2.8
   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.

3.4
   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.

3.2
   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.

3.3
   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.

2.9
   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.

4
   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!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike_77 (3412) - 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.

3.3
   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


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 5 6 7


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50