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Brewed by Brouwerij Van Steenberge
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Ertvelde, Belgium

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RATINGS: 943   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Very dark, coffee color - full rich body - staying head - effervescent nose - soft velvet feeling in the mouth - luscious. Malt character with a hoppy aftertouch. Monks used to fast on this type of beer for 40 days! No food, only beer.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock (4699) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2015
28th May 2015: 330ml bottle poured into a La Chouffe badged stemmed tulip in Southern California where it is currently sunny and hot. The first beer of a random tasting session I am having with myself and no one else. Bit of a gusher, the brew flew out the bottle to give me a murky looking dark brown bodied beer with a lasting lightly tanned head. Malty and yeasty in nature, the aroma being malt led with a toffee and chocolate hints for the nose to find. The taste follows along in the same lines with the maltiness overpowering the hops and yeast flavours. Mild liquorice also within a mini-sour note or two in the mouth. I liked it: a good start to what will be a heavy session (I hope).

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
VamboladeTolly (594) - Tartu, ESTONIA - MAY 27, 2015
Bottle @ Keller, steeneberge event. Pours brown with small head. Aroma is sweet, caramel, some bread, toffee, plums. Taste the same, some dry finish. Medium body.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drmet (103) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - MAY 27, 2015
T: -upfront very grassy with a slight metallic note -sweet caramel and toffee -slight hints of plums,raisins and cherries -well carbonated -alcohol very well hidden -toffee on the finish with substantial toastiness O: Solid, but there’s plenty of better Dubbels

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SVD (784) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 26, 2015
Bottle at home, brown beer with a medium head, aroma is malts, Taste is the same, some sweetness/caramel, quite watery, meh average dubbel

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ttoadee (852) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 17, 2015
Murky brown pour, thin off white head. Nose is malt and a hint of dried fruit. Bittersweet. Middle is cherries, roasted grain...a little watery.Finish is lightly sweet and carbonated. Just OK.

1.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 1/20
dlihcsnatas (427) - Texas, USA - MAY 14, 2015
Dirty brown brew with fast fading head. Smells like a box of raisins. Taste is odd with hints at some licorice, sour bread, and something funky I can’t place. Not completely yuk but not a desired taste either. Maybe after 40 days of just this beer I’d acquire a taste for it.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
rdb84 (247) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 14, 2015
Cola pour with frothy head. Fresh, bock-like aroma: fresh cut grass, rye, pepper, chocolate notes, almond, hint of cherry. Taste is quite cola-like, with a sweet start. Not many tastes are discernible (quite watery): some raisin hints, faint hint of chocolate, bock notes. Aftertaste is dark chocolate, sweet.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Calisky (1557) - ALSACE, FRANCE - MAY 9, 2015
Couleur brune, légère mousse beige. Nez malt légèrement grillé, fruits noirs, levures, légère vanille. Gout malté légèrement grillé, caramel, fruité, candy, note de fruits noirs et note d’épices. Corps moyen. Fin assez rapide un peu grillée. Pas mal, dubbel qui sort de l’ordinaire.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjik83 (863) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 5, 2015
33cl flesje via Firma Bier Alcoholpercentage van 8% Uitgeschonken in La Trappe glas Uiterlijk: donkerbruin met mooie schuimkraag Aroma en smaak: caramel, kandijsuiker, donker fruit, koffie Conclusie: niet slecht, maar geen volle smaken ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheJestersBeer (2200) - SWEDEN - MAY 3, 2015
750ml bottle. Deep amber, beige head. Malty, spicy aroma, caramel, licorice, phenols, candied sugar, yeast, beef stock. Off-dry, medium body and bitterness, creamy CO2. Malty, spicy taste, caramel, phenols, cloves, licorice, chestnut, yeast. (2015-05-01)


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