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

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RATINGS: 986   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
kermis (9986) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 11, 2016
Bottle shared from the source. Nice picture of the horse palace on the label which reminds me of my walk to work at my last company. Not sure if that’s a good association to start with or not.. The beer itself is a hazy amber brown with a medium light tan head. Aroma is vegetal with big herbal notes, yeast, compost, light dark fruits and caramel. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
Earlier Rating: 3/7/2013 Total Score: 2.6
Bottle shared thanks to Deanso. Pours hazy brown with an off white head. Aroma of caramel, night nurse, light malt and light fruit. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Earlier Rating: 5/16/2012 Total Score: 3.4
Bottle shared at Cafe de la Gare. Pours brown with an off white head. Aroma of fruit, caramel and some yeast. Flavour is malt, caramel, light bitter, dark fruits. Medium body and carbonation.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Inoven (231) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - MAR 4, 2016
Diep donkerbruin helder bier met beige schuimkraag die redelijk snel weg trekt. Weinig aroma. Smaak licht bitter met in de verte een beetje caramel. Ietsje houtig in de nasmaak.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (9255) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 2, 2016
330ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours clear mahogany with a thin, bubbly off-white head. Aromas of dark sugar, plums, spice, raisins. Taste is stewed plums, light spice. Sweet finish.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HermanW (1064) - Coevorden, NETHERLANDS - FEB 28, 2016
33 cl fles. thuis. Prima dubbel niks mis mee. ik heb hem misschien iets te koud gedronken. Maar hij gaat in de herkansing.

1.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
Flogiston (6) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 25, 2016 does not count
Deze dubbel bij de Lidl gekocht, samen met een tripel en ander bier van de van Steenberge brouwerij, en vermoed een lagere kwaliteit dan wat doorgaans in de winkel ligt. Geur is erg muf, wat gelukkig niet in de smaak terugkomt. Uiterlijk is prima in orde overigens. Ben van plan om ’m nog eens te proberen via een andere winkel, om te kijken of mijn gevoel klopt. Het ’merk’ wordt ook als etiketbier gebruikt.

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blackisle (1926) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - JAN 29, 2016
Bottle 33cl. Almost opaque deep ruby brown, small frothy off-white head, mostly diminishing, thin layer remains with some yeast circles, light lacing; aroma is roasted malts, dried dark fruits, overripe apple, apple treacle, caramel, light cocoa; taste is medium sweet and bitter, malty, fruity, toffee, with average to long duration, aftertaste mild sweetbitter, light apple sourish touch at the end; medium body, watery to oily texture, soft carbonation; all in all a nice Dubbel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (12151) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 11, 2016
Bottle - Raisin, some sweet purple grape and dark malts. Deep redish brown with a nice beige head. Dark malts, light raisin and a nice sweet malty finish. Touch of cinnamon in the finish. Solid.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lore (2043) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 26, 2015
dark brown-mahogany colour, medium sized beige-ish head; aroma of dried fruits like raisin, figs and maybe some plum, as well, biscuit, hints of chocolate and alcohol; taste is the same though not that harmonic and intensive than the aroma; correct dubbel

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
b33r (835) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - NOV 7, 2015
Dark amber color with medium off-white head. Aroma has amber malts and light grape and raisin notes. Flavor is all malt, roasty, and slight caramel presence. Okay

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vighals (2935) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - NOV 7, 2015
Gylden brun noe tåkete med fingerhøyt beige skum. Lukter fudge, blomster og noe svisker. Fyldig. Smaker sjokolade, noe bitter brent karamell og alkohol, noe salt.


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