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


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RATINGS: 939   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maarten1993 (454) - - JAN 25, 2015
Drank with Patrick and Bram at Piet Huisman 24-1-2014. Okay beer. Slight chocolate taste, but the taste is not expressive, a bit faint. The beer is thin. The aftertaste is bitter and very little sour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HIGHB4LL (823) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 22, 2015
11.2 oz. bottle from Pringle’s. Appearance: 2 finger tan head, brown/copper color, cloudy, light to moderate lacing. Aroma: sweet cherry, caramel, musty and earthy yeast, slightly cough-syrupy. Palate: medium body, average carbonation, dry finish, oily texture. Taste: sweet caramel into notes of cherry fruitiness, finish is slightly thinner cherry and maybe light alcohol. Overall, pretty drinkable, but nothing amazing. Balance is a bit off and a bit too much cherry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Florya (675) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 16, 2015
How: Bottle. Appearance: Dark brown, off-white head. Aroma: Dried fruits, plums, honey, orange, minerals Palate: Medium to full body, medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (6698) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JAN 15, 2015
Darker than used to for the style, but fits much closer than the tripel did. Hints of bread fruit and spices throughout. Not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
sloshgator (533) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 14, 2015
Bornem Dubbel is a technically well executed Abbey and good, too. Dark brown pour with a frothy off-white head that stays till the last drop. Pleasant floral hop aroma. Solid malt backbone in the taste with those hop notes in the finish. Bornem Dubbel hits it just right for an enjoyable brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
suurjuust (1617) - ESTONIA - JAN 13, 2015
Clear amber brown beer, retentive tan foam. Nose is caramel, toast, citrus notes, dried fruit, mild spice an sweetness. Flavor is a lot simpler than the aroma with toasty malt, dark fruit, sweetness, vague and weak hops in the finish. Not "getting" this one, though the nose is pretty nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
asedzie (657) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 1, 2015
Bottle. Deep brown pour with rocky beige head. Aroma has figs, very light and warm clove or allspice like spiciness, rich round yeast notes. Flavor is not as satisfyng as the rich nose - light dough, cocoa-ish roasted grain notes finishes with an abrupt and dry finish of dried herbs and hop bitterness. Palate is not as rich or textured as the best examples of this style. Overall, a pretty good dark belgian, but doesn’t measure up with the genuine abbey ales.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
LetsGoState (656) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 21, 2014
Appearance is large white head with amber. Aroma isn’t very memorable. Taste is some malt and spice with not much of an alcohol kick. Overall not one of the better Belgians.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iznogud (1318) - CROATIA - DEC 18, 2014
Bottle 330 ml from Svijet Piva, shared with JFK. Pours dark amber with white head. Malty caramel, yeasty flavor. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GuideDogSaint (724) - Xiamen, CHINA - DEC 12, 2014
330ml bottle from BePLUS, Xiamen. Pours hazy dark brown with a thin off white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, caramel and toffee. Sweet finish. Thought it was a little thin but it got better.

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