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

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RATINGS: 933   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
asedzie (654) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
LetsGoState (653) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iznogud (1265) - CROATIA - DEC 18, 2014
Bottle 330 ml from Svijet Piva, shared with JFK. Pours dark amber with white head. Malty caramel, yeasty flavor. Decent.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GuideDogSaint (678) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Alengrin (2928) - BELGIUM - DEC 11, 2014
Authentic abbey beer with hazy dark burgundy colour and off-white, moussy head; aroma and taste show estery fruitiness, orange peel, iron, candi sugar, the typical bitterish Van Steenberge yeastiness and caramelly malts, herbal hop bitterishness and alcohol in the finish. Decent enough but in all, just an ordinary ’massieve ale’ and nothing exciting.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrHangover (3056) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 2, 2014
Bottle as Alphens Dubbel. Pours a deep brown beer with a big creamy off white head. Aroma of malts, sugar, slight yeast. Some red fruits present. Flavor is sweet, very malty slight fruity. Yeasty mouthfeel with light carbonation. Quite a good surprise actually.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MunBro (685) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 24, 2014
Decent flavours here but it has the same carbonation issue the tripel had for me - micro bubbles and too bubbly. Would like a less champagne-y carbonation.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
monacomelody (25) - Bavaria, GERMANY - NOV 19, 2014
Naja, vielleicht nicht mein Geschmack aber sehr malzbetont am Ende, röstaromen fast schon "verbrannt". ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
danielyabu (1350) - União da Vitória, BRAZIL - NOV 3, 2014
average frothy light brown head. good lacing. mostly diminishing. flat thick dark brown body. aroma: moderate nutty malt, milk chocolate, mild coffee and alcohol. if: moderate sweet. ff: light sweet bitter; long duration. palate: light medium body, oily texture, lively carbonation, metallic finish. Aroma sorvete de chocolate. Dulçor maltado. médio aquecimento alcoólico, mas esconde bem os 8%. Não tem defeitos, mas parece incompleta. 50 s

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ForlornHope (164) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2014
75 cl bottle at home. Dark brown with a red tint against the light. Tan head that stays the distance. Aroma is malt led, roast and with some fruit, plum or sloe possibly. Taste is rich malt and sweet fruit with slight bitterness. Good mouthfeel, dry finish. Overall, rather good. I don’t why, but I wasn’t expecting much from this. It has beaten my expectations, which is always nice!


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