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

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RATINGS: 991   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Before as 8%.
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.


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
fuzzcro (235) - Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2016
Iím not getting much flavor at all out of this one. It tastes watery. I donít see myself drinking this one again. There isnít a single outstanding quality in my opinion...disappointing.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bosbouw (2667) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - APR 13, 2016
Fles van zaanse molen. Chocolade bruine kleur met een volle kraag. Ruikt moutig, herfstfruit, zoetig. Smaakt zoetig, suiker, mout.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
KingsBrew (49) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 25, 2016
330ml bottle, Malty sweet aromas, Light-Medium Carbo, Dark brown liquor with beige head, Oily texture, Toffee sweet malty tasting flavors, Nice dubbel beer

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
GoufCustom (1619) - HONG KONG - MAR 23, 2016
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2016

330ml bottle bought at Gorgeous Wine & Cigar in Yuen Long.

Looks: Cloudy hazy dark ruby red colour with a thin ring of dirt-like yeast sediments; One and a half finger head with crumpety light beige foam which lasts for 3 minutes; Beautiful sticky lacing and quite fizzy carbonation.

Aroma: Fragrant dark malt, with light roastyness, caramel, strong toffee, light chocolate, dark fruits, sugar, tartness, bread and strong Bel yeast.

Taste: Mid to light sweet moderate dark malt, with roasted peanuts, strong caramel, toffee, shades fo dark fruits, light molasses, bread, strong Bel yeast, faint lemon, very light bitter hops and light grass.

Body: Mid to light. Very slick and creamy palate.

Mouth Feel: Fair dark maltyness in a very smooth and slighty watery background. Roast is light at first but strong flashes of peanuts come out, followed by nice caramel, toffee, light sweetness and bits of dark fruits. Very yeasty and very light lemon to round. Smooth as silk. Thin but lovely!

Hoppiness: No aroma, with thin lemon and light grass in taste; Bitterness is very low for an abrupt, fairly low astringent dark malty finish.

After Taste: Fairly dry. Nutty and slightly bitter to mouth.

Comments: This one gives a bit of sweet tease which is better than most non-sweet Dubbels. A tad light in body yet itís quite silky and solid in aroma and taste. A better than above-average Dubbel. Quite a joy!

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
deanso (9051) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 11, 2016
33cl bottle courtesy of and shared with Kermis. Thin off white head. Hazy amber pour. Herbal. Not a great dubbel.
Earlier Rating: 3/7/2013 Total Score: 2.8
33cl bottle labelled as Alsemís Dubbel. Thick off white head. Hazy amber pour. metallic aftertaste. An ok dubbel.
Earlier Rating: 12/8/2011 Total Score: 3.3
75cl bottle. Good creamy head. Clear amber pour. Quite nice.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
kermis (11057) - Where the wild whales are, 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 thatís 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 (314) - 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 (9458) - 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 (1067) - 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 ím nog eens te proberen via een andere winkel, om te kijken of mijn gevoel klopt. Het ímerkí wordt ook als etiketbier gebruikt.


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