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


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RATINGS: 920   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 20, 2005
Pours brown with offwhite head. Aroma is of molasses and maple syrup. Mouthfeel has a yeasty bitterness to it but that bitterness doesn’t linger long. Flavor is just too one dimensional, no esters, no malt, what’s up?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
aracauna (3160) - Georgia, USA - JAN 20, 2005
A dark, amber brown body with a huge, booming head. The head drops slowly until it’s a chunky spread of foam over the beer. The aroma is rich, lots of lemon, browning bananas, caramel and cream. The flavor is sweet and hides the alcohol well. There’s kidn of a candi sugar flavor in there as well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JadoreBlanche (114) - London, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 20, 2005
Bottle: Pours a dark brown body with a creamy thick white head that lasts all the way to the bottom of the galss. Aromas of sweet malts, hops, and slight fruit. Tatse is sweet, malty, and slightly sour. Nice aftertaste!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
highlandlad (1424) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - JAN 19, 2005
For a Belgian double, this is oddly skinny. It looks great - pours the colour of dark rum, with a big, lasting head and great lace. The nose is promising - sweet and fruity, with some cookie-like malt characters. However, it lacks body, coming up thin and almost fizzy wine-like. Sweetish flavours and it carries its 8% abv well. Inferior to the Trippel. (Bottle)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (11693) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 16, 2005
Pours amber with a weonderful head. Fruit aroma with malty and sweet notes. Malty and fruity flavor and turns into a quite mild finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JAN 12, 2005
33 cl bottle. Nearly opaque, cloudy brown-magenta with a giant soft lasting head...yeast, caramel and raisins in the rough but pleasurable nose, touches of oranges...grapy, sweet-sour, lightly alcoholic body, a bit lactic and perhaps too young, or not fully fermented? It’s ok, but something’s missing...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Shag (2646) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JAN 10, 2005
A reddish brown appearance with a moderate sized head and good lacing. The aroma is very chocolatey with some toffee, alcohol, and raisins. The flavor is quite sweet with milk chocolate and caramel. Some dark fruit is lurking about. It has a carbonated mouthfeel as well. Very good

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Gorbalev (2966) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 9, 2005
Bottle, LCBO 2004 Giftpack. Murky brown pour, good sized tan head. Weak aroma - slight cherries and wood notes. Mouthfeel is very very fizzy. Taste is overwhelmed by this over carbonation - it totally hides what flavours might be here, but like a nitro pour at a pub. What is here is a little spicy and finishes with a sharp bitterness, but honestly, this is just way too fizzy to be drinkable and enjoyable. Not hint of that 8% by the way.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
presario (4729) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 4, 2005
Light reddish brown. Lasting fizzy head. Artificial sweetener and bubblegum aroma. Fizzy mouth feel. Flavour is not memorable. Best description is a Perrier Beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Odeed (1795) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JAN 2, 2005
described by the brewery as "just like a porter"....ok. i poured this double into my chimay glass and was greeted with a mudy brown body and a creamy off white head.i picked up a smell of caramel malts and not much else.the flavor was actually a nice blend of caramel malts and belgian yeast.this is pretty damn good and i persoanlly think its a bit underated.

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