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

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RATINGS: 947   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sunevdj (3461) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - JUN 12, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2005 Pours a slightly hazy bronze with an off-white head. Has notes of fruit, plum and banana, and hops to the nose. Yeast, malty sweetness, alcohol and slightly fruity in the flavor. Could have more character.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hammenlind (737) - Sundbyberg, SWEDEN - JUN 12, 2005
(Bottled at Het Amsterdammertje, Gothenburg) Brown mahogany colour. Thick white head. Acidic, sweet, woody flavour. Medium bodied. Great bitter palate.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stew41 (1796) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - JUN 11, 2005
Massive head, fizzy then fluffy. Very active, lile a storm in the glass. Dull tan to brown, seems cloudy. Big nose with sweet malt and raisin notes evident from 2 feet away. Alcohol is also evident and cooks the nose a little. Palate is quite shy, more malts, a yeasty feel and some some noticeable fizz. Has a slightly weird finish, gets very broad and thin and has a slightly stewed fruits feel. Carries the alcohol with ease (label states 11%).

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjg74 (2802) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JUN 9, 2005
Pours a dirty looking brown color. Aroma is somewhat sweet and smells kind of like apple juice. Flavor is a litte malty with some roasted characteristics. Slightly fruity/spicy flavor. a little bit of spice and alcohol in the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 3, 2005
Pours a hazy reddish brown with an inch thick, frothy, tan head. Quickly dissipates to nothing though. No lace. Smells fruity and yeasty, spiced apples and a wispy sweet maltiness. Taste is very fruity. Sour apple and plum or peach. Tangy and sweet. Lightly metallic. Spicy, like nutmeg and mace. Mouth is crisp and a bit over-carbonated for my liking. Not big at all but smooth with a sweetly sour aftertaste. Very good and very drinkable. Nothing too complex but a tasty dubbel. not a big fan of the style but this would have to be one of my favorites so far.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hopscotch (10077) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 30, 2005
Bottle... Murky, dark copper (prune juice) ale with a mid-sized, creamy, khaki head. Everlasting retention. The nose is very flemish. Earthy, woodsy and quite acetic. The flavor is mostly buttermilk, light molasses and brown sugar. Medium-bodied and creamy with fizzy carbonation. Astringent, tart, dry finish. Maybe an off-bottle. Too Flemish to be a double. I will give this one another try one day.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (6145) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 20, 2005
Habersham Beverage Warehouse, Savannah, Ga, - 11.2 oz bottle - Pours a murky medium copper witrh a too fluffy off-white head, bubbly head - points off on the appearance if I have to wait five mnuites to drink it! Bit of a spicy aroma with some sweet bubble gum accents. Flavor is smooth, pick up some tangy, ripe fruit notes, a bit of tea and some dates, buyt rather understated and muted. Mouthfeel is thick. Decent Dubbel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rederic (3207) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 17, 2005
Dark opaque brown color, with a thick tan-colored foamy head, with a malty chocolatey character, with a fruity note of raisins in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with roasted malt and a chocolatey note, with burnt caramel, brown sugar, raisiny in a sweet malted accent towards a warmth alcoholic finish.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Schultsc (572) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 17, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2007 Medium cloudy brown color with a thin head. Fruity and sour with some dark malt flavors and no hops.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
frankenkitty (1981) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2005
Good looking beer... near opaque, rusty brown body, similar to weak "coffee" as described. Large-bubbled, compact, khaki head. Aromas started as sour fruits with a beefy yeastiness, warming to earthy, chewy, English-malts. Sour start to the flavor with a semi-sweet, malty center and a lingering, sour finish. Well hidden alcohol, although the active carbonation created a dry finish, nonetheless.

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