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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 925   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.


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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
birrabona (213) - - FEB 16, 2013
brown color with amber reflex. coffee , resin . good balanced. smooth but not sweet. fine dry. full body for an high alcohol level. one of the best bruin easy to pair with meat.


3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
goozen (3136) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - FEB 20, 2015
Bottle 0,33ltr: Brown colored brew with an dry sweet bitter taste with slightly hints of coffee and chocolate. Long time not drunk this one, an before Ratebeer brew.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Kleurplaatje (72) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 14, 2015
Pours dark amber/brownish with a stable off-white head. Good lacing. Fairly well dubbel aroma. Yeasty, malty and mildly spicy. Something tarty as well. Also a bit alcoholic, which disturbs me a bit. Taste is mildly sweet. Clear notes of the caramel, some sugar, something roasty and little notion of the spices. However, it got overwhelmed by acidic and metallic notes afterwards. It looks like if the alcohol destroyed a lot of the taste. After a few sips, the alcohol gave everything a bit of a sour, metallic, smoked ham, foot odor kind of taste. Nothing tasty at all. Palate is far too watery for a dubbel. Clearly a miss in terms of taste, palate and balance.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tricksta_p (1499) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - FEB 12, 2015
Ŕroma of malt, bread, caramel, brown sugar, sweet dark fruits. Flavour is moderate to medium sweet with a light bittersweet finish. Didn’t care much for the sugary sweetness. Overall not a success.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jukkar (34) - FINLAND - FEB 11, 2015
I bit bland taste, hint of nuts and caramel. Dark brown color, minimal head, light body, thin feel, fizzy, very short finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChewyBeer (98) - SOUTH AFRICA - FEB 10, 2015
Pours dark with tan fluffy head. Sweet plum nose. Medium full mouthfeel. Sweet malt, raisin, plum notes. Tasty

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rammer (290) - Moscow, RUSSIA - JAN 28, 2015
Good dubbel. More and have nothing to add, no frills. Not the best in style.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maarten1993 (413) - - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HIGHB4LL (750) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Florya (520) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (6281) - 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.


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