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

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RATINGS: 875   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.


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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jonb5 (340) - Greater London, - JAN 11, 2013
330ml bottle, poured into Leffe chalice. Colour was dark auburn, small tanned head which didnít last long although some lacing was retained. Aroma was yeast, a hint of cranberry and liquorice. Tasted cranberry, carrot and berries, yeast strain seemed to be the same as other Van Steenberge beers. Well carbonated, slightly thick body, smooth. Overall hid the booze well, which is always a plus point, nice beer to accompany a heavy meal.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jojojam (56) - Ohio, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Pours a dark amber color. Nice lacing. Subtle dried fruit on nose. Very soft mouthfeel. Taste is somewhat subdued nothing really stands out. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yy0pp (509) - - JUN 26, 2014
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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Melkart (261) - Porto Alegre, BRAZIL - JUN 26, 2014
Malt smell and taste. Softly sweet and complex full body. Medium carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
StoutHead (603) - DENMARK - JUN 22, 2014
75cl. bottle. Pours a hazy red color with a huge off-white head. Aroma of caramel, malt, dates and sugar. Taste of malt, caramel, dried dark fruits, bread and sugar. Medium to full body and above average carbonation. Sweet with a long malty aftertaste. Very good dubbel, nothing fantastic but what it does it does quite well.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Icedwarf (257) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - JUN 21, 2014
Donker bruin bier met schuim. Smaak is zoet, caramel, lichte rook smaak en chokolade. Licht bitter. Heerlijk bier.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
generallee08 (534) - New York, USA - JUN 12, 2014
It has a dark cloudy brown color with some deep ruby highlights. The head is huge, thick and has stiff rocky peaks that are light tan in color. The aroma has lovely fruity esters and a roasted malty character as well. The body is heavy and full. In it there is a rich malty base with funky yeast and a dark fruity character. Dark cherries and prune are noted and add pleasant sweet and tart flavors to the brew. The finish has a fairly dry hops presence that adds some light bitterness. It is well carbonated and bites on the tongue, cutting through the heavy slick palate and the 8% abv. gives a mellow warming affect.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
artyom (418) - Osijek, CROATIA - JUN 10, 2014
0.75l bottle. Brown color with beige head and great lacing. Aroma is fruits, caramel, dark fruits, mostly raisins. Taste is sweet with bitter finish. Alcohol is also notable. Medium to full bodied. Overall itís nice beer with nice aroma.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexsdad06 (5262) - Ohio, USA - JUN 8, 2014
Bottle at home from notes. Pours dark brown in color with a large, frothy beige head that lasts. The aroma and flavor have caramel and cookie malts, dried dark fruits, raisins, dates and plums, light hops (earthy), and some buttery toffee. Full bodied with moderate warming alcohol. Decent enough.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cuso (4223) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 8, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown color. Sweet and fruity aroma. Malty taste with candies, fruits, light sourness in finish. Very light bitterness in background.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cousin_Larry (284) - - MAY 23, 2014
Aroma is very nice citrus. Pours with a nice head that stays. Flavor isnít nearly strong enough, which is my only complaint.


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