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


on tap

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RATINGS: 993   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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.

Jonb5's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jonb5 (508) - Greater London, - JAN 11, 2013
330ml bottle, poured into Leffe chalice. Colour was dark auburn, small tanned head which didn’t 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
nathanvc (240) - Brugge, BELGIUM - OCT 20, 2016
Pours clear brown with a big frothy off-white head. The aroma contains caramel, malts, toffee, dried fruits and yeast. It tastes medium to heavy sweet and medium bitter. Good carbonation, medium body but a bit watery in texture. A decent but average Dubbel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
redders1974 (1004) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2016
Ruby tinged brown head that diminishes all the good dubbel flavours just somewhat restrained decent mind.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (17277) - P´Castle, GERMANY - SEP 22, 2016
33cl bottle. Fast klare orange braune Farbe, mittelgroße beige schaumkrone. Geruch nach roten Früchten, dunkles süßes malz, Hefe. Geschmack phenolisch fruchtig, rote Beeren, Karamell, Gewürze, gering metallisch hopfig.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (6665) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - SEP 16, 2016
Draught at The Beer Trappe. Dark brown pour with sweet raisin and dried fruit notes throughout. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MihaKu (57) - Ljubljana, SLOVENIA - AUG 21, 2016
This beer was a nice surprise. Aroma is quite weak, with caramel, bread, floral, citrus and hints of cheese and bubblegum. Appearance: red, clear body with frothy, tan foam. The taste of this beer is it’s highlight - lightly sweet and sour and medium bitter with a pinch of saltyness. Full bodied, creamy, average carbonation and abrupt finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nihtila (2950) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 19, 2016
Bottle from Lidl. Pours deep reddish brown. Nose is brown sugar, dried fruits, liquorice, figs. Taste is sweet, candied sugar, light fruits, light bitterness, raisins, plums. Overall, decent but quite sugary. Anyway, quite a winner with Lidl prices.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
graziano85 (423) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 30, 2016
Dark brown color with big brownish dense head. Aroma of roasted malts, candi sugar, ripe fruits, plum, even some licorice, very nice. Taste of roasted malts, some yeast, again licorice. Bitter at first, then finish more sweet, but well balanced. Medium-strong carbonation, full body. A nice surprise this beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MetalMurphy (485) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 27, 2016
bottle @ supermarket (budapest) brown colour, semi strong body, low carbonated, lightly bitter, fruity, sweet aftertaste

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Japalo (1841) - DENMARK - JUL 23, 2016
Tap@Bette Olhus. Clear brown. One finger foam. Toffee cookie notes. Fine mellow smooth. Low bitter and alcohol mouthfeel. Fine. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MisoW (3221) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 12, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours brown color, lightly beige head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, sugary, caramel, banana. Taste is sweet, yeasty, caramel, banana.

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