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

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RATINGS: 907   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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3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pintbypint (2669) - Edmonton, Alberta, - NOV 10, 2004
330ml brown bottle. Red brown colour, head is gerenous, fluffy and off white. Sweet brown sugar aroma. Starts with a slight malt sweetness - notes of light brown sugar and raisins, then gets bit sour tasting, notes of lemon show up near the finish.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MunBro (456) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 24, 2014
Decent flavours here but it has the same carbonation issue the tripel had for me - micro bubbles and too bubbly. Would like a less champagne-y carbonation.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
monacomelody (23) - Bavaria, GERMANY - NOV 19, 2014
Naja, vielleicht nicht mein Geschmack aber sehr malzbetont am Ende, röstaromen fast schon "verbrannt". ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
danielyabu (1219) - União da Vitória, BRAZIL - NOV 3, 2014
average frothy light brown head. good lacing. mostly diminishing. flat thick dark brown body. aroma: moderate nutty malt, milk chocolate, mild coffee and alcohol. if: moderate sweet. ff: light sweet bitter; long duration. palate: light medium body, oily texture, lively carbonation, metallic finish. Aroma sorvete de chocolate. Dulçor maltado. médio aquecimento alcoólico, mas esconde bem os 8%. Não tem defeitos, mas parece incompleta. 50 s

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ForlornHope (84) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2014
75 cl bottle at home. Dark brown with a red tint against the light. Tan head that stays the distance. Aroma is malt led, roast and with some fruit, plum or sloe possibly. Taste is rich malt and sweet fruit with slight bitterness. Good mouthfeel, dry finish. Overall, rather good. I don’t why, but I wasn’t expecting much from this. It has beaten my expectations, which is always nice!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Darkmagus82 (1784) - - OCT 10, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 2-10-14- Poured from bottle into a chalice glass Appearance – The beer pours a brownish mahogany color with a two finger foamy head of a tan color. The head has a great level of retention, slowly fading to leave a great level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma of the brew is a heaviest of a darker fruit smell with raisin and plum the most pronounced. Along with these smells are some roasted malt aromas as well as some light grainy aromas. Other aromas of yeast and a light spice are there as well mixing with a tiny bit of bubblegum to round out the aroma nicely. Taste – The taste begins with a roasted malt and lighter dark fruit flavor with raisin and cherry both there. A bit of yeast and some spice of cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove come to the tongue more toward the middle of the taste being joined by a bit of caramel and some toast. The fruit and caramel flavors really sweeten the flavor profile at the middle of the taste, but then fade some as the taste moves on to the end. Some lighter grassy flavors and a bit of hay later on join the flavor profile. A coffee flavor really comes to fruition at the end of the taste, mixing with the rest to leave, for a dubbel style brew, a very roasty and darker flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is on the average side in terms of thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is on the slightly higher side. For the mix of Belgian dubbel and more roasty flavors of the brew the moderateness of both the carbonation and body is rather nice. Overall – A “darker” dubbel with more roasted flavors then I was anticipating especially at the end. A odd, but nice take on a dubbel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (3166) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 7, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours deep brown, nose is fruity, raisins, taste is rich caramel, fruity.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tderoeck (5030) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 3, 2014
14/IX/14 - 33cl bottle from Geers (Oostakker) @ home - BB: 10/IV/16 (2014-1003)

Clear red brown beer, big creamy beige head, little stable, adhesive, leaving a nice lacing in the glass. Aroma: lots of banana, bit spicy, caramel, dried fruits. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: banana, bit sweet, more banana, caramel, sugary. Aftertaste: some milk chocolate, fruity, little sour, some alcohol.
Earlier Rating: 2/18/2013 Total Score: 3.5
10/II/13 - 33cl bottle from Willems (Grobbendonk) @ home - BB: 22/VI/13 (2013-156)

Clear red amber beer, creamy beige head, pretty stable, adhesive, leaving a nice lacing in the glass. Aroma: dried fruits, some raisins, figs, molasses, bit yeasty, caramel, sugary. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: caramel, some mocha, dried fruits, little bitter, general fruitiness, some citrus. Aftertaste: little hoppy, lots of dried fruits, some mocha, caramel, little sour, dark chocolate. Decent stuff!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AlainG (1323) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 30, 2014
Elle est brune et tout ce qu’il y a comme présence mousseuse est un simple voile. Un nez qui me semble bien étrange, sans être désagréable pour autant. Ça sent les cerises dans l’alcool, ou encore les raisins secs dans du rhum. Il y a même une senteur poussiéreuse. En bouche, ce n’est que sucré, par les fruits macérés et le simple raisin sec ici aussi. L’alcool est retardataire mais se fait bien sentir, il est costaud en fin de compte. Je me serait attendu à quelque chose d’un peu plus complexe toutefois, mais c’était plutôt linéaire. (1244-080914)

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
domienS (124) - Oostakker, BELGIUM - SEP 26, 2014
Pours a clear dark beer with a big beige creamy unstable head. Smells malty, kandij, coffee, spicy. tastes malt bitter, spicy. leaves a soft malt bitter palate.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (4320) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 22, 2014
Nice, balanced dubbel. Pours dark opaque brown with good head and lacing. Light smoke with some booze and a hint of florals. Light dark fruits. Finishes a little sweet with a touch of citrus sourness. Bottle from Chevy chase.


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