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

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RATINGS: 889   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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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PeatyPete (389) - - OCT 20, 2013
Dark brown almost black color with a beige head. Smell is metallic. Taste of roasted malt with almost no hops. Dry and also a little bit watery.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (4013) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
HammerTroll (500) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 19, 2014
Completely dark, medium to big sized off-white head with nice lacing. Aroma of raisin and dark fruit . Medium to heavy sweet, but still very tasty. Medium body, lively carbonation. Fine dubbel.
(Tituš 0,33l bottle)

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gopherfan99 (466) - CROATIA - SEP 4, 2014
Bottle; pours dark brown with a beige head; has a dark fruit aroma with hints of chocolate and hops; taste is more dark fruits, malt, and chocolate with a hint of yeast and spice; finish is dry; smooth drinking but a little pedestrian.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gripweed57 (685) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - AUG 29, 2014
330 ml bottle. Pours a hazy mahogany color with a thick rocky beige head. Aroma is redolent of figs, plums and brown sugar. Flavor is rich dark caramel malt and dark dried fruit. Soft and silky mouthfeel has a red wine nuance. Slightly chewy with a cloying finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tuuker (20) - - AUG 26, 2014
Aroma: sourdough, sweet maltiness,figs, darkmalts Appearance: dark colour with really cool ruby shine, thick foam, sticks on glass. Taste:sweet bit on a unbalanced side, plums, hints of dark caramel, cherries,some sourness Palate: fullbodied, smooth and silky Overall: satisfying dark beer, would buy it again

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Franksv6 (165) - Tiel, NETHERLANDS - AUG 25, 2014
Cloudy brown color with a good white staying head . Taste is caramel, fruity, roasted malts. Nice balance between bitterness and sweet fruitiness. A very nice double.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SimplySike (881) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 22, 2014
33cl. Bottle. Pours hazy brown with tan head. Aroma caramel, roasted malts, metal, sweet. Taste caramel sweet. Mouthfeel bit creamy. Nice brew.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MonsterMagnet (206) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 21, 2014
Bottle, pours ruby brown with an off white head. Aroma: malts, yeasty, basement aromas, earthy. Taste: bread, candy sugar, red berries, banana, cinnamon, pepper Somewhat thin, medium sweet, light-medium bitterness, light astringency. Decent fruity dubbel with a good sweet/bitter balance. Likable but not too complex.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wvhoran (244) - Tasmania, - AUG 9, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown color, huge head. Malt aroma with caramel, touch of musty hops. Smooth with caramel, a little sweet. Decent, but unexciting.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Danev76 (508) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 7, 2014
Light fruity aroma with malt tones. Cloudy brown colour with slightly too much head. Weird fruit flavour, tart and citrusy with malt finish. Light body with low carbonation.


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