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


on tap

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RATINGS: 984   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrnkMcDermott (2990) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2008
33 cl bottle. Pours a dark brown color, kicks up a big tan head in my tulip glass. Smells lightly sweet without the extra sugar smell of some Belgians. Takes me a while to get to the beer through all that foam, but what I get is a slightly fizzy body surrounding a pretty fresh malt taste. This bottle sat in the un-air-conditioned Foremost Liquors for goodness knows how long, but it’s held up pretty nicely. Definite brown malts at work, with fruitiness and slight tart of apple and vanilla. A bit of stickiness on my lip shows that this is still sweet, but well balanced. Background notes of ginger, lemon and nutmeg, too. A nice, complex brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MisoW (3059) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Blieken (22) - BELGIUM - JUL 11, 2016
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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
UjoKlobasa (516) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 8, 2016
Bottle. Cherry tree color, clear liquid, tan head. Bland watery aroma with hints of alcohol and sugar. Taste is light medium sweet. Boring, forgettable beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rauchbier (3772) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2016
Bottle (7.2%), from Lidl. Deep red brown, big fluffy and sustained off white head and muted condition. Figgy and fruity in the nose with some slight musty woodiness and a slightly metallic twang. Slightly thin in the mouth with an estery/fruity yeastiness and a slight oxidized note, a vague suggestion of toast and some muted roasted bitterness. Finish is fruity with some esters and a slight spirity alcohol note.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sebilinz (1682) - Linz, AUSTRIA - JUL 1, 2016
Bottle. Brown body with tan head. Aroma is yeast malts some fruits and hints of caramel. Taste is slightly sour with some caramel and fruity yeast. Aftertaste is bitter nice balanced by some malty sweetness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Garrold (4012) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2016
Bottle. Lidl. Clear, deep copper colour. Thin, dense, glossy, unbroken, beige head. Good looker. Nose is sugary, vinous, bready and nutty. Taste is sugary sweet. Some vine fruit, raisiny dryness. Sweet, thin and estery. Thin mouthfeel with too much fizz. Sweet, nutty finish. Doesn’t feel the ABV, but even at Lidl prices, I wouldn’t bother with this one again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SarkyNorthener (3917) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2016
Dedicated to Gary for tipping me off about the mixed six pack of Belgians at lidl and because he is a tosser. Bottle. Brown beer with medium head with some lacing. Lightly carbonated. Aroma of brown bread and candy sugar. Taste is brown bread, malts and some earth. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gary (1827) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2016
330ml: this goes down fast , like a hooker in a alleyway behind some corrupt alleyway @ a bullshit EU event.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Renobob (1612) - Besançon, FRANCE - MAY 31, 2016
Bue en bouteille de 33cl. Blonde classique typée belgian strong. Peu d'intérêt sinon. Alcool trop présent. Malt.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Wendigo (86) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 30, 2016
0.33l bottle bought as a part of a 6-pack of belgian beers at supermarket. Sweet caramel aroma. Dark orange colour. Sweet taste of malt without any hops taste. Thick palate.

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