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

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RATINGS: 991   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


DrnkMcDermott's rating

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrnkMcDermott (3003) - 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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (17000) - Hasborn, 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (6574) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - SEP 16, 2016
Draught at The Beer Trappe. Dark brown pour with sweet raisin and dried fruit notes throughout. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MihaKu (44) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nihtila (2887) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
graziano85 (419) - 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!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MetalMurphy (452) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 27, 2016
bottle @ supermarket (budapest) brown colour, semi strong body, low carbonated, lightly bitter, fruity, sweet aftertaste

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Japalo (1832) - 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

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MisoW (3201) - 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.

3.5
   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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2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
UjoKlobasa (628) - 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.


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