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Brewed by Brasseurs du Monde / Le Picoleur
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Saint-Hyacinthe, Canada

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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Viper666 (2763) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 25, 2012
Bouteille 341ml. De couleur brune foncée et voilée. Nez de malt sucré genre sucre brun et caramel (notes de butterscotch), de levures fruitées (raisins, notes de prunes, traces de bananes) légèrement épicées avec des notes de chocolat , de houblon herbeux, d’alcool et de noix. Moyennement ronde en bouche avec un pétillement moyen ainsi qu’une texture aux petites notes crémeuses. Goût de levures fruitées (prunes, moyen de raisins, traces de figues et de bananes) et légèrement épicées (poivre doux, traces de cannelle) lors de l’entrée en bouche auquel se rajoute un goût de caramel butterscotch avec notes de toffee rôti, un léger goût de sucre brun et de pain grillé puis en finale l’on retrouve un léger goût d’alcool réchauffant accompagné d’une légère amertume de houblon herbeux aux notes florales. Post-goût moyen-long, léger-moyen amer d’alcool doux, de houblon herbeux avec un goût de levures fruitées (pelures de prunes, traces de moût de raisins) avec des notes de noix grillées.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Metalchopz (2404) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 16, 2012
Purchased a mixed 12-pack of "Les Connaisseurs" beers from this brewery. Pours a clean copper colour with a huge fomay tanned head that stays very long and with wavy-soapy lace. The nose is quite mild with raisins and notes of rust from the hop. Oily mouthfeel and medium-bodied. Dark fruit flavours with a light grassy background. Starts sweet but does not get overly syrupy. Just a tad too mild overall, which makes this Dubbel a little forgetting compared to other Quebec brews of the same style. Also, a bit light for a Dubbel.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Minderbinder (2015) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 30, 2012
Bottle 341ml. Pours brown/red, with good beige head, diminishing. Aroma is of fruits, malt, molasses. Taste is of fruits, malt, sweet. Somewhat acid, more than expected. An OK beer.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lukaduke (2373) - Portland, Maine, USA - APR 25, 2012
12oz bottle. Pours a ruby brown with a big gaseous head that grew out of the glass. The aromas are faint but whiffs of raisins and cherry. Its taste very similar to some flemish reds, a little sweet burnt sugar and a touch of sour cherry. Nice undertones of cola, fig and hazelnuts. Pleasant Surprise!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
presario (4709) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - APR 3, 2012
Bottle. Label says "8" rather than "6" but style and ABV are the same. Huge 80% head that required waiting a while to try. Lasting yellow-brown foam on crisp copper. Aroma has some sweetness and dark malt. Nice body. Dark malt is tasty with hints of chocolate and plums, although there is an underlying sourness that seems out of place and slows you down. A hint of saltiness.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (10453) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 18, 2012
A clear dark brown ale with a thick lacing brown head. In aroma, a smooth perfumey malt with grassy notes, light molasses. In mouth, a herbaceous malt with light grassy extract, Belgian yeast, coriander, oily mouthfeel, light alcohol warmth. Tasted at Bières des Neiges et Vins d’Hiver, Fev. 17 2012.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GRM (3082) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 18, 2012
Brown bottle, 341 ml, purchased at Broue Ha Ha savoured on February 16, 2012; eye: bronze, clear, slight effervescence, tiny beige head that turns into a tiny ring, light lacing; nose: malt, sugar, slight fruity, slight hops; mouth: malt, sugar, slight fruity, slight hops, light unpleasant acridness, finale in malt with light presence of hops, medium body, good carbonation, lightly sweet, slightly bitter, slick texture; overall : ordinary FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune, 341 ml, achetée chez Broue Ha Ha, savourée le 16 février 2012; œil : bronze, limpide, très légère effervescence, petite mousse beige qui se transforme en un mince anneau, légère dentelle; nez : malt, sucre, très léger fruité, très léger houblon; bouche : malt, sucre, très léger fruité, très léger houblon, légère âcreté déplaisante, finale en malt avec légère présence de houblon, corps moyen, bonne carbonatation, légèrement sucrée, très légèrement amère, texture coulante; en résumé : ordinaire

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
probstblueribbon (3062) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 14, 2012
341 ml bottle from Broue Ha Ha, served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass.

App.: Very deep mahogany with a nice orange-tan foam. Aroma: Slightly tangy fruits, brown sugar, warm spices, almost a touch of smoke, a wee bit of funk, dark dried fruits, vinous, hints of vanilla and wood, some darker-roasted malt notes, nice. Palate: Medium+ body, fairly full, rounded effervescence. Flav.: Boozy dark dried fruits, fruit cake, brown sugar, some light tangy/bright fruit notes, sour cherries, warm spice notes, some root beer herbal notes, good; dry with limited bitterness and a slightly thin (for style) finish with fruits and a little brown sugar.

Not perfect, but certainly decent.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cfrancis (2504) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 7, 2012
Pours a dark ruby brown with a thin off white top. Aroma is roasty malts and raisins. Taste is well carbonated, fizzy mouthfeel with fig, raisin and roasted malt.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
UM02 (313) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 3, 2012
Nice roasty malt tasting brune. Burnt malt, a subtle not overpowering sweetness, some hazelnut flavour. Not enough subtle or hidden flavours to be a great beer of this style but still solid. As in many of its beers (its stout being the exception) this brewery seems to be aiming to brew a standard beer of this style with nothing too risky or offputting for the non-beer connaisseur. Unlike many of the breweries who are aiming at a less specialized market they are still able to brew a good beer while doing this. Not going to be on any top ten lists but still a pleasant and enjoyable beer. The only complaints can be about what is not there (more subtle, varied flavours) not what is there.


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