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Brewed by Brunehaut
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Rongy, Belgium

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RATINGS: 300   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
With its aroma of caramel and liquorice, this dark beer of 8% is drunk at room temperature.


tfredvik's rating

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
tfredvik (1435) - Oslo, - NOV 6, 2012
A light gusher. Clear, dark brown body with a small, frothy, light-brown head that reduces to a thin film very fast (even if it was served in a trappist chalice that usually sustains the head for a very long time). The nose is first of all yeasty metallic. There are some faint dark dried fruits as well that sort of save the aroma from a disaster, but the metallic notes are the dominant. The taste is light to moderate sweet and light bitter. Flavours are tin can, yeast, dark dried fruits and stinging alcohol. The body is quite light and feels watery. Rather lively carbonation, a dry yeasty finish. A big disappointment.
[33 cl bottle, enjoyed 1 month before BB date, from Vinmonopolet Online]


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ordybill (695) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - AUG 24, 2015
Poured from an 11 OZ bottle into a chalice at the World of Beer in Pooler, GA. Has a fairly nice wheat and spice aroma. The appearance is a cloudy brown color a small tan colored head. The flavor is nice, you can detect a hint of cinnamon and there is no aftertaste. Overall, this is a nice beer. first time I have ever had this beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ajnepple (3564) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - JUL 3, 2015
11.2 oz single bottle, a bit of a gusher, from Molly’s Spirits. Brown appearance with a fully dissipating tan head. Dark fruits, earthy yeast, caramel malt, anise and light chocolate in the nose. Similar flavor with a medium body. A solid dubbel overall. Pairing: Medeski, Martin & Wood - Hypnotized, from Combustication

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
niquillis (1840) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2015
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours dark brown. Some prune, liquorice, nut. Decent brune.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Silvan7 (885) - Samarate, ITALY - JUN 5, 2015
Bottle @ home. Ramata, carica tendente al marrone schiuma beige scura, fine poco persistente. Aroma intenso, caramello, liquirizia, tostato. Gusto abboccato all’ingresso, amaro quasi solo da tostatura, si ritrovano liquirizia e caramello. Calda, rotonda, equilibrata ed armonica.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fatehunter (1690) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAY 28, 2015
Pours two fingers of head on a dark brown body. The aroma is earthy, roasted malt, toast and caramel. The taste is fairly sweet: dark ripe fruits and caramel mostly. The texture is crisp and fizzy. Enjoyable.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
VertBaconStrips (2187) - Asshat, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 10, 2015
Reacquired a craving for this style after drinking a couple of Westy 8’s last night. Hearty aroma of raisins, fruit cake, plum, caramel, mixed in red licorice and a slight spice. Surprised at the caramel content. It tastes very different than I would have assumed. Similar flavour with a short spicy build up. Mellow licorice, raisin, nutmeg, creme, chocolate, yeasty. Comes across dull on half the sips. Drinking it faster actually improves the flavor. Doesn’t quite work but at least it’s not a run of the mill dubbel. It’s better than the 2.9 *semi rerate minutes later: when I began dropping this back quickly I really discovered how much I liked this unique brew - could be 3.3 but gotta go with what the hair holder thingy tells me* I gave it but that’s how it adds up. Can’t please this prima dona tonight. I absolutely would not buy this again. Rating stands.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lagerboy (1575) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 16, 2015
33 cl bottle. Slow gusher. Clouded chunky darker copper, creamy tan foam settles and lasts. Aroma is dark roasty malt, black licorice. Taste is lightly sweet, medium roasted malt, dark fruits, chocolate hint, faint yeast, soft and somewhat bland. ABV is unnoticeable. Softer carbonation, medium bodied, low hopped. DNFL (Definitely Not For Lagerboys)

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabuzzer (308) - SCOTLAND - NOV 29, 2014
330ml bottle, frothed over on opening. Pours deep brown with white head that quickly disappeared. Sweet, fruity, toffee flavours dominate. Nice

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jkwood04 (4812) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 25, 2014
11.2oz bottle in a stemless glass. Pours deep brown with a lacy, beige head. Aroma of dark fruits, light spiciness, some caramel and toffee from the malts with light notes of chocolate, some light hops, and hints of alcohol. Flavor the same with a nice blend of everything. Average texture. A solid dubbel.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kraddel (4592) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - OCT 19, 2014
Bottle at gollem Pours dark brown , copper glow . Ok white head . Smell is chocotoff , caramel . Overcarbonated . Taste is caramel , sweet , bit earthy . Chocotoff yet again . Balanced , but very much to the sweet side . Rather complex . Ok


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