Brewed by Budelse Brouwerij
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Budel, Netherlands


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RATINGS: 156   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Abbey beer, ruby colour, top-fermentation beer, outstanding owing to its soft flavour and fantastic aroma. This beer’s name comes from the French Capuchins, who had a monastery in Budel at the beginning of the last century.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rickgordon (3853) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2006
[Bottled. Monk’s Café, Stockholm] Ruby colour. Heavy nose - dried fruits and almond paste. Medium, soft body with caramel notes and good malty. Low hops. Delicate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (23513) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2006
[Bottled at Monk’s Café, Stockholm] Deep ruby, rich form head. Caramelly, soft, sweet and medium bodied. Warming qwith notes of caramelized sugar. A pleasant, mouthfilling uncomplicated beer .

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
ALLOVATE (2899) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 28, 2006
From the bottle at just on cool, and into a shallow chalice. Deep, ruby red body with a cappuccino-style, frothy beige head that left some signature lacing down the glass. Appeared bright but a quick inspection in the lights showed this had a bad case of the floaties - like pureed fruit. Thick, layered and sweet, vinous nose holding a lot of fruit, spice and medicinal alcohol beyond its modest ABV. Ripe plums and cherries, top-soil and dust and just a little chocolate fill out and are quite pronounced. Very pleasant. In the mouth it is woody and dry, slightly pasty and dusty like the nose. Body is quite light, unexpected from the full-throttle aroma, but it is soft and creamy. Cocoa, shredded dark chocolate and almonds upfront, almonds also in the finish. Feint metallic note in back with some driftwood and merlot-wine dryness. Dry, woody, vinous finish that shows just a little smoke and burnt fruit. This wasn’t too bad at all. Alarmingly light in body, but otherwise quite a tasty after-dinner beer. (30cL, BBE 06/07, Int’l Beer Shop, W. Leederville)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2006
Amber, reddish colour with a small thin off white head. Malty, toffee sweet aroma with an alcohol note. Malty and caramel sweet flavor with a light floral note and a hoppy bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
reakt (950) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2007 Bottle from the Rake, se1. I asked for something dark and spicey - was handed this little wonder. Raisin in colour with a flat head. Nose of black cherries, brown sugar and raisins. Sweet-ish taste of raisins, plums and spiced rum. Malty texture, slightly bitter finish. Damn fine beer. I’ll be seeking this one out again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 1, 2006
Bottle. Dark amber colour with a small off-white head. caramel, fruity aroma and taste. Medium body with a sweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - JUL 27, 2006
Bottle (Utobeer): Dark, dark ruby with lasting beige head. Sweet caramelised toasted nuts. Honey and some fruits there too. Like a nice breakfast cereal. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2006
(Bottle 30 cl) Reddish amber golden with a small, off-white head. Fruity, sweetish malty. Medium-bodied with notes of roasted malt and fruit. Lightly bitter finish. Pleasant. 240706

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joergen (25926) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2006
Bottle. Clear orange coloured with a beige head. Aroma of malts, caramel and spices. Flavour of malts, caramel and fruits.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Miksu (5047) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JUL 20, 2006
Bottled. Dark red brown color. Sweet malty and caramelly aroma with notes of plum, raisins and tart alcohols. The taste is sticky sweet and caramelly with raisins, plums, licorice and chocolate. Tart alcohols in the finish. Too sweet and sugary.

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