Brewed by Budelse Brouwerij
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Budel, Netherlands


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RATINGS: 157   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 31, 2005
clear dark brown big beige head. dark bready aroma with toffee, chocolate, yeast and roast. doughy malt with tart fruit and cherry flavours. sweet chocolate and roast. finish thins a little. not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Liberty (52) - Stompwijk, NETHERLANDS - JUL 25, 2005
On draft at the PINT beerfestival. A lot better than Batavier. Malty beer with caramel present and some fruitiness, and I bit sweet for my taste, but quite nice overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
OlivierMTL (709) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 20, 2005
Ambrée allant vers le brun, peu de mousse. Arômes de houblons semblant de style anglais, herbacé, quelques pointes de caramel et forte présence de levure. Peut-être dû à l’oxydation présente dans cet échantillon, les flaveurs rappelant l’étrange sensation de boire à même un baril de bois, style vieux cask. Donc, boisée, présence de caramel torréfié, sucre brun et aussi de cuivre usé. Corps d’épaisseur semi mince semblant quelque peu aqueux. Les flaveurs ne semblent pas vouloir s’accommoder. Très ordinaire!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 16, 2005
Very doughy, toffee, caramel aroma with underlying black cherry fruitiness. Opaque deep brown with a shy cover of off-white head that recedes immediately to ring. Sweet black cherries, brown sugar and caramel. Medium-light body is somewhat watery with low carbonation. Tulip, just above fridge temp. Bottle (trade, Jun-2005). Thanks, radiomgb!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sanchex (224) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 12, 2005
Pours with a nice cascading action resulting in a creamy head. Very sweet aroma, milk chocolate, cherries, toffee. Flavour isn’t nearly as complex or interesting as the nose. Sweet finish. Cheers!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 23, 2005
Bottle. Deep amber in colour. Aroma was earthy, some wood, malty - mainly dough - and some ginger. Flavour had notes of ginger and mint, earth, and caramel malt. Slightly sweet, medium body and carbonation. Finish is medium lenger, mild bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Oakes (15806) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 2, 2005
Bright reddish-brown colour. Aroma of black cherry, raisin, toffee. Simplistic sweet character. Sweetish, fruity, slightly toffeeish finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cartoonkhaki (1254) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 31, 2005
Brown amber hue light beige head.. aroma of sweet malts light honey palate.. Medium chewiness not too watery light hoppy bitters..

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
MillStreetMan (152) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 30, 2005
I just want to cry. A box with SIX Belgian beers, and they ALL sucked. What a waste of money, time, calories and tastebuds. This was unexceptional in all respects, just terrible.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Boutip (5940) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 18, 2005
Bottle: Poured a light dark beer with an average head with very little retention. Aroma is a bit weak with some malt being noticeable. Taste is different then some previous Alt I tried before and includes some roastiness and some bitterness at the ends. There is an overall watery feeling that leave a disappointing taste in my mouth which is deceiving since this one had promises as opposed to other Budels products.

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