Brewed by Budelse Brouwerij
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Budel, Netherlands


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RATINGS: 147   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerCast_Rich (1896) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 6, 2010
[330ml bottle, Beers of Europe, King’s Lynn] Dark brown almost black pour, thin off-white head. Big malty aromas and then flavours coming off. There’s a slight sharpness in the aftertaste. Pretty rich, there’s a creaminess to it as well. As it warms the flavours develop further – complex malts with a hint of spices and that mild tartness. Pretty complex stuff. [15/08/2010]

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
delnoche (462) - Alamogordo, New Mexico, USA - MAY 1, 2010
30cl bottle poured into a Rochefort Trappist glass. Clear ruby with a small off-white head. Aroma is dark fruit. Flavor is very sweet, dark fruit. Full body. Medium to light carbonation. A bit of alcohol in the short finish. Decent but too sweet for my taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
greig (253) - Hamilton, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 20, 2010
A fairly dull beer by most standards. Colour is a nice reddish brown, but head is disappointingly fleeting, and ends up looking like sea scum tossed on the waves. Aroma is pleasant, but not outstanding, with some nice caramel and black pepper notes present. Mouthfeel is decent, but a little thin. Flavour is nice - good complex malt, with a caramelly moreishness about it. The taste saves this beer really. I wouldn’t order it especially, but nor would I be horribly disappointed to find it on a guest tap somewhere.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maupie (927) - Roosendaal, NETHERLANDS - JAN 13, 2010
After the beer was served in the glass there was found a lasting quantity not wall adhesive light brown foam collar which was fine and evenly of structure. The beer also contained much carbonic acid in the glass. The beer has a clear dark brown color and a sweet taste. The after tast of the beer is hoppy bitter with a very candysugar touch. This beer smells malty.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gnoff (8005) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUL 15, 2009
Draught at Het Amsterdammertje on July 14, 2009
Hazy copper color, off-white rather small head. Acidic and sweet scent. Fruity, melon, citrus, acidic taste. Medium mouthfeel, melon aftertaste. Low bitterness.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SilkTork (5297) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2009
300ml bottle from Beers Of Europe. A warm malty beer with a fine, creamy carbonation. Some gel floaties. Sweet taste, though dry aroma and finish. Some bacon, chalk, vanilla, butter, caramel, banana, chocolate flavours hanging around in a reasonably pleasant but uninteresting manner. Awareness of warm alcohol, but not aggressive. This is a drinkable malty brown beer. Less yeasty than usual for a Belgian style beer. Watery and dull finish. This is the third beer I’ve had from this brewery, and they haven’t impressed me. They appear to be trying out a variety of styles, and haven’t yet got a character of their own.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dutchbeerpages (1669) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - MAY 27, 2009
interesting aroma that’s strong and deep. Red, coppertone look. Taste lingers for a while, wheat bread with butter and caramel. Alcohol can be felt all the way down the belly.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Jerre (2747) - Waregem, BELGIUM - MAY 7, 2009
Thx to Ober. Bottle, 30 cl. tasted with Leen, Paul on 29.04.’09. Ruby brown color, off-white head. Aroma light roasted malts, caramel. Madium body. Taste sweet, caramel, dark fruits, roasted malts. Ending dry. very regular dubbel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johndoughty (4114) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2009
Brown, sweet and slightly sickly.Chocolate ansd coffee dominate. Not bad but not really my cup of tea.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bembelembe (216) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 8, 2009
Brown-red creamy body, small head. Complex taste. Fruity & spicy. Raisins, dark fruit, caramel, roasted and smoked wood, yeast (floating). Distinctive but pleasant alcohol taste. Very little sour and bitter. Dry and fruity lightly bitter and full aftertaste. Medium-high carbonated.

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