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Brewed by De Proefbrouwerij
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Lochristi - Hijfte, Belgium

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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.41/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Note from the brewer:

Toasted American oak chips added during fermentation and lagering

In de gisting en lagering worden er getoaste Amerikaanse eik-schilfers toegevoegd.


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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JorisPPattyn (8018) - Antwerpen, - JUL 30, 2012
Thick beige head, very even over deep burgundy to brown, clear beer. Very perfumey nose, praliné chocolate, coloured but not-bitter malts; pastry, noisette, also wild mushrooms. Bitter/roasted with a sweet, perfumey underbuild. Again nutty, confiserie chocolates. Point of bitter chocolate retronasal. Warming up, the flavour also gets a stamp as from wild mushrooms ( trompettes de la mort). Overcarbonated, fizzy MF. Quite slick, rather well-bodied. Can’t get the oak. Got some very perfumey, nearly forced flavours instead.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock (4052) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2014
From a bottle at the Brugge Beer Fesival 2nd Feb 2014. Almost clear dark reddy brown with a slight beige head. Aroma is malty with caramel notes alongside yeastiness and some dark berry and spicy esters. Flavour is fairly sweet with the malts leading the way, hints of liquorice and spice, bitter finish and aftertaste. Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tsjerno (23) - BELGIUM - OCT 9, 2014
Duister rood biertje met romige langdurende kraag. Geur: hoestdrank, caramel. Smaak: toetsen van droge rode wijn, beetje hoestdrank, tikkeltje metaal/bloed, eik is aanwezig, geroosterd mout, Droge warme afdronk

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bartlebier (1884) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - SEP 1, 2014
33cl bottle@De Bierkamer, Kluizen-Evergem 08/2014. A strange and interesting crossover dubbel/BA dark ale with some off-focus aromas and aftertastes adding to the sampling fun. Massive plum wine, sweeter sherry and vanilla bourbon barrel in the nose, aided along by caramels into the kniwn territories of abbey dubbels: plum, date, some milk chocolate join forces, only coming up a short in yeast character to produce a truly memorable take on the style. Late showing of metal/drain/brackish off notes. - Still very much worth sampling and when in Meetjesland, a suave alternative to Van Steenberge’s rougher sugar alcobombs, for sure.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alengrin (2355) - BELGIUM - AUG 10, 2014
The younger, dark brother of Cluysenaer, with a sticky yellowish white head and deep bronze colour, misty. Aroma of hazelnuts, caramel, pear syrup, liquorice, plums, dates, cheesy hops, cloves. Candied and dried fruits in the mouth on a malty basis reminiscent of nuts, caramel and some chocolate, liquorice accent, some candi, creamy finish with a slight hint of woodiness from the added oak chips, sweetish with a mild grassy hop bitterishness. Like the blond one, well-balanced and correct, but nothing too exciting.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (35735) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2014

Bottle 330ml. @ home.

[ As Cluysenaer Cuvee Noire ].
Clear medium to dark red brown color with a average, open and frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to light beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, moderate to heavy yeasty, dark berry - dried fruit, yeast, sugary, light oak. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, candy, chocolate, yeasty, dried berry - fruit, sugary. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20140330]

3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Mainuh_man (221) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 22, 2014
0.33L bottle. Hazy dark brown with a frothy tan head. Super nice, sweet aroma. Roasted malt, bubblegum, cough drop, alcohol. Initial sweet that goes quickly to a strong roasted malty and butterscotch ( diacetyl) flavor. Finishes with a long, bitter linger. Light body with a creamy mouth feel and mild carbonation. Overall, the beer emphasizes Roasted malt. Has some nice aromas, but also some off flavors.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EddyBeer1 (920) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAR 20, 2014
Brune foncée un rien rougeâtre, effervescence légère de visu, trop pétillante au palais, col beige très fin. Malts foncés toastés, un peu de moka, un peu plus de fruits noirs, une note de vanille. Vraiment pas mal!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (3557) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 8, 2014
Bottle Pours caramel brown ( Cuvee NOIR , seriously ? ) Good white head . Smell is sweet, caramel, chocolate . Good carbonation Sweet, bit earthy . Low amounts of metallic , nice one ! Malty aftertaste

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrW (431) - Londerzeel, BELGIUM - DEC 12, 2013
33 cl bottle, BB 9.2015 @ The Capital, Leuven. Aroma has cheese, dark fruit, herbs, nuts. Clear dark brown, red, creamy beige head, lacing, lasting. Something special in the taste, burned, fruits, sweet, wood?, dusty. Medium sweet finish, prunes, cheesy aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jerre (2713) - Waregem, BELGIUM - JUL 27, 2013
First time @ home may ’12. (33cl bottle from Geers) Clear darkbrown color(reddish shine), with great light beige head. Aroma: sweet, fruits, caramel. Medium body. Taste: sweet, malts,caramel, hop bitterness.


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