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


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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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.

JorisPPattyn's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JorisPPattyn (8895) - Ursel, - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
corkyrory66 (1113) - BELGIUM - JAN 11, 2015
Bière de Cluysenaer à Kluizen, foncée refermentée non filtrée de 8 % abv pour 16,9° plato et un niveau ebu de 25. Couleur noir roux, quasi opaque (ebc de 80). Bulles fines partout et vives. Mousse de couleur café crème, et en effet très crémeuse, à la superbe texture, stable à 10 mm. Arômes de fruits noirs, porto tawny, malt noir, pointe de café. 1ère bouche souple sur un mélange de fruits noirs, du malt noir et quelques épices. Arrière-bouche dense, avec du bois de fût. 2ème avec des pointes de piment rouge dans des fruits noirs et du chocolat noir. Arrière-bouche entre le houblon et les épices. 3ème où les herbes et piments prennent le dessus, et déséquilibre le tout. Arrière-bouche en nette régression. La longueur est d’un goût très pincé, avec de l’aigreur. Très curieux. On irait presque vers une brun rouge des Flandres … Les jambes sont collantes et plaquées. La levure est un peu aigre mais correcte. L’alcool accuse une faiblesse sur la longueur. La finale devient aqueuse, et un peu vide… CONCLUSION : une bière qui va en diminuant (toujours très grave), et en s’aigrissant jusqu’à devenir un terne reflet de sa 1ère bouche. Très curieux… D’ailleurs même le moine de l’étiquette se pose des questions (métaphysiques…).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
florent.janssens (263) - - DEC 26, 2014
Légère odeur de Torréfaction. biere au gout leger qui évolue. En bouche, plutôt bubble gum. Bière facile à boire, on peut en boire plusieurs d’affiler

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ulysse (389) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 26, 2014
Had some hints of pear. A tiny bit bubblegum. A well balanced beer. Could easily drink lots of this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock (5387) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tsjerno (35) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bartlebier (2966) - Belchium im Biersgau, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alengrin (3861) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (41314) - 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]

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Mainuh_man (258) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EddyBeer1 (1058) - 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!

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