Brewed by De Graal
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Brakel, Belgium


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RATINGS: 135   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmm1 (129) - Andorra la Vella, ANDORRA - JAN 19, 2008
33cl bottle. Dark amber cloudy body with a nice puffy beige head. Bready nose with subttle tones of clove and caramel. A slight acid approach in mouth with some sweet roasted malts, and hops bitterness at the end that leaves a coffee-like aftertaste. Medium-high carbonation with a light body cause some effervescences that disturb the complexity of the flavors which is a pity. Could have been a good dubbel but is an underachiever because of that lack of body and a too high carbonation, the brewer should tone this down to make a more serious beer with less pops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sigmund (5462) - Tau, NORWAY - JAN 11, 2008
330 ml stubby bottle, courtesy of Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. BB 0608. ABV is 6.5%. Refermented in the bottle. Copper coloured beer (clear first, cloudy when the yeast is poured in the end), large tan head with an orangey hue. Very nice aroma of spices, candi sugar, yeast and raisins. Soft mouthfeel. The flavour is moderately spicy with some caramel and toffee, lacks hops. The finish is kind of "empty", relatively light bodied for its strength. Still a nice and drinkable dubbel, but could have been better.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - JAN 1, 2008
(on bottle) Light redish/brown, white head. A simpel aroma of blackcurrant and malts. High carbonation and a waterish body, with taste of more graisn; not that fancy. The finish is light, without any estertraces. There is a late-finish with some chocolate and dry fruit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
daniele (6056) - ITALY - NOV 3, 2007
scura con riflessi rossastri buona schiuma abbastanza persistente profumi fruttati lieviti fermentezione in bocca non armonica tagliante un po luppolata tostata decisamente non rotonda

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SHIG (3787) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - OCT 21, 2007
Bottle: Poured a dark red brown with a thin jello off white color head. The aroma is a sweet roasted malt with some caramel tones. The taste is a roasted nut and sugary malt, the finish is caramel and sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - SEP 19, 2007
Darker amber to brown coloured beer with a lot of carbonation and an average off-white head. Malty roasted full aroma. Full palate. Finish is bitter roasted little bit short, wattery. Better when yeast on the bottom is poored out. Medium one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 25, 2007
Bottled. Clear amber with a sissapearing white head. Yeasty aroma with notes of almond, hay and cocoa-powder. Malty flavour of light chocolate, nuts, anise with hoppy undertones of hay. yeasty finish of almond paste, nuts and chocolate with a metallic undertone.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (12025) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 16, 2007
Bottle. Amber, nice offwhite head. Hoppy aroma. Quite mild malty flavor with hoppy notes. Mild finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BelgiskOlklub (943) - Viby J, DENMARK - NOV 5, 2006
Brown colour, big white head. Sweet chocolate and raisin taste, medium sweetness, lightly bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (15750) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 29, 2006
Cloudy brown color; thin creamy head. Bice aroma, malt, perfumy, caramel, candi sugar. Medium body structure; mainly caramel taste, with a touch of roasted malts, strong bitterness (with light traces of hops), some steady woodiness. Solid and good.

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