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Brewed by De Graal
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Brakel, Belgium

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RATINGS: 137   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zaf (266) - ITALY - FEB 9, 2013
aroma: caramel, apparenza: brown, hazy, minimal head, gusto: medium sweetness, lightly bitter, palato: light body, oily feel, lively, abrupt aroma lievemente maltato ma davvero molto poco avvertibile..poca schiuma ma persistente..gusto maltato tendenzialmente molto dolce,lieve retrogusto luppolato..finale brusco..già non amo le dubbel,questa qui poi è penosa

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pinball (11111) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2012
Bottle from beer planet. BBF 06/2011 (bought 09/2012 so a little dated this one) cloudy unclear brown, smooth small light brown head.dried fruty, yeasty, cellary aroma. sweet malty notes. Flavor is slightly oxidized, cellary, dried fruits, sweetness, yeast, sweetish and easy drinking dubbel with a little bit of spices in it. complex enough to be interesting, but doesn’t age that well. (this one didn’t).

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - AUG 12, 2012
Hazy amber brown colour. Sweet toasty malty caramel yeasty aroma. Thin like mouthfeel. Toasty malt and caramel in the flavour, sweet like. Thanks for sharing this one Cecil.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KingCecil (2066) - DENMARK - AUG 10, 2012
Bottle @ home.... It pours clear amber like with a small tan head..... the aroma is herbal, fresh and caramel.. the flavor is caramel, sweet and toasted malt.... very sweet.....

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Noctilucus (106) - All over Belgium, BELGIUM - JUN 29, 2012
Deep red-brown, unclear after adding the "fond", beige head; not that much foam. Nose is pretty strong with spices (like gingerbread), sugar, a whiff of alcohol. Almost smells like a port; has the nose of a stronger beer, also a bit fruity as in red fruits, e.g. raspberries. Taste: little carbonation, a bit of roasted character, sugars without ever being cloyingly sweet, caramel, spices. Feels a bit too light or weak in the taste, but then again this is only 6.5%. Still, it doesn’t live up to the expectations set by the nose. Aftertaste: smooth, slightly roasted, no sweetness but not a lot of bitterness either, again quite (or slightly too) soft. Nice taste though it lacks a bit of body to stand out from the crowd.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Wim (3067) - Weelde, BELGIUM - JUN 24, 2012
brown coloured body with a white head a spicy yeasty hoppy malty aroma a spicy malty fruity caramel sweet little bitter taste with a spicy bitter finish

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TorbenH (925) - Frederikshavn, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2012
brown, clear, tan foam, roasty, caramel, toast, medium body, oily feel, average carbonation, medium sweetness, medium body, average carbonation,

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
DarkElf (3038) - La Jolla, California, USA - MAR 15, 2012
15-Mar-12 (750-ml bottle)
Of all the De Graal beers I’ve tried, this is the least enjoyable for me. The classic flavors of dried fruit, brown/candi sugar, and spice are present in smaller degrees, but what really stands out is red apple and a woodsy quality of dried leaves and old wood, and the apple turns to apple skin in the finish. Kind of a dreary flavor, and not exactly appealing. The nose is similar, with earthy, woodsy aromas as well as a bit of cheesiness. Medium in weight, medium in carbonation, and fairly dry, especially considering the style. Hazy, amber-brown body with half an inch of dark-tan head that fizzes down to a thin ring fairly quickly, leaving no lacing. Didn’t enjoy this one.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
magdalar (516) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - MAR 10, 2012
33cl bottle. Pours a medium brown, with an offwhite head. Smells sweet, of candi sugar, and dried fruits, and a hint of spice. Tastes of a heavy sweetness, and mild tartness. Texture is oily. Carbonation is lively. Finishes mildly cloying, with a small dry bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
borisz (376) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 4, 2012
Aroma of roasted caramel maltiness mixed with some spice. Hazy, dark brown coloured with a lasting, thick brown head. Taste is sweet and bitter. Caramel malty, roasted. Some fruits (prunes/raisins) and definately spices in it. Bit like a combination between a dubbel and a stout. Nice.


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