Brewed by De Graal
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Brakel, Belgium


on tap

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RATINGS: 139   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Countbeer (5982) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 17, 2013
Bottle: Served in an Ikea (?) taster: Medium to smaller sized beige vast and thicker yet somewhat lively foamy head on top of a cloudy red ruby colored beer with an amber tint to it. Aromas of toasted malts, perfume, flowers, blossom, marzepin, marsh mellows, sweet/liquorice wood, tea herbs, fruit like orange, raisin/prunes, berries and tangerine. Overall a sweet somewhat complex aroma. Very nice. Flavours of toast, barley malts, caramel, sweet apricot, prunes, raisin, figs, autumnal herbs and leaves, marzepin, bitter, hay and hebal toast, light yeasty, light chocolate and some sweet/liquorice wood tones. Aftertaste is bitter, toast, marzepin, caramel, barley malts and wood. Low to medium carbo, soft mouthfeel, medium body and a creamy texture. The Graal for some reason never interested me to buy their beer, but for after tasting their ginger beer, I was pretty much blown away by the immense subtility that beer had. And now it looks like I experience it again with this beer. Very nice and even a bit complex.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bdunhill (255) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUN 24, 2013
This sweet Flanders Dubbel has a reddish appearance and a spice filled aroma. A flavorful abundance of caramel, raison and chocolate comes on the tongue and a slight lingering palate balances this well with breads and cheeses. Another fine Belgian beer to be remembered!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zaf (308) - 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..giŗ non amo le dubbel,questa qui poi Ť penosa

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pinball (11896) - 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 doesnít age that well. (this one didnít).

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KingCecil (2081) - 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.....

   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 doesnít 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Wim (3551) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TorbenH (1027) - Frederikshavn, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2012
brown, clear, tan foam, roasty, caramel, toast, medium body, oily feel, average carbonation, medium sweetness, medium body, average carbonation,

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
DarkElf (3051) - La Jolla, California, USA - MAR 15, 2012
15-Mar-12 (750-ml bottle)
Of all the De Graal beers Iíve 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. Didnít enjoy this one.

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