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Brewed by De Graal
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Brakel, Belgium

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RATINGS: 134   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
DarkElf (3035) - 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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cunningham (4945) - Halden, NORWAY - DEC 17, 2014
Lovely hazy nutty color with a fine tan head. Nice lacing. Nice inviting aroma. Some banana, mild yeast and some caramel. Fine body and quite balanced. Ok flavor with some banana, raisins, malty, fruity and some yeast. Ok nice dubbel.
[Bottle As De Graal Big Brown Bastard. From a trade with Aniela]

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
deanso (5740) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 1, 2014
33cl bottle from Sterkavond winkel. Thin off white head. Clear amber pour. A little sweet. An average dubbel.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AndySnow (4104) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 9, 2014
How: Bottle, as Big Brown Bastard.
Where: SMÖF 2014.
Appearance: Brown colour with a beige head.
Aroma: Fruit, malt, some spices.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Malt, spices, yeast, hops.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Icedwarf (438) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - SEP 6, 2014
Donker bruin bier zonder schuim. Smaak is zoet en licht bitter hoppig, anijs en drop. Enigszins waterig en blijft niet lang hangen.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Silvan7 (753) - Samarate, ITALY - AUG 28, 2014
Bottle @ home. Ramata carica velata. Schiuma beige fine, abbastanza persistente. Aroma piuttosto intenso, fruttato / frutti rossi (more) , caramello, liquirizia e tostatura, lievito belga. Gusto dolce amabile, intenso, peristente, fruttato, con liquirizia e tostatura piacevolmente in primo piano, mentre caramello, e fruttato si avvertono nel finale. Poco amara e per nulla acida. Molto corposa, rotonda, piena, equilibrata ed armonica. Poco carbonata.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (3630) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - AUG 18, 2014
Gents Bierfestival Nr 5 Pours dark , clear brown . Almost no , white head . Smell is sweet, bit dark malts . Taste is sweet , chocolate , roasted malts , sweet yet balanced . Earthy , fairly complex . light body . Nice

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
olsvammel (3578) - Örebro, SWEDEN - AUG 11, 2014
Bottle from Dranken Geers. Fruity smell with dried fruit, vanilla and a hint of tobbaco. Similar taste, the dried fruit is dominant. Slightly harsh mouthfeel. The flavours are a bit too torn and all over the place.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alengrin (2464) - BELGIUM - AUG 10, 2014
Stereotypical dubbel, cloudy brown, caramel malts, sweetish, dark fruits, yeasty with cliché grassy hops in the finish. Nothing special but nonetheless enjoyable enough.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikske79 (1248) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 7, 2014
Een heel lekker donker biertje zoals het moet zijn. Echt een aanrader om eens te proberen.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rasmus40 (11992) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 2, 2014
Bottle from Det Bette Ølhus. Hazy brown with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and yeasty. Flavor is quite sweet and light bitter. Sweet finish. Soft. 020714


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