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Brewed by De Graal
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Brakel, Belgium

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RATINGS: 129   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   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 (3033) - 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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (2958) - 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 (3027) - 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 (941) - 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 (1096) - 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 (10841) - 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

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lilja (1578) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 20, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2014 Smak och doft av humle, malt, farinsocker, torkad frukt så som russin och mörka plommon, honung. Stor sötma, lätt kropp för en belgisk typ av öl. Obefintlig beska.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Douberd (2175) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JUN 20, 2014
Stubby bottle, 330 ml, poured into a tulip glass at home. ABV 6.5% Amber coloured with almost two fingers of light beige head, with okay retention, leaving minimal lacing on the glass. Aroma of fruits, plums, sweet in general, some grains too. Nice taste, again quite fruity, plums, slighty grainy, bubblegum on the finish, light yeast. Medium body, good carbonation. Slighty sticky on the palate. Maybe it’s a long time since I had a dubbel but I really liked this one.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vignale (2031) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 18, 2014
Stor Big Brown Bastard-flaska från SB. Gyllenbrun, lågt beigevitt skum. Söt smakbild med mörkt socker, torkad frukt, honung, russin. känns aningen ihålig bortom sötman, i princip ingen beska, lite belgiska fenoler, mjuk munkänsla. En okej dubbel som trots sötman ändå är helt okej till mat med lite sötma.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ST247 (372) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAY 11, 2014
Bottle @home. Pours dark brown with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, dried fruit, hints of caramel, herbal. Taste is sweet, alcoholic, bit caramel, dried fruit.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BoltonDK (556) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2014
Bottle at Hanzie. Sweet nose, spicy notes. Hazy walnut color, white head. Medim body, sweet, sugar, nobel hops, spicy notes. :) Bolton Brew.


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