Brewed by De Graal
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Brakel, Belgium


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RATINGS: 139   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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   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 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
altonbrownd (5419) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - SEP 26, 2015
5/31/2011 1:13:05 PM Bottle from Bierparadijs. Dark brown body with puffy head. Nose of malts, sugar, spices. Taste of caramel, malts, sweet. Pretty good dubbel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Alusmamuts (1460) - LATVIA - JUL 4, 2015
Brown with small yellow head. Malty aroma. Taste with roasted caramel bitter with remarkable sourness of fruity and metallic taste, bit too watery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bierridder_S (640) - BELGIUM - MAY 19, 2015
14/05/2015 @home. 33cl bottle from Prik&Tik Edelare. Brown with nice tanned head. Roasted malts, caramel, dark fruits, acceptable sweetness. Very nice for this style and ABV.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HULK777 (543) - - APR 3, 2015
Beautiful.Fruity. Belgique. Nice yeast. Sweet aroma. Taste is sweet, containing cola, caramel, and toast bread.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bosbouw (2592) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - FEB 28, 2015
Troebele bruine rode kleur met een volle kraag. Ruikt zoetig, herfstfruit, stroop. Smaakt zoetig, karamel, stroop.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cunningham (6772) - 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]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
deanso (8476) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 1, 2014
33cl bottle from Sterkavond winkel. Thin off white head. Clear amber pour. A little sweet. An average dubbel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AndySnow (6520) - Huddinge, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Icedwarf (1189) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Silvan7 (1060) - 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.

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