Brewed by De Graal
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Brakel, Belgium


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RATINGS: 121   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   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 (3028) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BoltonDK (521) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike_77 (2735) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 14, 2014
Quite a sweet, fruity aroma with some raisin. Sweet taste with dark malts. dried fruit and a touch of caramel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Meilby (6453) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 14, 2014
Bottle 330ml @ home
Pours hazy dark brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, licorice and dried fruits. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long caramel and fruity finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Garrat (1254) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2013
Bottle.Ruddy brown with a small head,aroma of malt and spice,taste is herbal with plenty of light fruits and chocolate,lovely

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gnoff (7466) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - NOV 26, 2013
750 ml bottle as "De Graal Big Brown Bastard", thanks to Reza! (Not on ratebeer, but well known in the beer circle in Gothenburg).
Hazy brown color, small tan head. Light phenolic, fruity, grainy scent. Sweet, soem liqourice, sugary, berry taste. Medium to full mouthfeel, very low bitterness. Sweet, light phenolic aftertaste.
A bit too sweet, wouldn’t want to drink a full bottle of this, not even a 33 cl by myself. Fairly nice in smaller volumes though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
StoutHead (483) - DENMARK - OCT 21, 2013
Bottle. Pours clear-ish red with LOTS of carbonation. Aroma of malt, caramel and spices. Taste of malt, caramel, sugar, nuts, spices and a bit of fruits. Sweet with a medium bodied. The aftertaste is malty and a bit bitter, but not much. Good dubbel, but nothing super special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarcoDL (1545) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 18, 2013
Tasty Belgian dubbel. Filled with herbs and spices of course and with that nice dry and bitter taste that De Graal often has.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
swoopjones (5333) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 29, 2013
750 at Buffalo Beer Geek Fest. medium brown pour, maltiness richness, chestnuts, toffe and caramel notes. OK

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GBZ59 (987) - BARCELONA (Catalonia), SPAIN - SEP 15, 2013
Grifo. Copa Globo. Color marrón oscuro con espuma beige y corona fugaz. Aromas de pasas, maltas tostadas, levadura Belga e intensas notas florales. Entrada chispeante con sabor tostado. Cuepo pleno y carbonatación moderada. Las maltas caramel y los sabores de caramel crean una sensación azucarada y un paladar bastante empalagoso. Prolongado final dulce/amargo con frutas e higos en el retrogusto. On-tap- Snifter glass. Dark brown color headed by beige froth. Brief crown. Belgian yeast, plum, toasted malt & intense floral aromas. Enters fizzy with toasted flavor. Full body. Moderate carbonation. Caramel malt & candy flavors create sugary sensation & quite cloying mouthfeel. Long sweet/bitter finish. Fruits & figs on the aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Yves (2073) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - AUG 28, 2013
33cl bottle at home. Hazy light brown coloured beer with small white head and lots of carbonation. Malty fruited aroma. Full sparkling palate. Finish is sweet bitter dry.

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