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RATINGS: 434   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   IBU: 9   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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This Belgian-style Abbey Dubbel is an exceptionally complex beer with many interwoven flavors. This classic-style Abbey beer features an immense head with a fruity nose and a generous body. Malty in the middle, the beer features a clean, almondy dry finish and a slight alcohol warmth. More like a wine than a beer—it has a lot of the qualities of a fine Burgundy. The beer is bottle-conditioned.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (7760) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 7, 2002
Appearance of chocolate coated raisins…Nuts flaunting with the yeast…Gleaming roasted malt…

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 22, 2002
Clear reddish amber loaded with specks and a pile of yeast chunks. Thin foamy light tan head. Very light carbonation. Aroma of juicy fruits, toasted grain, light sourness and grassy hops. Medium body, dryish with fruit overtones atop a lightly toasted caramel base and spicy grass-like hops. Light alcohol aftertaste. Overall taste is weak however despite the obviously top notch ingredients. Doesn’t exude the harvested grain flavor so typical of their other brews, but this is still a lackluster effort especially for a Belgian style. Finishes foamy thick and drier with a grape skin fruitiness and tingly hop edge. Maybe I just don’t get the appeal.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
obxdude10 (2027) - Limerick, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 2, 2002
Re-rate: Didn’t have a great head, but a very strong floral aroma, full bodied, nice balance, good malt flavors, very crisp, smooth, could tell from the taste that it had a bit more alcohol, very good dubbel

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jagerphish99 (33) - USA - APR 28, 2002
real strong... hoppy flavor, cant drink many.has a nice buzz

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2002

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrBeer (829) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 22, 2002
Some chocolate and almonds. Didn´t leave any bigger memory imprints

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
lockman (29) - Somers Point, New Jersey, USA - MAR 14, 2002
A nice beer, but not comparable to a Belgian benchmark. Flavorful and tasty on its own. Definitely a worthwhile drink.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - MAR 8, 2002
Nice head. Great dark amber color. Caramel malt and almost a nuttiness like a nut-brown ale comes through. Still a very drinkable beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jake Barnes (456) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 4, 2002
Once again the note applies that this comes down towards the end of the Real Ale Fest and my ratings get a bit shaky. I found this kind of boring and not really much of a dubbel.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MikeF (538) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 4, 2002
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2003 Rich color - short lived head. Nice rich yeasty flavor with a somewhat hoppy finish. Cleaner tasting than I would have expected - little sugary aftertaste. A solid dubbel.


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