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RATINGS: 1661   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Double has undergone two fermentations, which gives this ale a chocolatey, toffee taste with a warming brandy-like finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - DEC 7, 2007
33 cl. bottle. Poured hard into a chalice dark brown with a minimal head. Aroma of coffee malts, raisin, apple and spices. Sweet dark bready and toffee malt flavor with a mild spiciness in the back and an underlying fruitiness. Lively carbonation, though seems a bit too thin bodied. Not bad, but like the blonde, this seems like a streamlined recipe designed for mass global bottling and export, rather than an authentically complex abbey style Belgian.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nejhleader (1451) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2007
has a bit of a sweet taste initially, okay body, has a stronger finish, there is better brews for your money.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SuperT (1) - USA - DEC 4, 2007 does not count
Beer: Grimbergen Style: Belgian Double Label Info: 6.5% ABV. Rich, dark burgundy ale with a white head. Serve between 45-55* in a chalice glass. Brewery: Alken-Maes; Jumet, Belgium ------- dark brown, coffee/strong tea color. Off-white head that dissipates quickly. Nose has hints of malt, dates and dough (un-baked bread). Molasses, malty with faint hints of spice in the background. Might have been some hints of toffee in there, but I didn’t notice the chocolate that they claim on the label. Has an almost Port-like, fortified wine type finish. This is a bargain Belgian beer and it (to me) shows. Slightly watery, not as robust as I would like.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alldaydrinker (559) - Norwood, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 29, 2007
Poured into a trappist with a dark ruby brown colour and small creamy tan head. Nose is muted with only some dark fruits & sugars. Initial taste of candy grape, sweet malts that are then blanketed by toffee. Palate of toffee, cocoa and mild bitterness.Good Lacing of the glass and some head retention. Medium body and perfect carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
timfoolery (1126) - California, USA - NOV 27, 2007
Poured dark red with rich, frothy head. Smelled of pure malt and sugars, almost like cake. Tasted like most Scottish ales, but with a refined taste and no aftertaste. One of my favorite of the genre. Excellent ale!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmm1 (132) - Andorra la Vella, ANDORRA - NOV 25, 2007
On tap @ Bristol Blue Free House in Barcelona. Dark ruby clear body with a fluffy beige head. Spices, caramel and toffee nose. Sweet malts, clove and ripe grapes in mouth with a champagne-like sour finish (rather than brandy). Medium carbonation makes it a good beer for all ocasions. A good abbey dubbel.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
LordCrabapple (109) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2007
II didn’t like this fellow at all. It’s even worse than the Chimay Rouge. Did not give me much pleasure to drink it. Seems to have begun appearing at supermarkets.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HighlanderOne (1233) - York, SC via NJ, South Carolina, USA - NOV 11, 2007
Poured from bottle. Gassy, cakey aroma. Mahogany, rough persistent head. Burnt malt, caramel, spice, banana in flavor. Feel is a bit on the bubbly side, but mellows out to a good finish. Nice stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hazmatt (363) - Virginia, USA - NOV 10, 2007
Bottle. Dark brown, ruby when held to light. Thick tan head. Not a lot of aroma; caramel, some chocolate. Flavor is pleasing but I found it to be one dimensional. Malty, not much spice or fruit. hardly any of that coveted belgian character detected. A touch more alcohol might have helped. Not the best of the dubbels but decent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KDorgan12 (169) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - NOV 9, 2007
Memphis-Bottle. I had read about dubbels; how they relate to their cousins trippel and blonde adn how they were the more robust and complex. Maybe my palate isn’t there yet but I thought this one was a bit...I don’t know what. I probably served the damn thing too cold because after waming up a bit, it started to release some complexities. SOOO complex that I was not able to describe them...don’t blame me, I’d been drinken.

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