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RATINGS: 1660   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Braudog (6341) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - AUG 5, 2007
Bottle: Poured pitch black with a thin off-white head. The aroma is almost one of black cherries. Similarly the flavor is deep and rich but with a dark fruity riptide of pull, with a cloying dry body. Delicious on a thunderstormy evening. (#3049, 8/5/2007)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kirill (277) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 1, 2007
despite the description all i smell is hops, copper look with decent head though. aside from the fruit there are indeed hints of chocolate, and this is a nice light beer to casually drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madquacker (1112) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - JUL 29, 2007
An excellent balance between alcohol, brandy and a drinkable beer. Nice dark brown look and a spicy head. Tastes of chocolate and spice. Not overpowering, Very well done.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pmears (9) - houston, Texas, USA - JUL 28, 2007 does not count
overall this beer was not what I expected, it is a little light in body, I was expecting a little heavier flavor as well. An ok beer, there are much better doubles out there.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
LordCorkscrew (1774) - Ronco Scrivia (GE), ITALY - JUL 27, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2010 Canonica "abbazia" belga e chi mi conosce sa che con questo termine indico spregiativamente tutte quelle birr(acc)e industriali che si fregiano di un titolo abbaziale in etichetta e solitamente sono variate in blond, dubbel, tripel e superspeciale. Grimbergen è uno dei marchi meno interessanti (la palma del peggiore però spetta ad Affligem); la dubbel tuttavia non è imbevibile, per quanto non buona. Il naso è abbastanza nelle corde Affligem, con toni aspri e secchi più da tripel, e un metallico fastidioso; in bocca il metallico si dispiega coprendo una dolcezza molto pronunciata. La noia regna sovrana, ma il bicchiere è ancora ancora svuotabile: 6.5%abv, Grimbergen Dubbel "Cuvée Ambrée" (che è il nuovo nome, o un nome alternativo, non ho ben capito).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 21, 2007
Sweet malty body and similar aroma. Dark brown color. Sadly, i don’t recall any hints of brandy in this, but I might have to revisit it to be sure.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChrisTurner (207) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 18, 2007
Bottle -- Clear dark, dark ruby red with medium carbonation. Medium to large beige head with OK retention and lots of lacing. Very sweet malty caramel aroma. A nice touch of alcohol warmth in the flavour with more malty sweetness. Perhaps a suggestion of rich dried fruits as well, a little simple, though. Its overall sweet smoothness is balanced out by a certan astringent edge in the aftertaste. A nice drop.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2007
Red brown with a beige head. Sweet yeast and malt aroma. Sweet malty taste with some alcohol. Late bitterness. Easy drinking Dubbel, but not one I’m going to remember for long.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hepburn82 (143) - SCOTLAND - JUL 16, 2007
Big malty, sweet, caramel backbone. Yeasty, malty aroma with big fruity finish. Good stuff.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
bager (2120) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - JUL 16, 2007
Bottle. Dark amber coloured with a rather large dense off-white head. Quite sweet with notes of malt, berries, bread, caramel and spices. Bit too sweet and unbalanced.

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