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RATINGS: 1419   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Double has undergone two fermentations, which gives this ale a chocolatey, toffee taste with a warming brandy-like finish.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrnkMcDermott (2792) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAY 7, 2010
33 cl bottle, $2.30 @ Binny’s, Jul ’09. Hey, 800th rating for this beer. Got a nice goblet that receives a deep red-brown, opaque beer, with a fluffy tan head. I sniff nice sweet Belgian malts and a bit of sugar, plus a bit of sourness. First thing I notice when sipping is that its texture is kind of light.Still some nice malt, sweetness is not as pronounced as some Belgian abbey beers. A little toffee if I hold some beer in my mouth, and a bit of sourness, maybe as much as in a Guinness. A bit of plum and fruitcake a little down the glass. Works out pretty nice. Mild alcohol note. Label description implies a bottle fermentation, but there’s no sediment in this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Xavalias (123) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2014
Bottle. Pours mahogany brown with thin yellowish head, good lacing. Aroma of caramel, ripe fruits, raisins, cane sugar. Taste is medium to high sweet, low bitterness, some astringency and pretty high carbonation on the palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Moolesen (190) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 24, 2014
Bottle 33cl. Brown/red with a beige head. Malty, chocolate aroma, sweet. Considering the number of Belgian "dubbel" beers, this one is not outstanding. It’s good but that’s about it. Sweet flavour and a medium length.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
seynie (148) - Tienen, BELGIUM - AUG 24, 2014
Beautiful brown amber with good foam top. Chocolate, toffee, some malt and hop. Not too sweet, well balanced. Medium body. Medium to long finish, medium dry and sweet. Not bad for a mass marketed beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hackobock (1306) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 23, 2014
Bottle at Aba-Jour, july 31. Pours clear mahogny with a creamy one-inch tan head. Aroma is sweet caramel, raisin, plum and light spices. Taste is medium sweet with toffee, dark and dried fruit, light bitterness in the background. Finish is light/medium spicy bitterness. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
MSBrindbergs (294) - Solna, SWEDEN - AUG 22, 2014
Flaska från Alko, Finland. Mörk brunröd vätska med ett schysst ljusbrunt skum. Doftar sött av plommon, russin och malt. Smakar sött av detsamma, saknar lite drag dock. Relativt tunn kropp. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mnurda (1124) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 20, 2014
Draft sample at Todd English pub. Chestnut colour. Medium head. Toffee smelling. Slightly bitter. Interesting ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
budedou (384) - Saint Etienne, FRANCE - AUG 20, 2014
Pours deep chestnut with a cream head. Quite a sweet malty brew with notes of chocolate and spice. Alright.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
minutemat (1534) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2014
330ml bottle as ’Speciale Editie Dubbel’ 6.8%. I assume this is the same, apart from the slightly higher ABV. Pours deep chestnut brown with creamy off-white head. Aroma of malt, taste is malty with sweet toffee and some dark fruits. Very nice dubbel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lele (106) - Padova, ITALY - AUG 15, 2014
Dal colore del mogano e dalla schiuma poco persistente. Aroma maltato poco pronunciato. In bocca si avvertono del maltato e dell’amarognolo insieme, ma poco pronunciati. Birra gradevole, ma di poco carattere. Senza particolari difetti, ma neanche particolari pregi, non si fa ricordare. Servita fresca.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
terrybail (594) - London, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 10, 2014
sampler paddle at Beertown in London just ok have had many better dubbels not very memorable for sure

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