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Brewed by St. Bernardus Brouwerij
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Watou, Belgium

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RATINGS: 931   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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Josh’s translation of the French description..."Aged in the caves of Kanne, where the exceptional climatic circumstances give it a unique aroma and flavour without equal." In the U.S., the label will read "Grotten Brown Belgian Cave-Aged Ale." ABV of 6.5% or 6.7% depending on bottles.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (6812) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2014
Bottle at Moorings. It pours clear brown with a thick beige head. The nose is earthy, brown bread, toast, light spice and wood. The taste is brown bread, raisin, date, caramel, wood, leather, light bitterness, candy and a touch of alcohol with a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Rather drinkable stuff.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Daanminator (83) - Waalwijk, NETHERLANDS - JUN 20, 2014
Donker bier met een dikke schuimkraag. Smaak van rook en fruit. Niet echt mijn bier..

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brew_xls (13) - - JUN 18, 2014
NOZE : Spicy, yeasty, farmy. Earth/leaves. some resin notes from the hops/grut. EYE : Nice brown-orange clear. minimal light brown head, didn’t last long. TONGUE : Agressive but lovely medium sweet, medium bitterness, medium sourness, good balance. really spicy, a bit salty. MOUTH : lively, full body, somehow light density, but more than other brown I tried. astringent finish, but long. thin oily feel. OVERALL : Really good, loved the spicy/light aspect. for only 6,5% ! Poured in trapist glass from 33cl cold bottle. Gift from Laura and Michael.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lambicboy12 (43) - salt lake, Utah, USA - JUN 17, 2014
1- cinnamon, sherry, port, leather 2- medium brown with a full tan head 3- rich malt flavor with a medium alcohol bite 4- medium body with a thick texture 5- 2002 bottle, A wonderful beer that has aged well in my cellar, the old malt character (port, leather, tobacco) are terrific.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BobEvers (282) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 11, 2014
fles 33cl Kleur bruin met mooie creme schuimkraag. Redelijk dik Geur: rood fruit, licht zoet, en mout Smaak: kers, zoet, maar vooral bitter.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Buongiorgio00 (764) - - JUN 5, 2014
Birra scura piacevole ma non eccezionale, maltata, dolce e con note di frutta scura e bacche, con una punta alcolica e una sfumatura di lievito.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maekchu (2127) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JUN 2, 2014
Bottle from Yamaichi. Seriously fruity nose: grapes, raspberries, raisins, pine needles. A touch of funk, too. Hazy medium brown color. Creamy malty initial, light honey and dark fruit, some cherries. Soild bittering in mid: it peeks through and announces itself. Medium body, with a slight bit of acidity. Aroma is sharp and pleasant. Flavors are milder but also more complex.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Franksv6 (158) - Tiel, NETHERLANDS - MAY 28, 2014
Donkerbruin bier met een witte schuimkraag die lang blijft staan. Smaak: fruit, beetje rook, caramel, klein bitterje.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Case (244) - GERMANY - MAY 20, 2014
Pours red-brown copper with medium head. Aroma is heavily malty-sweet, nuts, candy sugar, some oranges. The taste can’t quite keep up with the aroma because of the watery thin body, it’s caramel with a bit of spice. Decent but unremarkable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gorm (1189) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAY 18, 2014
Mørkebrun farve med beige skum. Lukt av malt, karamell, frukt og gjær. Smak av malt, karamell og frukt. Cardinal.


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