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

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RATINGS: 947   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.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 20, 2003
Dark brown. Tan head. Malty caramel aroma w/ notes of, yes, Worcester sauce. Light, fizzy feel. Acidic, vinegary, lightly caramel-ish flavour w/ some fruity notes. I agree w/ CapFlu that it has a Flemish Brown character.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Radek Kliber (6519) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - AUG 18, 2003
Brown roasted malt, ruby amber. Nice aroma. Lighter front, maltier middle, and some warm alcohol finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 17, 2003
hazy brownish red, beige head. interesting aroma starting fruity with lemon and cherry, then smelling like worchestershire sauce. flavours of caramel, wood, raisins, yeast and a bit of smokiness. an interesting beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (8127) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 11, 2003
A somehwat frightnening, fizzy rum'n'coke aroma injects curiosity, I admit...Roasted carbonation and thin shins...Escaping the realm of mundanity, this will need to be retried to reassess its personality...Thanks Kimchee!...

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radiomgb (2363) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 10, 2003
Brown in colour. Aroma is vineous, caramel, malts, acidic. Flavour of sourdough and ginger. Finishes sour, acidic and dry.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
CapFlu (4610) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 10, 2003
(75o ml bottle) Sweet worchester sauce and the alley of a Korean market. Brown body with a white head. Fizzy, sour, acidic with an almost flat finish. Somewhat Flemish Souresque...

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rickgordon (3845) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 3, 2003
Mahogany color. Smokey aroma of raisins and banana, also some alco-feel. There is a flavor of something similar to "julmust"(help needed) and has a fizzy, sweet pleasant palate feel.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LINKBREW (101) - Santee, California, USA - JUL 22, 2003
Dark brown. Pours with big bubbles, very gassy and lively. Yeasty and dark malt aroma, as well as some dark candy. Same for the taste. A bit biting from the gas. A very, very nice dark ale.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ungstrup (29828) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 16, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2003 Re-sampled November 25, 2003 [a bottle expired May 2000 - in a vertical tasting to one expirering July 2005]: What a great difference cellaring can do. When the bottle was opened it rose out of the bottle - even after so many years - there was no lack of carbonation. The color dark brown so you almost couldn't see thru it (a lot darker than the fresh one) and with a small brown disappearing head. The aroma a lot more powerful than in the fresh version and fantastic of cloves and spices. The flavor is great and it explodes in the mouth with spices, cloves, and wood. All in all a heavenly beer experience. A good advice - keep this in Your cellar. Sampled July 16, 2003: [7/2/8/4/16] The aroma is powerful, sweet, and fruity with notes of plums. The color is an unclear dark brown, it has an OK but disappearing head. The texture is very soft, and the flavor is rich on fruit, it prickles the tongue and contains hints of alcohol, plums, caramel, coriander, and a little earth. A very nice beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2003
Served way too cold, had to wait about 20 minutes until it was warm enough to taste anything. The flavour is quite subtle and soft, something about it was quite soft-drinky, had some nice bitter slightly acidic characters towards the end, quite soft and smooth aswell, with some light spicyness.


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