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

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RATINGS: 960   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   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.


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3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zaf (248) - - JAN 16, 2013
aroma: caramel, floral, banana, apparenza: brown, orange, cloudy, white foam, gusto: medium sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, palato: medium body, creamy, average carbonation, abrupt finish buona dubbel..aroma speciale,complesso..banana,malto,un pò di alcohol e qualcos’altro,probabilmente spezie o aromi sviluppati dai lieviti..birra ambrata/scura con schiuma non molto spessa ma persistente..gusto pieno,carbonazione media,dolce principalmente,con finale luppolato con una punta di acidità


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tone_leggett (13) - - FEB 13, 2015
nothing really sets this apart as an amazing beer. mediocre all around. drinkable

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ForlornHope (130) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2015
33 cl bottle at home. Ruddy-brown colour, creamy head. Little aroma, scalded sugar and fruit. Taste is sweet to start with a nice, deep bitterness to follow. Lively on the tongue, rich and with a slight tang. Very drinkable.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Erzengel (4435) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - FEB 4, 2015
*Old rating, best before end of 2005. Nice brown and smooth brew. Full-bodied with lots of spices and dried fruit. Intense, nice!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RW80 (956) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 3, 2015
Appearance:Dark, hazy brown with a small, long lasting head. Aroma has strong notes of bread spices and some dark fruits. Taste: below moderate sweetness, Bread with spices some yeast, dark fruits and light dusty tones. Creamy mouthfeel,medium body, average carbonation. Less Sweet as the sante version and more subtle.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
andriesradu (529) - ROMANIA - FEB 3, 2015
Pours dark, hazy brown with a small, long lasting head. Aroma has strong notes of bread also sweet, spicy and a bit fruity. Flavor is again a bit too bready with notes of yeast, fruits and dust. Creamy mouthfell and slighty bitter.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
R2k2 (373) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 1, 2015
Een enorm helder, iets donkerbruin bier met een luchtige bruine kraag. Een zoetig, kruidig aroma met de geur van bubbel-gum. De smaak is bitter en het bubbel-gum is op de achtergrond aanwezig. Een licht bittere nasmaak blijft achter. A very clear, somewhat dark brown beer with a fluffy layer of foam. A sweet and spiced aroma, with the scent of bubblegum. The taste is quite bitter and the bubblegum remains in the background. A slightly bitter aftertaste remains.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
sblsimone85 (322) - USA - JAN 31, 2015
Ottima brune di stampo belga con profumi fruttati. Frutta rossa e uva su tutto. Note caramellate liqueriziose. Buon corpo e ottimo equilibrio, ottima da abbinare con formaggi grassi e stagionati. ---Rated BY Italianbeer85

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rdb84 (168) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 27, 2015
Fles. Schenkt als een typische dubbel. Sterke gist aroma's: blauwaderige kaas, brie, haloumi. Verder geroosterde paprika, zoete toets op het einde, bubblegum, kers, marsepein. Karakteristiek. Smaak is opnieuw erg veel schimmel / gist. Blauwe brokkelkaas, zoete vijgencompote toets, kersen. Lichtzure afdronk. Hier moet je van houden.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
Markth (30) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2015
Niet naar mijn smaak. Misschien een slechte fles, maar vreemde zoetige bijsmaak verder geen interessante tonen. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
leghorn99 (56) - Livorno, ITALY - JAN 22, 2015
Arriva nel bicchiere di colore marrone con venature ambrate. La schiuma, molto persistente, è fine e cremosa. Il naso, pulito, ha leggeri sentori vinosi, di uva e di marasca, prugne acerbe; in secondo piano emergono sentori floreali e di frutta secca. Il gusto è un po’ meno intenso dell’aroma: birra dal corpo medio e vivacemente carbonata, una "bruin" molto atipica dove non si trova l’atteso dolce/caramello. C’è molto fruttato (uva) ed una leggera asprezza con a contorno note di biscotto, di frutta secca e qualche lievissimo accenno di malto tostato; l’asprezza aumenta a fine corsa, regalando un bel taglio secco ed un finale leggermente erbaceo con qualche nota di scorza d’agrumi. Alcool ben nascosto, in una birra molto particolare e molto vivace in bocca.


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