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

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RATINGS: 940   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.


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3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zaf (247) - - 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 pň 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 aciditŕ


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
markextrae (1243) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 26, 2014
bottle sample at a festival, poured a murky brown colour with a off head. sweet malts, caramel, dark red fruits, chocolate, nutmeg, plums, pretty tasty

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bozo_skeleton (559) - Grenoble, FRANCE - NOV 16, 2014
Robe ruby sombre, grosse carbo, collet epais et persistant. Aromes bien fruités, cerises aigres, épices. Aurait merité d’etre un peu plus ronde, les fruits sont moins marques en bouche. Caramel sur la finale.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vincentvega72 (67) - - NOV 13, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2014 Troebelbruin bier met cremekleurige schuimkraag. Beetje zurig aroma, je ruikt krieken, hop, gist. Romig in de mond. Smaken van donker fruit, kruiden, toffee. Jammer genoeg weinig afdronk.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SarkyNorthener (2261) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2014
Bottle from beersofeurope. Dark ruby brown beer with slightly lively medium head which retains well. Aroma of toffee, sweet malts and spices. Taste is sweet malts, brown sugar, spice and caramel. Let down a little due to a weak finish. Good stuff though.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MMR (322) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 26, 2014
Rather nice Abbey Dubbel. Pours a thick brown structure and has a very pleasant taste. I was very pleased with the slight aroma of caramel.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mutz (622) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 24, 2014
Tap@ de Klep. Donkerbruin, beige kraag. Ruikt goed, smaakt ook wel ok, zit ergens een zurige vage kersentoon in. Niet heel erg goed opgelet tijdens drinken, dus wat wazige rating. Was te drinken maar niks speciaals.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blackisle (802) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - OCT 21, 2014
Bottle 33cl. Clear deep amber brown color, a lot of bubbles, small foamy off-white head, recedes quickly, good lacing; sweet malty and fruity nose, light caramel, dark fruit (cherry, plum), brown sugar, spices (cinnamon, clove), citrus; taste mild sweetbitter, bit roasty, caramel; full body, oily to creamy texture, finish smooth bittersweet, light sour notes, spicy (cinnamon, clove), bit woody. Nice dubbel, developed by the late Pierre Celis. It ages in bottles in the marl caves of Kanne (near Maastricht), 42 meter under the ground at a temperature of about 11 ° C. The bottles are placed here in so called pupiters and rotated regularly, a process that Celis copied from traditional champagne producers.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adster (432) - HUNGARY - OCT 4, 2014
Az utánozhatatlan rágógumis aromák után hasonlóan csintalan zamatokkal tölti el kóstolóját; az élénkebb fajtából való, így élesebb változatban tűnnek fel a mazsolás, kenyérhéjas, szögletesen malátás árnyalatok a dubbelek egy vibrálóbb, mégis kiegyensúlyozott változatát nyújtva.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
paologalloni (128) - ITALY - OCT 4, 2014
Colore ambrato scuro schiuma grana fine un po’ evanescente. Bouquet bene integrato con profumi di frutta matura malo pane caramello Su sente anche il profumo di prugne e odore di marmellata. In bocca il dolce si sente solo alla fine come il retrogusto. inizia amarognola bruciato e si sentono note acide che stimolano la salivazione

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markoijelena (558) - SERBIA - SEP 15, 2014
Draft 0.33l from Brewery Kazematten in Ypres Belgium.Pour it dark brown colour with small white head.Taste of coffee, grass, some herbs, caramel.Quite good actually.


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