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

bottled
common

on tap
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 978   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


john_henry's rating

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
john_henry (123) - - SEP 17, 2013
An awesome looking beer. Perfect, solid, of white head, and deep brown body. Not up to some of the other offerings from St. Bernardus Brouwerij. Worth a try, but I wouldn’t go to any effort to obtain it.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Prolitariat777 (54) - St george, Utah, USA - JUL 29, 2015
Caramel and spice with a dirt kind of aroma. Taste banana and tart with some raisin and wine vinegar. Not too bad I appreciate the style but wouldn’t drink a bunch. Be sure to enjoy the Bruins before you try.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hoppy_Luke (669) - Poznań, POLAND - JUL 29, 2015
Dubbel, czyli to, co Belgowie robią świetnie. Brązowy kolor, spora, średnio- i grubopęcherzykowa piana. Piana szybko opadła... Aromat rodzynek, trochę czekolady i wina. W smaku nuty winne, ciemnych owoców, nieco karmelu. Delikatna goryczka, średnie wysycenie. Bardzo grzeczny, stonowany dubbel!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ruigo (1609) - PORTUGAL - JUL 29, 2015
33cl bottle. Hazy dark brown colour with a nice off-white head. Caramel, malt, fruity and light spicy aroma. Average carbonation and medium body. Taste is complex but somehow balanced and with some tartness. Overall, a very interesting beer.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kalki (22) - - JUN 13, 2015
Strong malt aroma, slight butterscotch, banana, raisin notes. Amber-brown colour, cloudy. Minimal head. Sweet, medium body. Mild carbonation, oily texture. Beautiful ale from one of my favourite breweries.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
varanid99 (684) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 12, 2015
Red brown pour with not much head. Brown sugary, dried fruit, spicy aroma. Taste is sweet/sour, brown sugar, spice, dried fruits.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zlotta (317) - Bonn, GERMANY - MAY 31, 2015
0,33 l bottle from EDEKA Mohr, best before 22/11/2016. Clear, reddish amber with a huge, frothy, slowly diminishing, tan to white head. Nice fruity-spicy and a bit funky aroma of white grapes, green apple, sugar and lemon. Sweetish-spicy taste of sugar, white grapes, green apple, gingerbread, vanilla and lemon. Rather short, slightly bitter and minimally tart finish. Medium body, smooth mouthfeel, average carbonation. Expected a sweet, yeasty ale and got a more sophisticated, quite complex, refreshing example. I Really enjoyed it, especially the slight tartness balancing the sweet beginning.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marcius (276) - Geneva, SWITZERLAND - MAY 24, 2015
Appearance with brown color, cloudy liquid and frothy head. Caramel malty aroma. Taste - Sweet and medium bitter. On the palate it has a good body e long finish. Very good Abbey Dubbel!

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
beermaris (156) - LATVIA - MAY 3, 2015
Very sour both in aroma and in taste that overshadows other aspects of it.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alusmamuts (1017) - LATVIA - MAY 3, 2015
Dark brown with small beige head. Bit sweet aroma. Gingerbread taste, but not too sweet. Some remaining bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
climberbob (274) - Virginia, USA - APR 18, 2015
Big bottle aged around 8 years. Dark bear w surprisingly good head for the age. Bready aroma. Taste of yeast, raisin and hints of toffee. Good beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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