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


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RATINGS: 894   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   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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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
john_henry (77) - - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thompson (299) - - APR 15, 2014
Sampled from bottle @ Cafe Buitenlust, Oirschot. Brown colour, decent sized head. Very nice smell and taste of malts, caramel, slightly raisins and sweetness. Medium to full body and perfect carbonation. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Russo (1635) - Campinas, BRAZIL - APR 9, 2014
Hazy brown color with an average off-white head. Aroma is fruity and roasted malts. Flavor is like the same with some woody, yeast and caramel hints. Low carbonation and a medium body with a slightly sweet finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Moebbels (244) - FINLAND - APR 3, 2014
Pours a hazy dark amber color with a fluffy tan head that settles down quickly. Nose has caramel, raisine and herbs. Taste is mellow, malty sweet and finishes with a mild bitterness. Carbonation is fairly high and the body feels nice and rich. Quite nice, stands out of the crowd in a positive way.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DutchMark (102) - NETHERLANDS - APR 3, 2014
Nice brown beer. A bit sour and no burned malts. Caramel in the taste without being sweet. Interesting but not impressive.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
olliejobbins (701) - Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2014
330ml bottle. Pours a very very cloudy brown with thick white head. Pretty weak aroma but decent and hoppy with a little yeast. Really nice smooth mouth feel, hops and yeast followed with more yeast. Really nice after taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
martjoobolut (360) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 15, 2014
0,33L bottle. BB 17.09.2015, ABV 6,5%. Pours dark red amber with off white head. The head stays. Aroma is dark fruits, spices, and yeast. Taste is sweet, fruits, malt, medicinal flavors, spices, herbal, and little bit creamy. Overall: not bad, rather weird smelling and tasting beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
WingdSoldier (39) - BELGIUM - MAR 15, 2014
Cloudy brown beer with a nice lingering milky head, though a bit lacking in flavour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jvhemert (313) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 5, 2014
AROMA: cereal, spruce, leaves, earthy, APPEARANCE: brown, clear, frothy, white foam, TASTE: lightly sour, medium bitterness, PALATE: medium body, sticky, average carbonation, bitter, long finish, OVERALL: excellent balance of sourness to bitterness and hop to malt to yeast aromas.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
NordicV (1000) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - MAR 3, 2014
Brun, grumlig öl med ett smutsvitt skum. Doft av jäst, torkad frukt och mörkt bröd. Samma i smaken tillsammans med viss kryddighet och lättare bananestrar. I den flaska jag provade så fanns det även en lätt syrlighet. Kanske inte typiskt för ölen men passade bra. Torr munkänsla med livlig småbubblig kolsyra.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Icedwarf (104) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - MAR 1, 2014
Troebel licht bruin bier met hoppige smaak. mooie schuimkraag die blijft staan. Lichte rook smaak, chocolade en fruit. Smaak blijft opmerkelijk lang hangen. Aanrader !

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