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


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RATINGS: 954   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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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
john_henry (116) - - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rdb84 (154) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
Markth (27) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
leghorn99 (50) - Livorno, ITALY - JAN 22, 2015
Arriva nel bicchiere di colore marrone con venature ambrate. La schiuma, molto persistente, č 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 č 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’č 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MatthijsE (913) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 19, 2015
Bottle @ home. Hazy deep amber color with a frothy off-white head. Aroma of cherry, berries, raisin and wheat. Slightly sour taste. Sweet and bitter, warming finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rob_D_UK (1027) - Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2015
Pours a very murky brown with a beige head. Slightly sour aroma with spices. Taste is balanced again with spices.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alengrin (2618) - BELGIUM - JAN 15, 2015
Belgian dubbel renowned for being aged in a cave, hence the name. Deep dark brown beer with pale beige, medium thick, stable head; agreeable aroma of raisins, chocolate, caramel, toasted bread, figs, peaches and port wine; sweet, smooth taste, very fruity, candi syrup, not cloying but instead very well balanced with a bitterish, lightly toasted and herbally hoppy finish. Very noble character - but then, nothing less is to be expected from this great brewery. Based on old notes, this reminds me I urgently have to taste this again. And find that elusive blonde version...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
LaViolette (111) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JAN 14, 2015
Surprised by this beer that is more a lambic than a brown beer. A lot of sour cherries on the nose and the palate. Kind of mix between a abbey beer and a lambic. Very nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kevnic2008 (8670) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - DEC 15, 2014
Pours a brown color beer with a creamy white head. Medium carbonation. Malt, red fruits and caramel are the flavours in this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thorongil2 (1410) - , Ontario, CANADA - DEC 11, 2014
(bottle) with msbernac; hazy amber brown colour with a tall brown head; aroma of stewed fruit, caramel, then honey and spice; mostly dry flavour with a long light bitter finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
msbernac (811) - Krakow, POLAND - DEC 11, 2014
Bottle Aroma-caramel, honey Appearance-amber, hazy, tan foam, Taste-lightly bitter, lightly sour, light sweetness, Palate-medium body, sticky, lively, bitter finish Overall-very good

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