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


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RATINGS: 923   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
666ale (54) - Edimburg, - AUG 13, 2013
not an incredible brew, really distant from the ABT12. however really niceeee

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
martin00sr (513) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2014
Murky, red brown. Small offwhite head. Aroma has malt, yeast, vinous, dark fruit. Flavour has caramel, toffee, prunes. Vinous finish. Lively, creamy mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HoppyBudgie (690) - SOLA, NORWAY - JUL 20, 2014
Poured a brown color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of nuts, prunes and raisins. Yeasty tastes with a slight bitter finish. Some wild in there too-?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (5342) - Ohio, USA - JUL 18, 2014
Bottle Cave aged ale from backlog notes. Pours a hazy brown color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have sweet caramel and toffee malts, a mild nutty character, brown sugar, raisins, prunes, a hint of floral notes, very mild bitterness, decent body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
inbirraveritas (1216) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 8, 2014
Bottled, 330 ml. Hazy chestnut brown coloured with a big beige head on its top with average duration. Nose of dried fruits and raised pie. Tasteing starts crisp followed by caramel, dried fruits, raised pie, toast and some earth, mouthfeel is slick. Dry, somewhat warming, earthy finish escorted by dried cherries, which leaves a long tart aftertaste behind. Very good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
crlnts (220) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 3, 2014
Bottle was singing. Eggshell large head, lasting. Murky light brown. Cherry/almond, light alcohol aftertaste. Not that much taste. Medium bitterness. Dry finish, balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
andregoncalves (1342) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - JUL 2, 2014
33cl bottle thanks to ruigo. Color is dark brown. Head is thin. Carbonation is medium. High sweetness. Caramel, bubblegum, hop, sugar and wood aroma.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
turbothy (1084) - Bonn, GERMANY - JUL 1, 2014
Pours chestnut with medium head (for a Belgian). Aroma is malt, raisins and a slight alcohol note. Sweet but not cloying flavour, raisins and some hops. Very delicious as it warms up.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
minutemat (1387) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2014
330ml bottle from Vanuxeem. Pours deep brown with cream head. Smooth mouthfeel, with sweet flavoursome malts, caramel, dark fruits and sugar. Very tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fkoolen (252) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 29, 2014
Dark brown, beige creamy head. Thin aroma. Taste is typical Belgian abbey double, with roasted earthy malts, a hint of clove, red fruit and chocolate. Aftertaste’s a bit dry, even a bit wine-like. Medium carbonation, medium body, mouthfeel is a bit watery.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Theydon_Bois (7948) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2014
Bottle split at the Moorings, Aberdeen, 21/06/14. Dark chestnut brown with a moderate light beige covering that retains. Nose is dark fruits, light pepper, spice, herbal notes, straw, earthy. Taste comprises brown bread, dark fruit, woody, musty, herbal rince, light yeast esters. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a light sugary trail. So so affair.

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