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

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RATINGS: 964   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   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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3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fishonmyplane (495) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - JUN 14, 2013
Michael Jackson is apparently a HUGE fan of this beer. It’s like a light version of a quad - which is ok, but it lacks the dramatic impact that you get from a quad. It’s true that there is complexity, but at the same time, the flavors blend together somewhat. Raisins, figs, dates, toffee, caramel malt. The head is very fizzy, which I don’t care for. If they would add some floral hops (or just more hops of any kind), I think it would be much better.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vignale (2334) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 22, 2015
Flaska från Saveur-bier. En av de första belgare jag provade någon gång i början på 2000-talet. ddags att se hur den stått sig. Djup rödbrun färg med tjockt krämigt bestående skum. Söt doft av torkad frukt, marsipan, men kanske också lite metall. Stor, söt maltig kropp, sött mörkt bröd, rostade nötter, värmande alkohol, jäst, lite kryddigt med en lätt och lite pepprig beska på slutet. Stor, söt och god, en liten metalisk ton stör något annars riktigt trevlig.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
seynie (215) - Tienen, BELGIUM - MAR 13, 2015
Brown with soapy foam. Malty, prune, sugar, a bit of spice. Nothing extraordinary but guess down easy. Medium finish, but sour but mostly white sugar

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
renffisch (860) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2015
Bottle @ Biergasthof Schiffner. Mahogany brown clear, off white big bubbled head. Fruity lactic acid nose with a farmyardy hint. Gently sour in taste with a stewed stone fruit middle and gentle tart finish. Mouthwatering and utterly tasty.

0.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 1/20
nicocanta (60) - - FEB 28, 2015
Une brune belge que je trouve vraiment franchement incroyablement dégueulasse. Mi trouve i sent le cru.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tone_leggett (13) - - FEB 13, 2015
nothing really sets this apart as an amazing beer. mediocre all around. drinkable

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ForlornHope (146) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2015
33 cl bottle at home. Ruddy-brown colour, creamy head. Little aroma, scalded sugar and fruit. Taste is sweet to start with a nice, deep bitterness to follow. Lively on the tongue, rich and with a slight tang. Very drinkable.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Erzengel (4738) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - FEB 4, 2015
*Old rating, best before end of 2005. Nice brown and smooth brew. Full-bodied with lots of spices and dried fruit. Intense, nice!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RW80 (1056) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 3, 2015
Appearance:Dark, hazy brown with a small, long lasting head. Aroma has strong notes of bread spices and some dark fruits. Taste: below moderate sweetness, Bread with spices some yeast, dark fruits and light dusty tones. Creamy mouthfeel,medium body, average carbonation. Less Sweet as the sante version and more subtle.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
andriesradu (540) - ROMANIA - FEB 3, 2015
Pours dark, hazy brown with a small, long lasting head. Aroma has strong notes of bread also sweet, spicy and a bit fruity. Flavor is again a bit too bready with notes of yeast, fruits and dust. Creamy mouthfell and slighty bitter.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
R2k2 (385) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 1, 2015
Een enorm helder, iets donkerbruin bier met een luchtige bruine kraag. Een zoetig, kruidig aroma met de geur van bubbel-gum. De smaak is bitter en het bubbel-gum is op de achtergrond aanwezig. Een licht bittere nasmaak blijft achter. A very clear, somewhat dark brown beer with a fluffy layer of foam. A sweet and spiced aroma, with the scent of bubblegum. The taste is quite bitter and the bubblegum remains in the background. A slightly bitter aftertaste remains.


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