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

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RATINGS: 972   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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3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrnkMcDermott (2880) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2008 Bottle purchased 2004 at Whole Foods, Chicago. Hey, it’s my 750th rating, so let’s rate something from a 750 ml bottle. And that means Belgian! Pours a deep brown with golden highlights. Rocky ecru head fed by streams of bubble. Smells sweet and malty, with a touch of brett. Taste is nice, crisp golden malt. Sweet, but without the usual candi sugar overload. Alcohol warming builds very slowly. Light suggestions of brandy or sherry. Bubbly continues well down the bottle, making it pretty filling. Should be enjoyed with a good meal.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marcius (249) - 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 (52) - - 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 (838) - 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 (248) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mircoas (187) - ITALY - APR 12, 2015
33cl @ bottle. Solita garanzia dalla solita St Bernardus. Non ai livelli di altre sue birre più riuscite ma godibilissima. Bruna, bell’aspetto, dolce e beverina.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
16erBlech (202) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - APR 10, 2015
Bottle at Könguruh Pub. Very unique aroma. Taste is very intensive. Not a beer for in between, but very good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lore (1389) - Budapest, HUNGARY - APR 4, 2015
brown colour, moderate sized sized beige-ish head; aroma of fruits (mostly plum and some apple), candy sugar, hints of vanilla and minimal alcohol; taste of brown sugar, yeast, dried fruits some bitterness and well hidden alcohol; isn’t it the same beer as St. Bernardus Pater?

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamesie1857 (1578) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2015
330ml bottle - Pours a hazy medium brown colour with medium layer of quickly dissipating white head. Aroma is light, sweet and brown sugary, with hints of grapes and raisins. Flavour and mouthfeel light and a bit watery, but also very carbonated in the mouth. Slightly tart and bitter with some stewed fruits and toffee flavours. Overall, pretty good.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vignale (2415) - 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 (224) - 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


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