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

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RATINGS: 947   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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3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrnkMcDermott (2835) - 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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kevnic2008 (8458) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thorongil2 (1390) - , 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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
msbernac (767) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beese (2555) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2014
Draught at Belgo, Camden on 30 Jul 2012. Poured a deep amber/ brown colour, with a dense off white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, spice and caramel. Big malt flavours, with some brown sugar and orange peal. Finish was light grassy hop, dried fruits and brown bread.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mjik83 (645) - - DEC 5, 2014
- Alcoholpercentage van 6,7% - Biertje gedronken destijds dat me niet kon bekoren - Kan me veel lekkerder biertjes voorstellen, maar kan met mijn smaakvoorstelling te maken hebben - Vandaar mijn lage beoordeling ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lobs_ols (155) - LATVIA - DEC 3, 2014
Opaque brown, medium beige head. Roasted plums, by god, those are roasted plums on the nose! How peculiar. And some caramel. Sweet and roasty with notes of those same plums. Very interesting, very nice! Finishes nice, warm and roasty.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bosbouw (1379) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - DEC 3, 2014
Chocolade bruine kleur met een goede kraag. Ruikt zoet, chocolade, beetje zurig. Smaakt zoetig, chocolade, vanille. Beetje herfstfruit.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
markextrae (1287) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 26, 2014
bottle sample at a festival, poured a murky brown colour with a off head. sweet malts, caramel, dark red fruits, chocolate, nutmeg, plums, pretty tasty

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bozo_skeleton (569) - Grenoble, FRANCE - NOV 16, 2014
Robe ruby sombre, grosse carbo, collet epais et persistant. Aromes bien fruités, cerises aigres, épices. Aurait merité d’etre un peu plus ronde, les fruits sont moins marques en bouche. Caramel sur la finale.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vincentvega72 (68) - - NOV 13, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2014 Troebelbruin bier met cremekleurige schuimkraag. Beetje zurig aroma, je ruikt krieken, hop, gist. Romig in de mond. Smaken van donker fruit, kruiden, toffee. Jammer genoeg weinig afdronk.


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