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

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RATINGS: 931   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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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
imaragingbull (570) - Sydney, - DEC 28, 2012
Pours opaque brown with creamy light tanned lace. Aromas of cherry, light acidity, typical st bernadus yeast, sweet malt character. Beautiful inviting aroma. Medium light body, a light acidity,sour, cherries, creamy carbonation. Finishes powdery, tasty and the acidity lightly lingers.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markoijelena (300) - SERBIA - SEP 15, 2014
Draft 0.33l from Brewery Kazematten in Ypres Belgium.Pour it dark brown colour with small white head.Taste of coffee, grass, some herbs, caramel.Quite good actually.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
darrennelson12 (399) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 14, 2014
In bottle at St Bernardus; this one was OK .. pretty easy drinking, though compared to their other beers, I would suggest drinking the main brand. Smooth; clean .. could be a session beer but better options out there

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ZodiacM (36) - - SEP 13, 2014
Bier schenkt mooi in het glas (Duvel tulpglas), donkerrode kleur en een cremekleurige kraag die lang blijft staan. De beur die uit het glas komt is fruitig. Ik hou niet van fruitbier, maar gelukkig is de smaak van fruit niet overheersend. Een zoetig-bittere smaak, kastanje, rood fruit, caramel. Mooie balans van smaken. Misschien iets te zoet, maar al met al een lekkere dubbel die prettig wegdrinkt.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jarv1987 (14) - - AUG 22, 2014
Dark brown beer from the caverns of Valkenburg. Slightly sour aroma and dito taste. Mellow flavour.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mainuh_man (121) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 15, 2014
0.33L. Pours a clear red amber with a rocky, off-white head. Sour aromas, hints of balsamic vinegar and cherry. Mild sweetness up front with some hints of chocolate and plum. Finishes with a mild sour flavor, but overall, pretty mellow flavor profile. Medium body with a creamy mouthfeel and mild carbonation. Overall, a mellow bruin, with nice aromas, cool color and nice mouthfeel.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
edsspoon (406) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2014
Bottle - deep ruby red with a big bubbly beige head. Thick lacing and good retention. Aroma of brown bread, yeast, blackcurrant and blackberries. Taste of blackberry, plum, light malts and a medium sweetness. Medium body and medium carbonation.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Watje2010 (37) - - AUG 10, 2014
Brown beer with fa minimal head that dissapeared very fast. A malty aroma with some floral notes, also Caramel and candy sugar taste. Sweet with a creamy texture. Nothing to spectacular IMHO.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
mikske79 (1242) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 9, 2014
Ik hou van donkere bieren, maar dit bier was absoluut mijn smaak niet. Jammer

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
martin00sr (634) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HoppyBudgie (692) - 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-?


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