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


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RATINGS: 935   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dhlesq (233) - Thousand Oaks, California, USA - SEP 3, 2006
Aroma of yeast, cobwebs, cloves, somewhat horsey, slight banana. Appears a deep copper color, crystal clear, with a mountainous foamy cream-colored head that dissipates slowly. Flavor is subtle, like figs that have been soured. Palate is moderate but dry with huge effervescence. Overall, a strange brew, to my palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mutz (614) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 24, 2014
Tap@ de Klep. Donkerbruin, beige kraag. Ruikt goed, smaakt ook wel ok, zit ergens een zurige vage kersentoon in. Niet heel erg goed opgelet tijdens drinken, dus wat wazige rating. Was te drinken maar niks speciaals.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blackisle (753) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - OCT 21, 2014
Bottle 33cl. Clear deep amber brown color, a lot of bubbles, small foamy off-white head, recedes quickly, good lacing; sweet malty and fruity nose, light caramel, dark fruit (cherry, plum), brown sugar, spices (cinnamon, clove), citrus; taste mild sweetbitter, bit roasty, caramel; full body, oily to creamy texture, finish smooth bittersweet, light sour notes, spicy (cinnamon, clove), bit woody. Nice dubbel, developed by the late Pierre Celis. It ages in bottles in the marl caves of Kanne (near Maastricht), 42 meter under the ground at a temperature of about 11 ° C. The bottles are placed here in so called pupiters and rotated regularly, a process that Celis copied from traditional champagne producers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adster (427) - HUNGARY - OCT 4, 2014
Az utánozhatatlan rágógumis aromák után hasonlóan csintalan zamatokkal tölti el kóstolóját; az élénkebb fajtából való, így élesebb változatban tűnnek fel a mazsolás, kenyérhéjas, szögletesen malátás árnyalatok a dubbelek egy vibrálóbb, mégis kiegyensúlyozott változatát nyújtva.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
paologalloni (124) - ITALY - OCT 4, 2014
Colore ambrato scuro schiuma grana fine un po’ evanescente. Bouquet bene integrato con profumi di frutta matura malo pane caramello Su sente anche il profumo di prugne e odore di marmellata. In bocca il dolce si sente solo alla fine come il retrogusto. inizia amarognola bruciato e si sentono note acide che stimolano la salivazione

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markoijelena (446) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
darrennelson12 (415) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ZodiacM (91) - NETHERLANDS - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mainuh_man (178) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
edsspoon (464) - 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.

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