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


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RATINGS: 1004   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sissio (1303) - Orsenigo, ITALY - SEP 27, 2016
Bottle @ home Clear reddish brown, cappuccino head Cellar, mineral, caramel, wine Carbonated, mineral, light complex body, earthy, light caramel, dates, hint of wood

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
angel77 (2503) - oviedo, SPAIN - AUG 15, 2016
Botella 33 cl del Lupulo tomada en junio 2009. (r992). Fcpref 15..02..2010. 6.5 vol Belga con sabores intensos maltosos tostados algo dulces. Cuerpo medio con bastante sabor para sus 6.5 vol. Para repetir.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mice (819) - FINLAND - AUG 11, 2016
Sameanruskea olut paksulla höttöisellä, kohtalaisen nopeasti laskevalla vaahdolla, joka jättää aavistuksen pitsiä jälkeensä. Tuoksu vahvasti maltainen ja aavistuksen banaaninen. Maku maltainen, hedelmäinen ja mausteinen. Varsin hiilihappoinen tekele. Toimiva kokonaisuus ja helposti juotavaa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jaghana (5523) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - APR 16, 2016
Bottle 33cl, a cloudy amber brown beer with medium head. Nose is on caramel, old fruits, quadruple yeast, spices. Aroma is on fruits and ripped fruits, medium sweet, sugar, berries, peppery hops at the finish with fruit notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerRenter76 (834) - Texas, USA - APR 16, 2016
Originally rated on 8/26/08. Grotten poured a beautiful rootbeer brown body with tons of carbonation that lead to a massive tan head that left thick lacing. Aromas of banana, cinammon, and clove. Mouthfeel was adequate, a little thin though. Flavor was strange, no one flavor stood out and it was kind of bland. The best thing about this was its appearance, however i would be willing to give it another try in the future."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
UDBeernut (2696) - Earth & Jacksonville (weekends), Florida, USA - APR 10, 2016
Bottle from 2013 enjoyed watching the flyera in a meaningless game. Pours dark tan, cream hued head that is powered by plenty of carbonation. Yeasty nose. Taste is faitly bland, some burnt sugar, some yeast, plum. Quick tartness at the end. Finish lingers in the form of some sugar.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
emdejes (23) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 13, 2016
75cl Bottle - Expired 29/07/2010 Overall I wasn’t too impressed, I thought this beer would have aged better. Maybe a bit too low in alcohol to please me. Carbonation was fine, certainly after all those years. The texture a bit too thin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MGantzel (223) - Aalborg, DENMARK - FEB 19, 2016
Denne belgiske øl har et brunligt udseende med et medium hvidt skum. Øllen har en sød aroma og smager sødt af karamel med en friskhed af citrus og en bitter eftersmag. Medium karbonering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
WaddlingPlatypus (128) - Durham, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2016
300ml bottle at the Head of Steam, Durha. Dark caramel colour with a virtually non-existent off-white head. Has a curious aroma of wholemeal bread, mixed with the floral aroma of haylage. Quiet flavout of bread, with an aftertaste of pork and celery. finishes witha slight citrus tang. Overall, unusual and very pleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gubihumle (584) - Nørre Aaby, DENMARK - DEC 17, 2015
Flaske. Farven er brun og skumkronen er flødefarvet. Aromaen er malt, rød frugt og gær, medens smagen er næsten syrlig med mørke frugter og bær. Har en god mundfylde. Man får meget smag.

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