Brewed by Holgate Brewhouse
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Woodend, VIC, Australia


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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Caution!! Taste buds and motor-vehicle drivers beware!! This Belgian style "Abbey Ale" is BIG; big on flavour, big on alcohol and big on fun. The Belgian monks didn’t muck around when they created this beer style - double the malt, double the hops, double the alcohol and logically called it "Dubbel". The Holgate Double Trouble drinks like a fine cognac or brandy - intense raisin, toffee and rum flavours, to be sipped, savoured and enjoyed together with a cheese platter or sticky-date pudding.

Nevele's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nevele (10) - - SEP 1, 2012
A very smooth (especially for an 8% alcohol percentage) beer. A nice dubbel style ale. A honey/vegemite(!) aroma, taste has some cognac in it. Very nice and smooth, but just misses a little bit of ’oomph’

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Devonbung (31) - - MAR 10, 2016
Nose is too blocked to provide a quantifiable sniff test. Whilst recommended to be sipped in moderation, the flattish carbonation (big head on pouring) and lovely burnt toffee/dark chocolate flavours combine to make it very easy to put away.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gnoff (9417) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2015
Draught on October 17, 2015, at The Australian 11th Annual Beer Festival.
Clear brown color, brown head. Banana, sweet, malty scent. Sweet, banana taste. Sweet, spicy aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, low bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ShaneJ (818) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 10, 2015
Bottle from Beer Cartel (Sept 2014). Murky copper-brown, off-white head, candy sugar, toffee, dates/sultanas, Belgian yeast, liqueur-like texture, sweet slightly boozy finish. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maris (1307) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - APR 21, 2015
From a 500ml bottle on 21/4/2015. Pours a dark golden brown with a medium head. The nose is sweet and malty, with some dark fruit presenting, along with some Belgian yeast. Taste wise, it’s very sweet and dessert like, with lots of toffee, butterscotch, brown sugar, caramel and plum. Has the distinct abbey ale yeasty character, with a modest bitterness finishing things off. The palate is syrupy and sticky, with average to lively carbonation. This really is very good - actually much better than most Belgian dubbels I’ve tried.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maneliquor (3482) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 4, 2015
Bottle tasted at Mane. Pours clear to hazy golden yellow with a sticky white cap on top. Nose is quite sweet and full of candied sugars and mild banana. The taste is very sweet candied sugars, mildly herbal and grassy with sweet toffee. It’s a pretty decent shout at a Dubbel but probably a little sweet for my liking, but then most Belgian Ales are. Solid stuff

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Andresvendsen (199) - - AUG 2, 2014
Riktigt spännande öl ifrån ett spännande bryggeri. För att vara ett bryggeri ifrån Australien så lyckas dom ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
KeefOz (1403) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - JUL 6, 2014
Poured a translucent honey brown colour with a big (3+ finger) light tan foamy head that retained well and laced well. Carbonation high with small to medium bubbles. Aroma of sweet caramel/toffee. Taste of very sweet caramel malt, sugary dried fruits, and an alcohol taste coming through like a liqueur. Medium body. Sweet, sugary fruits on finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Danev76 (505) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 11, 2014
Light malty aroma. Cloudy golden amber colour with good head. Big caramel malt, some candy sugar. Med to heavy body with med carbonatio ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Masterkush7 (580) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 11, 2014
Flat, boring malt, no good fermentation by-products (esters and higher alcohols) but plenty of signs of a weak yeast, diacetyl, flat sweet palate. Really disappointing. I’ve tried a few of Gilgamesh beers now and been up satisfied with everyone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pintbypint (3235) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 1, 2013
330ml brown bottle. Hazy brown pour with a creamy and small white head. Nose has caramel/toffee. Taste has caramel/toffee, raisins, chocolate and toasted malt. Aftertaste has some caramel and mild chocolate and light herbal hops and trace of chalky yeast. A bit sweet and rather simple but I enjoyed it.

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