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Brewed by De Koningshoeven (Bavaria - Netherlands)
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Berkel-Enschot, Netherlands

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RATINGS: 1320   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
330ml bottle and 500ml bottle or crock. Filtered, then bottled with yeast and sugar.
First brewed in 1987.
Ingredients: Water, Barley malt, Hops, Yeast.
"Discover this genuine dark Trappist beer with a gentle flavour, creamy head and pronounced bouquet.
La Trappe Dubbel has a deep brown colour and attractive beige froth. The use of caramel malt gives it a gentle aromatic caramelised quality. It has a rich malty flavour with a touch of sweetness. Post-fermenting La Trappe Dubbel is a smooth drink, and yet has some real body and intense flavour to it.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (13796) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 25, 2006
Dark brown colour with a slim tan head. Fruity, sweet and malty aroma. Malty, caramel and liquorice flavour, also somewhat of a medicinal taste to it. Quite highly carbonated and medium bodied

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
larsga (6120) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 23, 2006
Dark red body under a thin white ring of foam. Sweet licorice aroma with notes of anise, bread, and toffee, as well as some banana. Deep, strong, sweet taste of sourish wild berries (huh?), marzipan (just said it was sourish, didn’t I?), and licorice. Aftertaste is vaguely bitter and roasty, with lingering sweetness. Some alcohol is detectable. A good dubbel, although perhaps a bit weak.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kepano (246) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 23, 2006
I had La Trappe’s dubbel on tap at In de Wildeman in Amsterdam, and took my time waiting for it to warm up. I noticed the fluffy beige head quickly reducing to a thin film, yet it produced amazingly sticky lacing - much like the Quadrupel. In fact the whole appearance was very reminiscent of its big brother, pouring a clear but deep ruby tone. The aroma as well hinted at the familiar pears and sweet cream found in La Trappe’s showpiece. However the key element in the nose was a strong dried banana fragrance, almost like opening a package of bar mix. In the blend I also found coffee, white raisins and pine, maybe even coniferous sap. The flavor reverberated the dried fruit aroma, especially banana and white raisins which are immediately apparent. The velvety palate and soft carbonation complement the flavor and provide smooth texture that finishes on a sweet creamy note.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beer4000 (4395) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 23, 2006
Bottle 33cl. Nice dark mahogany colour. Creamy brown head. Aroma of oak and maple syrup. Quite sweet, moderate bitter taste. Medium long aftertaste. All in one a very pleasant beer.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 21, 2006
Pours ruby red with a thin tan head. Smells of cherries, grapes, raisins, and roses. Taste is sugary with sweet cherry notes,

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2006
pours a reddish-bronze color with a decent sized creamy beige head, aroma of belgian style spices, citrusy fruit, and yeast. the flavor is caramel-like and sweet, with a small yeasty bitter finish. good crisp tasting beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gunnfryd (10201) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 16, 2006
Bottled, creamy light brown head, light sirup aroma.Harmonic Sweet and round.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skinnyviking (6746) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 13, 2006
Bottle. Creamy light brown head. Red unclear body. Sweet spicy aroma. Caramel fruit flavor. No bitterness at all.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bluevegie (3049) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 13, 2006
Looked quite nice when poured into the glass, medium size beige head on top of a deep ruby red body. Aroma is brown sugar then spice then dark fruit. Yeast stands out a bit more in the taste, some burnt meaty notes, light to medium in body, warming alcohol and a touch herbal.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gorbalev (2906) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 12, 2006
Bottle shared with blankboy at Volo. Dark brown, small slick white head. Very sweet aroma - nutty. Sweet taste, syrupy, yeast. Nice, but simple and straight forward. Pretty flat really. Some bitterness at the end. Alcohol as it warms. Enjoyable, but nothing spectacular.


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