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


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RATINGS: 1631   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marko (4798) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - MAY 26, 2008
Bottle shared with and courtesy of heavy (thanks!)
The Blond and the Trippel have been available in Croatia for years now but their dark cousins have always been mysteriously absent (the Dubbel might have once been imported but it definitely hasn’t been imported recently). So, it was interesting to try those two. This one poured a nice red brown body with a thick off white head that went away slowly. The nose was pretty straightforward but somehow not easy to define. a maltiness that falls somewhere between caramel croquant and orange and some salt. The taste was somewhat simple and lighter than expected but well put together. A sweet breadiness and maltiness, caramel, some salt a but herbal something too... ugh.. my notes are becoming unreadable. All in all, I didn’t mind it much.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
soyorganic (306) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 20, 2008
Bottle: dark red color with tan head. Slight aroma of brown sugar, carmel and molasses. Wonderful smooth malty taste with thick but subtle sweetness of carmel and brown sugar. I love beers like these.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAY 18, 2008
Pours a clear amber-brown with a foamy tan head that recedes slowly and leaves some nice lacing. Very light aroma of malt, yeast and fruit, but with some weird metallic thing going on. Fortunately, that did not come through at all in the flavor. Lots of malty sweetness with friuty overtones and a bitterness at the end. Pretty good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
rsamayoa (24) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - MAY 18, 2008
Bottle: Floral, compex body and taste. Matly with a nice background sweetness. Bready and doughlike.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Embrouille (2835) - SWITZERLAND - MAY 17, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2008 Sampled at the fête de la bière in Martigny, Switzerland. It pours a dark ruby beer with a mocha head. The nose shows a burnt component. Hints of banana, white pepper and yeast. Rather strong. Some glue and manure appearing - a dissapointing aroma. The taste is of alcohol, burnt plastic and malt. No subtle components. Hints of banana and white pepper. Sweet and full bodied. Malty finish with hints of mint and burnt plastic. A very dissapointing dubbel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gary07734 (500) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2008
0.5l crock. Pours with an average head, deep brown with a little red. Not really full bodied or thin, somewhere inbetween. Nice fruity dark ale, with a nice sweetness and pleasant after taste. Not bad at all.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
cyrenaica (1126) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 10, 2008
330ml draught
6.5% ABV
I tried this beer on May 9, 2008 at "Smokeless Joe’s" in Toronto, Ontario on tap. The beer was a beautiful dark brown with some plum coloured hints and a thin, rocky, tan coloured head. The aroma was sweet malt, with some yeasty tones, as well as chocolate and cherry hints. The mouthfeel was medium bodied, mildly carbonated, and slightly creamy. The flavour was caramel malt, some other fruit flavours like cherries and plum, and a little hoppish bitterness to round it out. I loved this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ghawener (1555) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - MAY 9, 2008
Bottle: Floral, compex body and taste. Matly with a nice background sweetness. Bready and doughlike.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ramenen (466) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - MAY 9, 2008
Thanks to ghawener. Drank it at pollo’s house. Pours dark amber, creamy head. Medium bodied, malty, bit sweet like cherries, dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
liinis (1763) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 8, 2008
Mine was the Dominus Double 0.7l bottle in Spain Madrid. Dark brown red with medium head. very good and complex. Sweet cherry and a bit sour. a hint of chocolate and many other things I can’t name...

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