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

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RATINGS: 1623   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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.


3.4
   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 polloís house. Pours dark amber, creamy head. Medium bodied, malty, bit sweet like cherries, dry finish.

3.7
   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 canít name...

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thomat (3182) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2008
Ruby with a creamy, off-white head. Cherry and nutty tones. Fruit, malt and caramel in the mouth. Medium to full body with a balanced finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
WesKBob (563) - Bethany, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 3, 2008
Pours an almost opaque dark red with a moderately thick head even after a gentle pour. However, the head quickly dissipates and has very little lacing. The aroma is sweet, with notes of caramel malt and dried fruit. Taste is similar with sweet caramel notes and flavors of dried cherries. Unfortunately, the alcohol doesnít seem to blend well with the other flavors and it leaves a decidedly alcoholic aftertaste. A good beer overall, but not a great dubbel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
malrubius (2489) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - MAY 2, 2008
11.2 ounce bottle in generic goblet. Dark reddish brown with lasting flat head and lace. Dark candy sugar, raisin, and bread aroma. Brown sugar, toasted caramel, and raisin sweetness, fruity, medium tobacco bitterness, lingering sweetness. Medium body and carbo. Pretty nice.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Miksu (5039) - Jyvšskylš, FINLAND - MAY 1, 2008
0.33 l bottle. Ruby color with fluffy fading head. Sweetish aroma with chocolate, licorice, caramel and hint of dark fruits. Sweetish toasty flavor with chocolate, licorice and caramel. Smooth beer with no depth.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
wyzzywyz22 (2108) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2008
Had tried this before in a bottle and recall being underwhelmed, so thought Iíd try this from the crock ! Pours a dark brown with a tan head that completely vanished. Sweet, vaguely spicy aroma. Flavour more of the same with some fruit and nutiness present and a slightly bitter sweet finish. Lacking in any real character though, and again disappointed by this. Not a good dubbel.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Perm (151) - Tryon, North Carolina, USA - APR 28, 2008
Koningshoeven is one of the Trappist Breweries, so you can be assured of a certain critical level of quality and respectability. It certainly brings that, as well as an intangible pleasantness and cerevisial happiness. Itís a quiet Trappist, but thatís a point in its favor as far as Iím concerned. Served in its own goblet. Caramelly brown -- quite pretty to look at. Pleasantly sweet -- never cloying, just the right amount of sweetness for a Dubbel. At 6.5% ABV, itís not so rigorous on the gullet, although Iíve never tried multiple servings in one go. To sum it all up, a quote from the Missus: "Itís like a hug in a bottle."

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LadySusan (756) - Ste-Therese, Quebec, CANADA - APR 27, 2008
Bottle at Le Bistro des Bieres Belge. The color is dark reddish with a dark beige head. The aroma and flavor are of sweet fruits and caramel added. It has a nice sour finish to it that makes it very pleasant.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - APR 24, 2008
dark mohagany appearance with strong white head. flavor of some dark candy sugar but finishes with a grape-like winey characteristic. not gret depth, could benefit from more alcohol


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