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

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RATINGS: 1605   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dmradus (227) - Ithaca, New York, USA - APR 22, 2007
Bottle at De Hems, London. Pours brown with ruby highlights, fading tan head. Aroma is cherries, sweet candied fruits, slight spice - predominantly ginger, cloves. Taste is much the same, with dark stone fruits, candy sweetness, and a slight acidity. Very carbonated, almost over the top - not sure if it fits the profile here, at least I know I didn’t enjoy it. Better than average but not in the upper echelon for the style.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TampaBeer (257) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 21, 2007
Labeled as Konigns Hoeven.. this is definitely not the delicious La trappe Dubbel I remember. Nice purple brown appearance, and delightful aroma of cherries. The flavor.. where is it? If anybody knows where it went please email me. Not impressive.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Veer (362) - Landskrona, SWEDEN - APR 19, 2007
Aroma: pears, sweet, sweet malt, candisugar, dried apricot. Funky, exotic fruit esters – banana.
Appearance: very beautiful, deep red. Browntinted, very thick, fluffy head.
Flavour: very well balanced. Sweet, malty full-bodiedness, some bitterness aswell. Perfect chocolate and wheatlike aftertaste. Slightly sourish and vinous. Some mustiness.
Palate: very nice mouthfeel, very thick and longlasting. Invigourating.

The bottle says 7%

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
davidpl (435) - Santiago, CHILE - APR 17, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2007 Appearance: dark brown color, with reddish tones. Great head, rocky, of beige color, dense and very persistent. Beautiful. Aroma: very sweet, malty, toasty, bitter chocolate, candy, liquory and winy. Berries, peaches and banana. Spicy of clove. Relatively complex. Low hoppyness. Flavor: complex, sweet, toasty malt, candy, chocolate and grain coffee. Fruitiness of figs, berries, plums and banana. Reminiscences of coffee’s liquor and vintage wine. Spicy of nutmeg and clove. Sweet toasty start. Warming and light dry-hoppyness finish. Palate: Medium body, creamy and semi-oily texture. Low carbonation. Advisable beer, with a beautiful head.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lgklotet (432) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 17, 2007
Bottle from Systembolaget. This comes across to me as a mediocre/sligthly better than average example of the style. Quite harsh in a way. Good maltiness though. And yeah, what’s up with no yeast in my bottle?

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FlacoAlto (4125) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 14, 2007
Sampled March 2007
Pours with a brilliantly clear, dark amber, purple-plum color. It is topped by an initially three-finger thick, amber-tinged, tan head. The aroma has a musty, almost woody spiciness to it; notes of clove, a touch of allspice, damp bark, cola nut, and perhaps a touch of wet cardboard.

The beer is fairly sweet, yet has a subtle dusty chocolate note. Quite a bit of fruit is here as well, with predominantly a raisin / fig note that is accentuated a bit by the light malt sweetness. There is a touch of cola character here as well as a more typical clove character and a touch of ginger in the finish. Really though the dark, concentrated fruit note are the dominant flavor here. This brew never approaches sticky though, and is in fact quite light overall and fairly easy drinking.

Not a bad beer, and considering that Dubbels are my least favorite Belgian-type beer, well it is even drinkable

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (22614) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - APR 13, 2007
Bottled. Clear mahogany colour. rich beautiful creamy beige head. Fruity and yeasty a light touch of almond and toffee. Medium bodied with spritzy livel mouthfeel. Low bitterness. Rather gentle.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BelgianBeerGal (3653) - Panama City, Florida, USA - APR 12, 2007
33cL bottle. I really liked this dubbel. It poured a clear, coffee color with nice carbonation and an off-white head. There was a nice warmth and sweetness in the flavor with a great, abrubt finish. I recommend trying this beer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2007
Yeasty, apple skin aroma, some sweetness. Pours a deep reddish amber. Sweet malts, caramel and brown sugar, apple skins, yeast, some banana.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 7, 2007
Bottled. Hazy reddish brown with a rich long-lasting white foam. Almondy, yeast, prunes and raisins in the aroma with notes of straw and metal. Sweet malty and yeasty flavour of banana, almond and milky chocolate. Light bodied for a Dubbell. Almond, light chocolate, nuts and dust in the finish.


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