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

bottled
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common

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RATINGS: 1324   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
flutetokill (523) - Fresno, California, USA - APR 12, 2004
Cloudy dark brown color with a medium beige head. Clove, fresh cut grass, metal and malt aroma. Sweet clove, grass, and malt flavors. Very tingly feel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - APR 12, 2004
Deep, dark brown color with a medium (quickly dissipating) beige head. The aroma and flavor were of clove, grass, metal, and some brown sugar...pretty sweet. The feel was crisp, small bubbles...medium thick.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrnkMcDermott (2781) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2004
Bottled. Not a headknocker, but pleasant enough. Cream colored head itself has nice, spicy, candy taste. Nice brown beer with orange highlights, shows bubbles drifting up as sediment settles down. Taste brings out oranges, raisins, a bit of wine and light spiciness, on a well-warmed, rather that roasted, malt base. Comes off like a fresh barley wine. May not be the very best of its kind, but darn close, and its alcohol warmth makes a nice way to break a Lenten abstinence of over a month (and circumstances kept me away from home where I had a store of actual Trappist ales to enjoy on Easter. This was a good substitute).

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ToolHead (266) - København, DENMARK - APR 7, 2004
33 cl bottle, served in Westmalle chalice. Pours a deep reddish-brown. Decent head that rapidly fades. The aroma is full of pleasant fruitiness (banana, kiwi?). Taste-wise it's well rounded, again w/ banana up front, and a soft, pleasant maltiness. Nice mouthfeel and very good drinkability. A fine dubbel, better than most I've tried.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 17, 2004
Pours a murky amber brown body and a plume of kaki colored head. The nose is deep with malts and fruits… toasted wheat bread and apricot preserves. The flavor has lengthy notes of a buttery caramel, plums, apples, dates, and some raisins. It’s rather beady and yeasty, the toasty malts bring out a chocolaty likeness along with some coconut milk similarities. The palate is nice, it could be more creamy, but its buttery and inviting.
A good Trappist brew, but I want more intensity from the Quad I’m about to open!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlimJimDrinker (115) - Nørrebronx, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2004
Slightly complex fruity aroma, maybe a bit of smoke... Beautiful body... Very smooth round taste... Nice Aftertaste

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wildchefbill (245) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - MAR 2, 2004
Pours dark amber with a small tan head. Aroma is sweet, dried cherries, spice. Flavor is is sweet, cherries, plums and yeast. Not much hops but a little acid to try to balance. Not bottle conditioned, so lacks the complex flavor and power that I love about the style. Not a bad intro to the Belgian style, but way too generic for Dubbel fans.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - MAR 1, 2004
12oz bottle that has the Koningshoeven label yet embossed with LaTrappe. Poured a reddish brown and clear with a thick head that reduces quickly to a thin film that is dense and creamy looking. Fruity aroma with big notes of cherry coming through. Smooth creamy mouthfeel with a crisp carbonated edge. Nice sweet fruity flavor with cherries again and slightly spicy, possible herb flavor as well. Overall one of the best Dubbels I've had in awhile. Quite a nice flavor.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dwyerpg (4508) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 27, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2006 Secondary comments. Had with the Koningshoeven label unknowingly. Scored it 8,5,9,4,17. Very similar. Good, but not up to par with the "quadrupel". A slight painty aroma, absolutely no head. Is that how it’s supposed to be? Not terribly interesting though.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
diabel (1606) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - FEB 21, 2004
Brown (deep red), clear body. Brwonish, creamy head, which is fastly diminishing and almost not lacing. Malty and spicy aroma. Lightly sweet, lightly salty, lightly acidic initial flavour. Lightly bitter finish. Very soft mouthfeel.


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