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

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RATINGS: 1613   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.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
EithCubes (5432) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 8, 2007
Bottle. Luscious dark malt nose, plums with dark fruit, subtle spice, and faint brown sugar. Deep dark dull red body with strong carbonation and an excited tanned head. Sweet taste of dark fruit. Bubblegum and plum. Velvety malt doesn’t match the carbonation, and body is too thin, even for a dubbel. Aftertaste is kinda bland. Very slightly warming. Wow, didn’t think I was going to kill this - it’s good! - but it’s just a little too uninteresting.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
garthicus (2878) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 5, 2007
Bottle - Served in Trappist glass, nice nutty and fruity aroma, little head, deep complex flavour, very hard to put my finger on all the flavours, enjoyable

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
winkle (478) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 5, 2007
Bottled: Beer served too cold, excuse me while I give myself an uppercut. Poured a deep copper with a tan medium head. Quite active carbonation, the aroma featured stewed fruit, plums, brown sugar, grapes and alcohol. Flavour was similar - stone fruit, leather, alcohol up front and a touch of pepper. Balanced by a light bitter finish. Quite nice but not quite up to some of its trappist brothers IMO.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
FLnative80 (174) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 28, 2007
Bottle. 11.2 fl. oz. Koningshoeven Dubbel. Dark reddish-brown color with off-white, frothy head. Sweet, raisin yeasty aroma. Medium to full bodied with a very dry texture and lively carbonation. Sweet flavor with some lingering bitterness.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hoplover406 (204) - Crofton, Maryland, USA - APR 24, 2007
Coffee color, no head. Hazy with yeast particles. Sweet, berry aroma and flavor. Fizzy, medium bodied. Malty and tart finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 22, 2007
Bottle. Aroma is wonderful. Lots of fruit. Grapes, cherries, figs, some pear... all sitting under a blanket of caramel malt sweetness. Appearance is a nice clear amber, with a steady big head of white foam which laces beautifully. Flavor is sweet but well balanced, a touch of alcohol punctuated by the aformentioned fruits. Palate is very nice, hearty and balanced.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
janubio (619) - SPAIN - APR 22, 2007
Pours a red/brown color, with a tan head that disipates too quickly and leaving a poor lace. Primary smell is wet earth, then you find later the subtleties: cherries, cocoa, licorice and spices. Rough roasted flavour, though the body is lighter than expected and mouth of cocoa, licorice, plums and fruits. Sweet finish.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jacobwennbom (357) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 22, 2007
Not exceptional in any way. Amber with full off-white head. Kind of sweet, with notes of dark sugar and apricot in the taste. Aroma is pretty much the same, sweetish and full.

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.


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