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

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RATINGS: 1348   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.


Melkart's rating

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Melkart (297) - Porto Alegre, - JUL 20, 2013
Complex and excelent beer. Fruit taste with nuts. You can feel the alcohol, but it matches perfectly with the rest.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DeliriumT (361) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 20, 2014
Pours deep brown with reasonable tan head. Aroma is sweet golden syrup, dates, raisins and plums. Mouthfeel is full. This beer is full of flavour for a dubbel. Very good example of the style ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NewHope (5) - California, USA - SEP 19, 2014 does not count
Nice and dark full bodied beer with sweet Aromas of caramel and dark fruit. Typical belgian.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MayumiH (103) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2014
Bottle at home. A complex beer with tastes of caramel, toffee & dark fruits. Medium to full body. Highly enjoyable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
melush (710) - SPAIN - SEP 18, 2014
Botella de 33 cl, adquirida en El Corte Ingles. Color ambar oscuro. Sabor a malta, alcohol, dulce, ligeramente a uvas pasas.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sad24 (98) - GREAT YARMOUTH, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2014
At the habit in York. Dark beer by my standards but quite fruity and smooth. Very nice

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PotjeBier (1694) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 15, 2014
Have had this since the 80’s, but never before in my RB life. 33 cl bottle shared, young. Nice dark red-brown color. Creamy light beige head with a layer of a few mm retention. Aroma’s: sweet, red fruit, peardrops. Flavor is moderate sweet, dark malts. Medium bodied. Not much of a finish. Decent but rather boring. I wonder whether it this tasted the same 20/25 years ago, I think it changed quite a bit.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rayaron (156) - ISRAEL - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle 750ml. Clear dark amber with low beige head. Aroma of cherry, liqueur, red wine notes. Flavor of cherry, raisins, malty, alcoholic. Medium carbonation. Medium body.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (1743) - BELGIUM - SEP 12, 2014
The classic double La Trappe, with light beige, crackling head which collapses quite quickly and is almost completely gone in the end. Colour is a very dark burgundy with a certain orange hue, hazy after adding the deposit. Subtle but quite pleasant aroma of overripe plums, raisins, dried banana, brownies, toasted bread, iron, cloves, citrus peel, candi sugar, brown rhum. Taste starts sweetish, some candi sugar, candied fruits, pear, with medium strong, mineral-like and sourish carbonation, quite tingling on the sides of the tongue, otherwise slick and smooth mouthfeel, caramelly maltiness with nutty touches here and there, a bit chocolatey even but in a subtle way, some iron, finishing with slight toasted bitterness, some residual sweetness from the onset but not cloyingly so, leafy hop bitterishness and just a little bit of warming, gin-like alcohol, subtle and not disturbing in any way; also a somewhat dull sourishness lingering on, quite long. Sweetish to dryish in other words, but all -ish, if you see what I mean... A bit too restrained for my taste, but admittedly this is a well-made dubbel. I’d recommend this to anyone looking for a typical example of the style in order to get acquainted with it. Still, the La Trappe range cannot convince me like the Belgian trappist ales do, they just do not have the same amount of distinctiveness and personality, at least since Bavaria took over.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
minutemat (1653) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2014
330ml bottle from Vanuxeem. Pours deep amber with off white head. Good aroma of warming stewed fruits. Taste is a big flavoursome dubbel with dark fruits, malts, bubblegum and caramel. Rich, smooth and delicious. One of the best dubbels out there in my opinion.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ziobarba2000 (8) - Roma, ITALY - SEP 5, 2014 does not count
Bottiglia da 0,33. Birra eccezionale. Schiuma corposa e persistente. Colore ambrato. Carbonatura equilibrata. Aroma deciso e piacevolmente affumicato. Sentori di legno. Gusto fruttato pieno e duraturo. Finale caramellato. Peccato sia già finita! Consiglio 10/10


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