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Brewed by InBev Belgium
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Leuven, Belgium

bottled
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RATINGS: 1751   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A traditional Belgian abbey beer with a deep brown colour and a full, sweet and fruity aroma.
Ingredients: dark and torrefied malt, corn, water, hop and yeast.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
thebeertourist (4904) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 5, 2006
Bottle. Dark brown with a lacing, tan head. Sweet nose, marked by yeast and some spices, including coriander. Flavours are sweet and spicy. Quite fizzy. Highly drinkable, but lacking complexity.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2006
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a medium tan head. Aroma is chocalate, sugar, clove. Flavor is similar, with clove and chocolate dominating the flavor. Low carbonation. Fruity taste.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
lgklotet (432) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 30, 2006
Tap, Brussels. Sweet yeasty aroma, moderate body. Some fruity malts, nice sweet finish. Nothing fancy, but plain good beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
snowden719 (130) - USA - JUL 22, 2006
Pours dark brown with a medium tan head. Aroma is chocalate, sugar, clove. Flavor is similar, with clove and chocolate dominating the flavor. Mouthfeel is right on for the type of beer it is, nice finish with a hint of bitterness.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
destroye7 (312) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 22, 2006
On tap in a belgian pub in London, UK. Clear brown color. No head. Low carbonation. Fruity taste. Much better than Leffe Blond.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - JUL 21, 2006
Brown pour with ruby highlights. Small, loud beige head. Carrot cake aroma with a significant alcohol presence. Lots of caramelized sugar flavor, cocoa, light plums. Lively carbonation that adds to a general sense of spiciness. A touch of rum in the finish. A surprising amount of sweetness for a dubbel. Still, itís generally light on the palate, and clean in a way that feels kind of dessert-like. A beer that seems more than the sum of its components. Individually, no one part blew my socks off. Together, they made a really nice showing. This actually felt like it had some family relation to a weizenbock.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - JUL 18, 2006
Much better and more flavorful than the blonde. I enjoyed this thoroughly. Very fully bodied and some sweetness. Wonderful beer.

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tranquillity (1422) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 14, 2006
Pours brown-red with a thick foam. Trickled toffee on the nose, rhubarb, some bitter berries I couldnít quite place. The taste adds a note of whiskey, with the alchol coming through in a good way. Extremely rich.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ElBorracho (472) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 9, 2006
On tap at The Map Room. Pours a dark brown with amber hues and a solid off-white head. Lots of dark fruits and spices but nothing that makes this one remarkable.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Hugh (153) - Zillebeke, BELGIUM - JUL 9, 2006
Looks like a dubbel, but lacks aroma, flavour, character, any of the qualities I expected from this style. Of course - itís a factory beer made with corn, no secondary fermentation, with all the money saved pumped into packaging and advertising. Wonderful bottle & label imagery, wonderful glass, wonderful domination of all the cafes in my home town, making sure they exclude any other beers which could shame it by comparison. Coloured sugar water for the unquestioning masses.


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