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Brewed by InBev Belgium
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Leuven, Belgium

bottled
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RATINGS: 1608   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brberry (16) - USA - OCT 8, 2004
large sustained head, rich sweet aroma, sweet alchoholic taste. a great beer

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TC2642 (265) - Worcester, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2004
Massive white head with a yeasty malty aroma. Dark brown in appearance with a hint of spiciness. Quite easy to drink.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 7, 2004
Brown color with a good looking, creamy, medium, light brown head. Decent aroma of brown sugar and spices. The first flavor I notice is roasted malt, then some brown sugar joins the party, also there might be some mild spices. Bitter finish. Light to medium body, liquorous texture, soft carbonation. Better than its blonde sister but still just a little better than ordinary.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marko (3766) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 6, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 12, 2008 Rerate:
Poured a big thick tan(ish) head, deep brown colour, lazy carbonation. The nose was spicy and yeasty. The taste was basically malt, alcohol, some fruit. It was sweet and not as impressive then I once thought it was. Weak burnt malt and, when it gets warmer, a herbal hop presence in the aftertaste finish this just slightly above-average brew.

Old review:
This was certainly interesting. Had an enormous and firm looking white head (maybe a bit brownish), which subsided at an acceptable rate. The body was dark brown, and the aroma was of coriander, and quite intensive, too. But overall the beer dissapointed me a bit. It tasted almost the same I remember the Leffe Blond tasting - sweet and spicy. It’s very good however, but left me wondering if this is really just a colored Blond. Might do a side by side test. 7/4/7/4/15

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerBaronLS (85) - Grove City, Ohio, USA - OCT 5, 2004
Had this from a tap in a bar in Brussels. I was plesantly suprised at how good it was, since it was picked by saying "Give me a brown." It had a very pleasnt smell with a nice full malt body.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bark (255) - Linköping, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2004
This is a brown beer. It is very dark brown, as a matter of fact. When I look through the glass I can see some brown-purple shades in the clear liquid. But the foam is white, firm and melts in a medium pace. The smell is very sweet. It reminds me of traditional Swedish non-fermented “small beer”, sweeten with saccharin. I can smell some flavours of pumpernickel bread, and maybe some hints of smoked ham. There is something in the smell that I just have to categorize as “Belgian”. The taste of this beer follows the same pattern, generally sweet with a touch of dark rye bread. An interesting observation is the total lack of a traditional taste of hops. There sure is some kind of hops in this brew, as a small bitterness appears after several minutes, but when I drink the beer, I cannot find the hopes I am used to from other beers. Neither can I really say that I find much evidence of fermentation in the taste. The carbon dioxide is a little on the sharp side, but not too sharp. The aftertaste is dominated by the saccharine sweetness, but after a while, the bitter notes makes the taste more balanced.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
iam (369) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 1, 2004
Had search awhile to find this one. Pours a muddy brown colour with a thich head. Earthy aromas of malt, raisins and spice. Sweet malt taste but not much else.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tessic (816) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 20, 2004
Had this one after dinner one night at the Pepperwood Bistro in Burlington Ontario. It poured a dark brown with a fine spore like head. Typically Belgian with strong spice flavours and yeast. Very good aroma but almost too spicey for me.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pintbypint (2379) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 14, 2004
330ml brown bottle. Poured dark brown with ruby highlights. Thick smooth tan head. Malty spicy aroma. Flavour included yeast, caramel and roasted malts.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - SEP 8, 2004
Dirty brown color with similar characteristics as other Belgians when it comes to the aroma. Flavor is sweet and fruitty but much milder than the smell promotes. I really liked this.


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