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Brewed by InBev Belgium
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Leuven, Belgium

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RATINGS: 1715   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pineypower (2523) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - DEC 5, 2004
Have no idea why this brew isnít rated higher. Got a bottle from Belgium...pours out a nice deep brown color with slight carbonation and a nice medium sized fluffy head. It has a nice malty aroma. The taste is complex but well balanced with notes of brown sugar and yeast. Once again I think this is a way under rated dubbel

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 2, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2005 Re-rated 30/04/2005. 330ml bottle from Woolworths, Kilbirnie. Spicey aroma with hints of tobacco and wood smoke. Appears dark dark brown (darker than I remember) with a carbonation that hangs in the glass rather than fizzing to the top. Good sweet maltiness on the tongue with a touch of vanilla, pepper, clove and cinnamon. Dry and spicy in the finish with a slight tingle from the carbonation. Some residual sweetness in the dryish palate. Good drinking.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JoeMcPhee (8510) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 23, 2004
Gorgeous dark brown beer with a thick rocky off-white head, sticky lacing. Malty aroma, intense mintiness, caramel, brown sugar. Flavour also shows yeasty spiciness. Quite sweet up front. Flavour is slightly bready and the finish is nutty. Not bad, but doesnít show a whole lot of intensity or complexity and has a tendency to become cloying.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 21, 2004
Decent Abbey dubbel although it was slightly too dry and a bit too bland. Deep brown murky color with a slight head. Flavor is fruity and estery with hints of plum and raisin.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
Crit (3355) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 18, 2004
Gorgeous brown,huge lasting rocky tan head, tiny bead.Light banana nose. Too much yeast and too little malt for a dubbel. Bitter finish. A rather poor representation of the style

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DeepBlack (386) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2005 Bought in a bottle from Budgens Supermarket near Kings Lynn. Nice big 700ml bottle with a champagne style cork top Dark brown in colour. A lovely Abbey beer & a world away from the light Lager beers often found in mainland Europe. Very nice but a bit to fizzy for me Re-Rate05/01/05 Bottle from The Alex in Derby. Very malty, quite bitter in flavour 14/20

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerGod (5284) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - OCT 31, 2004
Draft at De Hems in London. Tanned ruby body to almost pure brown. Nose is malty, fruity (bananas), and spicy with hints of brown sugar. Taste is rich and malty with dark fruits, spice, and cocoa. Body is medium carbonation with light sharpness. Finishes sweet and a bit sticky. More spices and dark fruit notes as well.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11562) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 24, 2004
(draft) Clear red-brown body with lovely frothy beige head, leaves nice lacing. Both aroma and taste are medium sweet, fruity, anise, clove. Creamy light-medium body, light carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerhugger (542) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 23, 2004
Well if Interbrew wasnít known to be an evil Belgian beer giant then I might have suspected this was some sort of Belgian Ale knockoff. I was disappointed in how sweet and uninspiring the aromas were from this brown big headed beer. Dont get me wrong - I was expecting it to be sweet, but I was remembering an entirely different beer when I had this one last night. Likely I had a different palate and preferences when I used to drink this more frequently though. Anyway, the caramel malt sweetness in the aroma was combined with a fruitiness that carried into the body. Too mild and thin and uninspiring to be a good dubbel, this was drinkable but forgettable.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
OKBeer (1171) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - OCT 17, 2004
330 ml bottle courtesy pintbypint. I could have sworn the first time I had Leffe Blond that it was unfiltered - now the Brune, a Dubbel, is filtered. Bad start. Dark ruby brown colour with a fizzy and fully diminishing off-white head. Fruity, yeasty, and lightly spicy aroma. Dark fruit flavour, light yeastiness, and a dry alcohol bitter finish. Medium bodied, prickly mouthfeel. Itís Interbrew and I should have known, but I expected better.


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