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Brewed by InBev Belgium
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Leuven, Belgium

bottled
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RATINGS: 1857   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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bikesandbeers (547) - san diego, California, USA - AUG 15, 2005
On tap in Utrecht, Netherlands. Dark brown with large head. Moderately sweet and a bit watery.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blankboy (6520) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 15, 2005
Draught at Milestone’s. Pours a very dark brown with a dissipating large tan rocky head. Decent lacing. Sweet woodsy aroma of cocoa, dark fruit, spices and roasted malt. Flavour, also sweet, had hints of alcohol (wine-like), dark fruit and spices (cloves, pepper and more) with a lightly bitter aftertaste. A decent Dubbel.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - AUG 14, 2005
Dark to tan brown. Big belgian aroma of fruits and spice. Once in the mouth, is similar to many browns (dubbels), mildly sweet, a little roasted, and somewhat watery. Feels like its missing something. Sweetness goes unbalanced and bothers the palate.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jde123 (767) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 7, 2005
Tap, pours a sweet brown with a lot of aroma, good first impression. The flavor is a little weak, although boldly sweet without any hesitation. Finishes a little sticky, but definately an enjoyable dubbel.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2005
pours a clear brown color with a medium off-white head, aromas of sweetness, malt, and some spices, the taste is smooth,sweet, fruity, well carbonated, with a tiny bite, not a bad beer at all.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ALLOVATE (2592) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 2, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2005 Not a re-rate just a spelling mistake -- Probably the tastiest and more genuine of the Leffe beers. Would be nice to see it re-fermented in the bottle like the Tripel, but I don’t think InBev has the brains to think anything of the consumer. Poured into a chalice just below room temperature, deep russet brown, quite clear, with a thin lather of tannish bubbles that left a little lace. Dry, peaty and toasted malt nose, cocoa powder sweetness, lightly roasted grain and a light mix of tangy dark fruits. Generous nose followed through into a sweet malt driven palate. High biting carbonation upfront, rich chocolate and drying dark malts, light caramel note with a hint of bready yeast mid-palate. Medium-light in body, it had a subtle wine-like note in the back giving it a noticeable alcohol feel before finishing with a long and plentiful malt and hop swallow. More characterful warm, lightly bitter, but remains fairly sweet, malty and lightly fruity. Reasonably balanced, simple and tasty (without trying too hard, as the other Leffe beers suffer). An easy quaffer!!! (33cL, BBE 09/05)

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (14996) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2005
330ml bottle. Good malt flavours with attractive soft truffle and chocolate flavours some dark fruits and a tad yeasty . Nice and drinkable

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - JUL 25, 2005
750ml corked bottle from Sainsbury’s. Malty aroma with molasses, candy sugar, butterscotch. Something slightly funky and complex which I wasn’t expecting - possibly from the cork as I’ve not noticed this on draught or the smaller crown capped bottle. Malty finish. A little sweet for my taste and could use more hop. But that funky thing...

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sten (706) - Westerlo, BELGIUM - JUL 24, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2014 First rating 5/4/8/2/15 total 3.5 on sunday, july 24, 2005. Dark amber coloured with a small light-brown head. A good abbey dubbel with a fine malty (and a bit spicy) taste and a smooth palate. A nice beer. (Bottle 33cl) New rating october 25, 2014. Dark brown beer with a white head. Aroma is sweet and malty. Flavour is pretty much the same, lacks body. (Corked Bottle 75 cl)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 19, 2005
Clear brown body with a medium beige head. Yeasty barky hp flavor with a buttery, bready sweetness. Drier, earthier flavor. Woddy dry start with a light brown malt and berry sweetness,. Butter-sweet finsih with a leafy green hop finish.


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