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Brewed by InBev Belgium
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Leuven, Belgium

bottled
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RATINGS: 1715   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.


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
RobBestwick (590) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 12, 2003
rich malty and orangey aroma, dark brown hue - almost black, frothy head that disipates slowly, luxurious malty taste, smooth palate, peppery and spicey notes, long finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
y0cola (361) - fremont, California, USA - SEP 30, 2003
Needed to be a bit stronger in my opinion. Tasted in Croatia from bottle. Nice roasted flavor but seemed like it lacked a little more variety.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jgb9348 (4772) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - SEP 20, 2003
Brown colour, fairly clear with almost no head. Smells exactly like a normal belgian white: yeast & wheat are very noticeable as well as some other 'clean' aromas. Medium to Full-bodied; Strong malt characteristics. Decent sweetness (from sugar-perhaps caramel) and coats the mouth. Aftertaste shows a subtle spiceyness with prominent malt. Overall, a decent beer, not great and definately wierd for the style. I had this served on draught at Monty's Korner in Rochester, New York.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorisPPattyn (7974) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 17, 2003
Very dark brown with just a glimpse of red. Greige head, not really stable but lacey. Nose gives dark malts, definitely some chocolate; bitterish note, woody and vegetal-herbal. Light bitter taste, a bit nutty as not-quite peeled walnuts. Roasted malt - but underlying malt is rather neutral 'stead of sweet. Herbal smell comes back with every sip and it mixes with the taste. Difficult to pinpoint - like the bark of some trees? Medium-bodied. In the aftertaste the bitterness becomes a tad harsh, and even more woody. Definitely not a bad beer - but not up to its Grimbergen equivalent.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jutuahol (189) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - SEP 17, 2003
Dark color, nice head. bitter, caramel- and coffee-like nose. Full, coffee- and caramel-like, smooth and well-balanced. Bitter, smooth, malty and long finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nate (3740) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 3, 2003
Light bitter malty aroma. A bit sweet but also metallic. Dark Copper brown clear with lacing off-white foamy thin head. Medium body with light medium carb. Starts a little sweet, malty. Bit of sugar/caramel. Finish is weak malt/wheat taste, watery. After is light bitter, nutty.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
obxdude10 (2046) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 31, 2003
Very excellent beer, brown in color with a good white lacy head, medium-full body, nice balance, good sweet malty profile & finish, a few small hints of chocolate, great beer

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boystout (1000) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - AUG 28, 2003
Interesting but rather one dimensional: "bruin" color, medium thick head, aroma of rare spices and chocolate (the most interesting thing in this beer), standard sweetish palate.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sully (1377) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - JUL 30, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2003 I like the Leffe family. This one is a good coppery coloured beer with a billowy head. The chocolatey malty nose is a fine introduction to the creamy mouthfeel. It is full on the back palate with a degree of lingering sweetness. Good body and a fine alcohol presence.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rastacouere (6134) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 22, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2004 Deep brown ale with a big generous white head that accompanies you until the end. Spicy chocolate and vanilla aromas. The mouthfeel is full, creamy. Very sweet in mouth, but the spices keep the balance up. Not complex for an abbey, but if we forget the category and just enjoy it, it remains a good dessert.


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