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Liefmans Abdis (Capucine) Bruin

Formerly brewed at Riva Brouwerij (Duvel-Moortgat)
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Dentergem, Belgium


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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
No commercial description

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
nybol (1427) - DENMARK - MAR 13, 2016
Stor sødme, og lidt flad og kedelig. Ikke meget skum. Kun en anelse bitterhed i den.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (4529) - BELGIUM - JUL 15, 2014
Tasted under both the original name "Capucine" and the later name "Abdis", and like its blonde counterpart, this dubbel was discontinued when Moortgat took over Liefmans (and basically saved it from oblivion). Pale tan, thick and sticky head, colour a dim brown with a ruby glow when held under a source of light, revealing some protein veils; aroma of candi syrup, caramel candy, aniseed, curaçao, coffee grounds, sweet sherry, hazelnut, figue, corn, coriander; taste rather neutral at first with a sharpish carbonisation, then slightly becoming more sweetish with a hint of candi sugar and a hint of orange peel (curaçao), spicy tones of coriander and aniseed (fortunately not exaggeratedly so), mouthfeel somewhat sticky and oily, feels a bit artificial, and the sticky sweetishness carries on well into the finish, where it gets the company of a withheld roasted, coffee-like bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
77ships (7987) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 6, 2013
2004 Vintage. 33 cl. bottle @ Kulminator. Pours very dark brown with ufo’s with a creamy beige head. Nose clearly reveals age, very heavy oxidation but the oxidation seems to have progressed in a good way, smells like liquorish, dark fruits, wine-notes and light chocolate but still think heavy oxidation. Taste reveals a beer that has aged well – probably too long – but simply was not a very good beer to begin with so it is an interesting one. Heavy oxidation notes, almost falling apart, dusty chocolate milk is prominent, nuts, wine notes, fading malts, sweet spices, candy sugar & liquorish. Body is light, close to but not watery. According to the menu this was the last year for this beer – no ratings prior to 2005 on here. So this may be from the brewery which made it before Riva. Same hideous nun depicted on the label.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (6169) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JUL 3, 2013
SHIT what a scary nun ! at kulminator 2004 vintage pours brown, small fading white head. smells sweet, full body, grainy, sweet. pretty nice !

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SaintMatty (6805) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - AUG 4, 2011
330ml Bottle (Shared by FatPhil) - Dark brown with red tinges. Fruity and vinous aroma with caramel and dried fruit. Rich,fruity and sweet taste with notes of caramel,nuts and fruitcake.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
BelgBeerGeek (1308) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - FEB 3, 2011
head: none
colour: brown
smell: chocolat, malts, yeast, irony, bitter, sweet
taste: very sweet malty start, irony, chocolat/cacao , bitterness, yeast, grassy, hopy flavour in end

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
dEnk (4200) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 15, 2010
Bottle. Brown pour, small head, large flocks of yeast. Aroma is winey, caramel and fruits, seems past it’s due date. Flavour is sweet, sugary, caramel and some fruit. Very poor, seems past it’s due date.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Vaiz (4258) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 15, 2010
Bottle at tasting, thanks for sharing dEnk! Hazy brown pour with a very small head and a lot of floaties. Aroma of fruits, sugar and a tiny hint of licorice. Flavor is watery, too sweet, a hint of sourness, some anise. Very low carbonation, watery texture.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnar (7873) - Sandnes, NORWAY - NOV 13, 2009
33 cl bottle. Pours dark brown with a small off-white head. Weak malty aroma.Moderate sweet taste, some light roasted malts here, but thats all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (43888) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2009
Bottle 33cl. @ home.
Clear medium brown color, with medium to large size body particles, a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, chocolate, vintage, moderate roasted, caramel, nutty, fruity. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20090314]

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