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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%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 9, 2009
<b>In short: </b>Minimalist sweet fruity Belgian dark ale
<b>How: </b>Bottle 330ml, about 1 year old
<b>The look: </b>A very small tan head over a clear dark mahogany with a lot of big chunks.
<b>In long: </b>Shy nose of dark jelly bean. Taste is sweet, liquorice candy, dark fruits concentrate, somewhat sweet, no hops presence. Moughtfeel of a soda-pop with chunks of yeast. Minimalist taste. More boring than offensive which is a slight improvement over some of their other products. Abdispensable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GRM (3736) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 23, 2008
Brown bottle, 33 cl, via Importations Privées Bièropholie, savoured on December 23 2008; eye: mahogany with burgundy reflections, opaque, voluminous beige head that falls but leaves a good sheet on the beer, slight lacing; nose: lots of caramel malt, slight spices, lightly oxidized, light fruity; mouth: lots of caramel malt, slight spices, light fruity, finale in caramel malt with a good presence of ash, foamy but also syrupy texture, quite carbonated, medium body, rather sweet, medium body, a bit thin; overall: correct FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune, 33 cl, via Importations Privées Bièropholie, savourée le 23 décembre 2008; œil : acajou avec des reflets bourgogne, opaque, mousse beige abondante qui tombe mais laisse une bonne couverture sur la bière, très légère dentelle; nez : beaucoup de malt caramel, très léger épices, légèrement oxydée, léger fruité; bouche : beaucoup de malt caramel, léger épices, léger fruité, finale en malt caramel avec une petite présence cendrée, texture mousseuse et aussi moyennement sirupeuse, pas mal carbonatée, assez sucrée, corps moyen, un peu mince; en résumé : correct

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lubiere (12878) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 17, 2008
A clear dark brown ale with diffuse floaties and a thin moka head. Aroma is musty and sweet, caramel, lightly oxidized, and vinous. In mouth, a sweet candy sugar with aniseed, light orange peels, a bit short. Medium bodied. Overall, a nice bruin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marko (4948) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 19, 2008
Bottle bb Mar 2008, courtesy of and shared with heavy (thanks!)
Lovely red-brown body with a medium sized off-white head. Pleasant malty and spicy nose, just a little dusty and sourish. Very, very light malty taste, slightly sweetish. Caramel and some weak weak spice and. Ok nuff, not offensive but needs more taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
heavy (2773) - Split, CROATIA - JUL 14, 2008
#400... 0.33 l bottle from belgianshop.com, BB Mar 2008. Poured darker copper body with medium-smaller beige head. It really had very nice, rich malty aroma of caramel, chocolate, cherries, other berries, roasted sugar...very, very promising. However, flavor was much below it, quite thin like most dubbels, although still nice, sweet caramel and dominated with some cherries. Simple, but works well. Nice, long sweetish finish follows the flavor. Dubbels don’t impress me, but this one is really nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thewolf (12078) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2008
Bottle, bought @ Bjergtrolden, Roskilde.
Pours deep mahogany red with a medium, creamy, light-beige head. Aroma has yeast, chocolate, cardemum, toffee and light raisin. Light mouthfeel, some creaminess. Flavour is limited, some chocolate, caramel sweetness. Rather bland, but surely, it’s quite drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Quinten (1060) - zaandam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 27, 2008
Dark colour, thin lasting head, hinds of coffee, aniseed, paradiseseed, caramel, burnt candy, Nice one but needs much ingredients to get one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Enjoyit (3756) - Vadum, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2008
Reddish brown of color with a beige head. A fruity aroma with sweets, dark fruits, blackberries and caramel. A flavor of caramel, sweets, dark fruits and weak notes of spice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yespr (40417) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 13, 2008
33 cL bottle. Pours dark brown to black with a lacing light tan head. Mild woody, spiced and fruity aroma. Flavour is fruity, slight perfumed and with a mild plastic like note. Mild caramel, chocolate and liqourice malty flavour. Light acidic and mild bitter finish. Ends with a light plastic yeasty note.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (10670) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAR 31, 2008
Bottle. Coffee and chocolate aroma with hint of nutmeg. Dark reddish brown with giant tan head. Sweet brown sugar/sour milk malt flavor with a mild hops finish. Sweetness is a bit much but otherwise very nice.

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