Brewed by Van Den Bossche
Style: Belgian Ale
St. Lievens-Esse/Herzele, Belgium


on tap

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RATINGS: 249   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Bottle conditioned.
Ingredients: Water, malts, hops, yeast, candi sugar.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
DJoer (1156) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 22, 2015
Black coloured body with some brown glow, malts some yeast and metal smell, medium carbonation low bitter sweet candy some metal and yeast

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ForlornHope (369) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2015
33 cl bottle at home into a tulip. Pours a clear, deep red-brown colour with a white head. Malt-driven aroma of caramel and roasted barley with some fruit. Initial taste of sweet malt, followed by a light bitterness. Nice mouthfeel: plain and with a good dryness that leads to another sip. Almost earthy in character, this is a fine beer and at a nice drinking strength.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Alengrin (4212) - BELGIUM - FEB 3, 2015
Classic dubbel, launched in the fifties for a festivity in the village of Sint-Lievens-Esse which is held only once every 50 years. Tasted often from bottle and tap, this is a hazy bronze coloured ale with light beige, medium thick head and a soft, creamy, almost buttery texture, malt sweet, very caramelly with a light sourishness, bready and a tad chocolatey, dried fruits, somewhat metallic, nutty, yeasty, soft herbal hoppiness in the finish without ’true’ bitterness. Your average, ordinary dubbel I suppose, nothing exceptional, just simple old school decency.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
bartlebier (3249) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - JAN 23, 2015
33cl bottle bb06/2016, Delhaize. Deep brown bordeaux pour, Belgian rock of foam, quite fizzy. Earthy nose of roasted chestnut, brown mushroom, liquorice, candy sugar. Taste equivalent to a liquorice cane dipped in a rain water reservoir, dark earthy with a metallic edge. Dry toffee and some candy sugar join this fizzy dubbel’s modest, arch-Belgian appeal. I prefer my dubbels a bit fuller and creamier (cf. La Trappe). Might revisit on tap.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mjik83 (1303) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 5, 2014
- Alcoholpercentage van 6.5% - Redelijk biertje destijds gedronken - Niet verkeerd, maar heb naar mijn smaak veel lekkerder biertjes gedronken - Vandaar mijn niet al te hoge waardering uiteindelijk ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ManVsBeer (8020) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2014
Keg @ De Zandloper Taphouse, Brugge. Very dark with good pale malt Belgian ale nose. There’s a hint of roasted malt in its taste, and texture wise it has a lovely smoothness about it with a pleasant sweetened malt finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bamsen78 (4838) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 28, 2014
Bottle from a bottle shop in Brugge. Pours hazy coffee brown with airy but creamy and stable light tan head. Clear aroma of fruit, flowers and hops, with notes of malt. Sweetish flavour of caramel malt and fruit, with notes of roast, hops and flowers. Bitter, roasty aftertaste with sweetish, estery and malty hints. Rather well balanced and quite decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Camons (9613) - Hasselager, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2014
Draught @ Fairbar, Århus. Pours brown with a small tan head. Aroma of malt, yeast, brown sugar, light wood, nuts. Flavor is light sweet, malty, brown suagr, wood, dark fruit, plums. Medium body, lively carbonation. 231014

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
deanso (8273) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 13, 2014
33cl bottle from Arnoldus, Gouda. Decent off white head. Clear burgundy pour. A bit too sweet. A decent dubbel

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sharkydodson (1018) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - OCT 8, 2014
caramel and fruity aroma with shades of chocolate, vanilla and licorice... rough caramel taste with notes of chocolate, dark fruits, brown sugar and spices... dry sweet and spicy aftertaste... very nice dubbel...

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