Brewed by Brasserie Saint-Monon
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Ambly, Belgium


on tap


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RATINGS: 123   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
No commercial description

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (43888) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 2, 2008
Draught @ <a href=http://ratebeer.com/events-detail.asp?eventID target=_new> Zythos Bier Festival 2008, Sint Niklaas, Belgium. Unclear medium amber color with a small, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, coffee, sweet, dust. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet with a average to long duration. Body is light to medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. (020308)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bragesnak (5394) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 25, 2008
Ambly, Belgium, Bottled, Dark brown with af loose white head Brown sugar - raisins Low bitteness but friut notes in the end

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (9836) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 17, 2008
008-03-05. Dark brown bod with a modest tan head that fades (3+). Mild aroma, tangy prunes/raisins, some kind of dark fruit over malt, which continues in the flavour where it adds magnitude to the tangy fruit aspect. Malt is present, but a touch dilute, and secondary to the afore mentioned fruit character. (6+) Average palate is thinner than I’d personally like for the style. Average, pleasant.
Bottle at Delerium Cafe, Brussels

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 15, 2008
Bottled at Monks Café, Stockholm. Pours out in a clear reddish brown colour with purple hints with a low creamy off-white foam. Rich fruity and balanced aroma of dark cherries, berries, almonds, wood and mild spices. Medium-bodied with notes of almond-paste, sweet licorice, tart cherry-skins and dates. Long fruity finish of over-riped cherries, tobacco, almonds and dates. Nice one!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (40447) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2008
ZBF2008: From tap. Pours hazy brown with a lacing white head. Roasted malt aroma with a light spiced touch. Flavour holds a smooth chocolate malt flavour with a minor spice note. Lovely lingering roasted finish with a wellbalanced spice note. Lovely.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mike_77 (5406) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - MAR 3, 2008
2008 Zythos Bier Festival, Belgium. Unpleasant aroma that reminds me of a kitchen sink, soapy and metallic. Appearance also not great, muddy brown with no head. The flavour is quite rich and vinous with a little maltiness and a sharp bite at the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (7034) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 21, 2008
Bouteille de 330 m obtenue via Importations Privées Bièropholie. Arôme: Odeur de petits fruits foncés avec une pointe d’épices (Canelle). Apparence: La couleur est brune avec une faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de mélasse fruitée avec une pointe chocolaté. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement crémeuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement chocolaté. (Rating #1436)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
bu11zeye (12717) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 17, 2008
(Bottle) Pours a cloudy dark brown body with a small creamy beige head. Aroma of toasted malt, sour grape, cherry, mineral, and chocolate. Flavor of vinous, plum, light smoke, toasted malt, and raisins.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (9369) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 16, 2008
My Bottom Line:
Chocolatey malts become one with the bready yeast in this docile Abbey Dubbel. Its finish is devoid of tasty consequences, but its delicate fruity esters and well-fed mouthfeel add to the enjoyment.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A creamy sheet of foam settles on top of the cloudy brown.
-Effervescence is rather active, but keeps servicing the pillowy mouthfeel.
-The flavor profile is quite straightforward; there aren’t any surprises here once you’ve smelled it.
-A slightly mineral touch appears in the aroma once in a while.

Bottle; best before December 2009.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GonZoBeeR (3061) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 3, 2008
Aroma:light nutty,lght caramel... Appearance:Dark brown,good head.. Flavor:nutty,light spicy,yeast...

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