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

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RATINGS: 113   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
corkyrory66 (709) - BELGIUM - NOV 23, 2013
Une bière de 7,5 % abv, à classer dans les double donc, mais aux très hautes caractéristiques. Brasserie artisanale de village comme on en trouvait 3887 en Belgique en 1907 … Mais quel bonheur de trouver encore de pareils produits, issus du seul mérite d’un brasseur, et qui plus est, bien jeune... Couleur noire, à jolis reflets roux. Carté nette. Bulles très peu nombreuses, un peu comme une trappiste brune quadruple !!!! Mousse beige qui nappe en surface. Arômes d’un superbe grain, agrémenté de feuilles d’automne, de single malt du speyside, pointe de papier kraft, prune, et une épice de la forêt ardennaise....(surprise!). 1ère bouche à la texture structurée, sur du café moka, arabica, avec une pointe de girofle. Arrière-bouche très poignante, ferme. 2ème bouche de grande ampleur en fond sur du malt torréfié. 3ème à l’équilibre, avec force et beauté. Arrière-bouche à la fois fraîche et complexe. La longueur amène une forte emprise et une très belle texture. La levure est de forte constitution, très belle. L’alcool est très valable, remplit son rôle admirablement (comparez-le par exemple à celui de la Brugse Zot dubbel, et vous comprendrez toute la différence, avec exactement le même degré alcoolique. Un vrai cas d’école....). La finale est fine, mais, seul petit défaut de cette bière, ne prend pas de réel envol. Conclusion : une belle bière de fière allure, que beaucoup de « grands » brasseurs feraient bien de méditer … Admirable travail, à qui il ne manque qu’une note finale. (pour ce petit défaut de bravoure, nous enlevons 2/10èmes de point sur 10, soit un dizième sur 5, cherchez le problème mathématique!!).

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2006
Bottle was 4 months out of date. Aroma gives forest fruits, brambels and blackberrys, giving a vinous tartness, a little aging too. Taste is similar with a little almonds from what seems to eb the agingness. Outstanding.

4.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dolty (15) - SWEDEN - APR 20, 2007
Wonderful Brune! Delicious! A very complex flavour, somewhat reminicent of Oerbier. An absolute favourite!

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
SilkTork (5279) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2007
330ml bottle from BeersOfEurope. Brown beer with a refreshing acidic quality. Nothing sharp or bloody like the aged or Oud bruins from Flanders, but heading in that direction. There’s a nice fruity touch to this. Hop bitterness is low - most of the character coming from the action of the yeast on the dark malts. Hints of chocolate, drops of thin blood, rusty tin, and orange zest. Wrapped up well. Both interesting and refreshing. A damn fine drink.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
omhper (19985) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 16, 2002
Bottled. Very dark brown. Estery, perfumy aroma. Sweet coffee nose. Notes of raspberries. Creamy mouthfeel and light bitterness. A really tasty potion reminiscent of kahlua...

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
weepingsuds (222) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - JUL 1, 2005
Bottle. This is an excellent I repeat excellent brown. Although it is not as well known as some of the competition it is a very very decent brown. The color is almost darker then brown and bordering on a black. This is very smooth with an almost stout feel, it is spiced with oak and herbs, but feels just right.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dhurtubise (568) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 2, 2003
Brown ale in the dubbel style. Clean fermentation, big brewon colour with carbonation levels on the light side. Honey addition thins the beer lightly but still has big chocolate notes. Sweet and malty and very smooth, great balance. A diferent belgian ale-extremely pleasant.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
skortila (4631) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAR 6, 2004
Very strong and decent aroma of fruits, malty sweet, rye and raisins. Cloudy, brown coloured with a thin, off-white and lasting head. Taste is malty sweet coffee, rye, fruit and raisins. Creamy palate, perhaps slightly alcoholic. Quite a decent brew!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
heykevin (1277) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - JAN 12, 2002
Nice brown color, thick rich head. Goregous thick chewy maltiness. Well balanced with nice firm hop backbone. Liquorice, and anise flavors. Hmmm this is a good beer at any price, and at $3.99 an amazing steal.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2005
(Bottle 75 cl) Hazy, dark brown beer with an unclean head. This is far from the traditional abbey dubbel as the appearance might indicate. Incredibly fresh and well-scented nose - some perfumy spices. The flavours hint at some initial sweetness which disappears rather fast to be relieved by a pronounced dryness and a wee bit of hops. A very interesting beer. Perhaps a bit too much carbonation. 050599


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