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Brewed by St. Bernardus Brouwerij
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Watou, Belgium

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common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1886   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Deep hazy-brown colour, big body, malt palate.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sammy3D (141) - Lawrenceville, Georgia, USA - SEP 23, 2005
The nose reveals a sweet maltiness with dried frutis, banana bread with a touch of yeast and just a hint of juniper berry. Poured from a bottle with a creamy lasting head. Great flavors with sweet rum raisin, fizzy spice and a woody oak finish. Wonderful beer!

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - SEP 22, 2005
Tight, spritzy carbonation settles into a creamy, thick head with beautiful lacing. The aroma is fig and deep fruit, but somewhat subdued and almost flat. The body more than makes up for the lackluster nose, bursting with complex flavors that are kicked up by the lively carbonation. The expansive mouthfeel helps to meld the beautifully crafted Belgian yeast with the bready backbone. Notes of fig, ripened banana, apricot, wood and oak throughout. Solid.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ervan (37) - Redwood City, California, USA - SEP 21, 2005
Ymm. Trying all the Belgians at the local whole foods. Nice pour on this one with a head that stayed around to keep me company. A nice indescribable flavor plus bread and fruits. It says enjoy by end of 2004, but that was in german, so I didnít realize until later. Oh well, still good.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joergen (20577) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2005
Draught. Brown coloured with a lasting and lacing beige head. Aroma of dried fruits, spices, cane sugar and bread. Sweet and complex flavour of dried fruits, bread, fruits and spices. Nice.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NoiZe (2324) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - SEP 18, 2005
Very nice brew. Dark brown colour with a nice aroma. Very malty flavour. Good one!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 16, 2005
Mahogany colored with a thin white head. Rich, sweet and nutty aroma. Sweet malts, some hazelnuts and a touch of cocoa. A solid Belgian Strong.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RedHaze (371) - Where the hell am I?, Nebraska, USA - SEP 13, 2005
Pours a dirty brown, with a solid 1 1/2 finger head that settled into a 1/4 cap that never faded away, with pretty nice lacing. Smells doughy with cloves, dark fruits, and some mild spices that I canít place. Taste is of bready malts, spices, and candied sugars. Thereís hardly any hop flavor to this beer and it finished kind of dry. I prefer the Abt. 12, but Iíd get this again. A solid Dubbel.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tomhenderson (166) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 10, 2005
12 oz bottle. Pours a cloudy brown with huge head that quickly settles to a quarter inch dirty tan head throughout consumption. This isnít a "pretty" beer. Aroma has the familiar Belgian yeast smell with sweetness. Taste was "big," moderately sweet, and with more alcoholic warmth than I expected at 8%. Overall, not a bad brew.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BT (123) - Westchester, Illinois, USA - SEP 8, 2005
Dark brown, big head, lots of yeast (ina good way), malty, enjoyable! (vacation on the Block over a game of Catan with TM)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (6552) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 8, 2005
Cloudy brown, moderate head. Raisiny, butter-rum, caramel and alcohol aromas. An estery quality too. Sweet fruity palate, warming alcohol, full mouth feel. Good winter sipper.


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