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


on tap

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RATINGS: 2089   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Deep hazy-brown colour, big body, malt palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cheeta (1181) - Langĺ, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2006
Heavy malt aroma. Frothy off-white head. Excellent lacing, fully lasting. Clear body in ambor collour. An the beer have a great tast.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
ghorsche (48) - Berkeley, California, USA - FEB 20, 2006
On tap at Lucky Baldwin’s Belgian Beer Festival 2006 in Pasadena. Dark, bloody amber with a large beige head. Excellent lacing. The nose is dry.. notes of chocolate(!), prune, and spices, with a vague soapy astringency (maybe the glass wasn’t rinsed properly?). Big malts up front in the flavor, roasty and chocolate again w/molasses. Spices and dark fruits. Lightly bitter. Finish is brief and quite sweet. Highly drinkable but the palate is a weak point.. watery and too flat. I would definitely pick up this beer on tap again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OldMrCrow (2157) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 18, 2006
From the bottle. Pours a beautiful deep brown with golden highlights, abundantly carbonated.

This is a perfectly nice beer, but it’s not a world-beating Belgian strong.The aroma is brown bread baking, molassas, plums, and a sort of musty cellar sourness; the flavor comes through with a big taste of dark malt, slightly sweet, spicy, some nutmeg, belgian yeast, a curious hint parmasean cheese.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (11491) - Randers, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2006
Bottle. Frothy white excellent mostly lasitng head. OK aroma but a bit week flavor. Not the best Belgian strong ale, but still good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jgeiman (27) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 15, 2006
11.2 Fl oz: Opaque dark caramel color. Good frothy yellow head. Berries and spice scent. Big on palate, malty. Alcohol finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jujubeast6000 (854) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 12, 2006
750mL: Pours a very dark brown color. Very slightly off-white head, big, lasting, smooth. Aroma of citrus, lavender, spices. Slightly bitter, slightly sweet taste, molasses, warming, good mouthfeel, alcoholy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zeswaft (1466) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - FEB 5, 2006
Pours out murky brown with ever flowing yeast chunks. Head is off-white and incongruent. Aroma is figgy and yeasty. Flavor is much of the same and malty. Not as much fruit flavor as I’ve seen in BSA’s. Seems more like a tripel. Body seems medium to light. In the end it’s a pretty good tasting Belgian. Kicks the ass of the Rochefort 6 I just had. Wish it was more "complex" though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
thewolf (11492) - Kolding, DENMARK - FEB 5, 2006
Strong smell. Good whitish head that dissappears quickly. A fruity powerfu taste with slight bitterness. Quite sweet but with a long, fresh fruity aftertaste with slight malty undertones.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
gilvanblight (819) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 1, 2006
Strong scent that I picked up past arms length, very sweet and very aromatic. Light head hugs the glass over a very dark pour. Bit of alcohol in the taste at first then bitter with a clean finish. Swear I tasted Prune in this one. I found it got more sour the more I drank it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
puzzl (3257) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 31, 2006
Aroma is lots of apple juice, though gains sweet malt and spicyness as it warms. Pours deep, ruddy brown with a huge head. Flavor is very full and complex, much like that of a Quad, with lots of plum, sour apple, a bit of puckering from the palate. Interesting, velvety mouthfeel. Nice beer.

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