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


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RATINGS: 2109   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Deep hazy-brown colour, big body, malt palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mullet (849) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 25, 2005
Deep brown-red, nice head. Yeasty cider or even chardonnay or champagne, marzipan, pear, honey-flavoured yoghurt, orange rind, toffee, banana and something herbal, but the aroma is too yeasty-phenolic for my liking. Seems like thereís potential for something really good there, though. Quite powerful in the mouth - marzipan, bitter cocoa, brandy, stale milk and a bit of roast. Quite alcoholic, and carb is relatively low (though Iíve had both a massive gusher and a dead flat bottle of this before so who knows whatís going on.) Quite good, but not in the upper echelon of Belgian stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fish (440) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 23, 2005
This stuff is really tastey. A lot like a dopplebock or a porter in terms of malt character and mouthfeel. Looked great in the glass, with the really smooth, creamy head of the Belgian ales. Tastey stuff this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
toccata (70) - grembergen, BELGIUM - OCT 19, 2005
Lively nut-brown beer, creamy beige foam. Soft yeast aroma, nutty, caramel, cakes and hops. Taste is malty sweet, cake like, breaddy and has a good hoppy finish. Aftertaste is tuning a little dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
1FastSTi (3344) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 18, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2010 10/18/2005: 750 ml bottle, it pours to a clear reddish brown body with a creamy foamy off-white head with excellent lacing. The aroma is sorta soapy with some strange sweet malts that almost comes off as cement "rust". Strange but not unappealing. The flavor is a oaked molasses and currants. It has some sorta strange dank earthyness. The palate is creamy, fizzy, watery. Overall, I wonder if this is just an old bottle? Iím not a huge fan. Itís not "bad", just that I donít think this is as good as others believe. 6, 4, 7, 3, 13 = 3.3
05/04/2010: ~12 oz bottle. Was a gusher, but that was likely due to the beer not being chilled. Pours to a deep brown body with a soapy looking light khaki head. The aroma is very big and malty. Toasted hay and caramel. Earthy yeast. Light vanilla. The flavor has a medium sweetness with a bit of earthy umami. Very much like Westmalle Dubbel. Very clean palate has a nice medium body with a surprisingly soft carbonation. Slick velvety texture.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 18, 2005
a deep brown color w/ hints of red and a tall thick off white head well laced. Smells a touch soapy belgian yeast some odd fruits spices, and some other odd fruity aromas. Highly carbonated avg coating... Flavor is typical belgian yeast some sweet malts and light fruits.. I think this is pretty over rated.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GarethYoung (1110) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - OCT 17, 2005
[bottle from kulminator, tasted comparing this and westvleteren 8] Very Dark with a tan head. fruity complex nose, raisin, plum, lots of malt. full body slightly sweet finish. prefered westvleteren because the body was slightly fuller and was slightly more complex.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DonMagi (5595) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2005
No#11. Strange but nice aroma of feet and vanilla. Taste is oaked with malty sweetness, excellent beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
fordest (2133) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - OCT 13, 2005
330 ml bottle. Poured murky pond color with a really nice head that lasted forever. Left nice lacing as well. Aromas were super sweet and malty. Caramel Apple, Cherries, Currant, Molassas. Flavor was decent and simlar, but left a bit of a sour note in the finish. Pretty good alcohol heat as well. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shadey (1998) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 13, 2005
Muddy brown pour with a white creamy head. Nice lacing. Small chunks floating around. Aroma is spicy and alcohol. Flavor is brown sugar and spicy alcohol. Well blended and full bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
blankboy (6657) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 9, 2005
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry at Smokeless Joe. Pours a murky copper with a large lasting light-brown head. Aroma of caramel malt, bread, ripe apple, alcohol and spices. Flavour is sweet and spicy and follows the aroma. 8% alcohol is barely noticeable. Medium bodied palate is a tad harsh. A very good beer.

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