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


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RATINGS: 2098   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Deep hazy-brown colour, big body, malt palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AndrewM (126) - Waco (Buckle of the Bible Belt), Texas, USA - SEP 30, 2005
Fairly fresh 750mL bottle (date code 082008). Pours a murky brown with a thick fluffy off-white head. Bits of floaties (bottle started foaming over, so it forced a bit of a "rushed" pour). Aroma is smooth, yeast raisins apples. Taste is apple, cinnamon, pepper - bit of a twang to it. Probably still a little cold. Warming up, taste is ’calming down’ and smoothing out. Malt starting to shine. Dark apples, yeast in the taste. Good enough to leave me wanting more. MUCH better a little warm. Smooth and dangerously drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 26, 2005
Pours a dark brown with a big ol head. Yeasty, bready aroma with a hint of raisin. Very bready tasting beer, with a surprisingly strong alcohol flavor. Not nearly as fruity as the aroma would suggest. Enjoyable stuff.

   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!

   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.

   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 didn’t realize until later. Oh well, still good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joergen (23869) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NoiZe (2323) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - SEP 18, 2005
Very nice brew. Dark brown colour with a nice aroma. Very malty flavour. Good one!

   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.

   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 can’t place. Taste is of bready malts, spices, and candied sugars. There’s hardly any hop flavor to this beer and it finished kind of dry. I prefer the Abt. 12, but I’d get this again. A solid Dubbel.

   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 isn’t 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.

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