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

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RATINGS: 1884   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Deep hazy-brown colour, big body, malt palate.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
y0cola (361) - fremont, California, USA - DEC 25, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2003 Poured a murky dark brown with earthy tones under a fluffy head that left a huge curtain of lace. Tasted slightly watery, with plum and root beer.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kinz (3256) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - DEC 19, 2003
Deep muddy brown, perfect pillow head that lasted nicely. Aroma has that baking bread trait I'm coming to associate with this brewer, along with some light raisin and fig notes. Deep, complex flavors of dark pumpernikel, cherries, raisins, touch of port oriented warmth at the finish. Fine beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FlacoAlto (3759) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 14, 2003
A nice garnet color when held up to the light, otherwise this is an amber beer topped by a tan head. A spicy musty aroma wafts from my goblet. There are undertones of fruit in the aroma as well. Definitely spicy tasting as well, finishes a bit hot. This beer definitely features what Belgian yeast can do. Lots of yeast character here. There is a subtle malty sweetness that helps to carry the complex yeast flavors and aromas. The spice notes from the yeast that I can differentiate are; ginger, pepper, bergamot, and cardamom. This beer is medium bodied, though, as many Belgian beers are, it is quite light for its alcohol content. This beer is very similar to the 6, just a little bit richer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OberonTheifEMT (56) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - DEC 12, 2003
Has a strong aroma of raisins, and bread dough. Wonderful copper color with a lively head. This is the best of the St. Bernardus line

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 12, 2003
Dark cloudy brown. Some red hues when held up to a bright light. Big pillowy light-tan head. Sweet and spicy aroma. Some dark fruit, raisin. Flavor is sweet with lots of plum and raisin. The body is very nice, medium-full and creamy. Big fruity aftertaste. A very fine example of the style.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 9, 2003
Thick foamy white head consisting of tiny bubbles. Lacing shortly after pour. Dark brown color appearance. Few belgians have this dark a color so this is very enticing. Malty aroma with hint of chocolate. Good malty flavor with chocoloate, and perhaps even a touch of fruitiness at the end? Not as yeasty as I would have expected a belgian beer to be. Good palate with complex character.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mkobes (2140) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - DEC 7, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2003 Deep copper color, with big tan head. Fruity pleasant aroma. Yeasty malty flavor. Fruity. Pleasant to drink. Really enjoyed it. Good stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - DEC 6, 2003
Deep copper color, with big tan head. Fruity and pleasant aroma. Yeasty fruity malt flavor. Thin with a touch of alcohol. Pleasantly drinkable. Good stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jzzbassman (1507) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - DEC 4, 2003
Dark brown with a large head. Smells of bread and fruit, with tastes of yeast, sugar, and plum. Alcohol very evident, and seems like more than 8% ABV.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
egajdzis (5269) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 1, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2004 Poured a dark red, brown color with a foamy off white head and nice lacing. Sweet aroma of dark fruits, malt, caramel, and spices. Chewy malt, candy sugar, clove, cinnamon, vanilla, and some pepper in the taste. Very light taste of alcohol. Carbonated mouthfeel.


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