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

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RATINGS: 2088   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Deep hazy-brown colour, big body, malt palate.


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 15, 2005
Bottle, Smokeless Joe’s. Hazy dark brown pour. Aroma was a little disappointing - some caramel, but subtle. Big thick creamy head - this was like a nitro head only with flavour! Medium body mouthfeel. Interesting slightly yeasty taste - there is a rich base of chocolate here, more prevalent than in the ABT 12 in my opinion. Malt taste dominated in the context of a strong Belgian, and the alcohol is very well hidden as well. Not as overall flavourful as the ABT 12, or as complex, but still a very solid beer - this brewery is 2 for 2 in my books - can’t wait to try some of the others that have just become available here.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsniclas (6123) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JAN 15, 2005
Bottled. Dark brown with a huge, beige head. Vinous aroma with chocolate and notes of hazelnuts. Dark and fullbodied. Rather sweet and very malty with hazelnuts in the flavour.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Odeed (1798) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JAN 11, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2005 ah yet another abbye ale.i love these.anyways,here we go....when i first poured the st. out,it appeared to be a dark brown.then when i shown it up to a light.i was greeted with a red appearance,and little "floaties" scurrying around the liquid.next came the aroma.i was rushed with a complexity of chocolate,figs,malts,and honey.the last and best surprise was the flavor.very smooth with malts,fruit,belgian yeast,and chocolate.this is simply outstanding.bolth of the st. bernardus brews i have had were top notch. re-rate:this gets better everytime i have it honestly.this perticular instance the prior 8 poured a picutre perfect brown/ruby red body with a lovely 2 inch head.when the head simmered it left gobs of webs on all sides.i just drank my last one,damn i need to re-up and age a few of these.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
run20six2 (119) - USA - JAN 8, 2005
A good tasting beer. Not a noticeable taste of alcohol, but a very good beer. A hint of chocalate and spices.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hunsell (400) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 7, 2005
Dark muddy brown coloured beer, aroma with hints of fruit and malts. Taste is fairly complex with lots of fruit, caramel, biscuits. Too sweet.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hansen (7592) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JAN 7, 2005
UPDATED: APR 19, 2014 Not as yeasty as abt. 12, but the malt and bread is more clear and present in Prior. Dark, big head.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AAO (102) - Næstved, DENMARK - JAN 5, 2005
Dark hazy color, off-white big head. Sour/sweet malty, alcohol aroma. Taste dominated by bitter, malt and sweetness, and a little bit smokey. Nice beer!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yayforbeer (753) - Orange Park, Florida, USA - JAN 4, 2005
11.2oz bottle. another in the gift pack with glass. Muddy brown with an off-white head that dissipates after a while, a little lacing. Nice sweet malty aroma. Excellent flavors that go very deep.. sweet malts, dark fruit. A lot of carbonation in the mouth which delivers a tart, dry finish. Very balanced, with a nice medium body and a little hop bite towards the finish.. not too much bitterness. I like it a lot. No fault to be found, its an excellent brew all around. Beats the crap out of Chimay Rouge. The folks at St Bernardus obviously pay attention to quality. Very tasty!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (7510) - Alamo, California, USA - DEC 31, 2004
Bottle. Mahogony color with a nice off-white head. Rich malty aroma with some spicey yeast. Some banana/clove flavors from the yeast, but otherwise toffee and some date stone fruit. Nice depth. Finishes dry and makes you want to keep drinking...

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - DEC 26, 2004
ruby brown color, cloudy, with a fluffy tan head. bready, fruity aroma - liquid fruit cake?? sweet fruity and malty flavor, also some dark rum and yeastiness. not much hop, but dryish finish, a little port-like.


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