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%
Deep hazy-brown colour, big body, malt palate.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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!

   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!

   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...

   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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