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


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RATINGS: 1998   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Deep hazy-brown colour, big body, malt palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
heemer77 (5129) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAY 2, 2004
Pours from the bottle with an active and light tan head. Light brown color reminds me of highway patrol men pants. Smells of apples, vanilla, clove and a hint of vinegar. The taste is full at first with lots of bread. Then it fades to apples and some raisins. A nice one to take your time with.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsquire (3578) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - APR 27, 2004
Amber color with a root beer head and a candi sugar nose. Very light for the 8% alcohol. Lots of malty sweetness, candi sugar with some yeast. Thinner that the bigger strong ales, but very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - APR 26, 2004
bottled: into the glass this one is mahogany brown with lots of sediment floating throughout, an off white tan head. nice bold aroma, mostly malt and fruit. on the palate what you expect you taste, raisin malt...rock candy sweet. changes as the beer warms, maybe some figs...sweet. a solid robust brew cant wait to try the rest.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Garrat (1303) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2006 Bottle.Another cracker.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 17, 2004
Bottle pours a sediment ridden cherry red brown with a monster head and cob web lace. The aroma is yeasty. The flavor has a large yeast component, a dry finish, chocolate malt, and spice. The palate is very cleansing as it is quite carbonated, but also very smooth and rich. The alcohol hides well! Overall, this is a very good BSA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
MikeF (538) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - APR 16, 2004
Aroma malty yeasty, slightly fruity with a bubble gum component. Head is off white, dense with a consistant eruption of bubbles from the center. The head laces the glass with a very dense carpet of bubbles. Starts sweet, full bodied and noticebly carbonated. Very smooth mouthfeel. There is a baseline of sour in the flavor as well as a subtle bitterness. The finish develops to chocolaty bittersweet. Overall, a nice rich belgian, but a little to sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SETANTA (582) - Bangor, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 12, 2004
Dark amber brown, tan head, slightly hazy. Deep dark fruit, leather, subdued spiciness, roasted malts

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
roomtempbeer (185) - Franklin, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 12, 2004
Beer pours (in Chimay glass) from the 11.2 oz. bottle a deep, dark brown, slightly red, liquid with a medium amount of slightly caramel colored head that lingers and bubbles. Aroma is of plum, raisin, chocolate, figs, slight malt. Flavor is of chocolate plum, raisin, figs, with a slight amount of hops which makes the ending a bit dry. Good, but not as complex or as malty as Chimay Blue. Sampled at 68 degrees Fahrenheit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
5000 (6299) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - APR 6, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2004 Bottle pours earthy brown with a nice frothy tannish head, good carbonation, adequate lacing.   Aroma is very vinous, bubblegummy, as well as a bit alcoholic.   Light notes of figs/dates are apparent, but are masked by the alcohol.   Dates/plums make up the majority of the flavor, as well as the typical belgian yeastiness.   Slightly malty as well.   Finishes with a prune or over ripened fruit flavor.   The 8% is well hidden, doesn't seem to be noticable at all.   Overall its good, but I prefer the Abt 12 over this one, with the Tripel coming in 3rd.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChazyRPh (583) - Chazy, New York, USA - APR 3, 2004
bottle...hazy chocolate brown color with substantial head that lingers. Malty aroma. Malt dominates the beginning, giving way to sweetness. Very palatable, nicely balanced, delicious beer.

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