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 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
UrbanCaveman (167) - Ohio, USA - MAY 27, 2015
11.2 oz bottle, poured into an oversized wine glass at ~50 degrees F. Appearance: Pours a deep red-brown like burnished mahogany, and forms a thick head of just barely off-white, which lingers a bit ere dwindling to a cap and ring. Lacing is nonexistent. Smell: Redolent with a variety of fruits, from raisin and plum to cherry and fig, with hints of currant as well. Belgian candi sweetness underlies the fruit aromas, like a mattress of cotton candy buoying the orchard upwards. Taste: In contrast to the fruity nose, the taste opens with a serious wallop of dark bread, which is accompanied by both a rush of alcohol heat and a slurry of faint, mingled stone fruits. This persists through the middle, and at the finish, the alcohol falls away to reveal a beautiful caramel-toffee bread soaked in raisin and currant preserves and served up on a plate of leather. At times, a metallic tinge swims through the beer, coppery and harsh. Mouthfeel: Incredibly fizzy and prickly, this somehow remains full and sticky. There’s enough carbonation to lend a sharpness to the entire tasting process. Overall: I actually get far more noticeable alcohol heat out of the Prior 8 than the Abt 12, likely due to the reduced punch of the malt and yeast profiles. This is not even in my top 3 beers from St. Bernardus.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mike_77 (3926) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - MAY 26, 2015
Dark brown colour with thin head. Aroma is yeasty and malty. Flavour has a bready, malty taste with some dried fruits. Slightly peppery in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Grima (2189) - Saarburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - MAY 25, 2015
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2015 Bottle from Auchan Market, Luxembourg City! Pours dark brown with high creamy head. Aroma has chocolate, dried fruits and caramel. Taste of dark and dried fruits, caramel, toffee and vanilla. Finish is malty sweet with caramel and toffee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alteregoo (312) - POLAND - MAY 24, 2015
Piana grubo pęcherzykowa, błyskawicznie znikająca niemal do zera, barwa brązowa, mętna. W aromacie suszone jabłka, gruszki, rodzynki, trochę owoców leśnych, a w tle ciemne pieczywo i kwas chlebowy. Smak bardziej słodkawy aniżeli kwaskowy, oczywiście suszone owoce są i tu obecne, ale jeżyny i jagody połączone z pieprzem i chlebem razowym stanowią tu podstawę. Goryczka pestkowo-pikantna podbita rozgrzewającym alkoholem i średnim do wysokiego nagazowaniem przyjemnie kontrują daktylową słodycz. W afterteasie przyprawy korzenne, delikatna stajnia i alkoholowe rozgrzewanie. Dobry, bogaty w aromaty i doznania, Dubbel o półsłodkim deserowym profilu. Fajnie zbalansowany, choć nieco zbyt pikantny i ostry w odbiorze.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beeebon (303) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2015
Pours a rich and hazy copper amber colour initially with big billowing tan head which quickly settles. Aroma is figs, brown sugar, bready yeast and caramel malt. Taste is initially quite sweet then medium bitter and lightly sour. Rich yet light mouth feel with medium noticeable carbonation, full bodied. This is a really nice Dubbel and perfect for those times when that is what you want!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RyanK (252) - Rhode Island, USA - MAY 22, 2015
12oz from mixed Bernardus 6p. Pours a mud like brown with a fizzy white head that quickly dissipates. Smells of slightly sour figs with alcohol showing. Body is actually quite light and heavy carbonated. Light easy drinking, taste of light fruits and the alcohol helps accentuate the tastes. Classic style, not my preference but good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bierridder_S (245) - BELGIUM - MAY 19, 2015
16/05/2015 25cl from tap @Zwembad de Treffer, Waregem. Hazy brown with nice beige head. Light roasted malts, spices, caramel, bitter hops. Nice soft oily mouthfeel

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cristobal37 (369) - Canyon Lake, California, USA - MAY 16, 2015
Nice abbey dubbel. Medium body with usual fig and candied sugar flavor. Becomes richer and the malt flavor comes out more if you let it warm. Worth a try. On tap at VI. Belgian beer fest Budapest.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Derbeth (480) - Kraków, POLAND - MAY 14, 2015
Bottle with expiry date 16.09.18, bought in January. Frothy, quickly disappearing head, dark brown colour. Aroma is complex, with raisin, dark bread, brown sugar, and even a bit of hops in the finish. Alcohol noticeable, but does not disturb much. Smooth, very drinkable. Very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
niquillis (1778) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2015
Bottle from Congress, Longton. Pours deep brown with off white stiff froth. Dark berry, malt, well carbonated. Decent.

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