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

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RATINGS: 1886   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Deep hazy-brown colour, big body, malt palate.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
generallee08 (617) - New York, USA - MAY 18, 2014
The body has a dark burgundy color with lighter reddish high lights. On top the head was about one finger thick and hangs on well but slowly fades to a ring of foam around the edge of the glass. It is light tan in color and makes some spotty and slippery lacing. In the node dark fruity and estery notes mix with a mild sweet alcohol presence. Its flavor has a pleasant sweet and malty complexity. There are hints of dates and figs sweetened by Belgian sugar, warmed by a mellow brandy like alcohol presence and tempered by some mild bitterness of hops. The palate has a smooth but lively texture with active carbonation.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TortueGeniale (12) - - MAY 13, 2014
Dark brown color, Aroma of sweet malt and some yeast. Full bodied with high carbonation. Taste is sweet and bitter. Very good abbey ale

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cmacklin (227) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 13, 2014
Bottle. Dark hazy brown with huge light brown head. Sweet aromas of malt, plums, brown sugar, raisins and prunes. Flavor is sweet, lots of dark fruit, malt and spices. Syrupy texture.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
seynie (140) - Tienen, BELGIUM - MAY 12, 2014
Obviously related to its big brother, the 12. And we can’t help but compare. The same looks, but overall a bit less. Less pronounced taste, less body, shorter finish. Still excellent quality though, worthy of the name

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BLADT (507) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAY 11, 2014
From bottle. Tawney brown with pint glass filling off-white head. Some sediment. Full aroma of dark fruit, vinous at first, rounded out with a caramel malts and suggestions of sugar candies. Nose sweetens on warming. Taste is dried figs and raisins, buttressed with a beady malt quality. Just a little dash of pepper. Very well put together. Nice, round flavors that blend effortlessly into one-another. Great tasting.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
indianabeerman (40) - Indiana, USA - MAY 6, 2014
pours dark brown. smells sweet malt and belgian yeast. taste is the same good beer

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321 (3812) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 6, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2014
Location: Draft at Mekong, 5/2/14, Wouldn’t have guessed this wasn’t rated yet

Aroma: The nose is malty and rich, lots of dark fruit (plum, raisin), brown sugar, and spice
Appearance: It pours a dark brown color with a reddish hue, and a light brown head
Flavor: The flavor is malty and sweet, fairly complex, lots of dark fruit, and some spice as well
Palate: The body is medium-plus, it has a pretty good mouthfeel, and a bit of heat
Overall Impression: This is beer I hadn’t had for quite sometime, but it also a beer I knew would work in the exact situation that existed at the time, so I picked it out, and as I knew I would be, I was quite satisfied. No complaints here. This beer does what it does, and it does it rather well.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Shain (36) - ISRAEL - MAY 6, 2014
Pours dark cloudy brown. Aroma of sweet malt and some yeast. Taste is clean and crisp, with sufficient medium carbonation. Taste leans to the sweat side (a bit too much) but is balanced well by some mellow bitterness, which is slightly hoppy, and by the carbonation that lends a slight sour tang. Flavor profile is strong malt and caramel, some yeast and liquorice notes, with some fruitiness and spice hints, perhaps some gentle herbal notes. Some taste of the alcohol combines to a wine like flavor. Goes down nice and crisp with well balanced sweetness and bitterness. Very good abbey ale, but a tad to sweet. Will make a great desert beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Handypaul (191) - - MAY 3, 2014
Bottle. Pours cloudy brown with an overflowing frothy beige head that leaves good lace. Flavors of sour fruit, yeast, a bit of alcohol and hay. Complex and moderately balanced. Need to let the rest of the bottles sit for a while before opening. Body is light to medium, fizzy carbonation, light sourness and a bitter sweet finish.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vickey9 (457) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAY 1, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2014 Copper hue and a large creamy khaki-colored long lasting head. Nose is complex (malty, hoppy and yeasty). Full bodied with high carbonation and velvet texture. Taste is sweet and bitter. Palate is dominated by toffee, chocolate, herbs, flowers, hops, soap, earth, raisins, port, rum and much more. Bitter aftertaste. B@H


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