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


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RATINGS: 2062   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Deep hazy-brown colour, big body, malt palate.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stic (109) - Oostende, - DEC 21, 2002
Dark brown color with nice head. Malty aroma. Nice complex taste, malty, a little fruity, spicy, toffees. I liked this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bierridder_S (216) - 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 (334) - 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 (443) - 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 (1566) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kauge (593) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 7, 2015
33 cl bottle from Špunka in Tallinn (€ 2.92). Murky reddish brown. Head light beige, retains nicely, leaving little lacing. The usual caramel, dark fruits, pear, some inspecific spiciness, brown sugar... Fizzy carbonation, above average body... Metallic, grainy and dry on the palate. I’d definitely prefer Westmalle if in the mood of a Dubbel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
roald76 (19) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 7, 2015
Heerlijk fris, donkerbruin, goede schuimkraag. Smaak blijft lang in de mond, moutig. Klassieker.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mateuszk (348) - Poznań, POLAND - MAY 4, 2015
Bottle. Dark brown, creamy stable head. Malty with dried fruits and bananas in aroma. In taste fruity, malty with candi syrup noticable. Alcohol well hidden. Medium bodied, oily texture, high carbonation. Very good dubbel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hamirubi (221) - Waarschoot, BELGIUM - MAY 2, 2015
33cl bottle at home. A medium strong Belgian dubbel, high in carbon, brown sugar sweetness, some vanilla too. Full of character, with some earthy flavours and forest fruits. Not as classic and overwhelming as the quadrupple, but something to have on the beer map, for sure.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cinesr (3) - - MAY 2, 2015 does not count
earthy, colore rame gusto uvetta e pugna parente stretta della più blasonata Westvleteren 8.ottima birra da meditazione.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Franckg (378) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 29, 2015
Gushing infernal à l’ouverture qui m’a fait perdre le quart de la bouteille. Le liquide est d’un brun foncé trouble, plusieurs particules en suspension. Col de mousse généreux qui dégage des effluves de levures épicées. Arômes de baies confites, cassonade, anis, raisins secs et pruneaux. En bouche, goût de fruits rouges jeunes, cassonade, anis. Finale assez brève et fade où survit un léger côté acidulé. Texture un peu mince et faible effervescence, surement dû à l’explosion du début. Dommage car le goût est là mais elle a perdue de son caractère.

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