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


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RATINGS: 1924   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dougal (130) - Escondido, California, USA - APR 6, 2003
Heavy alcohol aroma but thankfully not as prevalent in flavoring. Great brown coloring with a chocolate colored head. Lots of residual sugar on the palate. More maltiness would help.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
Rein242 (3) - - OCT 20, 2014 does not count
Flesje, 33cl. Kleur is niet transparant roodbruin met een dikke offwhite schuimkraag die lang blijft staan. Zeer zwakke wat moutige geur. In eerste instantie wat weinig smaak, de bittere hop smaak komt wat later door eindigt in een wat zoete nasmaak. Wat mij betreft iets meer body, geur en smaak.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
borre_m (294) - NORWAY - OCT 18, 2014
Pours dark amber, with a frothy head. Aroma is complex, nuts, dark fruity, alcohol. Taste also complex, fruity, somme roastedness. very nice.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Fashawn (115) - Montesarchio, ITALY - OCT 18, 2014
Color castagna, marrone rossiccio con schiuma beige fine, non troppo ampia ma velatamente persistente. Bellissimo e complesso lodore. Cereali, biscottini al burro, frutta candita. Poi mele alle castagne e pere, cioccolata , mosto delluva. Sul.finire cannella e coriandolo. C di tutto ed duraturo. In bocca sento prugne, poi cioccolata e biscotti al burro. Il finale alle castagne, ma astringente. Qualche sentore di frutta. Corpo pieno e carbonatazione massiccia, cremosa in bocca. Non richiede una bevuta continua ma meditativa. Il retrogusto di biscottini ai cinque cereali glassati con il cioccolato al latte. Per i miei gusti top dei top. Ottima

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Muggus69 (1226) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - OCT 17, 2014
330mL BB 24.6.18 Murky bronze body with a good sized beige head hanging about. Big whiff of yeast character on the nose; proving bread dough, clove, overly ripe bananas and pears, earthy dark brown candy sugar, toasty nutty malts, sultana, fig, touch of booze. Lively carbonation, creamy rich body. Palate deliver plenty of figgy, dark brown sugar, dried fruitiness, with undertones of earthy spicy hop, vinous fruits & peppery phenolics. Slight booze dries out the finish. Tremendously good, though it must be said it lacks that little bit of extra oomph that the best Belgian/Trappist ales possess.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UXO (263) - CANADA - OCT 16, 2014
Pours clear (first glass) to muddy and particulate-laden (second glass) ruby-tinged deep amber with two fingers of loose off-white head diminishing gradually to a thin skim, light lacing (3/5). Nose is dark caramel malt, dark fruit, Belgian yeast, some vanilla. (8/10). Taste is moderate brown sugar sweet, mild bitter, alcohol (8/10). Medium to full body, moderate carbonation, with a smooth, lightly boozy finish (4/5). A decent abbey dubbel that doesnt get me all that excited. Decent dark flavour and boozy finish, but ultimately falls just a little short. Im not sure exactly whats not doing it for me, but I just cant rank this above the 8/10 "world class" line. (15/20)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Carlisle (54) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2014
Draft. Dark brown with hints of bronze color. Initially thick tan head with substantial lacing. Fruit aroma with spicy notes. Light; some dark fruit followed by toasted--even a little smoky--maltiness. Medium to long finish with plum notes and some bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fajry (609) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 15, 2014
Flasa. Tmavsia jantarova farba, pena skoro ziadna. Vona ovocna, citrusova. V chuti sladovost, citrusove a kvetinove tony, alkohol, horkost v pozadi.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gurthnar (1882) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 15, 2014
Bottle. Aroma biscuits, nutmeg, raisins. Clear amber to brown colour. Taste is rather dry, high carbonation, bubbly mouthfeel. Spicy flavour, light fruity. Overall good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MisoW (1517) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 15, 2014
Bottle from Fajry, thanks. Pours brown color, lightly beige head. Aroma is very nuty, caramel, sweet. Taste is medium sweet, sugary, nuts, lightly bitter. Bittersweet coffee finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
eduardovl (865) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
330ml bottle poured in a Chimay chalice. A: Pours a dark amber to chestnut cloudy color. Forms a medium, fluffy and beige head. Medium retention and only few lacings left S: Sweet caramel. Strong on Belgium yeasts and grains. Bit of vanilla. Dark fruits (mainly raisins). Alcohol T: Sweet upfront. Strong on candy sugar. Caramel malts, dark fruits (plums and raisins), brown bread, roasted malts. Metallic. The classic Belgium yeasts. Bitter-sweet belgian style. Mild earthy bitter end M: Light to medium body. Medium carbonation. Bit molasses. Alcohol. Sweet in the beginning and a little bit bitter in the end O: Good drinkability. Great Beer. St. Bernardus quality [ BA Review @ 1/15/2010 ]

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