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


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RATINGS: 2229   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Deep hazy-brown colour, big body, malt palate.

KajII's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - AUG 17, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2012 Bottle. The pour was a murky medium brown with an average sized (1-2 Finger) fizzy white head that was mostly diminishing and had fair lacing. The aroma was of a toasted cookie malt, light herbal hops and a moldy yeast with notes of dark fruit (prunes and raisons) and caramel. It tasted bitter-sweet and a tad sour with a hint of caramel at first and finished about the same but with a strong note of dried fruit towards the end. The flavor lasted an average time proceeding the swallow and had a nice fruity aftertaste that lingered a bit longer. Mouthfeel was medium in body and oily in texture with a lively carbonation. Overall a superb tasting Abbey Ale with a great drinkability, which did a great job of hiding the high ABV...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
PlutonowyMan (447) - POLAND - AUG 21, 2016
Kolor ciemno br?zowy, rubinowy, raczej jest klarowny. Piana w kolorze ecru, nie jest imponuj?ca, niska, niezbyt trwa?a. Redukuj?c si?, tworzy zaledwie cienk? warstewk? z grubszym pier?cieniem przy obrze?ach pokala. W aromacie karmel, dalej ciemne owoce, sma?one, rodzynki, oalono??. Po ogrzaniu, niestety pojawi? si? zapach a’la rozpuszczalnik. W smaku niestety alkohol i to do?? ordynarny, palono??, popio?owa, sma?one ciemne owoce, rodzynki, nieco orzechów. Finisz raczej wytrawny, lekko kawowy. Goryczka karmelowa, "przypalona", krótka i na finiszu. Wysycenie wysokie, troch? przeszkadza.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Speko (203) - DENMARK - AUG 18, 2016
Bottle 0,33. Pours dark amber with off-white head. Aroma is, molasses, bread, yeast, some alcohol. Taste is caramel, candy sugar, bread, yeast. Medium body and average carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jesper86 (19) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 17, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2016 Well-balanced beer. Subtle sweetness, subdued bitterness, a bit creamy. Dried fruit, caramel, banana, licorice, coffee, vanilla, toffee, cola, hint of thyme. Very round.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
klm1 (874) - - AUG 11, 2016
Pours deep amber/purple color, clear, with long lasting beige/off-white head. Visually medium to high carbonation. Aroma: muscat grape, licorice, cola, iron, toffee, molasses...flavor: hint of candy sugar, toffee, molasses, licorice, bubble gum, coke, muscat, hint of boubon in the background, vanilla, tannins, grape, peaches... Finish is dry. Body medium, texture oily soft, carbonation is medium.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mice (782) - FINLAND - AUG 10, 2016
Tummanruskea olut vaaleahkolla/beigellä, paksulla ja pitkään kestävällä vaahdolla, joka jättää omaan lasiinsa hienon pitsin. Hiivaa reilusti, näkyy vaahdon pinnalla ja runsaana määränä myös leijailemassa oluen seassa. Maltainen ja makeahko tuoksu. Maku keskitäyteläinen, makea ja pehmeä. Ihan kiva, mutta häviää tietysti isoveljelleen.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
phfyysik (648) - Tartu, ESTONIA - AUG 9, 2016
Pours nut brown with light white head. Aroma is caramel, cinnamon, sweet sugar, some cola syrup, nuts, yeast, some bread. Taste is caramel, nuts, honey, bread, biscuits, cocoa, dried fruits. Very nice beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CzechTex (135) - - AUG 8, 2016
bottle Nice brown hue, delicate aroma, lingers on the tongue. Truly satisfying, this is what a beer should be. low dense foam, no lacing. Normally I am not such a big fan of dubbel style beers, but this one is well above average and should be noted as such.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AntonyWilson (114) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - AUG 6, 2016
330ml bottle: Pours a cloudy brown with thin tan head that persists. Aroma of malt, chocolate, caramel with a slight breadiness. Good malt flavour, caramel and stone fruit flavors. Medium bitterness with a full body. Overall a fantastic beer and would happily have another.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nutjes (134) - Heestert-Zwevegem, BELGIUM - AUG 3, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2016 33cl-fles van Tabac&Co - Palais des bières te Dottenijs (in Famiflora) U: Bruin met beige schuimkraag. G: Karamel, donker fruit, wat kruiden en rozijntjes. S: Karamelmoutige aanzet gevolgd door gedroogd fruit, gist klein beetje kruiden en karamel. Ook een kleine zoute toets. Beetje geroosterde mout in de afdronk. M: Gemiddelde carbonatie, best ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Turboninja (476) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 30, 2016
Bottle@Tuulensuu, Tampere, Finland. Soft, silky and balanced. Bit light taste for this percentage and no chaeacter. Still, has every character of high quality abbey dubbel: plum, earthy nuts, sweeter malts etc. Gives a good picture for everyone except hi-fi beer enthusiast.

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