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Brewed by Brasserie St-Feuillien / Friart
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Le Roeulx, Belgium

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RATINGS: 649   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This brown ale has a marked ruby brown colour with a generous and lasting head. It has a distinctive aroma reflecting the wide range of ingredients used in its production. The fruitiness resulting from its fermentation blends harmoniously with a dominant liquorice and caramel flavour. The body is decidedly malty. The bitterness is the result of a complex alchemy between the fine hops and special malts used. These give St Feuillien Brune a typical dark chocolate appearance.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2004
Deep chestnut color with a beige head. The taste is mild and sweet from the malts. Has a hoppy spicyness and a slight bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 24, 2004
750 ml bottle: Hazy brown with a big stable off-white head. Brown sugar and alcohol aroma with hints of dark fruits. Starts sweet and ends sweeter, with a smooth full body. A beer that gets better as it warms up.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 15, 2004
750 mL [corked and caged]: dark cedar brown. A light brown mountain of a head: rocky and strong with a hint of grey. Earthy, limestone aroma full of pine, dark plums, prunes, yeast, chalk, and dusty chocolate. Sticky, tightly carbonated palate – which is one of my favourite things. Fruitiness comes out on the tongue first (bananas, tart strawberries and white grapes), followed by dry caramel, bitter chocolate, and a nice creaminess. A beautiful beer from a brewery that I think is very nice.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - FEB 4, 2004
Dark reddish brown with a rocky tan head. Sweet nose with chocolate and caramel, some yeasty notes. Tangy flavor, a bit watery on the palate. Has a light crisp bitterness offsetting an underlying chocolatey flavor.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
bierkoning (10210) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JAN 30, 2004
3 months past best before date. Big creamy head. Raisin aroma and flavor. Dusty, somewhat metallic with just a hint of sourness and soap. Fairly thin.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
stasyh (4) - USA - JAN 18, 2004 does not count
This beautiful bottle conditioned ruby brown abbey is the perfectly balanced beer. Nice dark, carmel/ chocolate malt with just a hint of hops. This is a beer you can sink your teeth into, but you don't need to chew on. Lingering chocolate aftertaste but not bitter. Rare and worth going out of your way to get.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 15, 2004
Dark copper with a thick, persistent off-white head. The aroma is fairly strong with nice robust malts all over the place. The alcohol is strong. Fruit is evident, but nearly as strong as I remember in most Abbey Dubbels. It is rather drinkable, but the palate doesn't leave much to remember it by. Not outstanding, nor nearly as nice as the trippel, however it's a decent beer worth trying.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SilkTork (5218) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2004
Bottle Conditioned. BBD 2nd Jan 2004. I'm actually drinking this a few days after the best before date so the alcohol is soft. I prefer the Brunes to the Blondes because of the darker malt flavours. And I like the darker colour as well. This one doesn't really rock my boat. Nice browny red colour with some dirty popping foam on top that settles into interesting patches; but it's a dull murky brown. Aroma is a little muddy as well; there's malty bread soaked in alcohol and some banana and raisins, but it doesn't quite lift and separate. Taste is pleasantly malty, but there's not much character, nor is there sufficent quality, to lift this much above average. A pleasant, sweetish malty drink is all.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 23, 2003
Not crazy about this Abbey Dubbel. Malty, caramel, and roasty flavors. Finish is sweet, creamy, and smooth.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
heykevin (1276) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - DEC 10, 2003
750 ml bottle; Rather nondescript nose. Nice caramel sweet maltinesss. Rich. Pleasant underlying hoppiness. NOt overly complex. This is dangerously drinkable for its 7.5% alcohol content.


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