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Brewed by Brouwerij Huyghe
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Melle, Belgium

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RATINGS: 329   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Deep amber color, toasty toffee/caramel nose, with layers of soft malt and hops. A big beer without being heavy. Extremely well balanced. Brewed under license of the Duinen Monestary by the family owned Huyghe-Melle Brewery.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 3, 2002
Faintly hazy deep purple-red under a large, quickly dissipating tan head. Bubble-gum, caramel, sour mash whiskey alcohol, dried fruit, floral hops and some ketone and ester organics. Medium smooth clean body. Big caramel malt and bitter start masking the high ABV reasonably well. Middle is medium bitter fading to sweetish finish and aftertaste. Maybe a bit soft but still quite good

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - JUL 20, 2002
Nice malt nose.Caramel colored with a thin tan head. Hides the alcohol exceptionally well. Let a coors lighter try it and even he enjoyed it. Very good malty beer.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - JUL 14, 2002
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2007 Bottled, May 2007, 2.8: Cane sugar, vanilla and spices aroma. Brown color, beige head, fair lace. Light sweet, light bitter to bitter in the finish, light roasted, hints of coffee, some fruity sourness, laurel, cane sugar, hint of vanilla. Medium body, little warming. Not bad but certainly not my kind of flavors. Bottled, 3.9, July 2002: Light tart, fruity and complex aroma. Dark brown colour, few lace. Light sweet, prune, moderate full, complex but not my kind of flavor. Long lasting nasty bitterness in the end.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - JUL 6, 2002
Nice toffe nose with a hint of caramel. Caramel comes through slightly in body with enough sweetness to balance the 8%. A very smooth beer.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
NeroFiddled (105) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 4, 2002
Nice, dare I say it, ’lighter-style’ Dubbel. I’d expect a more complex flavor profile; and possibly some more body. Nice aroma (slight cork), great ZESTY head, deep copper-brown color. Flavor is as expected, but the yeast doesn’t offer a whole hell of alot more. Balanced well. Enjoyable. Very nice overall.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drinkingdan (371) - East Norriton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 19, 2002
Great head and color. Sour and yeasty.I thought this was an excellent beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
heykevin (1274) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - JUN 14, 2002
Great yeasty tartness in this beer. I am quite sensitive to beers that finish overly sweet, and the yeasty tartness diffuses the sweetness present perfectly. Not exceptionally complex, but a tasty treat, with a very satifying finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2002
Deep red-brown colour, with a nice fluffy head. Aroma of dark malt and a bit of cherry in there aswell. OK flavour, quite malty and a decent body, sweetish at the start and the slightly bitter in the end and a touch of sourness, i thought it was OK.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - MAY 17, 2002
Clear ruby color with a big, chunky head. Nose is malty and quite sour. Flavor is rich and earthy with lots of malts and caramel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - APR 10, 2002
750 ML bottle: Pours with a thick foamy head and a ruby color. Bready/molasses aroma. Very malty taste, almost to an extreme with little hop taste. Finishes dry.


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