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Brewed by Brouwerij Huyghe
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Melle, Belgium

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RATINGS: 326   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.


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.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ravidesai (947) - Bombay, INDIA - APR 6, 2002
A great dubbel. hazy amber brown color with a lot of particles floating about. rich taste of plum, other frut, nuts and spices. its like a rum-soaked fruitcake. sweet but with a floery hoppiness and yeasty flavor.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - MAR 9, 2002
Wow. Wow. I disagree slightly with Issoroku, in that I think this has substantial earthiness. Very very good, neither too fruity, too effervescent, or too thin. That said, the fruitiness is very sweet, with, as others have mentioned, slight cherry tartness. The pretty clear alcohol finish, almost too clean, is a distraction, and the brew becomes thinner. Too bad the finish couldn’t be a bit more substantial. Rerate: Had to drop it a bit...it does become thin, strong, with lessening flavor when warm.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bov (9333) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - FEB 17, 2002
ruby colour, creamy head, malty nose, touch of ginger, full-bodied, sweet, long spicy finish - I can’t really enjoy it because I don’t like ginger


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