Brewed by Brouwerij Huyghe
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Melle, Belgium


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RATINGS: 369   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mickblueeyes (106) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 24, 2003
This dark chestnut beer has a medium head that dissipates into nice lacing. The nose is pungently malty with caramel, toasted grains and light lemony hops. The medium-bodied palate is balanced between slightly astringent lemony character and deep rich malty nuances of toasted grain and caramel. The finish is slightly sweet with caramel and doughy nuances which upturn into the slightly acidic finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 23, 2003
330 mL bottle, tulip glass. Large frothy, rocky head is off-white, mostly lasting, and leaves no lacing. Ruby-brown color with no particles in the first pour. Bittersweet fruity aroma. Malt is of nuts and caramel. Hops are flowery. Yeast is of cobwebs. Also present are banana, white grape, apple, alcohol and butterscotch aromas. Some acidity throughout. Very sweet throughout, with only slight hop bitterness stepping up at the end. Long alcohol finish is drying. Medium body is syrupy and has lively carbonation made of tiny bubbles. Negative points: no lacing, fairly one-dimensional (sweet) aroma/taste, alcohol nose and flavor, too sweet without any balancing bitterness, syrupy feel with a lighter body and heavy carbonation just feels weird. This beer sort of pisses me off; I guess I just expected more. Yeast cuts the sweetness a little in the second pour but also adds a chalky feeling.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinT (9267) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 13, 2003
Hefty, oak-aged strawberry wine in lush yet subtle chocolate ice cream...A prevalent yeast wizard transmogrifies this image into a succulent cherry mousse, as sour, oud bruinish currents salute the white magic from the distance...The wealth of this dubbel is truly puzzling when you consider the fact that this brewery is responsible for the Floris fiasco...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
aracauna (3496) - Georgia, USA - MAY 27, 2003
Duinen solves the problem of green glass by painting opaque white. Dark brown with moderate beige head. Aroma carries sting of alcohol. Good pruney fruitiness. Wood and a surprising (slightly unpleasant) bitterness. Perhaps it's the bitterness, but the flavor is a bit thin. Alcoholic warmth in chest. Extrememely faint Sourness lurks under the bitterness

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hotstuff (4861) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 26, 2003
Poured a medium sized tan head with small-medium bubbles. It had a brown-amber body. I could definitely taste the alcohol in this brew. It had a lingering aftertaste to it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thedm (5614) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 26, 2003
This brew poured a medium sized head of fine to medium sized light brown bubbles with a transparent brown body. It has a mild malty alcohol aroma and starts slightly fizzy then leaves a strong alcohol taste while leaving spiced notes in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Wrath (362) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - MAY 21, 2003
Dark muddy brown color.Smallish head. Fairly sweet aroma mostly banana.Smooth and very easy to drink. As it gets warmer you will taste some alcohol but overall a really good dubbel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Shag (2837) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAY 10, 2003
Aroma is nice with a malty scent. Appearance is reddish brown with a decent head. Flavor is sour with a wheat and apple punch. Palate is somewhat thin but flavorful. Good Abbey with a unique flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - APR 27, 2003
This dubbel pours a dark, murky, brown color with a small, mostly diminishing, tan head. The aroma is fruity and slightly sour with some yeastiness. Medium body with medium carbonation, the palate is smooth and the flavor is fruity with hints of apples, yeasts, and malts. This one has a very interesting flavor. The beer is smooth and quite drinkable, it is one of the better dubbels I have had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
haukur (1711) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - APR 10, 2003
very good dark abbey beer. I got a hold of two bottles of this last christmas, never seen it since.. It was a bit malty, tiny hint of fruit. It had a very nice aroma.. I will re-rate this when I get a chance of having this delicious beer again

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