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Brewed by Brouwerij Huyghe
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Melle, Belgium

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RATINGS: 338   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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.


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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
socialbeer (108) - - JAN 26, 2013
Botella. Color marron oscuro, espuma poco persistente, carbonatacion baja. Aroma a caramelo y dulce de leche, tambien a azucar quemado y algo licoroso. En boca es dulce, y alcoholica pero bien equilibrada acabando con un amargor notable.


2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ulysse (151) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 26, 2014
A brown beer with nothing much to say about. A little bit acid. Not much of a character.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
florent.janssens (90) - - DEC 26, 2014
Bière peu intéressante. Faible en goût. Un peu acide. Le goût évolue et L’arrière goût reste.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
martjoobolut (959) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 23, 2014
0,33L bottle, BB 10.2016. Pours dark ruby with tan head. The head stays for some time. Aroma is sweet, dark fruits, plums, caramel. Flavor is sweet, dark fruits, raisins, alcohol, burnt sugar, toffee. Finish has some burnt bitterness. Overall: ok brew.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Marduk (3018) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 23, 2014
330ml bottle. Clear dark brown color. Massive, beige head, stays. Caramel, sweet, fruity, red orange in aroma. Sweetish, fruity, dead yeast, toffee in taste. Medium carbonation. Dry mouthfeel.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lore (1230) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 19, 2014
dark mahogany colour, huge, creamy beige head; aroma of dried fruits (raisin, plum, maybe some figs), some caramel, wild yeasty sourness and red wine-ish notes; taste of fruity-yeasty sourness, red wine notes again, hints of roasted notes and sugary-dried fruity (plum) sweetness; interesting Dubbel

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (2464) - BELGIUM - OCT 12, 2014
Authentic abbey beer with bronze colour and light beige head. Fruity and caramelly sweet profile, yeasty, medium hop bitterishness. Like the other Sint-Idesbalds: true to the style and not bad.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ragnampiza (529) - Rome / Lecce, ITALY - SEP 16, 2014
330 ml bottle. Very dark amber, pretty clear, with a huge and bubbly off white head which dissipated rather quickly. On the nose dark fruits, burnt caramel, mild milk chocolate, light herbs/spices, some alchool notes. Well, I’m not surprised, but that’s 4 out of 4 way too over carbonated St, Idesbald beers. Slightly sour, quite sweet and malty. Some brown sugar and light chocolate in the aftertaste. Lively to fizzy carbonation, light to medium body, oily texture. Not entirely bad after 15-20 minutes in the glass, as the fizziness become way lower.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Wolfbass (937) - Firenze, ITALY - SEP 14, 2014
Non mi aspettavo molto, ed invece la nostra si rivela particolarmente bevibile. Aspetto, naso e sapore tutto nella norma dello stile.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Douberd (2620) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - SEP 12, 2014
(St. Idesbald Dubbel) Bottle 330 ml at home, poured into a tulip glass. ABV 8% Brown colour on the body with deep ruby shades when hold against the light. Tall and thin beige head, with okay retention, leaving spots of lacing on the glass. Aroma of caramel, dark fruits, chocolate, sour touches. Very sour taste, I think something is wrong here. Sour grapes, hints f chocolate. Medium body, very high carbonation. Not a good one, totally not what I expected from a dubbel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikske79 (1248) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 16, 2014
Een dubbel met een goede, stevige smaak zoals een donker bier hoort te zijn.


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