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Brewed by Brouwerij Huyghe
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Melle, Belgium

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RATINGS: 318   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   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 (98) - - 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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (5660) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 6, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein trübes rötlichbraunes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch nach getrockneten Früchten, Hefe, Karamell. Geschmack hefig, Karamell, Früchte, leicht gewürzig.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ST247 (180) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAR 3, 2014
Bottle @home. Pours red/brown with off-white foam. Fruity, spicy aroma. Taste has a little sourness, watery, bit metallic. Easy to drink, but forgettable.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JanLaursen (2732) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 20, 2014
Flaske, 33 cl. Grumset rød-brunlig med et lavt, vagt boblende off-white skumhovede. Tørrede frugter i spandevis. Svesker. Dadler. Gær. Malt. Smager faktisk ok. - i små doser. Sød men i god balance.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
prawlie (1056) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2014
33 cL bottle into an Affligem glass. Very dark brown with a fair head. Fruity, spiced aroma. Spiced, fruity, different. Sort of an abbey bitter. Very sweet, with a slight sourness. Quite good in its own way.

3.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AtronSeige (473) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - JAN 14, 2014
Aroma: Raisin, chocolate, port, rich maltiness, caramel, Appearance: Hazy ruby body. Small light-brown, long lasting head. Lacing. With floaters. Flavour: Rich maltiness, dry, hoppy, Medium-high bitterness. Medium-sweetness, raisin, Palate: Medium bodied, Slick, highly carbonated. Light alcohol warming. Overall: Enjoyable, malty. The floaters are off-putting. 330 ml bottle, poured. 18B. Belgian Dubbel

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kraddel (2439) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - NOV 25, 2013
pours rather clear brown, good white foam medicinal malts in the smell too high carbo, way too high . metallic, sweet, arteficial , malts . very thin .

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerman33190 (31) - FRANCE - NOV 2, 2013
Slightly sour red fruit flavour, apples and caramel. A bit tart for a dubbel. Aroma is fruity bananas and malt. Mild carbo and thin palate for the style.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dfonorow (1217) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 23, 2013
Pour is dark amber with a quickly disappearing head. Light caramel malts with some roast on the nose. Flavor is similar but with a slight sour/bitterness in the finish. A little spicy, strange.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EddyBeer1 (765) - Brussels, BELGIUM - SEP 27, 2013
Brune foncée, effervescence moyenne-forte, col beige nuageux. Malts caramel, métallique, belle présence de fruits foncés, plutôt douce et quasi sans amertume, alcool légèrement réchauffant. Plaisant...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (9856) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 5, 2013
Bottle @ Aarhus tasting. Clear reddish brown with a big and lasting beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, dried fruit and yeasty. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 050313


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