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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.


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.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
opiate (199) - Sandy, Utah, USA - NOV 29, 2000
One of my favorites for sure. If I could afford it, I’d drink it all the time. Rich, smooth, and powerful. Definite hints of raisin or plum. A wonderful aroma, carmel and maybe vanilla?? Anyway...a great beer. Definitely worth a try if you can find it.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fishman (350) - Philadelphia, USA - AUG 14, 2001
Interesting, lighter and sweet, without being too malty or hoppy. Has an almost cherry/raspberry? nose and taste to it. Beautifully complex.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
detroiter (958) - Euphoria, Minnesota, USA - JAN 14, 2007
Pours a dark ruby brown with a huge clump of creamy suds - looking much like a rootbeer float. Nice lacing throughout the glass. Nice sweet malt, raisin, and Belgian yeast in the aroma. Very full fruity and malty flavors - raisin, plum, brown sugar, grains, and toffee. These flavors are followed by a mild hoppiness. I detect alcohol in the flavor and the mouthfeel. It finishes on the dry side, with chocolate malt and red wine flavors.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Drew Blood (151) - Mt.Prospect, Illinois, USA - JUL 4, 2001
A very rich and overwhelmingly complex beverage. I prefer the Tipel, but there is no knocking this offering.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
amx1970390 (480) - Southampton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2003
Great aroma, raisens, prunes, malt and bread. Lovely dark brown / purple in color. Fine tan head. Taste is bananas, malt and alcohol. Fine fuzziness on the palate. I cannot believe this is a Dubbel, it is very similar to Saint Bernardus Abt 12. Excellent

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JonMoore (1851) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2005
Dark brown with a slim off-white head. Aroma is roast malts, brown sugar, liquorice and raisins. Taste is sweet, but well within my range; malty, fruity and caramel. Some hops in the finish. Moderately carbonated, nice medium mouthfeel. Late warming alcohol. Excellent.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (3179) - Radom, POLAND - FEB 27, 2012
earthy, cooked vegetables, woody, butterscotch, barnyard, roasty, brown, cloudy, brown foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, heavily sour, full body, oily feel, lively, long finish,

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
frieked99 (18) - USA - OCT 30, 2001
This is a rather dark belgian ale. It has a strong aftertaste that is somewhat dominated by alcohol

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Admiral (524) - Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2002
Very port-like flavor, less earthy than I like in a Belgian ale but nevertheless excellent.


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