Brewed by Brouwerij Huyghe
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Melle, Belgium


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RATINGS: 336   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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jerohen (2031) - Bussum, - DEC 23, 2012
Bottled, gift from my mother (fascinating to see she knows exactly which beers i haven’t had before). Dark brown colored, lasting brown head. Malty nose, toffee, molasses, iron. Initially sweet flavor, some iron again, then finally some roasted malts shining through (a bit like Westmalle dubbel), perhaps far in the distance even some Flemish sour features. Somewhat bitter finish. A bit heavy for a dubbel. A nice, but non-spectacular Belgian dubbel.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Marduk (2990) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lore (1224) - 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

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ragnampiza (525) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Douberd (2612) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrGGen (312) - ITALY - AUG 16, 2014
Anche questa presa al discount. Versa marrone scuro, con spumosa e poco durevole schiuma beige. Aroma di pane,lievito,caramello,cioccolata e frutta secca.Non esageratamente carbonata come la Triple, ma se vogliamo più alcoolica(forse troppo, ma con Huyghe sembra essere la loro cifra!!!). In bocca è un pò acida,con caramello, liquirizia e frutti di bosco in sottofondo. Finale fruttato e un pò acido(ancora!) con liquirizia e spezia. Accettabile,anche se un pò troppo alcool.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kingstoni (1580) - FINLAND - AUG 13, 2014
Bottle. Hazy deep aber color with a medium thick foamy beige head. Aroma of dried fruits, toffee, berries, cellar and malt. Balanced taste; sweetness, sourness and bitterness in a good balance. Medium body.

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