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Brewed by Brouwerij Huyghe
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Melle, Belgium

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RATINGS: 340   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jerohen (2044) - 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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Istur (6) - ITALY - JAN 12, 2015 does not count
Colore ramato scuro, schiuma persistente. Birra torbida, molto dolce retrogusto dolce e poco aspro. Mi è piaciuta molto.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mjik83 (734) - - JAN 3, 2015
33cl flesje bij Cambrinus, Brugge Alcoholpercentage van 8% Uitgeschonken in origineel St Idesbald glas Uiterlijk: hazelnootkleurig met kleine schuimkraag Aroma en smaak: rozijnen, kandijsuiker, donker fruit, zoet Conclusie: lekkere zoete dubbel zoals het hoort ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ulysse (199) - 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 (135) - - 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 (1039) - 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 (3089) - 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 (1267) - 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 (2592) - 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 (545) - 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.


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