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Formerly brewed at Brouwerij De Regenboog
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Assebroek-Brugge, Belgium

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RATINGS: 291   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Ale brewed with honey and dates
Also known as: "t Smisje Dubbel Dadel"


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jamesie1857 (1367) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2012
In tíBruges Beertje - a nice robust dubbel with loads of flavour, big boozy kick in there. Made all the better by the atmosphere in the pub. Lots of sweetness in there, a bit of maltiness, cake fruits et al. Very nice to look at too.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rejtable (1262) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 29, 2012
Not really what I was expecting, but an interesting beer nonetheless. Nose is all sweet... dark bread, brown sugar and yeast. Up front the mouth is earthy and then maybe caramel with a bitter, acidic finish that is almost overpowering. Mouthfeel is dominated by the needles from the acidic finish, but it also quite foamy in the mouth. Nice stuff, for sure. Pours brown with a small layer of head that sticks around, little lacing. Opaque with lots of sediment in the bottle.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (3847) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 20, 2012
11.2oz bottle in a Trappist glass. Pours weird brown with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma of spicy yeast, caramel malts, some sugar and chocolate, a little floral hops, and some alcohol. Flavor the same. Average texture. A pretty good beer for the style.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gerbeer (1721) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 5, 2012
330 ml bottle via BelgianShop. Pours a medium brown with a huge head. Aroma of roasted malts, caramel, and dried dark fruit. Spicy flavor with distinct dark fruit notes (dates?). A little sweet. Acidic finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
prawlie (1132) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2012
33 cL bottle into own glass at the Brugse Beertje. Dark red with a good head on it. Heavily spiced and hopped. Spiced aroma, not much else. Strong spice taste dominates.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
POLK (2195) - HÝrning, DENMARK - MAR 5, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2013 Very hazy brown color with fine head. Sweet, strong, toffee aroma and taste..

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
McGarnigle (549) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 26, 2012
Stubby 330 ml with label art that doesnít work for me. At first opening, I fear itís a gusher the way the foam bursts out. But thatís not the case and it calms down. Muddy orange-brown. Very strong aroma followed by strong taste. Dates, yes. Honey, not so sure. It isnít too sweet or boozy. I hear they donít make this anymore.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ClubGonzo (3984) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 6, 2012
Bottle. Pours a clear amber body with a big foamy off-white head. Aroma is caramel, red berries, dark malts and hints of raisins and hibiscus. Taste is burnt caramel, deep malts, hints of dried fruits. Herbs and grass in the aftertaste. Thin body, medium carbonation and a rather dry and non-fruity finish - all in all a bit weird for a dubbel, but not too bad either. But where are the dates? Brewed with dates? Where?

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
suprchunk (2151) - Crestview, Florida, USA - DEC 15, 2011
Coppery colored pour underneath an over-sized off-white head. Lacing. Smells of pepper, malt and applesauce. Taste is big on malt with a caramel sweetness. A little dry and very carbonated. It was hard to tame this one into the glass. Not bad.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 10, 2011
In bottle from Beerboxx. Pours a nice dark ruby colour with a thick light tan head. Aroma of candy sugar, dates, caramel and yeast. Flavours of alcohol foremost with toffee apple, date, honey and caramel. Moderate carbonation, a foamy mouth-feel and a fair CO2 prickle. Very nicely done!


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