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Brewed by Haacht
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Boortmeerbeek, Belgium

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RATINGS: 324   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A brown beer with a sweet aroma that has a full flavour and a lightly roasted aftertaste.

An authentic abbey ale
The age-old tradition of the White Canons of Tongerlo lives on in this officially recognised Belgian abbey ale.

Re-fermented in the bottle
Re-fermentation in the bottle gives the beer a more intense taste and aroma as well as a longer shelf life.


Nekronos' rating

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nekronos (3742) - Xalapa, - AUG 31, 2012
NIce too. It was very strong but not in an alcoholic taste. Very interesting and with heavy character.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Garry_Evans (59) - HONG KONG - MAY 26, 2015
330ml bottle from Fusion supermarket in HK. Looks great, nice aroma of coffee, chocolate, pepper. But taste is a bit dull after initial burst of soft malt. Nice but not outstanding. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
josanguapo (97) - SPAIN - MAY 18, 2015
Compra: Hipercor San Juan de Aznalfarache Ingesta: Jugando con la niña para hacer tiempo hasta su hora de dormir Opinion: Muy buen sabor que se disfruta mas espaciando los tragos. Casi nada de espuma ni aroma

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rreinis (15) - Jurmala, LATVIA - MAY 2, 2015
Bought in Riga spirit and wine, Andrejostas street 4. Bottle. Dark brown colour.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
altonbrownd (3752) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - MAY 2, 2015
Dec 20, 2006 On tap at Cafe de Zwart. Very good, full dubbel. Tall head. Caramel, malty flavour with lacey texture. Fruit flavours.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maarten1993 (457) - - APR 25, 2015
Drank with Dave while watching Utopia 24-4-2015. Bought this beer because it was recommended by Thierry. I liked it. It has a sweet malty taste, raisins, the taste is more pleasant and richer than most standard double beers. It is like a weak, thinner and less compelling version of pannepot reserva.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GoufCustom (999) - HONG KONG - APR 18, 2015


330ml bottle bought at TASTE in Olympian City, Tai Kok Tsui.

Deep amber brown colour with a thin film of dirt-like yeast sediments; One finger head and crumpety near beige foam which lasts for 2 minutes; Excellent sticky lacing with active carbonation; Fragrant and sweet aroma of dark malt, with quite strong banana, vanilla, caramel, cream, chocolate, sugar, strong Bel yeast, lemon and very light grass; Medium to light sweet taste of dark malt, with good roasted nuts, caramel, light toast, molasses notes, light chocolates, spices, faint hint of dark fruits, Bel yeast, lime, moderate bitter hops and grass; Medium body. Quite thick and creamy palate; Mouth Feel is good dark malt in a thick smooth body, much like the its Blond. Strong and fairly tasty roasted peanuts mixed with constrained low sweetness and shaves of chocolates. Caramel and spice aside, not much fruity ester. Bel yeast is fair at best. Okay… Hoppiness is light lemon and light grass in nose but much more expressive in taste. Bitterness is quite notable for an abrupt, moderate astringent finish; Slightly dry after taste. Roasty and fairly hoppy to mouth.

Comments: This is one of those typical Dubbels in which the fairly nice sweet aroma seems to promise a lot but the rather basic taste give the game away. This one though, at least it has a rich and creamy body and good roast malts to compensate the otherwise safe but unspectacular palate. Better than most thin and flat macro Dubbels but still nothing special.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
adodo (127) - Riga, LATVIA - APR 4, 2015
Sweetish, fruity aroma. Dark brown colour, foam at first, goes quite fast but with some lacing. Heavy sweetness, lightly sour.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
belgis (253) - LATVIA - APR 4, 2015
Sweet lagery aroma a bit of dried fruits. Dark amber color foam lasts but not too long! Lacing stays! Hint of booze. Warming mouth feel fruity.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alusmamuts (838) - LATVIA - MAR 30, 2015
Dark brown with medium beige creamy head. Dour fruity moderate sweet taste followed by some bit roasted bitterness. Flower notes, touch of red wine.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
KeefOz (1099) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - MAR 27, 2015
Tasted 18/3/15. Draught at Brasserie Central, Ieper, Belgium. Poured a dark brown, nearly black, colour with a slight mahogany edge tint. Head of one-finger light tan dense foam that retained OK and laced OK. Carbonation low and fine. Aroma subtly of sweet caramel with hints of dark chocolate. Taste subtly of sweet caramel and malt. Light body; feels thin for a dark beer. Smooth, soft, easy to drink and slightly sweet on the finish.


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