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Brewed by Haacht
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Boortmeerbeek, Belgium

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RATINGS: 312   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   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.


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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
marchcow (664) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - SEP 24, 2009
On draught everywhere in Belgium it seemed. Starting to compete with Jupiler for sign dominance. Rich creamy head, reddish brown color, fairly sweet. Light roasted malty flaovrs. Woody duration. Not too bad.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AtronSeige (776) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - FEB 25, 2015
Aroma: Medium-high floral, alcohol. Medium raisins, toffee, rich, malty, bready. Light saltiness. Light dark, dried fruits Appearance: Clear amber body. Medium off-white head. Good retention. lacing. Flavour: Medium maltiness. Medium-light floral alcohol. Light dried fruits. Light banana Dry finish with lingering light maltiness. Mouthfeel: Medium-full body. Medium-high carbonation. Overall: A good beer. 330 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Tanja! 18B. Belgian Dubbel

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChewyBeer (99) - SOUTH AFRICA - JAN 31, 2015
Poured from bottle. Dark amber brown with big Belgian head. Fairly mild. Medium sweet mouthfeel, carbonation feels lower than expected. Sweet malty flavour. Plums and raisins follow through

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DwarfeD (1296) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - JAN 30, 2015
33cl bottle at home. Dar brown with a medium white soapy head. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Sweet with some bitter tones. Malts, caramel, brown sugar, herbs and spices. A decent abbey dubbel.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kustie (253) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 23, 2015
Bottle. Dark brown color with a brown head. Aroma has licorice, caramel and some dark chocolate. Taste is quite sweet with somewhat short but sweet aftertaste. Flavors of caramel, raisin and some roasted malt. Quite high in carbonation and easy in taste.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
webroel (3) - DENMARK - JAN 11, 2015 does not count
Dark brown with a nice long lasting foam. At first, when I tried to smell it, I was a bit disappointed, nothing hit my nose. The beer took its revenge when I tasted it. Smooth and sweet, with a slightly roasted taste. It you are not completely into stout, but still like a bit of roast, this could be the beer for you.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
digopossobon (313) - MACAE, BRAZIL - JAN 10, 2015
A: bread, caramel, low intensity, licorice A: dark brown, clear, rocky head, tan foam T: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour P: full body, creamy, lively, bitter finish O: Tem um final estranho. Mas é uma cerveja saborosa e rica. Me agradou.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jaghana (4301) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - JAN 9, 2015
Bottle 33cl, a n amber brown beer with low head. Aroma is on caramel, medium sweet, belgian yeast, light astringency, high carbonated, very basic.

2.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
DrRizzotto (14) - Porto Alegre, BRAZIL - DEC 12, 2014
Caramel, bread, hay, cereal, nuts, toast, roasty, herbs, basement aromas, alcohol, woody

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Alengrin (2742) - BELGIUM - DEC 11, 2014
Tasted as Tongerlo Dubbel Bruin years ago so this rating is based on old tasting notes. Authentic abbey beer with chestnut colour and medium thick, light beige head. Sweet main character: caramelly malt sweetness, candi sugar, pear, raisins, spicy hints; body is on the thin side, and there is something unmistakably metallic to it which bothers me, as well as the lack of hop bitterness to balance out the sweetness. Does not work for me but since this brand was restyled in 2009, I will soon re-rate this, like its Blond and Tripel brethren.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
markoijelena (783) - Belgrade, SERBIA - DEC 2, 2014
Draft 0.33l at Berlin Bar Antwerpen Belgium.Pour it daek color with medium white head.Taste and aroma of dark fruits and most of good taste comes from Belgian Yeast.Ok


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