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Brewed by Brasserie de l’Abbaye du Val-Dieu
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Aubel, Belgium

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RATINGS: 577   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Aurelius (5070) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 2, 2005
Stinky, sulphury, alcohol aroma. Dry, musky beer, moderately tart, moderately bitter. Finishes off lightly sweet with a woody bitterness. I’m wondering if I’ve gotten a bad bottle or if I’ve got palate shock and the Affligem Dubbel was so much better. That’s saying something, since I thought the Affligem was weak. Good Belgian bottle, fair label, dark brown. Small bottle, in the Val-Dieu Christmas Gift Pack.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - NOV 19, 2005
brewtopia 11-12-05. Poured dark mahoganey, small whtish head. Nose was roasted malts. Flavor was sweet sour with raisins. Nice.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2005
Brown reddish colour with an off white head. Faintly roasted malty aroma with hints of a caramel sweetness. Sweet malty flavor with dark fruit notes.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pernille (518) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2005
(Bottle 33) Very dark brown-red appearance. Looks pretty with lacings. Unharmonious flavor. Too sweet and with a slightly sour note. I even taste some metal. Sticky palate.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2005
(Bottle 33 cl) Very dark chestnut brown with a tint of red and a handsome and thick, off-white head. Roasted, caramelish aroma. Sweetish flavours of roasted malt. OK, but not exactly a great beer. 111105

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
elcig (37) - Oliver Springs, Tennessee, USA - OCT 28, 2005
Pours from the bottle a gorgeous coppery brown with a creamy medium light beige head and nice lacing. Fantastic, earthy pungent aromas of fruit and leaves. Sliky smooth flavors of caramel, cocoa and roasted nuts finish with just a subtle hint of alcohol. Flavors and complexity change pleasantly til the end. Very nice.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2586) - California, USA - OCT 26, 2005
Nice brown body with a reasonalbe head and some nice lacing. Initially a very stale aroma like a basement. Some fruits like berry and faint raisins came out though. Some licorice and caramel in the flavor as well. The beer feels off balance, and this musty basement taste has come out some in the flavor. I wanna say this is better than 3/5 but I feel like I’m drinking liquid dust with a nice Belgian beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AndrewM (126) - Waco (Buckle of the Bible Belt), Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2005
Labeled as "Brown" on my 25.4 oz bottle. Pours a transparent amber-brown with a nice fluffy off-white head. Pleasant mild aroma of malt and dark fruits. Taste is very mild and smooth. Mild dark fruit flavor. Alcohol is well hidden. Nice palate. Worth picking up if you see it on the shelf. Smooth drinking.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Magjayran (1378) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 11, 2005
Pours dark brown with a thick and lasting tan head. Aroma is extremely subtle in that you can get hints of chocolate and caramel in one sniff and the next might have light fruit notes while the next has some hay and spice. Slightly nutty, chocolatey, fruity, a hint of caramel but all very subtle. Solid beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
puzzl (3259) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 26, 2005
I really love these beers that taste and smell like my aunt’s Split Pea soup. When I get these things, the aroma is just so overwhelming I can’t really smell anything else, but I dig, because that soup is always the highlight if Thanksgiving at her place. I guess that narrows down the aroma to being peppery, rather raw, not quite vegetably but still a kind of natural, home grown but not quite fruit flavor... it’s real good, and goes down nice and easy.


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