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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 574   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HogTownHarry (6374) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUL 16, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2005 Bottle (330ml) in a Chimay goblet. Poured lively, bubbly deep copper-brown, good off-white head, foamy and rocky, with solid lace. Aroma of alcohol, sour wine, cloves, coriander, sweet malt, vanilla extract and milk (!?). Very light-bodied, metallic (tin), and alcohol mouthfeel. Much like Kasteelbier but a little more watery. A decent brune.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 15, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2005 Aroma sweet malt, caramel, a little vanilla/chocolate. Color rich amber with a nice frothy white head. The first thought that comes to mind when drinking it is soft, this beer is so soft and smooth. Tastes sweet caramel malt. Vanilla, yeasty finish. Excellent beer! Redlight Redlight in winter park serves it in bottles.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ElGaucho (2387) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JUL 10, 2005
A unique aroma. Has various elements, all which I have experienced in other beers, but never together. There’s a Belgian wheat element, a roasted malt, and a relatively high alcohol profile that is only identifyable at the back of the nose. Actually, now that I smell this again, I am getting some Abbaye Des Rocs Grand Cru in the nose, but without as much caramel. Dark, mahogany brown body, mostly clear with large slightly off-white head that lasts fairly well and leaves an excellent sloppy frothy, sheet lace. Has a little bit of a smoke thing going on in the palate. Somewhat oily. The flavor is where this brew fails to elevate itself. This tastes a lot like Altenmunster Steinbier, but significantly better. Warming and improves toward the end of the glass.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
fluids (364) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 3, 2005
Aroma is like Vanilla. Medium head that dissipates slowly. Nice brown copper color. A hint of cinnamon. Smooth prunish chocolate tail. There is nothing bitter about this one. Very nice . Picked it up at Colonial Spirits in Acton, MA.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 29, 2005
Pours brown with an off white head. Smells of apples and grapes. Tastes of sugar cane and raisins with some figgy elements. Watery finish.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2005
Beautyful dark brown colour, with a white cloudy foam. Nose of dried fruit, vanilla and smoothness. Taste wonderfull one of my farites taste. Absolute a good beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - JUN 23, 2005
Strong alcohol flavor with notes of coffee and chocolate. Decent, middle of the road dubbel.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (25643) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2005
Bottled. Clear red brown coloured with a solid and lacing beige head. Sweet aroma of malts, spices and yeast with fruity notes. Nice sweet and malty flavour with notes of spices, yeast and alcohol. Dry finish with yeasty notes.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JUN 1, 2005
Amber body with a bunch of floaties...almost "chunks". There was a bit of a burnt chocolate coming through on this one. Slightly sweet aroma.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fatty (363) - Perkiomenville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2005
Medium amber body with a thick frothing white head and lots of large floaties. Slight malts and caramel in both aroma and flavor. Smooth body with a slight sweet finish. Pretty standard brown/dubbel. I like the tripel much better.


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