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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 538   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
No commercial description


3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MiP (14454) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 14, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2005 Bottle. Dark brown colour, white head. Very malty, but not too sweet. Balanced well by a strong alcohol flavour. Aroma and flavour have a hint of horse or goat, but it suits the beer OK.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2004
Burgundy in color with a large healthy white head that laced the glass very well. The head retained well and morphed into a plateau of head that stayed until the last sip. It was quite odd. The nose, which was one of the issues of this beer, was descent. It showcases dark fruits, nuts, some spices and toasted grains. Chocolate, coffee, dark fruits and frosting were all around. This was pretty well hopped Belgian as well. However, I found it to be a little to thin in the mouth for it to taste great.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
humulus (339) - Salem, Missouri, USA - OCT 1, 2004
Nice and dark with lofty crisp champagne head and a little cloudiness. Fresh green apple aroma with musky mature yeasts. Very smooth, mellow malts with a slight apple and prune zing. Carbonation is a matter of perfection. Very clean and very refreshing. Alcohol is not stated but the buzz is appreciated. No bitter quality. No alcohol acridity. No annoying hops. Just natural, liberated, fermented and thuroughly appeciated beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nate (3827) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2004
Malty and vinuous, raisins, alcoholic vapors. Dark red-brown clear with off-white foamy lacing head. Medium-heavy watery body with medium carbonation, carbonic burn. Malty fruity start, raisin, cherry-almond essence, alcohol. Finish has sweetness but the tang of molasses, light acidity. Alcohol. After is cherry-almond sweet, just a little bitter. Decent dubbel.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
twid (2) - Texas, USA - SEP 14, 2004 does not count
dark brown with a slightly red tint. foamy whitish head. strong yeast scent with some sweeter notes. well carbonated with a sweet, somewhat fruity finish. i really liked it.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - SEP 11, 2004
Bottle pours dark cherry, off-white foamy head, super sticky lacing, with fairly strong carbonation.   Lovely belgian candi sugar, yeast, and must on the nose.   Earth, basement, candi sugar, and a slight dark pitted fruit on the tongue.   Good body, slightly creamy mouthfeel.   Finishes with a bit more earth, slightly smokey, with a mild sweetness.   Tasty!


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (9854) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2004
On tap. Poured a dark Mahogany color with a small off white head. Malty and fruity aroma and tastes. Lightly sweet. Smokey and musty. Alcohol content well hidden. I enjoyed this one.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
legion242 (2334) - Richardson, Texas, USA - SEP 7, 2004
Had this right after having an NB Abbey and I can not understand the disparity in ratings- this beer is far superior to the NB. Mouthfeel was far superior, depth was far superior. Far superior indeed.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - AUG 27, 2004
Bottle. Dark brownish-red, average head that never quite foes away fully. Some vanilla, yeast, faint hints of dark malts. The mouthfeel seems a little bit crusty...this could benefit from some more sharpness of feel, or some more alcohol-sting. Unchallenging and not a good representative of the style.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 10, 2004
A sample of one of my favorite styles from an as-yet untried brewer...this is always fun! Color is a deep, dark, gorgeous red, and the head is a thick, full, frothy off-whitish hue. Aroma: jam-packed with with spice, vanilla, cola nuts. (I can’t shake off a certain similarity to Coca-Cola, as much as I’d like to!) Lush and luscious mouthfeel, fueled by tingly, sparkling hops. Aflood with earthy, yeasty feeling, and rich, satisfying malt. Just delicious! Tantalizing on the tongue, with flavor fully realized. This little stubby 11.2 oz. bottle depletes far too briefly!


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