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

bottled
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 492   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
igneous1 (1492) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - OCT 12, 2003
brown with a nice head, not the thickest but looks nice atop the beer. faint hints of bubblegum and yeast and alcohol. flavor is sweet with alcohol in the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jimhilt (2388) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 9, 2003
Pours with a five-fingered plus faint brown,thick head that fades slowly and leaves thick lace. Pour this one very slowly. Good carbonation. A deep red-brown color. Nose is malty/alcohol with raisins. Starts sweet and malty, finishes smooth and roasty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (7456) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 6, 2003
Pours dark amber red colour with a healthy head which diminishes to leave an average one. Aroma is a bit sweet. Malty flavour is warmingly alcoholic,

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CapFlu (4462) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 22, 2003
(33cl Bottle) Pours a medium, almond head and a mahogany body. Light carbonation. Nose of brown sugar, prunes and spice. Delicious balance of the 8% ABV. Nice malt tones.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - SEP 21, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2003 I'm surprised this isn't rated a bit higher. This is one decent dubbel in my opinion. Dark, brown and cloudy with an enormous frothy head with fantastic retention. Aroma is fruity, spicy, sugary and malty. Has a great full body and goes down quite smooth with none of the 8% noticable at all. Flavor although not as complex as others, is a good malty raisiny sweet yummy brew. You must give this a try!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Indra (2593) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - SEP 7, 2003
Sweet, sugary malt aroma, some caramel/toffee, faint spices and estery yeast. Medium red-brown color, with a lasting, creamy head and fine lace. Malty, sweet profile, some brown sugar, raisin, peppery spice, hop bitterness and tinges of alcohol towards the finish. Sweetness becomes cloying, and lacking somewhat in complexity.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 3, 2003
Best by dec '04 bottle: Pours a dark brown with ruby hues and a thick lacing white head. Musty oak aroma with bready yeast accents. Body is thick, lightly foamy, with lots of sweet Belgian malt, some earthiness, caramel and dark fruits. Finishes smooth and warming with a hint of brown sugar. A very nice abbey dubbel.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
edden (926) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 1, 2003
8/27/03: bottle.
deep reddish-brown body. lacing. nose of raisins, alcohol, yeast and a medicine (band-aid like) smell. there is a seemingly endless amount of flavors, some of which include: belgium yeast, brown sugar, raisins, alcohol, fruit (plum, grape), malt, hops, sugar and some sourness. as the beer warms there is also a sour wine-like quality going on in the taste department.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bender (293) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - AUG 27, 2003
Leather brown body nearing opaque. Creamy white head that quickly dissipates. Lacing.
Malt with some wheat in the aroma. Slightly sour. Maybe some plum in the aroma too.
Sour fruit and malt. Subtle hop bite in the finish. Alcohol and vinous character come out as the beer warms.
Medium bodied. Prickly, wheat mouthfeel with a very dry finish.
This beer makes me think of grapes!?

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hotstuff (4058) - Indiana, USA - AUG 25, 2003
Dayton, Oh AleFest:This beer had a small sized tan head that consisted of mostly lasting fine sized bubbles.The body was cloudy with no carbonation observed.The hue of this beer was brown with a nose of malts and some hops.The flavor was acidic and bitter which had a lingering effect to it.The mouthfeel was very tingly, thin, watery and light bodied.There was good lacing with this beer.


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