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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 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - FEB 29, 2004
750 ml. Pours a fizzy orange with the perfect fluffy head. Lightly fruity and unascertive aroma. Flavor is malty and carmelly. Not bad. Nothing ascertive but decent for the style.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HumuloneRed (751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 24, 2004
Dark ruby red. Nice fruity esters in the nose. Nice lacing. Notes of plum and raisin in flavor. Good malt body with a creamy mouth feel. Little to no bubble gum. This is a good beer. I don’t like it as much as there triple though.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - FEB 12, 2004
Dark brown with small head. Nice lace. Malty, liquid candy!, soft and rounde. Very nice but perhaps not that complex.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbrus (4990) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - FEB 9, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2004 Light licorice aroma with some spices. Brown color, beige head, good lace. Sweet, some licorice in the flavor as well, little fruity, lots of carbonation, smooth.
Earlier Rating: 11/27/2001 Total Score: 2.9
Nice head, dark coloured. Sweet, spices.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2004
Amber color with a white head. The taste is yeasty and sweet. Has some notes of coffee or caramel.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sickboy282 (1114) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 25, 2004
A nice brew that pours a deep mahogany with little frothy head. Tastes of yeast, dough, and a little spice.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SETANTA (582) - Bangor, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2004
Very dark color; giant, rocky head. Sweet malt aroma, chemicals, cookies. Original flavor for an Abbey Dubbel: malt, dry roasted malt, light coffee, light liquorice. The final is sweeter and simple, just caramel and liquorice, not enough hop.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - JAN 16, 2004
OK head, hazy orange/brown body. Nose of roasted malt, nut and some alcohol. Mild sweet flavor of nut, chocolate and malt. Soft and fluffy.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (11169) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 14, 2004
Sampled at From The Vine beer tasting Jan 9th, 2004: It's not often that I get to try two beers in a row with the word "Dieu" in them. The beer is a dark reddish-brown with a medium thick and somewhat creamy white head. Decent lacing. The aroma consists of faint nuts and malt. Medium bodied and bubbly, with lots of malt and alcohol at first, then accompanied by hops and raisin flavors shortly after. The finish is mostly fruity alcohol with a touch of sourness. Not too bad.

3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JPDIPSO (5519) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 10, 2004
Orange brown color with a respectable ecru colored head. Raw brown sugar and grassy aroma. Slight floral hops later in the nose. Sweet malt and and hopshack flavors. Mild yeast undertones. Fairly rich in flavor, helps make-up for the poor aroma. Light nuttiness in the finish.


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