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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%
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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsberg (10781) - Søborg, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2004 Draught: Deep dark amber coloured. Nice brownish head. Not much aroma. Light malty and yeasty. Bland and mild flavour. Some alcahol burn on the palate. Aftertaste is short lasting. Is great with food.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 25, 2003
dark amber color with a nice white lathering head..nutty sourness and mild bananaish yeasty tones emerge from the aroma..very smooth mouthfeel with light touches of yeastiness and hints of nuts..smoothest 8% beer out there as far as im concerned..but nothing really stands out.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maupie (927) - Roosendaal, NETHERLANDS - JUL 13, 2003
This beer has a brown body - hue with an accid initial flavor and a light body.

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (30460) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 2, 2003
This beer has a slightly fruity nose. The color is dark red almost brown and it has a beutiful head. The flavor is very nice, very sweet with notes of berries, roasted malt, earth, ending with prickling on the tongue and sweetness. A pretty complex flavor. It is not overwhelmingly "bruin" - but a very nice beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NJBeerman013 (1052) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - JUN 12, 2003
Poured the color of a Coke. It had a rapidly diminishing bubbly head that was a light tan. As far as flavor goes, there was no end to it in this beer. It went from fruity to spicy as it warmed. A very good Dubbel indeed.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rickgordon (3846) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 8, 2003
Brown with a white head. Spicy, yeasty aroma. Some milk chocolate in the flavor...

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (12119) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 3, 2003
Cola brown, pouring with a light-tan, big head that diminishes pretty rapidly. Aroma is fairly sweet, tangy spice (including mint?), some dark fruit, hay. Taste is fairly sweet, milk chocolate, fruity, some tangyness. Creamy body, medium carbonation. Interesting combination of smells and tastes, but ultimately, not something I wholly embrace.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Darkover (1528) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 28, 2003
UPDATED: APR 30, 2003 Dark ruby color with a big beige head. Heavy lacing. Aroma is smokey and malty. Flavor is sweet, very malty, caramel, coffee, roast. Heavy body. Almost stout like. This is better when cold, it gets too sweet when it warms.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
YogiBeera (2544) - New Jersey, USA - APR 27, 2003
Cherry and malt nose, slightly skunky. Mahagony with a medium white head, leaving laces on the glass. Malty and nutty taste. Light with a long lasting bitter aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pivo (2631) - GERMANY - APR 22, 2003
Slightly artificial chemical nose, deep mahagony color, tall fluffy head and very carbonated. Light caramel malt flavor witha spicy finish (pepper, cinnamon). Thinish, but a decent balance. Not spectacular, but a quality beer for sure.


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