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Brewed by Dilewyns
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Dendermonde, Belgium

bottled
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RATINGS: 272   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Translated from the Dutch on the brewery website.
Brewing process: Vicaris Generaal is made in three stages like the Tripel: warm fermentation at around 24°C, lagering at approximately 1°C and secondary fermentation in the bottle. The only difference between them is that the Tripel is brewed with one malt variety and Generaal with three. Vicaris Generaal is also brewed without spices.

- Ingredients: water, malt, sugar, hops and yeast.

- Tasting notes: Vicaris Generaal (8.8% ABV) is a red-brown warm fermented beer with a beautiful tinted head, conditioned in both bottle and keg. Generaal will mature in the bottle and is for the experienced beer lover. Generaal has a marked bitterness obtained by using roasted malt and hops. It is not a sweet beer.
- Available in 330ml and 750ml bottles and 30l kegs.

Note: Brewed by De Proef before their brewery opened in 2011.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MaartenRF10 (1614) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 29, 2012
Dark brown, hazy. Light brown head. very nice, well-balanced Dubbel. Rate is somewhat cheesy, some dark fruit, distant chocolate, something funky. Nice one.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jhamp9 (1133) - Corinth, Texas, USA - JUN 30, 2012
Pours a dark garnet with a thick lasting tan head. Aroma is raisin bread and caramel. Taste is raisin, caramel, and dough with some hop bitterness and a hint of alcohol. Creamy texture. Very nice dubbel.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hansen (6878) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JUN 26, 2012
Dark brown coloured and hazy. Has a nice malty aroma, lots of different bread-notes and grain. Light acid too. Sweet flavor, light chocolate, more dark bread, light to moderate bitter finish. Creamy texture and soft carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (10784) - Randers, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2012
Bottle courtesy Hansen and Zita. Creamy off-white good mostly lasting head. Red-amber colour. Moderate malty and hoppy and fruity flavor. Moderate bitter nice fruity flavor. Long moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate. nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zita (4919) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JUN 23, 2012
light toasted bread aroma,brown/golden, clear, off white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, soft carbonation, light nice finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GJF (1275) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - JUN 18, 2012
Hazy dark brown beer. Thick tan head. Malty beer with a good dose of ripe dark fruit. Slight alcohol warmth at the end. There is a slight cola quality to it, but generally very good.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kexin (2) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 16, 2012 does not count
Extremely good beer, this is probably the best I’ve ever had. Much better than the other classic Belgium beers. Malt taste, nice color.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fugitive (1408) - Athens, GREECE - JUN 6, 2012
Bottle. Color dark red with medium head. Aroma malt, roasted, caramel, dark fruits. Taste sweet, roasted, spicy, dark fruits.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JDBaker11058 (1359) - Maryland, USA - JUN 4, 2012
Appearance: lightly hazed mahogany with ruby edges, and a creamy light tan head slowly shrinking to a fat cap. Aroma: graham crackers, ginger snaps, and clove. Taste: toasty malts, a bit of brown sugar, some dark, plummy fruits, and a solid dose of yeasty goodness. Finish: notes of prunes or figs, with some caramel and yeasty spice/bitterness. Notes: Excellent dubbel. Palate was smooth and rich, but also drinkable. Flavors were sweet without cloying. Bottle from the Rare Beer Club.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drowland (6164) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - MAY 28, 2012
5/28/12. 750mL bottle. Dark brown pour with a nice tan, almost yellowish head that sticks around and laces a bit. Aromas of roasted malts, dark fruits, yeast, and a hint of metal. Rich roasted malt character with touches of fruitiness and yeast. Pretty solid, if you ask me.


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