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Brewed by Dilewyns
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Dendermonde, Belgium

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 248   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2011
Draught at TND: Aroma of malt, light dark ripe fruit, slight candi sugar, slight Belgian yeast, slight medicine, light caramel, plum, and fig. Poured very dark amber/brown in color with a large, creamy, dense, foamy, tan/brown head that greatly diminished but lasted throughout. Hazy. Not sparkling. Very good lacing. Flavor is medium sweet and slightly bitter. Tastes of malt, Belgian yeast, banana, light spice, light dark ripe fruit, plum, and hops. Medium body. Average texture. Average carbonation. Malt, dark ripe fruit, Belgian yeast, hop, finish. 8.8%ABV completely hidden throughout.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Martinus (2739) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 17, 2011
Dark brown cloudy beer, beige head. Aroma of malts, yeast, caramel, soy sauce and bread. Flavour is light sweet, light bitter, (roasted) malts, slight chocolate. Nice.
(From 33cL bottle @ home)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oldrtybastrd (3225) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 15, 2011
Pours a nice cola colored brown. Aromas of dark malts, fruit, and a touch of spice. Has flavors of chocolate, caramel, and a touch of wood.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kevd193213 (853) - Hope Valley, Rhode Island, USA - OCT 22, 2011
On draught. Cloudy brown pour with a medium light tan head. Aroma of yeast, caramel and bread. Great medium bodied taste of malt with a faint sweet alcohol finish.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
jredmond (5213) - Manhattan, New York, USA - OCT 7, 2011
Draft at blind tiger with my son, BAby streets. Pours a hazy orange gold with no head, with minor white lacing. Aroma is apple hops. Mouthfeel is dry with notes of bitter hops and grass, yeast.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
77ships (3559) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 25, 2011
bottle@GBF 2011: dark brown with a tan head, rather dull, slightly sweet & bit dry with toasted malts, nuts, some herbs & touch of dark fruits, kind of light, not bad but certainly not exiting either – not sure whether I got the Proef or the new version

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hotbeerboy (25) - - SEP 18, 2011
black red brown coloured body with a off white head a malty fruity aroma a fruity sweet caramel taste and a fruity bitter alcholic finish

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjs (4438) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 15, 2011
(Bottle, 0.33 l, at Gastropub Tuulensuu, 20110915) The beer poured dark brown and cloudy. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had dark fruits, malts and aniseed. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were malts, aniseed, caramell and bitterness. Aftertaste was malty and bitter. An average dubbel.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (7220) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUN 30, 2011
Nice color, brown with a little red. Smell is average, not really special or weird. Taste a light bitterness, light sweetness. Nice balance. Medium carbonation, nice mouthfeel.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Countbeer (4302) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - JUN 27, 2011
Bottle: @TBF’11: Small tan head, disappears quick, on top of a ruby brown colored beer. Smell sticky toasted malts and hint of raisin. Taste sweets, raisin, oatmeal, malts, bitter, light dry, herbs, grass. Nicely balanced. Aftertaste is a fine mix of herbs, malts and bitter. Low medium carbo, soft mouthfeel, medium (to fuller) body and a light watery/creamy texture.


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