Brewed by Dilewyns
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Dendermonde, Belgium


on tap

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RATINGS: 288   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gerbeer (2353) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 27, 2012
Dusty 330 ml bottle at Kulminator. 2008 vintage. Pours a very dark brown with reddish tint and nice persistent head. Aromas of malt and brown sugar toffee. Rich and smooth, with spicy, toffee, and roasted malt flavors. Warm but good balance. A great beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
blutt59 (6236) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 26, 2012
Bottle , dark red amber color with rocky white foam, fruit , leather and dirt aroma, flavor is weak fruit, brown sugar, leathery dust, thin finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackHaddock (4924) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2012
Dumpy 33cl brown bottle (best before 8th Apr 2011) poured into a Westmalle chalice on 23rd Oct 2010. Some of the sediment got into the glass but it still looked good, ruby red body with an off-white head, a bit thin but still a complete covering throughout the tasting. The aroma was a mild malty molasses mix with toffee and chocolate coming through, but not an ’in your face’ sweet, sickly smell. Interesting taste, malts dominate, semi-sweet like the aroma but with more coffee and chocolate than the toffee mentioned earlier. Not too sure where the alcohol is being hidden because this isn’t a thick or heavy beer. It doesn’t even seem to appear as the mouth dries and the hop content leaves a slightly bitter dark chocolate aftertaste in the mouth. A very drinkable brew although I’m sure the alcohol would come back and get you in the end if you had more than a couple.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcr (2346) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - APR 15, 2012
Bottle. Deep amber/brown body with a big, frothy beige head, mostly lasting. Musty aroma with notes of raisins, toffee, chocolate. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture and lively carbonation. Good, but not as bold in the flavor as its 8.8% alcohol and aroma would lead you to believe.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BelgBeerGeek (1297) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - APR 3, 2012
From backlog , back then NEW BEER @ Kulminator

Head: off white, bubbly/foamy
Colour: dark brown/black
Smell: chocoalt, roasted malts, bread, candy sirup, rich and deep !
Taste: along the line of the smell , a rich deep somewhat herby ( anise , licquorice ) strong ale with brilliant notes of chocoalt and roasted malts , very good !

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kermis (6995) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 27, 2012
Draft at Klooster. Brown pour with off white head. Fudgey vanilla aroma. Flavour also has fudge and vanilla with a little funk. Finish is pure fudge

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
note666 (1200) - Eindhoven, NETHERLANDS - MAR 26, 2012
2012 - 03 - 26 330ml bottle. red-brown colour. medium creme head. licorice in aroma. sweet taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deanso (6607) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 26, 2012
On tap at the klooster, delft. Thin off white head. Clear ruby pour. Nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mrkipling (51) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2012
Thick, luxurious head. Thick, sweet smell. Tastes peppery, malty and sweet. A lovely beer that I will continue to buy whenever I see it and am running low.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
laiti (7264) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 16, 2012
33 cl bottle @ Gastropub Tuulensuu. Rated on 13.04.2011
Aroma is spicy with lots of anise and licorice. Also hints of sugar. Flavour is really stuffed with anise and licorice. Also some other spices and brown sugar. Feels a lot like Gouden Carolus Christmas. Not your typical Dubbel.

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