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Brewed by Dilewyns
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Dendermonde, Belgium

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 271   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 24C, lagering at approximately 1C 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.


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjs (4791) - 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 (8972) - 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 (4728) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - JUN 27, 2011
Bottle: @TBF11: 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lusikka (6530) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 10, 2011
330 ml bottle @ Gastropub Tuulensuu, Tampere.
Pours a dark, dirty brown colour with a small off-white head. Aroma of toasted malts, nuts and some grass. Flavour of toasted malts, nuts, grass and some orange. Medium bodied with a slick mouthfeel and a slightly fizzy carbonation. Good but the taste is quite boring.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
txspartan (969) - Wilrijk, BELGIUM - MAR 3, 2011
Glorious abbey dubbel beer. Offering it to me is an excellent way to undo any harm you may have caused me in the past.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20902) - Vasa, FINLAND - FEB 24, 2011
Bottled (from beerplanet.eu). Slightly hazy deep brown colour with a mediumsized beige head that leaves quite rich lace. Aroma is caramel malts, some dark dry fruits, spices as well as mild yeasty and bready notes. Flavour is bready and rather sweet maltyness along with some fruits, spices and mild wooden notes. Smooth carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wekker84 (1520) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - FEB 3, 2011
330 ml bottle a dark brown colored beer with a white head aroma malts spices some fruits and bitter taste malts spices fruits some caramel and hop

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
altonbrownd (3681) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JAN 27, 2011
Bottle from Bierparadijs. Dark brown body with thin head. Nose is roasty, malty and sweet. Taste is also malty, quite alcy and sweet. Some licorice notes in the finish. Enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2011
17th February 2009
Cloudy brown beer. Rich and complex. Some sour notes but also malty chocolate. A vague underlying fruitiness. Touch of marmite. Dry malty finish. Hard to pin down but flavoursome and drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pedro_Tallieu (57) - Deinze, BELGIUM - NOV 2, 2010
33 cl bottle. Brown body and a fizzy light beige creamy head that laces good. Aroma has malt, bread, liquor and maybe some port in it. The carbonation was very fizzy. It really sparkled in the mouth. This medium-bodied beer tasted light malty with hints of liquor, toffee and port in it. Very nice, especially on cold winter nights.


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