Brewed by Dilewyns
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Dendermonde, Belgium


on tap

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 278   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
Share this beer with friends!
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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steasy66 (1026) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 7, 2014
Dark brown, soapy tan head. Aroma is all malt, some fruity esters. Malty, red fruit esters, really smooth carbonation. Nice beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DanielBrown (4007) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2014
Bottle from Post Office Vaults, Brum. In theory there is a right beer for any situation. When you hit the right beer, for the precise second you’re in, it’s a special kind of victory. This hit all the spots. Lovely Dubbel. Light, fizzy. Beautiful blend of juicy tar and rich spicy malt. Great. Needed this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmoreau (2744) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2014
Shared 11.2 oz. grenade-like bottle, with my portion poured to a sampler/rock glass, showing a clear, dark mahogany hue, with very frothy and persistent, tan head foam, and draping cling to the lacing. The nose was sweet, plum, and dark cherry. Medium bodied, with lively carbonation, the taste surprised with pronounced, roasted, dry & earthy hop bitterness, and somewhat hidden alcohol considering the modest amount in my glass. Flavorful & complex.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RW80 (1056) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 1, 2014
330mL bottle, Appearance: Deep dark burgundy / brown with a medium sized beige head. Aroma: Yeast, caramel and herbal notes, dark fruit Taste: Not too sweet, even with all the sweet tones.( caramel,Licorice, dried fruit )and alcohol and yeast. in the finish. medium body, average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (2815) - BELGIUM - OCT 30, 2014
Scotch-style ale with a full chocolatey and caramelly malty main taste, dried fruits, coriander especially in the middle, drying a bit, smooth and somewhat powdery mouthfeel, warming alcohol in the finish (perhaps a bit astringent) and a hint of roasted coffee-like bitterness as well as herbal hops. Nice, but I have to re-rate it as it was still brewed at the ’Proef’brouwerij the last time I tasted it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adster (482) - HUNGARY - OCT 3, 2014
Ezerféle színben tündöklő illatai között leginkább a kékszőlő, szilva, mazsola, rumos dió, sült gesztenye aromája az, amit a krémes habpaplan alól a rendelkezésünkre bocsát. Mustos, borszerű jegyek, amikkel az ízlelés során is találkozhatunk. Krémes állagú, testes, ideális szénsavtartalmú ital, ízei között a likőrös, aszalt gyümölcsös, harapható élesztős alapvetésekkel, pirított karácsonyi nyalánkságok képeivel. Nagyszerű dubbel, a kategóriában véleményem szerint mindenképpen top 10-es alkotás.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
njnut (313) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - SEP 28, 2014
Poured from bottle into Trappist glass a red brown with tan head and lace. Aroma is of fruits, dark and fig. Roasted malts come through. There’s an earthyness and a nice grain note. Alcohol is hidden in both taste and aroma. The taste is complex, grains, some hay in the malts. Bready like a darker euro the. Figs and maybe the slightest coffee note. For a 8.8 ABV the alcohol is not in the taste at all. Although malty it is not sweet. The finish is the same but for me the figs get a little stronger as it warms. This bottle was supposed to be matured by seller and I had it for about about six months. What I thought was the date on 750ml bottle was to worn to see. Loved it

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bosbouw (1529) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - SEP 27, 2014
Roodbruine kleur met een volle blijvende crčmekleur kraag. Ruikt iets zoetig, gebrand, chocolade. Smaakt zacht, vanille, iets zoetig en tikkeltje bitter. Beetje creamy afdronk.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fkoolen (452) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - SEP 25, 2014
Deep dark brown colour, beige creamy head. Rich nose with sweet dried fruits like plums and figs, roasted malts with chocolate and coffee notes. Taste is quite complex with the mentioned aroma tones nicely balanced, big on roasted malt flavours, liquorice, a bit smoky, clove, gingerbread, a little bitterness. Lingering rich aftertaste. High carbonation, good body, prickly mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
langeveld12 (276) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 14, 2014
Average frothy off-white head that slowly diminishes. Body is dark copper. Aroma's of cookies, hay, molasses, roasted malts, orange, dough, grape, rasin, date, tawny port, cola, forest fruits, cinnamon, apple, brown sugar. Flavor is light acidic, then light acidic, light sweet and light bitter, then light acidic and sweet and finally light bitter. Body is medium with creamy texture and soft carbonation. Lovely beer full of aromas and subtlely shifting flavors.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1  2  3 4 5 » 28

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50