Brewed by Dilewyns
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Dendermonde, Belgium


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RATINGS: 271   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (12992) - Pori, FINLAND - SEP 26, 2010
Bottled 330ml (Beer Planet, BB 10/2011)
Dark nut brown color, steady creamy beige head. Aroma has toffee, nuts, bready malts. Medium-bodied. Toffee, licorice, some hops, dark bread. Also some herbal notes, like drinking some kind of bitter (like Jägermeister) variant. Interesting enough.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (13321) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2010
33 cl bottle courtesy of Jason, thank you sir! Hazy brown, small white head. Aroma of vanilla, caramel, oak, Taste is very smooth, slightly sweet, vanilla and summer stone fruit. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dEnk (4035) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 18, 2010
Bottle @ home, houwitzer cap. Deep dark brown pour, reddish glow, medium sized, dense lightly tanned head. Aroma of malt, caramel, liquorice, smoke and some peat. Flavour is mildly sweet with a nice bitter backbone. Caramel, malt, hops, liquorice, spices and more. Nice one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
emotv (351) - Izmir, TURKEY - JUN 8, 2010
Light brown / amber with medium head. Şiiye herbu and soft mouthfeel. Very nice beer but had much better before

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tderoeck (5148) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 18, 2010
Pours a dark brown beer. Beige head. Smells fresh and sour. Full round mouthfeeling. Tastes of nuts, dried fruits and roasted malts without the roasted malts being to aggressive. Very pleasant and long lasting aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vaiz (3560) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 13, 2010
Bottle at home. Pours a dark brown with a thick creamy tan head that laces. Aroma of bread, yeast, spices, caramel and smoked malts. Flavor is spicy, bread, slightly bitter, a bit sweet, nicely balanced and quite flavorful. Bitter spiced up finish. Lively carbonation and a creamy texture.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mike_77 (3396) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - MAR 15, 2010
Dark brown colour. Flavour of dark fruits and malty sweetness. Rich and warming but lacks a bit of body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (13780) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2010
Draught at ZBF 2010. Clear brown - offwhite head. Burned, high malty, roasted, spicy, berries, dark fruits, red berries, smokey, nutty. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rand (1299) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 8, 2010
Bottle 33 cl from Willems in Grobbendonk (B). Attractive brunette ruby highlight under a beige foam medium. The crackling is nonexistent. Malty nose, typical of the dubbels, with chocolate but also raisins and apricots. The mouth is round and creamy but poweful with aromas of spices nutmeg-cinnamon. A hint of bitterness appears in the final even if this nectar, wich comes from the country of the speculoos, is slightly hopped.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KimJohansen (10350) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2010
Hazy mahogany with a large beige head. Sweet aroma with roasted malt, caramel and hints of chocolate. Sweet flavour with hard roasted malt, dark chocolate and coffee notes. Finished dry and roasted. Not bad.

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