Brewed by Dilewyns
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Dendermonde, Belgium


on tap

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RATINGS: 313   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drowland (7881) - Georgia, USA - MAY 28, 2012
5/28/12. 750mL bottle. Dark brown pour with a nice tan, almost yellowish head that sticks around and laces a bit. Aromas of roasted malts, dark fruits, yeast, and a hint of metal. Rich roasted malt character with touches of fruitiness and yeast. Pretty solid, if you ask me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Damico (3140) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2012
Pours a beautiful unclear amber crimson malt color with a decent beige head. The aroma brings subtle sweet malt and Belgian yeast notes. The flavor of pure smooth malts with some light bitterness settling on the tongue. The body is smooth with medium carbonation, right on the money. Delicious and one of the better Dubbels that I have ever had. The spices that you typically get in a Belgian are lacking for sure, but still a good product.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
colinize (317) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 6, 2012
Pours a deep dark brown with red tint. Pillowy three finger, brown tinted head. Quite a pretty sight. Nose is bitter, slightly earthy - almost reminds me of the nose of a Heineken, though clearly not as bad. Initial head recedes quickly, but lingers at about a finger. Beer is exceptionally smooth - reminds me of a brown ale with more hop bitterness. Notes of coffee, rasins and earth. Definitely a delicious brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NikkTwist (2667) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 3, 2012
Draft at Monks. Dark orange brown with a lacey head. Sweet malty aroma. Some noticeable sour brett tang. Medium body. Caramel apple. Dried figs. Slight funk. Smooth finish, though the tangy taste lingers.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ratman197 (13094) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 29, 2012
750 ml bottle poured a hazy reddish brown with a lasting amber head. Aromas of cola, carmel and light yeast. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of cola, cocoa, light yeast and light spice with a crisp lingering carmel finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gerbeer (3082) - 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 (6502) - 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 (6222) - 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 (2544) - 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 (1308) - 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 !

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