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Brewed by Dilewyns
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Dendermonde, Belgium

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 257   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MoritzF (8464) - Bochum, GERMANY - NOV 15, 2009
(bottle, 33cl) Hazy, ruby amber colour with a big and beige, slowly lacing foamy head. Sweet and slightly yeasty toast-malty aroma with notes of toffee, peanuts, a mildly fruity touch of blackberries and shades of alcohol. Sweet and slightly vinous-acidic flavour, medium to full bodied with a calm carbonation. Toasty malty base with a light but present fruitiness, well-embedded and delicate notes of caramel/toffee; moderately sweet and roasty bitter finish, again with vinous accents. Pretty flavourful and rounded brew. 15.XI.09

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sten (632) - Westerlo, BELGIUM - AUG 10, 2009
Dark brown colored beer with a small brownish head. Medium body, quite sweet but ok brew. (Bottle 33cl)

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Madsnp (933) - DENMARK - JUL 19, 2009
Bottle at Delirium Café, Brussels. Pours reddish brown coloured with a creamy off white head. Aromas of green curry paste, molasses sugar, dark fruit and spice. Sweet and spicy flavour with notes of dried fruit, caramel, chocolate and sugar.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (10929) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 14, 2009
Bottle from 2 be in Bruges. Pours a dark ruby? brown with a large tan head. Aromas of dark fruit, dark malt and other dark things. Medium body with very frothy carbonation. First impression is chocolate. Maybe some raisin. Seems sticky, though not overly sweet. Goes with a bit of coffee in the fairly dry finish. Interesting and good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (14380) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 13, 2009
Dark brown color, hazy; nice head, reducing to a thin layer. Chocolate aroma and strong chocolate flavor, very good; the body has a medium strength; the bitterness is low; the final is a bit nutty; there is some caramel and the malt is never burnt. Not complex but well brewed chocolate beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (14184) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 15, 2009
Bottle at home ... Deep brown ... thin tan head ... sweet caramel malt nose with a little plum ... rich toffee and deep dark fruits plum and cherry ... little yeast ... little licorice... really tasty ...

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 10, 2009
(33cl bottle, BB 08/04/11) Pours a cloudy brown body with a thick beige head. Aroma of raisins, brown sugar, anise, and red grapes. Flavor of raisins, chocolate, toffee, caramel, wood, brown sugar, and light anise. Possibly the best Dubbel I have tried and would certainly be in my fridge regularly if I lived in Belgium.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (11055) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2009
Dark ruby brown with a small tan head. Aroma of raisins and dates, port and sherry. Dry and slightly tart, vineous, fruity flavour.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (13803) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2009
33cl bottle @ Delirium Cafe, Brussels. Pours a reddish brown with a small creamy white head. Nose is dark fruits, caramel, vinous, earthy and dusty. Roasted and dry. Dark fruits mainly. Medium bodied. Oxidized . .

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (13591) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2009
33cl bottle from Dranken Geers. Very deep brown ruby colour with thick lassting beige head. Almost quad like really, I agree with thewolf. Some very good choc notes. Some fresh chestnut flavours, with some hazelnut in there as well. Alcohol isn’t noticeable. Really rounded and extremely impressive beer. The aroma of malt and nuts really is quite exquisite. I am really quite impressed with this and definitely accentuated my listening to the Kookaburra EP from the Cocteau Twins.


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