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Brewed by Dilewyns
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Dendermonde, Belgium

bottled
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RATINGS: 263   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 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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lubiere (10139) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 23, 2009
A deep dark brown ale with a thick brown head. Aroma is of good molasse, maple, and vanilla. In mouth, a good spiced woody malt, molasses, vinous notes, dark prunes, chocolate. An excellent dubbel. Bought in Belgium in Nov. 2006. BB 08-11-08.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichardGretton (4260) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2009
Bottle. Dark brown beer with a strong lightly brown head. The aroma is lightly spiced and the flavour is fairly rich and mildly spiced, but it lacks complexity. Overall an average Belgian beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
caesar (5202) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2008
Bottled. Dark brown color, thick off-white head. Aroma if malty, some brown suger, some port notes. Soft sweet taset, vinous, some figs, dried fruit. Quite ok.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
goozen (2991) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - NOV 29, 2008
Bottle 0,33ltr: Dark brown ale from the Proef, roasted malts taste with a lot of hints of dried fruits.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (19659) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2008
Bottled. Clear rubym, creamy head. Papery nose. Sweetish with plenty of dusty cardboard, some dates and salt. Near full bodied with compact mouthfeel. Fruity and lightly vinous, but cardboard prevails.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mirjukka (752) - LOHJA, FINLAND - OCT 4, 2008
330ml bottle 7€ EXP 03/07/09 shared at Kaunis Kampela with FatPhil&Anna 290908 murky dark brown tiny white head Scent: like young Samiclaus or mämmi Taste: first kick dried fruits like plumes and raisins then rich roasted malts. Aftertaste dried fruits dominates more than roasted malts.Very enjoyable as dessert more please.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (9405) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 30, 2008
330ml bottle (Kaunis Kampela, Helsinki, Belgian Weeks)
Dark reddy-brown, small tight head. Rich sweet malty aroma - plums, but also rich malt loaf. Quite crisp carbonation. Pretty sweet taste - like the burnt raisins stuck to the side of a cake tin after baking. Rich roasty and cakey malt. Treacle. Mirjukka mentioned Samichlaus, and I think she’s not far out. Yum.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BoBoChamp (5548) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 27, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2012 33cl, at 8.5%Vol, from De Hopduvel Gent, complex, balanced, hazy, good head, good brew, but not a topper

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
imdownthepub (10467) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2008
Bottled, 330ml, at t’Velootje, Ghent. Dark brown with cream head. Nice spritzy, lively, fresh bruin, fruity and not over spiced, giving a strong but smooth beer. Really very good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bontus (634) - Flanders, BELGIUM - MAY 26, 2008
Bottle. Pours ruby dark and is full of licorice aroma’s. Also sweet fruits and roasted barley. Very well balanced flavors. Overall a very tasty dubbel!


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