Brewed by Dilewyns
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Dendermonde, Belgium


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RATINGS: 292   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
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 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Moravius (889) - Beijing, CHINA - DEC 23, 2014
Flasche (33 cl), MHD: 07/2015, somit zweieinhalb Jahre alt. - Tiefes Kastanienbraun mit rötlichem Schimmer, trüb. - In der Nase Röstmalz, milde Malzsüße, zart säuerliche Frucht. - Antrunk kräftig röstmalzig und nicht allzu süß mit Brotkruste, Lakritz, Pflaumenmus und etwas Schokolade. Die dunkelmalzige Süße ist ausbalanciert durch pikant-fruchtige Säure. Brauseartig rezent; für ein Bier dieser Schwere etwas dünn im Mund. Leicht weinig-alkoholisch und nur wenig fruchtig-herb im Abgang. - Ordentlich aber nicht so ganz mein Fall: zuviel Süßsauer und zu wenig Hopfen, auch zu rezent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bierridder_S (349) - BELGIUM - DEC 9, 2014
06/12/2014 @friends 33cl bottle Dark brown-red colour. Nice rocky head. Roasted malts, caramel, dark fruits in the nose. Taste is roasted malts, sweetness, some bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
markoijelena (1265) - Belgrade, SERBIA - DEC 3, 2014
Darft 0.15l at Vicaris stand Horeca Expo Ghent Belgium 2014.Pour it dark color with medium white head.Taste and aroma of roasted malt, totally reminds me on some dark lager like Crni Djordje from Banjaluka. Not so balanced and maybe that’s the problem.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJoer (1020) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 9, 2014
Medium mokka brown head, black colour with a bit off dark brown glow, malty maple sirup sweet caramel smell, medium carbonation and bitter some metal, malts liquorise/drop taste some herbs

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steasy66 (1086) - 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 (4163) - 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 (3053) - 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 (1382) - 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 (3548) - 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 (542) - 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.

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