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Brewed by Dilewyns
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Dendermonde, Belgium

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RATINGS: 232   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
keepersj12 (2563) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - DEC 15, 2013
My first from this new Belgian brewer and I'm quite impressed. Pours mahogany with a thick off white head. The aroma has some caramel and fruit. The flavor has the caramel to start with the fruit coming through. The hops are present with a well balanced bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Swaroga (1114) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 12, 2013
33cl bottle. Dark red/brown with big, ivory head. NOSE : strong tart and burned caramel aromas. They escalate to brownie like and nutella. It has a sweet cheese with raisins and vanilla like aromas. While strongly shaken it reveals coffee and mountain honey notes. SIP : medium body with oily texture. Strong carbonation. Sweet and roasty. Gets a bit dry like coffee. Finish is dry and bitter like coffee and citrus seed. Aftertaste is bitter chocolate and mud like. Flavors are rich with sweet molasses or maple syrup. Strong burned caramel and black chocolate. Fruits aromas are of dried raisins, plums and figs. Sourness is comparable to dried fruits. Bitter notes remind more of cacoa and coffee and a hint of citrus seeds. OVERALL : it’s a really great dubbel. One of the best I tried. Rich and boozy. This one is getting on my top list.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Migmar (219) - Espoo, FINLAND - NOV 23, 2013
Dark brown, average head. Plums and spices, caramel. Very dry, light bitterness too. Very enjoyable and strong.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sureshpa (274) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - NOV 22, 2013
Aroma : Dried red fruit, caramel, bit of cheese Appearance: Brown amber, red glow, thick big bubble head, thick lace, beige head Taste: Coffee, hint of liquorice, bit sweet, little bitterness aftertaste, dried dark fruit, very nice beer. Greetz from Alex.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (5548) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 22, 2013
Bouteille de 750 ml, avec bouchon de liège, obtenue via Importations Privées Bièropholie. Arôme: Odeur de caramel et de petits fruits. Apparence: La couleur est brune avec une très faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un moyen col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de caramel avec une pointe de céréale grillée et de petits fruits. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de caramel en arrière goût. (Rating #5341)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (7523) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 21, 2013
My Bottom Line:
Cherries crushed on moist earth, minerals peering through high effervescence, raisins and chocolate lifted by alcohol; a fun Dubbel.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam floats atop the mahogany-hued dark brown.
-Pumpernickel bread allusions appear in the middle.
-Alcohol is not a bother at all.
-Minerality is quite high; hard water-like.
-Nice drinkability for an 8.5% brew.
-This is drier than your average Dubbel.

Bottle.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
andrewturba (923) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 19, 2013
Pours a merky brown with a nice creamy tan head that leaves adequate lace on the glass. Aroma is rich maltiness, caramel, chocolate, dark dried fruits(raisins and plums) and lightly sppicy(cloves). Flavours are rich sweet maltiness, caramel, toast, chocolate, raisins, plums, moderate cloves, light alcohol and faint bitterness. Solid double!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Trappist1 (361) - Diest, BELGIUM - NOV 18, 2013
Dark brown, huge full brown head. Nose: chocolate, caramel, spices, but also something earth, alcoholic. Taste is creamy, soft, sweet, coffee, caramel, chocolate. Good body. Very well balanced, very enjoyable beer

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
electrotype (167) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 7, 2013
Merci à Boutip pour la bouteille!
La bière nous accueille avec une énorme et magnifique mousse. La Generaal a un goût assez fade, je n’aime pas trop pour être franc. Le corps est aussi plutôt aqueux.
J’en suis le premier surpris, mais je n’arrive pas à trouver beaucoup de qualités à cette bière, outre sa magnifique mousse. Peut-être suis-je tombé sur une mauvaise bouteille?

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (2439) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - OCT 27, 2013
Bottle at bierhuyske Pours very dark brown Rather small darker white foam Smell is sweet earthyness Good carbo . Very nice chocolate/ metallic / unique taste . Bit chocolate in aftertaste


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