Brewed by Dilewyns
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Dendermonde, Belgium


on tap

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RATINGS: 307   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KoNrRiI (1036) - Århus, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2015
0.33 bottle. Hazy, dark brown color, and a small, brownish head. Sweet aroma of red fruits, dark chocolate, wood, some toasted malts, and obvious caramel. Taste is full of dark malts, some bitterness of a hard-to-discern origin, dark chocolate, and again delicate wood. Medium body, slick texture, and lively carbonation. Finish shows that the beer struggles to contain the alcohol, caramel makes a strong comeback, although in the end bitterness is the only thing that remains. Overall a mediocre example of its style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (7620) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JAN 21, 2015
(Bottle, Brugs Beertje, Brugge, 23 Oct 2014) Dark brown colour with dense, beige head. Malty nose with notes of caramel, dark fruit, raisins and a touch of liquorice. Malty taste with caramel, dark fruit, dark bread, chocolate, roasted malt and a gentle spicy bitterness. Almost full body, with a certain sweetness. Tasty, solid and well made dubbel. Nice one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rondphoto (3556) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JAN 20, 2015
bottle @ Party Source / Bellevue KY --- Hazy very dark brown color, solid beige head cover, light streamers of lace. Aroma of toasted malt. Taste is toasted malt that is embellished by carbonation a hops through the finish. A solid brew, with malt that stays away from the caramel , hops that are present without dominating. And the alcohol is well-hidden. A pretty solid offering from Vicaris.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Renobob (1542) - Besançon, FRANCE - JAN 1, 2015
Bue en bouteille de 33cl. Ambrée, très maltée, sucre candi. Forte corpulence en bouche. Alcool un peu present.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
freretoc (1479) - Besançon, FRANCE - DEC 31, 2014
Bue en bouteille de 33cl à la brasserie, couleur brune/rubis, belle mousse beige, effervescence moyenne, en bouche assez forte sur le malt caramélisée, puis sur la fraicheur d’une pointe de réglisse.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Moravius (1001) - 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 (547) - 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 (1931) - 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 (1151) - 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 (1114) - 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.

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