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Brewed by Dilewyns
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Dendermonde, Belgium

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 259   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.


tcane7's rating

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tcane7 (1664) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 3, 2013
Draft at Alla Spina. Pours a deep brownish red with bubbly tan head and lace. Notes of plums, cherries, raisin, oak, vanilla, toffee. Medium body and slightly tart. Reminds me a little of St. Vincent. Really nice dubbel


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
langeveld12 (226) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 14, 2014
Average frothy off-white head that slowly diminishes. Body is dark copper. Aroma's of cookies, hay, molasses, roasted malts, orange, dough, grape, rasin, date, tawny port, cola, forest fruits, cinnamon, apple, brown sugar. Flavor is light acidic, then light acidic, light sweet and light bitter, then light acidic and sweet and finally light bitter. Body is medium with creamy texture and soft carbonation. Lovely beer full of aromas and subtlely shifting flavors.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
monk191 (929) - California, USA - AUG 27, 2014
Definitely more dubbel then Belgian ale, but quite a good one. Pours a deep red/black with a bubbly tan head. Smells of peach lollipops, with some maltiness thrown in. Taste has dubbel overtones, with lots of maltiness, and a bit of molasses in the finish. Paired with seared scallops with bacon spinach hash, the beer is smoothed out, the maltiness is cut down. Had in the bottle.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikske79 (1242) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 18, 2014
Een lekker donker biertje met een uitgesproken smaak. een aanrader voor mensen die van donkere bieren houden

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EddyBeer1 (883) - Brussels, BELGIUM - AUG 18, 2014
Brune foncée, effervescence moyenne-faible, col brun clair crémeux avec une belle dentelle sur le verre. Malts rôtis, caramel, réglisse légère, fruits noirs assez présents, un rien de moka, bonne petite amertume en fin de bouche, un rien trop sucrée => à regoûter vieillie.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Japalo (1172) - DENMARK - AUG 17, 2014
Bottle@home. Dark brown. Huge well lasting foam. Roasted malty notes. Fine tannin tart dryness. Chocolate roasted coffee taste. Medium mouthfeel. Smooth. Fine brew.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JefVerstraete (1296) - BELGIUM - AUG 7, 2014
Bottle from Den Zytholoog, Maldegem. Dark brown colour, white/beige foam. Sweet aroma of dark fruit, raisins, plums with some brown sugar. Also caramel flavour. Light bitter aftertaste. Very good dubbel.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
nealblind (757) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - JUL 31, 2014
dark orange brown some tan head. Aroma of raisins, rye german bread. tastes bready grapey, german rye loaf. Clean creamy finish very dry, mid dark barley. well concealed alcohol. Unusually drinkable for a dubbel.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jyrsa (33) - - JUL 30, 2014
Bottle from a friend. Unable to discern color as I’m having this in a low-light environment. Aroma is nice with coffee, roasted malt and hints of licorice. Taste follows suit with a nice if not great lingering in the mouth. I didn’t know what to expect and was very positively surprised by both aroma and taste.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (4196) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 29, 2014
Bottle - Light boozy dark malts, raisin and dark sugars with some cocoa. Cloudy maroon with a large light brown head. Light molasses and lots of dark sugars. Very nice, long and rich sugars throughout.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarcoDL (2184) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 17, 2014
Dry and malty Belgian brownd beer. Not as sweet as the usual Belgian. Very yeasty of course.


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