Brewed by Dilewyns
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Dendermonde, Belgium


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RATINGS: 316   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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.

wedgie9's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
wedgie9 (2633) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 28, 2013
Tasted on 1/27/13 from a corked and caged 750mL bottle from the Rare Beer Club. Pours a very dark mahogany color with a very thick beige head that slowly recedes to super thick and rocky lace. The nose is malty but dry with cocoa nibs, some chocolate, cola, and vanilla. The flavor is the same, very dry with the cola notes up front, moving to the toasted cocoa nibs and a nice dose of roasted bitterness. The body is medium with lively carbonation and a long cola and bitter roasted finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hauxe (415) - Butzbach, GERMANY - SEP 23, 2016
Pours brown from the bottle. Tan, creamy head. Aroma is chocolate and chocolate with a subtle fruity undertone. Taste is cherry, vanilla, light chocolate. Medium carbonation. Medium body. Remains dry. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cmacklin (856) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 7, 2016
330ml bottle. Pours an opaque red-brown with plenty of sediment floating around and a large, foamy, long lasting, tan head that laces. Sweet aroma of caramel malt, overripe dark fruit, brown sugar and light vinous. Sweet flavour of caramel malt, overripe dark fruit, bread, brown sugar and vinous with a mildly bitter, warming finish. Medium body with an oily texture and soft carbonation. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kr1zz (428) - BELGIUM - SEP 1, 2016
Bottle 33cl bought at Dranken Geers in Oostakker. Pours hazy dark brown with a big brown head. Nose: caramel, roasted malts, cookie dough, spices, coffee. Taste: medium carbonation. Creamy coffee texture with roasted malts and a medium bitterness. Slightly sweetness also with cookie dough notes. Dried fruits enters ever so slightly in the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SylvainCFC (74) - Brussels, BELGIUM - AUG 26, 2016
Robe brune avec des reflets rouges. Mousse beige rocailleuse aérée, grosses bulles, retombe rapidement. Grosses bulles au versement, au fond du verre. Nez de malt grillé, épices et légère douceur (sucre candi), doucement alcooleux. Très peu de sucre, amertume assez présente. Notes de malt grillé (chocolat noir), fruits secs (noix), houblon amérisant, épice (réglisse). Texture moyenne. Double qui n’est pas sur le sucre, le caramel, assez amère, particulièrement sèche.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stevoj (3943) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 24, 2016
Draft at PreFunk. Mahogany pour with small, spotty beige head. Pit fruit. Plums, brown sugar and yeast. Medium weight. Tasted good as I haven’t had a dubbel in a while.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
guzgorog (705) - FRANCE - JUN 27, 2016
Belle robe marron foncée avec des notes rubis, mousse rousse moyenne. Nez puissant de sucre candie, de caramel, de malts légèrement grillés et une pointe de banane. La bouche est sur les malts caramel et le sucre candie. L’alcool est fortement présent que ce soit au niveau de la chaleur qu’au niveau des esthers. La carbo est bonne, la longueur aussi. Très bonne double !

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vickey9 (999) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUN 11, 2016
Hazy very reddish & dark brown color, solid beige head cover. Nose of toasted malt, plums and chocolate. Body is medium, carbon is solid, texture is medium. Taste is sweet and bitter. Palate is dominated by toasted malt, caramel, hops and sweet fruits as well as chocolate, chicory and coffee. B@H

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Icedwarf (1273) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - MAY 28, 2016
Zwart bier met weinig schuim. Smaak is bitter hoppig en licht zoet met iets van chokolade en karamel. Tevens een licht fruitige ondertoon van bessen en kers. Mooie combinatie.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rubin77 (1033) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 10, 2016
F: pale brown, huge, average lasting. C: dark brown, non-transparent, red tones against the light. A: malty, lingering fruity, raisins, caramel, hint of milk chocolate, spicy, hint of menthol, yeast. T: malty, caramel, dark fruits, cherries, candy, roasted malt bitterness, raisins, toast, yeast, mocha, spicy, light oily mouthfeel, medium full body, average carbonation, very good balanced beer, worth to try, ABV 8,5%, 0,33l bottle from Maenhout supermarket in Oostende.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerdedone (3228) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2016
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a creamy small tan head. Aroma of raisins, caramel, yeast and dark fruit. Flavor was sweet and malty with caramel, chocolate, dark fruit, roasted malts and some notes of brown sugar.

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