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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Sissio (1278) - Orsenigo, ITALY - DEC 29, 2013
Clear dark brown, light brown head Toasted malts, winey, maraschino, cacao Sweet, lightly bitter ending Licorice, sour cherries in rhum "monchery", chocolate Perfectly balanced Astonishing beer, one of the best I ever tasted

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kexin (2) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 16, 2012 does not count
Extremely good beer, this is probably the best I’ve ever had. Much better than the other classic Belgium beers. Malt taste, nice color.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
corkyrory66 (1394) - BELGIUM - MAY 28, 2013
Bière brune de caractère. Procédé de brassage vigoureux, qui transmet son caractère à la bière. Etiquette sobre. Force de 8,8 % abv. Bouteille basse du type Duvel. Couleur brun roux profond. Clarté nette. Bulles assez grosses partout dans le verre. Mousse beige clair qui vient napper, crémeuse. Arômes de pomme de terre cuite, raisins secs, pain complet, avec une pointe de kirsch. 1ère bouche soyeuse mais structurée, sur du café, moka, et une pointe de mûres. Arrière-bouche de céréales, genièvre, gin et une fine pointe d’épices. 2ème sur du malt torréfié et du houblon ferme. 3ème sur du café, noix, noisettes, amandes pilées. Arrière-bouche sur du bois de fût, épices muscadées, houblon amer. Longueur avec de grands accents, de la vigueur et de la profondeur. Levure douce, fine, précise, bien pour une brune. Alcool bien dosé, pas du tout exagéré, mais pas faible non plus. Finale où on navigue avec un capitaine qui connaît son métier. Une bière qui tient la ligne sur toute la dégustation, plutôt du genre vigoureuse, mais dotée de beaucoup de saveur(s).

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
poolstar (43) - Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2015
amber colour,sweet beer,malt, caramel, toffee,liquorice with a nice balance

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tderoeck (8127) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 18, 2010
Pours a dark brown beer. Beige head. Smells fresh and sour. Full round mouthfeeling. Tastes of nuts, dried fruits and roasted malts without the roasted malts being to aggressive. Very pleasant and long lasting aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerLuvver (91) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2013
This was a surprise. Pours lively with big foam head and scent of Chocolate, raisins and citrus. Bit of lemon balm. Dark, moody and with a creamy head. Taste is superb. Chocolate, tonnes of roasted malts, some sweetness but nut too much, fudge, slight citrus, alcohol. Some spiciness from hops and yeast. Absolutely delicious and, dare I say it, better than Straffe Hendrik Quadrupel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ober (2813) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - APR 2, 2008
An almost clear brown colored beer, with a big beige head. It stays for a long time. A great aroma of chocolate, roasted malt and coffee. A great taste, little sweet with some bitter chocolate. A complex, but well balanced flavour. The chocolate stays in your mouth for a long time. A beautiful great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (4000) - Radom, POLAND - JUN 13, 2014
Bardzo dobre klasztorne dubbel. Ciemne z liczna poswiata czerwieni. Ale sporo tez ciemnej mazi na dnie po dolaniu brudzi piwo do barwy ciemno brazowej i nieprzezroczystej. W smaku karmel, brazowy skarmelizowany cukier, biszkopty i na koniec podpieczony chleb tostowy. Zapach dojrzalych sliwek w czekoladzie. Troche porto ale nie wyczuwa sie alkoholu. Glebia smaku i tresciwosci. Piwo o sporej gestej i puchatej bezowej pianie. Polecam

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fkoolen (986) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - SEP 25, 2014
Deep dark brown colour, beige creamy head. Rich nose with sweet dried fruits like plums and figs, roasted malts with chocolate and coffee notes. Taste is quite complex with the mentioned aroma tones nicely balanced, big on roasted malt flavours, liquorice, a bit smoky, clove, gingerbread, a little bitterness. Lingering rich aftertaste. High carbonation, good body, prickly mouthfeel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DanielBrown (4381) - 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.

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