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Brewed by Dilewyns
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Dendermonde, Belgium

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RATINGS: 271   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.


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3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11635) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 20, 2012
Draft. Dark brown body with large tan head that mostly dissipates. Aroma is moderately sweet, cherry, some wood, light caramel, brown sugar. Taste is medium sweet, cherry, some caramel, light wood. Medium body, slightly watery.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bierridder_S (52) - 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.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
markoijelena (675) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJoer (759) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steasy66 (995) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DanielBrown (3909) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmoreau (2557) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2014
Shared 11.2 oz. grenade-like bottle, with my portion poured to a sampler/rock glass, showing a clear, dark mahogany hue, with very frothy and persistent, tan head foam, and draping cling to the lacing. The nose was sweet, plum, and dark cherry. Medium bodied, with lively carbonation, the taste surprised with pronounced, roasted, dry & earthy hop bitterness, and somewhat hidden alcohol considering the modest amount in my glass. Flavorful & complex.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RW80 (767) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 1, 2014
330mL bottle, Appearance: Deep dark burgundy / brown with a medium sized beige head. Aroma: Yeast, caramel and herbal notes, dark fruit Taste: Not too sweet, even with all the sweet tones.( caramel,Licorice, dried fruit )and alcohol and yeast. in the finish. medium body, average carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (2425) - BELGIUM - OCT 30, 2014
Scotch-style ale with a full chocolatey and caramelly malty main taste, dried fruits, coriander especially in the middle, drying a bit, smooth and somewhat powdery mouthfeel, warming alcohol in the finish (perhaps a bit astringent) and a hint of roasted coffee-like bitterness as well as herbal hops. Nice, but I have to re-rate it as it was still brewed at the ’Proef’brouwerij the last time I tasted it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adster (437) - HUNGARY - OCT 3, 2014
Ezerféle színben tündöklő illatai között leginkább a kékszőlő, szilva, mazsola, rumos dió, sült gesztenye aromája az, amit a krémes habpaplan alól a rendelkezésünkre bocsát. Mustos, borszerű jegyek, amikkel az ízlelés során is találkozhatunk. Krémes állagú, testes, ideális szénsavtartalmú ital, ízei között a likőrös, aszalt gyümölcsös, harapható élesztős alapvetésekkel, pirított karácsonyi nyalánkságok képeivel. Nagyszerű dubbel, a kategóriában véleményem szerint mindenképpen top 10-es alkotás.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
njnut (271) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - SEP 28, 2014
Poured from bottle into Trappist glass a red brown with tan head and lace. Aroma is of fruits, dark and fig. Roasted malts come through. There’s an earthyness and a nice grain note. Alcohol is hidden in both taste and aroma. The taste is complex, grains, some hay in the malts. Bready like a darker euro the. Figs and maybe the slightest coffee note. For a 8.8 ABV the alcohol is not in the taste at all. Although malty it is not sweet. The finish is the same but for me the figs get a little stronger as it warms. This bottle was supposed to be matured by seller and I had it for about about six months. What I thought was the date on 750ml bottle was to worn to see. Loved it


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