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Brewed by John Martin (Scottish & Newcastle)
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Genval, Belgium

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RATINGS: 184   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Previously brewed at DuBocq (Nov 2013)

This traditional Belgian beer finds its origin in 1815 at the time of the battle of Waterloo. Its old fashioned brewing process from malt and hops finely selected gives it a strong, tasty and vigorous character. Delicious fragrance of fresh yeast outlined by scents of fruit. Light bitterness with a touch of caramel and roasted malt. Smooth beer with strong personality yet in harmonious balance.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vickey9 (412) - Brussels, BELGIUM - APR 13, 2014
Red-brown with a creamy head. Nose of dry prunes and raisins. Body is medium, carbon soft, texture smooth. Taste is sweet and bitter. Palate of ripe fruits, caramel, chocolate and a bit of herbs-medicine. B@H

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
KombatAle (58) - New Brunswick, CANADA - APR 6, 2014
330 ml bottle Brown with white foam. Caramel chocolaty nose. Medium bodied, too carbonated, a bit flat in the caramel, chocolate and brown sugar way.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AtronSeige (459) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - MAR 28, 2014
Aroma: Dark fruit, plum, raisins, dark malt, spice, pepper, banana, malty, cacao, banana Appearance: Dark ruby body. Small light-brown head. Flavour: Vanilla, bread, high bitterness, licorice, light alcohol warming, sting, fruity, raisins, Palate: light body, high carbonation. Overall: Nice, malty. 330 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Andre! 18B. Belgian Dubbel

1.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
corkyrory66 (437) - BELGIUM - MAR 22, 2014
Insistons d’abord sur le fait que cette bière n’est AUCUNEMENT une bière d’abbaye, mais une banale double. Quand c’est dit, c’est dit !!! Une bière dont la recette viendrait d’une brasserie de Braine l’Alleud fondée en 1456 !! Je mets le conditionnel et je soupçonne fort le nouveau brasseur de cette bière d’en faire un marketing abusif … Elle aurait aussi été bue cette bière par les alliés à Waterloo en 1815 !! Alors là j’étouffe de rire.... Couleur brun marron moyen, rousse en transparence. Clarté nette. Bulles moyennes, peu nombreuses, peu vives. Mousse beige foncé, flocons moyens, qui nappe à 2 mm sans conviction. Arômes de chocolat noir bon marché, sucre de canne brun, banane, pointe d’amandes et prunes. 1ère bouche sur du malt brun et du sucre de canne. Arrière-bouche plate, vite éteinte. 2ème sur du malt roux, pointe de piment. Arrière-bouche banale. 3ème très faible, manque de personnalité. Arrière-bouche sans équilibre. La longueur ne démontre rien. La levure est d’une banalité désespérante. L’alcool ne supporte rien. La finale est négligeable. CONCLUSION : bière d’une banalité désespérante. Je plains les alliés, s’ils ont bu cela en 1815 !! Et dire que l’on fête les 200 ans en 2015 … je plains les participants !!!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (2959) - Radom, POLAND - MAR 18, 2014
Bardzo dobre klasztorne Double. Sporo lepsze od wersji tripel. Piana spora trwala i kremowa. Kolor ciemnobrazowy, bardzo ciemny. Zapach pieczonych tostow z marmolada oraz moreli suszonej. W smaku piernikowo migdalowe. Tresciwe i bardzo wyraziste. Nieco przyciezkawe ale to na sytosc dobrze dziala, zwlaszcza ze po pracy bylem glodny. Finisz slodkawy ale przyjemny i owocowy. Czarne jagody jeszczcze mi sie nasuwaly po przelknieciu. Super Double Dark Belgian Ale.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AbbatiaPT (8) - moita, PORTUGAL - MAR 13, 2014 does not count
33cl bottle from abbatia.pt, pours dark color with not much head, taste its strong with a sweet finishing one of the best dubbels I’ve ever tried.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
markschiedon (96) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 23, 2014
Drinking from a 75cl bottle. In the aroma alcohol, wood and fruit sweetness. The red brown, unclear beer has a good brownish head that disappears slowly. In the taste caramel, liquorice and hazelnut. Medium to low carbonated.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jonb5 (313) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2014
330ml bottle, poured into Kasteel chalice. A: Very dark mahogany, opaque, one fat finger head, very good retention and lacing. S: Raspberry, malt, molasses. T: Brown sugar, malt raspberry, molasses, hints of yeast and cork,booze well hidden. M: Smooth and crisp. Light body for the high abv, moderate carbonation. O: Fairly typical dark beer from the Du Boca line up, for some reason there seemed to be less going on than with lower strength beers from the same brewery, by no means a bad beer but unexciting.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pilouche (3) - Paris, FRANCE - DEC 28, 2013 does not count
Bonne bière brune à 8,5%. Assez légère mais tape un peu la tête. Pas trop forte en bouche

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stecken (174) - SWEDEN - DEC 27, 2013
Bottle. Clear copper with decent white head. Aroma and taste is caramel, dried fruits, yeast. Medium body, quite harsh mouthfeel. Warming finish.


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