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Waterloo Double 8 Dark

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Brewed by John Martin
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Genval, Belgium

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 233   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
MelvinKalksma (73) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - JUL 7, 2015
Aroma: Brown sugar, caramel, dark fruits. Appearance: Brown beer with a off-white head. There are little pieces of I don’t know in the beer. Taste/Palate: Caramel, slightly sweet, kinda watery. Overall: Could be a bit more interesting, but is a really nice double.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kto (148) - SWITZERLAND - JUN 24, 2015
pours hazy red-brown with a frothy but quickly disappearing beige head and little lacing. aroma rum & coke, sweet caramel. flavour dried fruits, rum, roasted malts, sweetener. expressive carbonation. alcohol is present and quite noticeable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Achel (141) - GREECE - JUN 22, 2015
Deep hazy amber colour with small beige head. Aroma is caramel malts, alcohol and some spices and yeast. Slight notes of burnt sugar and plum too as it warms up. Flavour is sices, yeast, strong caramel malts, brown sugar as well as mild wooden notes.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
OwainTurner (416) - Leicester, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2015
From old notes - no detail available - will re rate once I find the beer again.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jamaty (1168) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 12, 2015
Color caramelo oscuro. Un dedo de espuma beige. Aroma de licor y regaliz. Tono efervescente. Cuerpo potente. Sabor Ligeramente acaramelado aunque no es dulce. Bastante licor, aunque no esta mal.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chrisv10 (12537) - DENMARK - JUN 11, 2015
Bottle, 8%. Clear dark brown medium beige head. Aroma is malt, caramel, yeast, chocolate, little bread and hop. Flavour is malt, caramel, yeast, dark fruits, sweet, chocolate, little liquorice, spices and a little bitter.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rouhlas (999) - GREECE - MAY 17, 2015
From tap at the Hoppy Pub, Thessaloniki. Dark brown reddish color with beige head. Malty aroma, bready, caramel, grainy, some dark fruits. Sweet and light bitter taste like aroma. Medium thin to oily body with soft to average carbonation

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
mutz (702) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 14, 2015
Als waterloo strong dark, 8% volgens het etiket. Donker van kleur, mooie kraag. Ruikt wat moutifg verder weinig. Smaakt naar .... Ik weet het niet, niet aangenaam in ieder geval en ook nog waterig. Niet mijn ding, maar ik ben sowieso niet zo’n dubbel fan.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vells (965) - Riga, LATVIA - MAY 14, 2015
Quite fancy. Interesting aroma, heavy maltiness, caramel, some roast, bit raisin, light yeast. Moderate sweet with light bitterness. Lovely enjoyable brew, tho nothing bold here

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mmahut (1436) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 14, 2015
Bottle, thanks Mom. Pours in dark amber body with no head. Aroma has caramel character, toffee, light acidic. Taste has high caramel sweetness, toffee notes. Body is full, medium carbonation.


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