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Waterloo Double 8 Dark

Brewed by John Martin
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Genval, Belgium


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RATINGS: 210   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
martin00sr (966) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2014
Clear copper, frothy offwhite head. Caramely aroma, dried fruit, yeast. Flavour has warming alcohol, sweetish dried fruit, raisins and yeasty notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bamsen78 (3571) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2014
Bottle. Pours nearly clear darkish copper brown with airy off-white head. Clear aroma of caramel malt, with notes of herbs and yeast and touches of hops. Sweetish flavour of caramel malt and fruit, complemented by bitter notes of hops and estery touches. Hints of roast. Bittersweet aftertaste. Lively carbonation. Decent, well-balanced but not mind-blowing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (11429) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 18, 2014
Bottle. Dark red brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is apple, caramel, roasted malt, yeast, sugar. Flavour is apple, caramel, roasted malt, yeast, sugar, chocolate, nuts. Medium body. OK beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
janubio (453) - SPAIN - DEC 14, 2014
Red-amber colour, with a big off white head that leaves crown and lace. Smell of dark fruits, I swear I smell something like blue cheese?, caramel, hints of chocolate, red berries. Full body, carbonatios is very good too. Sticky palate. Taste of red berries, chocolate, caramelm some brandy feel. Really good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
yiannnos (939) - , CYPRUS - DEC 7, 2014
Brown colour. Sweet caramel, toffee aroma. A bit malty, caramel, raisins, an average dubbel

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Alengrin (2586) - BELGIUM - NOV 5, 2014
’Massieve ale’ commemorating the Battle of Waterloo en served in stone jars. Yellowish white head, clear bronze colour (I insisted to taste this from a transparent recipient, obviously). Weakish aroma, caramel, walnuts, red berries, chocolate bars. Mild caramelly malt taste, subdued sweetness with candi-ish and honeyish sweetness, fruity, slick mouthfeel, chocolatey malts in the end with rather weak hops. A bit one-dimensional and lacking body for this style of ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GuideDogSaint (513) - Xiamen, CHINA - OCT 31, 2014
330ml bottle from Tasty Life, Xiamen. Pours brown/black with a dissipating beige head. Aroma is metallic raisin yeast. Sweet finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maarten1993 (400) - - OCT 31, 2014
Drank with Bram and Marijn 30-10-2014 for Brams birthday. Brown, clear and transparent beer. The beer has a ’warm’ taste. The taste is compelling, really nice for a double. Tastes similar to a good bokbier, reminded me of zeeburg dubbelbock. Bad characteristic of the beer is that it has too many carbonation, the beer stings in your mouth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RW80 (887) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 19, 2014
330 ml Bottle. Appearance: A reddish brown beer with a, light beige dense head., which doesn’t last suprsingly that long, leaving no lacing. Aroma: caramel. raisins hint of chocolate Taste: Caramel, raisins some malt, some nuts finishes with a light chocolate like bitterness. Medium body, average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
rane (922) - Nibe, DENMARK - SEP 28, 2014
Bottle. A reddish dark brown beer with dense, light beige head. Dried fruits, dark sugars, raisins, some malt. Taste dried fruits, caramel, dark sugars and raisins. Some bitterness too. A very nice dubbel lacks a bit of body and aroma to go all the way, but a very nice brew.

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