Brewed by John Martin
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Genval, Belgium


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RATINGS: 214   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RD400F (218) - Vancouver, British Columbia, - MAR 20, 2012
Bottle with best before date of 01/06/12 into Chimay Trappist glass. Aroma: Strong butterscotch, caramel, dark ripe fruit, slightly floral, some barnyard/belgian yeast scent. This one smells different for sure. Appearance: Turbid brown with an off white head. Beer has a weird looking haze to it I haven’t come across before...kinda like muddy water. Taste: The beer is too cold. :( But I get toasty malts which taste much like a good coffee, butterscotch flavours and some caramel. There’s some barnyard in the taste as well but it doesn’t dominate which is great. Palate: Rich and full bodied. Alcohol isn’t perfectly hidden but it complements the beer’s character nicely since it’s so rich. Overall: I was expecting a crappy beer, glad I gave this a chance as it’s actually pretty well done!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
didierlewallon (198) - ponferrada, SPAIN - MAR 29, 2015
La cerveza es de color caoba marrón oscuro y con espuma beige, densa y espesa, su aroma a levadura, malta y lúpulo deja sentir en la boca sus matices afrutados, su sabor es un perfecto equilibrio entre la malta y el lúpulo aflorando un amargor ligero con un poco de caramelo y malta tostada, suave y con cuerpo. En boca se nota las maltas, cítricos y es ligeramente agria, con un cuerpo medio y carbonatación media. Una gran cerveza doble belga.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mark_Eck (934) - - MAR 13, 2015
Pours a dark ruby brown color. Aroma and taste are dark fruits and some roasted malts.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ynotnitram (12) - - FEB 20, 2015
has changed somewhat now the brewery is operational at the Waterloo battlefield; but still a strong vigorous taste, slightly roast with a touch of caramel... special sugars probably used as in Belgian scotch ales. a lovely beer, very trendy now with the bicentenary!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Wixie (94) - BELGIUM - FEB 15, 2015
Dark, large head. Light aroma of hops. Medium body, light carbonation. Taste is light, bitter and a bit sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
martin00sr (1169) - 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 (3759) - 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 (11759) - 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 (467) - 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 (966) - , 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 (2815) - 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.

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