Brewed by John Martin
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Genval, Belgium


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RATINGS: 218   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sekemoto (15) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 23, 2015
Nice dark brown pour with long lasting beige head and lacing coats the glass. Aromas of nuts, yeast and some spice. Tastes sweet, yeasty and pepper and other spice. Nice body and carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vipinvelp (2620) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - APR 18, 2015
Clear dark brown, big lasting, lacing brown foam head. Caramel aroma is prevailing. Nice warm taste, high alcohol. Caramel and some nutty tones. Decent dubbel. (Velp 201504)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mike_77 (3699) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - APR 15, 2015
Aroma has a very light hint of aniseed. Sweet dark malts in the flavour, light caramel too. Unfortunately there’s a harsh metallic aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
klm1 (351) - - APR 13, 2015
Dark reddish brown colour with ligth brown tiny head. Aroma of plums, some spices, hops, caramel, dark fruits, similar are flavours with low bitterness and carbonation, medium body and fruity, malty aftertaste. Alcohol is dicrete hidden.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alusmamuts (758) - LATVIA - APR 11, 2015
Dark brown with medium beige bit greamy head. Sweet and biiter taste of roasted caramel with remarkable coffee notes.
Earlier Rating: 8/30/2014 Total Score: 3.3
Dark brown with almost no cap. Strong caramel notes over the whole taste, where something was missing....

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
didierlewallon (210) - 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 (951) - - 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 (1248) - 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.

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