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Brewed by De Brabandere
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Harelbeke, Belgium

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RATINGS: 273   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Dark ale, fermented in the bottle.
Inspired by a Breughel painting, “The Flemish Proverbs” (1559), in which several Flemish proverbs are depicted amongst which is the expression "He’s a pilaarbijter" ("pillar biter"), which means, ’He’s a hypocritical man.’

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3.4
pictoman (1212) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 30, 2015
Poured from 33cl bottle [bb 19/06/2015]. Medium amber colour with beige head. Caramel and sweet candied malt with ripe fruits. Standard fare, the fruit sweetness is a little lighter than usual which makes this one a little different from the typical.

3.4
DJoer (1291) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 23, 2015
Medium mokka head, dark brown colour, sweet caramel malty yeasty smell, high carbonation, yeasty medium bitter some dark fruits some coffe taste

3.1
mjik83 (1650) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - NOV 28, 2014
33cl flesje bij De Gouverneur, Maastricht Alcoholpercentage van 6,5% Uitgeschonken in origineel Pilaarbijter glas Uiterlijk: amberbruin met kleine schuimkraag Aroma en smaak: donker fruit, zoetig, caramel Conclusie: dunne smaken, redelijk ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
WingdSoldier (77) - BELGIUM - NOV 8, 2014
Dark burgundy brown and slightly cloudy. Has a malty, roasted, oak-like taste.

3.7
corkyrory66 (2211) - BELGIUM - OCT 17, 2014
Bière refermentée de 6,5%abv. Couleur châtain foncé à roux moyen. Clarté nette. Bulles fines par milliers partout vives. Mousse beige moyen très joli, très épaisse, un peu d’oeuf battu en haut. Arômes de caramel, fruits mûrs, poire, malt grillé, pointe de girofle. 1ère bouche souple sur du café, chicorée, malt grillé, pointe de muscade. Arrière-bouche bien équilibrée malt/houblon/pointe d’épices. 2ème aux bonnes impressions, mais plus légères. Arrière-bouche plus courte. 3ème avec des nuances de sous-bois avec une pointe de genièvre. Arrière-bouche moins équilibrée. La longueur est très agréable, même si un peu en-dessous. La levure est douce mais un peu faible. L’alcool est correct sans plus. La finale parvient à trouver quelques nouvelles saveurs. CONCLUSION : bière correcte des Belgian Family, mais loin de l’ampleur de sa petite sœur la blonde. Allez la découvrir … une vraie surprise ...

2.8
Alengrin (5727) - BELGIUM - SEP 28, 2014
Dark version of the Pilaarbijter, caramelly and clearly coloured with syrup rather than dark malts, clear bronze-like colour and malty taste with fruity sweetishness, a bit thin mouthfeel and on the bland side. Not better than the blond in my opinion.

3.1
TtV (469) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 29, 2014
Bottle 33cl. Dark brown with small sturdy head. Aroma is heavy and sweet. Chemical? Taste has something I can’t decipher completely. Sweetness, bitterness, but there’s also a strange aftertaste. I remembered this as a great beer, but somehow it disappoints me now.

3.1
dnicolaescu (2712) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - AUG 17, 2014
BOTTLE 33CL from dcmchew. Thanks! Look: clear mahogany, beige frothy head. Aroma: quite simple, malty, brown sugar, very little fruitiness (pear?), no spice or hops. Taste: malty, quite sweet actually, light bitter herbal finish.

3.3
seynie (413) - Tienen, BELGIUM - AUG 17, 2014
Orange brown with decent carbonation. Roasted malt, some coffee grind bitterness, burnt caramel. Not much body. Medium finish.

3.6
mikske79 (1731) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 15, 2014
Een heel lekker donker bier met een goede volle smaak aan. Een aanrader om eens te proberen.


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