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%
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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thanatosti (1789) - Culemborg, NETHERLANDS - FEB 8, 2013
33 cl. bottle @ home, bought @ Hogerdijk, Culemborg. Clear red brown with a big beige head. Caramel aroma with some dark fruits. Nice bittersweet caramel flavour. Aftertaste is a bit shortlived but all in all it’s a nice dubbel.

RD400F (233) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 6, 2013
Bottle with best before of 23/12/13 to Chimay trappist glass...

Aroma: Caramel, toasted/roasted malts, fruits, spices, smells a little hot for the percentage. Slight sour/funk going on as well.

Appearance: Slightly cloudy burgundy red color, huge tan head.

Taste: Sour, bitterness, burnt caramel, spices.

Palate: Quite subtle flavours but there’s a slight mouth puckering sensation going on, tastes kinda tannic like a red. Extremely carbonated, I’d say excessive for the style and it’s kinda hot as the aroma indicated. Overall though the good outshines the bad.

Overall: Solid beer, nothing groundbreaking but it’s still an enjoyable brew. 6.5% huh? It gets you a little more hagged than you’d think....makes me wonder.

badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - JAN 31, 2013
On tap. Clear medium brown with a fizzy off white head. Sweet, malty, toffee and molasses aroma and taste with light banana and bubble gum on the back end and coffee notes throughout. Not bad.

laiti (8513) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 12, 2013
33 cl bottle (6,5%) @ home. Rated on 18.06.2010
Aroma feels a little sour with some earthy notes, brown sugar, malty notes and hints of raisins. Flavour is sour with roasted notes, brown sugar, malty notes and hints of spices. A bit thin – and sourness + roastiness isn’t just the winning combo.

ThirstyBird (2996) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2012
Thanks for the bottle, John! Pours a slightly hazy orangish brown with a huge tan head. Smell is dark fruit, some caramel, yeast. The taste is fruit, light caramel, chocolate and ends with a dry finish. Medium body active carbonation. A nice brew certainly but also not a beer worth going out of your way for.

cgarvieuk (25984) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 20, 2012
bottle at home ... copper ... bubbly tan head ... soft sweet toffee malt ... quite yeasty ...little brown suger .. little banana nose...over fizzy ... way over fizzy ...soft roast malts ... again a little yeast .. but im not tasting much past the fizz ... little bitter ... not great

tderoeck (10195) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 28, 2012
18/11/12 - 33cl bottle @ Horecaexpo (Gent) - BB: n/a (2012-1280)

Clear amber to brown beer, big creamy light beige head, stable, adhesive. Aroma: sweet, caramel, ripe fruit, some banana, bit metallic, green banana, toast. MF: quite some carbon, medium body. Taste: bit sourish in the start, overripe fruit, banana, red berries, pretty bitter. Aftertaste: bit metallic, bitter hops, some chocolate or mocha, if only very faintly.

ShivanDragon (4613) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - OCT 17, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2012 bruin bier, van gebrand mout en gerstenmout.
mooie volle schuimkraag met redelijk koolzuurgehalte,.

mooie elegante bitterzoete, kruidige en karamelachtige smaak, die in de nasmaak lang romig zoet/bitter blijft hangen.

weetje: etiket komt van schilderij van Pieter Bruegel the Elder - The Dutch Proverbs

OllieBBommel (1560) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 27, 2012
[email protected], 33cl. Head: cream colored foam. Color: tea, rooibos. Aroma: malt, grass silage. Taste: bitter. Palate: mild, lots of CO2, bitter, watery. Overall: don’t know.

Shaney (2423) - Köln / Cologne, GERMANY - JUL 12, 2012
#1285 Typisches Bruin mit Bergen aus Schaum. Hefig-Beeriges-Säuerliches Aroma mit Pflaume und Nuß. Mittel im Körper. Im Geschmack ein Hauch von Röstmalz und die Süße von Hefeteig mit Rosinen. Der Hopfen im Abgang könnte ne Spur zulegen, aber insgesamt ein lecker Dröpke!

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