Brewed by De Brabandere
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Harelbeke, Belgium


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RATINGS: 274   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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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 (8374) - 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 (2914) - 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 (24230) - 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 (9479) - 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 (4086) - 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 (1531) - 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!

vickey9 (999) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUL 1, 2012
Hazy dark brown ale with a nice creamy head. Nose is a sweet malty,brown sugar and fruity of dates. A medium-bodied, well carbonated. Palate of brown sugar, molasses, chocolate, toffee, dark fruits, sweet pears and dates. Semisweet finish. [email protected]

BlackHaddock (7232) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2012
33cl brown bottle with red cap, best before 06/2009, drank 12/2006. Maybe I should have left this for a year or two, because it wasn’t as good as I was expecting. Poured into my ’Straffe Hendrik’ bowl glass, its Redwood brown colour sparkled in the light, the half inch thick off white head slowly fell away even though the bubbles kept on coming. Sour, vinagerous, acidic aroma, not the normal beer smell what-so-ever. As the beer warmed a little, a sweeter scent came forth, cooking apples. The taste brings you back to what you wanted, a good Belgian Brown. Tart and strong, with a bite to the throat, made me burp, which makes me think I should have drank it at a later date (like 2008). Even though I enjoyed this beer, I think an older one would be a whole lot better.

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