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Brewed by Belgh Brasse (Groupe Geloso)
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Amos, Canada

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RATINGS: 92   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Starting with this naturally pure Abitibi Esker water, Mons Abbey Dubbel is brewed with passion and devotion to time-honored Belgian tradition from a blend of Pilsen, Munich and Carafa malts, with Styrian Gold hops for bitterness and Hallertau Hersbrcker hops for aroma, finished with spices, such as licorice, anise and bitter orange peel.

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4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mlmeeks (46) - Winona, Mississippi, USA - FEB 12, 2013
Pours with good head retention. Leaving light brown laces. Licorice in the aroma with spice also. Great caramel taste. I can actually taste hops in this one. Easy finish. Great beer.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
northropfrye (3360) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 16, 2017
Bottle poured into Orval glass. Brown body, off-white head, not much lacing. Sweet aroma of plums, yeast, dried fruit and a hint of glue. Taste is sweet cola, and fruit, with a hint of anise, but pretty subdued. Palate could be more lively. Over all this was okay, but I felt its over-rated unfortunately.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
BrunTremens (5) - Saint-Alban, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 12, 2016 does not count
Ne comprends jamais la svrit snobinarde qui peut faire paratre un chef-doeuvre pour une petite bire de rien du tout, et me demande si les gens qui critique prenne le prix en compte pour relativiser la note. Ici, avec cette superbe Dubbel de 750ml pour 6 petit dollars, nous avons droit a une matrise du style sans prtention et toute en finesse, une double dabbaye trs lgre pour sa teneur en alcool et facile a boire, qui na quasiment pas damertume et est coiff dune belle mousse et dune carbonation moyenne mais prsente (dans le bon verre). La palette se dvoile en couches, plus on en bois plus on dcouvre des notes de dattes, pruneau, cassonade, cacao, cajou, licorice, vanille, caramelle cossais, rhum brun, cerise noir (et non dr peper!!) etc. Belgh Brasseur est un matre du style belge et sa matrise atteint ici son paroxysme, a mon humble avis il sagit de la meilleur Abbaye Brune a petit prix et je remercie Jean-Louis Marcoux de ne pas tomb dans le march de luxe qui pte de la broue plus haut que leur cul! Aimer la bire cest aimer en boire encore et encore et cest dautant plus apprcier a un prix honnte! Celle ci est de loin ma prfre de sa famille dexcellente bires. Vive la Belgique au Qubec!

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hellonearth (139) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 19, 2016
Brun/noir avec un petit collet de mousse crmeuse. Armes poivres de rglisse noire et de lger caramel. Corps semi-puissant de dattes, mlasse et pices. Un peu surette, plutt sucre. Des gots puissants, mais rien dexcessif. Intressante, mais un peu lassante. Et une finale marque par le sucre et une impression alcoolise un peu chaude en gorge.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Arcanor (275) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 29, 2016
330ml bottle no date. Pour dark brown with some red notes. Tall dense off white foam that vanish fast and stay as a ring. Aroma of raisin juice and notes of toffee. Taste is on the malt side, Belgian yeast. A classic Dubbel but not as enjoyable as others. Medium carbonation and sweetness for the style. Long malty finish with some alcohol warmness. LAmoszuz Double version. No foam at all. Aroma is more on the malt side. Taste is more metallic and watery, no fun here. Palate is light, low carbonation near flat. Abrupt finish. 5-2-4-2-8 2.1

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
guil0000 (408) - New Brunswick, CANADA - SEP 9, 2016
Pours a dark brown color with a small tan head. Nose of prunes, dates, grapes, caramel malts, other dark fruits, molasses and spices. Taste is pretty sweet. Spicy warm finish. A bit sticky mouth feel. Very nice pleasant surprise here.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bierdimpfe (550) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 8, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2016 Opaque dark brown, almost black color with a copper hue, and strong glass clinging activity. Light brown 4 fingers island head explosion, extra frothy with sparks, lasts around 15-20 minutes, with strong leggings. Aromas of ginger, floral, molassy, and dark fruits. Flavors of syrupy molasses, dark fruits, ester fruits, spicy peppercorn, herbal and floral spices. Ginger bread feel. Slick medium body with prickly carbonation. Strong and long finish, ending with an overly spicy feel, thick syrupy sugary feel, leathery and molassy tongue coat. Overall average quality craft. OK flavors that are unbalanced and way too spicy and sugary. Too intense and doesnt feel very fresh. Still good accessibility with low perception of alcohol. Originally LAmoszus Double with a score of 4.2 (8+4+8+5+17) Almost opaque dark brown, almost black color with a copper hue, and powerful activity. Explosive extra frothy light brown 4 finger sparkly island head, lasting around 15 to 20 minutes, with some very good legs. Flavors of ester fruits including dark berries and apples, grapes, plums, cherries, toffee, molasses, yeasty caramel, floral and herbal spices. Highly sugary and yeasty with a nice sharpness. Smooth almost creamy full body with a sharp perfectly balanced amount of carbonation. Medium strength finish with some ginger spices, a thick sugary molassy feel, and faint herbal bitterness. Overall an excellent quality craft. Great complex flavors, very fruity and pleasant. Well intensified with a strong warming feel yet low perception of alcohol. Very good freshness for a dubbel. Excellent appetizer and highly accessible.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
UXO (1653) - CANADA - JUN 15, 2016
Appearance: clear cola red/brown with a short loose light beige head diminishing rapidly to a thin skim, no lacing. (3/5) Aroma: dark fruit, molasses and brown sugar, liquorice, citrus and spices. (7/10) Taste: moderate-high sweet, moderate-low bitter, light tart. (7/10) Medium-full body, moderate carbonation, off-dry slightly sticky and spicy warming finish. (4/5) Aromas of raisins and figs heavily sweetened with brown sugar, and the taste follows, but its not so sweet as to become sickly. The moderate sustained carbonation probably helps there, and although it finishes a little sticky, it never becomes mouth-coating or cloying. Spicy and citrus flavours come through mostly in the finish, which is also the only indication of the fairly high ABV. Not the greatest Abbey Dubbel Ive had, but definitely solid - and hard, if not impossible, to beat for the very reasonable price. (14/20)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (8318) - Qubec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 22, 2016
pours unclear brown, mahogany tint, with a very nice reviving light beige head, creamy lacing. lots of grapes, roasted peppery berries, plums, very fruity and spicy belgian yeast, trappist-like; lots of spices - aniseed mostly; very chalky, lots of abitibian minerals. bright carbonation, light body - even at 8 per cent abv; semi-sweet yet drying spicy-peppery finish. very nice woodsy dubbel. almost a vinous character. star anise-driven. another very pleasant mons surprise.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mathieuc (3594) - Qubec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 16, 2016
Bottle bought at SAQ under the name LAmoszus. Pours a darker brown with a small beige head that leaves good lacing. Nose is of dark fruits and caramel. Taste is of dark fruits, caramel, licorice. Moderately sweet. Body is medium-full, carbonation moderate and the alcohol shows a little. A little sticky. A more than fair dubbel, I didnt expect as much!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
laurent5345 (52) - CANADA - APR 8, 2016
Une bire avec un gout prononc de rglisse de caramel. Un caractre trs puissant.


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