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Brewed by Brasserie Du Bocq
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Purnode-Yvoir, Belgium

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RATINGS: 415   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Appearance : dark colour, clear, fine and generous white head. Flair : rich with a scent of coriander and liquorice. Taste : full mouthed, heady, pleasant aroma of the typical special malts. Remark : tasting between 8° and 12°C. Typical beer for the end of the year. High range beer to taste together with family or friends.

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3.6
voota (765) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 20, 2007
Pours dark clear amber with a large but thin off-white head. Surprisingly light aroma of baked cinnamon apples, toffee, mint and some decent dark chocolate. Full, smooth, roasty feel in the mouth... I’d say perfect for a Christmas ale. Flavours of toffee, rum, apple wine, perhaps a little brackish too. The finish is a little dry, but very good and overall very satisfying.

3.8
FatPhil (15963) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 13, 2007
UPDATED: APR 20, 2008 750ml bottle (Alko)
Opens with a big pop, and a slightly peppery smell. Reddy brown with a healthy self-sustaining head. Aroma is a huge sweet fruity base, with gives way to rich malts. Lively on the tongue, not harsh. Whole range or tastes - I got something bacony at first, but there’s also a zingy spicy component accompanying the most satisfying rich malty body. Soft richly-roasted malt finish. Alcohol present, but welcome. Big up the boys at Bocq!
Rerate of (6-4-7-3-12=3.2)
500ml bottle.
Different tongues detected different tastes. In theory there’s salt, licorice and aniseed, but all I got was bananas. (Tasted with Tranquility.) Dry and crisp, but still bananas. Again, too strong for a sauna beer - better to savour.

4.1
epassa (105) - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL - MAR 12, 2007
Brown color with a nice white head. Complex aromas with malt, roasted, caramel, spice and yeast. In the palate i found malt, toffee, spice and a godd bitterness.

3.5
faroeviking (10826) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAR 10, 2007
Small bottle. Dark clear colour with a nice white head. Rich aroma of coriander and liquorice. Thick roasted malty flavour, the alcohol is bery much to be tasted too. Great mouthfeel. Nice aftertaste. Plenty of Christmas here!

3.4
FrankJohansen (3622) - Sabro, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2007
Bottle. Clear dark amber colour with a huge light brownish head. Rich aroma and taste of malts, fruits and spice. Nice beer. Good palate.

3.8
reakt (950) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2007 Bottle from the Rake. Lovely black cherry colour with a faint off white head. Nose of roasted malts - reminds me of Guiness. Much like a stout. Taste of coffee with roasted malts and dark berries to compliment. It’s like a burnt fruitcake. Oddly appealing. Good stuff.

2.6
ekstedt (6708) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 9, 2007
Bottle. Pours dark reddish brown with a thick beige head. Sweet candylike malt aroma with yeast and spices. Smooth mouthfeel but the sweetness is sticky and annoying.

3.6
Stefano (2004) - Thisted, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2007
Pours dark brown reddish with a thick tan head. Yeasty, spicy and peppery aroma. Flavor starts with strong peppery tones and brown sugar, ends with dry, alcoholic and spicy aftertaste.

3.3
Gr0ve (2177) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 2, 2007
330 ml bottle. Dark reddish brown and crystal clear. Tall fluffy head with big bubbles. Sourish salty mineral aroma. A bit soapy. More salt in the initial flavour. Balanced sweetness. In between other Belgian beers. A little dry and some retaining sweetness, but overall quite dry except because of the saltiness. Subdued hops. Disappointing complexity. Lacks a bit as it is not particularly exciting.

3.4
andershn (90) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 17, 2007
33 cL bottle. Very sweet aroma with a slight acidity, some dried fruits. Stiff tan foam leaving a rim on the glass; marginally hazy brown with orange tones. Very long bitter aftertaste. This and the feel of the foam on the lip is great. Quite good beer.


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