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

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RATINGS: 423   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   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
thewolf (12789) - Kolding, DENMARK - DEC 2, 2007
Bottle, bought @ LIVA, Kolding. Pours a deep brown with a frothy off-white yellowish head. Aroma is sweet, some coriander, weak anise and a good deep sugar-feel. Okay creamy mouthfeel. Flavour is sweet, some toffee, caramel. belgian sugars and a well-balanced spiciness - a great balance, though.

3.1
JoeinDahlem (1597) - Berlin, GERMANY - NOV 27, 2007
Dark brown, caramel-sweet ale with just a little depth. Nice tan head on top lasts a little while. It came across as a fairly classic version of a Belgian Christmas beer. A bit simple maybe, but a touch of bitterness helps keep the alcohol hidden and the beer fairly balanced. Does get a bit cloying toward the end.

3.4
SHIG (4964) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - NOV 24, 2007
Bottle: Poured a brown with a reddish tint with a nice off white color head. The aroma was sweet with fruit, coriander, you can slightly make out the liquorice. Taste is sweet liquorice and candy malt, my mouth keeps that warm tingle.
Earlier Rating: 12/18/2006 Total Score: 3.2
Bottle: Poured a reddish amber with a tan head. Sweet spicy almost smokey aroma, probably the liquorice. Taste was sweet and spicy malt, finished dry.

4
TET (3205) - Kaarina, FINLAND - NOV 9, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2008 Dark red-brown beer with medium head. Aroma is slightly sweet, fruitful and a little like trappist and aroma forces you to taste quicky. Flavour is complex and you can’t find all nuance immediately. First there is sweetness and in the end flavour is spicyness. Little too much carbonation because it sparkling in the mouth. Anyway, delicious beer and I have to save few bottles for the winter.

3.9
Defreni (3294) - Husum, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2007
Flaske. Super duft af brunkager kommer dig i møde fra denne dybrødemudret øl, der har et flot skum de bliver liggende. Smagen er krydret med en snert alkohol på den gode måde. Dejlig øl.

3.3
Wim (4155) - Weelde, BELGIUM - JUL 20, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2009 dark brown coloured body with a small off white head a deep caramel malty fruity aroma a light yeasty sweet spicy malty fruity caramel taste and a alcholic fruity bitter finich

3.8
sinkas (293) - Perth/Fremantle, AUSTRALIA - JUL 6, 2007
Bottlle, IBS, Perth 2005 This seems to have aged well, last bottle from the cellar, is very smooth, and well integrated. A real treat.

3.3
Jerre (3823) - Waregem, BELGIUM - APR 14, 2007
Bottle, 33 cl. Dark reddish brown clear color, off white-beige head. Aroma: roasted malts, sourish, anis. Sweet balanced. Little to sweet en to spicy for me.

3.7
Moz (613) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - APR 9, 2007
Bottle. Amber/brown colour with a tan head. Typical Belgian aroma with yeast & fruits. Flavour is fruity & spicy with a tone of citrus. Tasty!

3.6
Grovlam (4253) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 2, 2007
Bottle. Large creamy beige head that mostly lasted. Nice lacing in glass. Clear light sparkling body with some cloudy particles and a mahogany colour. Lovely Belgian yeast, rye bread, caramel, toasted, prunes and raisins. Some spice and Christmas feel over it as well. Full bodied with a slightly alcoholic texture and a flat carbonation. Flavour was sweet with burned candies bitterness. Sweet and lasting finish.


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