Brewed by Brouwerij Van Steenberge
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Ertvelde, Belgium


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RATINGS: 1027   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
Before as 8%.
Very dark, coffee color - full rich body - staying head - effervescent nose - soft velvet feeling in the mouth - luscious. Malt character with a hoppy aftertouch. Monks used to fast on this type of beer for 40 days! No food, only beer.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ghawener (1608) - Santa Tecla, - JAN 2, 2011
Bottle: Don´t know if I would like to fast with just this beer for 40 days but then again I´m not a monk. Food Pairing: Smoked Cheese.

corkyrory66 (2163) - BELGIUM - OCT 11, 2017
Double de 7,2 % abv (qui a été jadis à 8 %), conçue comme pain liquide pour le jeûne des moines, ce qui est aussi dans l'esprit des doppelbock, sauf qu'il s'agit ici d'une fermentation haute. Mon exemplaire était à 18 mois après sa date. Couleur roux profond aux reflets marrons/noirs, sublime. Bulles fines, en fontaine centrale, extrêmement nombreuses et vives, magnifique. Mousse beige, très épaisse, avec des cratères en haut, stable à 9 mm, splendide. Arômes de fruits mûrs, chêne, candi, pointe de whisky speyside 30 ans. 1ère bouche soyeuse, à la superbe entame malt/fruits mûrs/tabac brun. Arrière-bouche stylée, longue. 2ème à la très belle texture pour une double, et aux saveurs complexes. Arrière-bouche malt/fruits/havane, superbe. 3ème à la texture remarquable, sur un ensemble malt/épices/tabac brun. Arrière-bouche longue, complexe. Longueur où tout s'organise, dans une sorte de doppelbock à la belge … Grande imbrication des saveurs, équilibre, douceur. Jambes fines, serrées, groupées. Levure fine, avec du tabac, belle ligne. Alcool très efficace, il organise, équilibre et harmonise le tout. Finale de vraie doppelbock. CONCLUSION : superbe bière, digne, élégante, fastueuse même … n'eût été son emploi en période de jeûne des moines !!! (Je crois qu'en 2018, je vais jeûner avec eux …).

surething_ii (665) - Šenkvice, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 9, 2017
Bottle from Lidl. Clear deep amber with creamy head. Aroma is bit yeasty and some alcohol is noticeable but nothing significant. Tastes coffee, roasted malt, yeasty, alcohol a bit, but not as high as with other Belgians. Not bad.

Piepenhenrich (1168) - Steinbach, GERMANY - OCT 8, 2017
From bottle. Transfer of an earlier rating without text recorded, rating only.

Winfryda (10) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - OCT 7, 2017
Amber-brown, slightly hazy, small beige head. In aroma bread, caramel, fruits, spices and nuts. Taste sweetish dominated by bread and caramel, not really complex, but balanced.

Jingis (207) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 5, 2017
Zakupene v lidly. Polotmave pivko s pekne hustou penou. S prijemnou sladkastou chutou.

Bierridder_S (1060) - BELGIUM - AUG 27, 2017
14/07/2016 - 33cl bottle in a Brussels restaurant. Brown colour with tanned head. Nose is dark malts, caramel. Taste is dark malts, caramel, alcohol, not overly sweet.

Cybercat (6011) - Georgia, USA - AUG 9, 2017
Pours clear copper with a thick and fairly persistent beige head. Aroma presents fruity and toasted malt notes. Flavor kicks these both up a notch and adds caramel and a touch of resiny hops to the mix. Mouthfeel offers good body and fair fizz. Lucky monks, living on this for 40 days!

DarkMagus (549) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 1, 2017
Dark brown color with a thick lasting tan head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, light biscuit, some fruity and floral notes. Flavors of dried fruits, toasty biscuit, hints of banana and clove, light toffee, some fruity acidity. Medium bodied with lively carbonation and a soft mouthfeel. Very good!

inbirraveritas (1611) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 13, 2017
Bottled, 33 cl. Colour is opal dark brown with a red touch. The creamy beige head remains finger thick. Nose of raised pie and fruits. The fruity aroma brings caramel, some earth and bread, mouthfeel is slick. Gently warming, fruity-earthy finish. Not bad.

roldano (152) - - JUL 11, 2017
Espuma beige-marrón que permanece como una fina capa, color marrón oscuro donde no se aprecia pasar la luz, aroma ligero en nariz con notas dulces, sabor con matices dulces y tostados y regusto agradable

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