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Brewed by Brunehaut
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Rongy, Belgium

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RATINGS: 313   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
With its aroma of caramel and liquorice, this dark beer of 8% is drunk at room temperature.

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2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
tfredvik (1985) - Oslo, - NOV 6, 2012
A light gusher. Clear, dark brown body with a small, frothy, light-brown head that reduces to a thin film very fast (even if it was served in a trappist chalice that usually sustains the head for a very long time). The nose is first of all yeasty metallic. There are some faint dark dried fruits as well that sort of save the aroma from a disaster, but the metallic notes are the dominant. The taste is light to moderate sweet and light bitter. Flavours are tin can, yeast, dark dried fruits and stinging alcohol. The body is quite light and feels watery. Rather lively carbonation, a dry yeasty finish. A big disappointment.
[33 cl bottle, enjoyed 1 month before BB date, from Vinmonopolet Online]


3.3
Icedwarf (1687) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - AUG 12, 2017
Bruin bier met schuim. Smaak is zicht bitter en licht zoet met iets van anijs, drop en toffee.

2.9
Syfher (450) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUL 26, 2017
Bottle of 33cl, in a Trappist glass; from the fridge. Drinked @Delirium_Monastérium. Hmmm... The usual failed abbey dubbel : sweet with the brown sugar, the aroma is also chocolate and sugar... Boarf. Go for it, just not in a bar.

3.7
TrefwoordPunk (1253) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUL 25, 2017
Bottle 33 cl. Pours a dark purplish brown with a small white head and an aroma of sweet malts, toffee, brown sugar, overripe fruits, sweet spices and licorice. The taste is medium sweet with a light to medium body and a light to medium carbonation. Medium lasting finish. Not too complex, but nice

4
vinivini (2554) - Gomel, BELARUS - APR 23, 2017
Hazy chestnut brown. Fizzy ivory head. Low retention. The aroma is prune, nuts, caramel, liqeur, yeast. Medium body. Medium dry rich malty taste. Big dried fruit. Subdued yeast. Light hopping. Nice dubbel.

3.2
puren (1141) - Gdańsk, POLAND - NOV 28, 2016
OCZY: ucieka z butelki. :(
brunatne, skąpa piana osiada do warstewki, ładnie firankuje;
NOS: mosiądz, cukier trzcinowy, w tle czekolada mleczna i brzoskwinia;
USTA: ciało średnie, wysoko nasycone ;
JĘZYK: śliwka w mlecznej czekoladzie, czekolada gorzka, bardzo krótka czekoladowa goryczka, metal;
OGÓLNIE: wielką wadą piwa jest wydatny metal i w aromacie, i w smaku oraz przegazowanie wpływające także na prezentację; zaletą natomiast jest niespotykany (jak dla mnie) smak, który tak jednoznacznie kojarzy mi się z przysmakiem z dzieciństwa.

3.9
thedm (6221) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUL 3, 2016
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a small sized head of foamy light brown colored bubbles that were long lasting and left behind a softly carbonated opaque brown colored body and a thick foamy lacing. The nice aroma was vinous and brown malt. The semi-thick mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish with a lingering dark malt aftertaste. The yummy flavor contained notes of vinous brown malt and dough. A decent one that I would consider drinking again.

3.6
heavy (2890) - Split, CROATIA - JUN 15, 2016
Feb. ’16. A 0.33 l bottle that poured hazy brown body with huge corresponding head. Aroma of caramel, chocolate, dark fruits, yeast and a bit of alcohol. Flavor was lightly sweet, malty, caramel, fresh ripe and dried fruits, licorice, cocoa and wood with only a light vinous dubbel-ish note. Quite a complex brew, with the full body. Finish was pretty long, sweet malty and lightly warming. Really nice and a tasty dubbel that evolved significantly over the style boundaries to general Belgian strong ales, but I won’t mind.

3.6
Ed5388 (3488) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - APR 20, 2016
750ml c&c bottle. Story behind this beer is a friend/co worker (Dave) passed away in 2015. He was a huge fan of Belgian beers. A few of us at work would drink some craft beers in the morning after work from time to time. This was a bottle he gave to one of our friends/co workers (Bob) to try. The bottle was placed into Bob’s cellar to drink at a later date, and was forgotten about. Months after Dave passed Bob came across the beer while looking through his cellar. He held onto this beer till our old "after work morning beer" drinking crew was back together. So on 04/08/2016 in the Tropicana Hotel in Atlantic City prior to AC Beer & Music festival we finally drank the beer and toasted to Dave! Your still in our thoughts buddy and we’re glad you were still able to be with us at beerfest in some way! Poured a hazy brown with a thick tan head of foam. Aroma of sweet caramel malts, dark fruit, Belgian yeast, with light spices. Taste mimiced the nose with some light oxidation and plastic off notes. All in all was a decent beer and glad I got to try it in Dave’s memory.

3.3
AaronTDubs (500) - - MAR 29, 2016
Dark brown color. Raisins, caramel aromas. Starts out sweet, fruity, and tart, finishes very roasty and phenolic. Licorice and espresso notes dominate. It can be very astringent with obvious alcohol. This beer needs to be consumed quite warm. I didn’t care for it, but it is a complex and interesting beer. It could pair well with rich gamey foods or dark chocolate.

3.6
SDalkoholic (2395) - Linda Vista, California, USA - FEB 25, 2016
Bottle from Whispering Liquor: What a treat to find this 4-pack of beer since I had never seen or heard of this brewery or beer. Aroma is faint but does have an expired aroma of deep syrupy malts and a pinch of spice attributed to the Belgian yeast despite its old shelf life. The flavor is sweet but is a gloopy malt mess seeing as how this was bottled in September 2012 and it is now almost February 2016. No wonder why it was on sale for $2 cheaper. Glad this beer reached my hands but it would have been rated so much higher if it were within 2 years or so. This abbey dubbel has aged graciously but my rating is based on what I taste now and not what I imagine it tasted fresh.


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