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Brewed by Brouwerij De Ryck
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Herzele, Belgium

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RATINGS: 145   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle conditioned and filtered keg.
Ingredients: Hops, malt, water, yeast, sucrose, spices.
Named after the original name of the brewery - De Gouden Arend (the Golden Eagle).
Arend Double has a warming sweet caramel flavour in combination with a subtle bitterness of hops. The full-bodied aftertaste turns this beer into a modern top fermented quality product.

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3.1
piscator34 (2529) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 26, 2009
Bottled sample via lubiere. Hazy amber in colour with fairly strong carbonation. Aromas are of cooked sugar, dates, and licorice. Caramel malts and pitted fruit dominate the palate, with some balance being offered by some floral and peppery spice notes. Medium bodied and somewhat quick finishing. A bit too fruity overall for my taste, but drinkable nonetheless.

3.4
Parket (586) - Bruges, BELGIUM - DEC 16, 2009
bottle @ Brugsch Beertje, Brugge, Nice dark reddish colour with foamy white head. Smell: very fruity. Taste: fruity without being too sweet, a bit yeasty and some bitterness within the taste. nice beer!

3.6
Nnudd (69) - Helsinge, DENMARK - NOV 7, 2009
33 cl.Bottle. Poured a deep brown color, with a small off-white foamy head with small lacings. Aroma has caramel malts, some dark fruits/raisin and sweet belgian malt with some notes of light spices. Taste is creamy, malty with hints of candi sugar, raisin, caramel, dry fruits and belgian yeast.

3.3
JK54B (1602) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 5, 2009
A 0.33L bottle tasted at OPP. Pale beige head. Malty nose. Brown reddish colour. Slight hints of coffee in the taste. Not sweet and not sour. Well balanced. Some hoppiness. Slightly metallic taste.

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marcus (10222) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 22, 2009
This dark brown beer poured with a fluffy beige head and a stringent aroma. There is a somewhat watery dark malt flavor that is nondescript.

3.6
bhensonb (15188) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 17, 2009
Bottle at ’t Brugs Beertje. Pours dark reddish brown with a foamy, sturdy beige head. Really nice lacing. Aroma is dusty and acrid. Medium body with foamy, near creamy, carbonation. Flavor is slightly sour red wine. About 50% of Dissident. Though with a disturbing brown undertone. Would do justice to a big chunk of beef.

3.8
harrisoni (18577) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2009
33cl bottle from Dranken Geers. Very deep ruby colour with thick lasting rocky beige head. Perfumed strong Belgian ale aroma. Quite interesting and tasty and makes you want to try it again. Reminds me of a few of the really good dark beers, more of an abt than a dubbel. Good malts hold it up but this spicyness is really very good. Finished it in just a few minutes. Something like a toned down Rochefort 8 is my best analogy

3.4
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2009
In short: A peppery nutty dubbel style beer. Interesting twist on the style. Good.
How: Bottle 330ml. Consumed when about 1+ year old
The look: Cloudy mahogany body topped by a beige ring of foam
In long: Nose roasted almonds and black pepper. Acceptable body and mouthfeel although a bit below average for a Belgium abbey style beer that are usually fuller and livelier. Taste is almonds in caramel, liquorice, black pepper, other unidentified spices. Surprisingly low on the fruity side. The peppery spicy finish brings a dryness sensation. I started to drink the bottle pretty quick but I had to slow down because the taste freshly crunched black pepper got too intense. All in all I thought this was a pretty decent beer and would probably get higher marks if it wasn’t brewed by a brewery whose name carries all the prestige of a Wal-Mart employee nametag.

3.1
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 13, 2009
(BBE 10/08) Dark brown colored with lasting big light brown head. Sweet caramelly aroma with dried fruits and appricot tones, yeast and spices also here. Medium bodied. Flavor is different with dominating sourness, and berries, aftertaste turns to slightly yeasty with dry yeast still.

3.4
MiP (15667) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAY 13, 2009
Bottle, 6.5%. Spicy aroma, dark malts, slightly sweet and vinous, hint of yeast. Hazy brown colour. Stable light brown head. The flavour is also spicy, has a hint of metal. Drier than the aroma lets on. Roasted and vinous finish. A bit of yeast, but tolerable.


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