Brewed by St. Bernardus Brouwerij
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Watou, Belgium


on tap


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RATINGS: 1008   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
Joshs translation of the French description..."Aged in the caves of Kanne, where the exceptional climatic circumstances give it a unique aroma and flavour without equal." In the U.S., the label will read "Grotten Brown Belgian Cave-Aged Ale." ABV of 6.5% or 6.7% depending on bottles.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
emdejes (63) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 13, 2016
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2017 75cl Bottle - Expired 29/07/2010 Overall I wasnt too impressed, I thought this beer would have aged better. Maybe a bit too low in alcohol to please me. Carbonation was fine, certainly after all those years. The texture a bit too thin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MGantzel (260) - Aalborg, DENMARK - FEB 19, 2016
Denne belgiske l har et brunligt udseende med et medium hvidt skum. llen har en sd aroma og smager sdt af karamel med en friskhed af citrus og en bitter eftersmag. Medium karbonering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
WaddlingPlatypus (171) - Durham, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2016
300ml bottle at the Head of Steam, Durha. Dark caramel colour with a virtually non-existent off-white head. Has a curious aroma of wholemeal bread, mixed with the floral aroma of haylage. Quiet flavout of bread, with an aftertaste of pork and celery. finishes witha slight citrus tang. Overall, unusual and very pleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gubihumle (584) - Nrre Aaby, DENMARK - DEC 17, 2015
Flaske. Farven er brun og skumkronen er fldefarvet. Aromaen er malt, rd frugt og gr, medens smagen er nsten syrlig med mrke frugter og br. Har en god mundfylde. Man fr meget smag.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Silvan7 (1205) - Samarate, ITALY - DEC 16, 2015
Bottle @ home. Marrone, al mimite del ramato carico, con schiuma beige non troppo fine ma persistente. Aroma tostato, di cacao, lievito belga, frutti rossi , lieve di liquore, note erbacee e qualche sentore di cantina. Abboccato lingresso, fruttato di frutta candita, poi leggermente tostato e liquoroso. Corposa, piena , molto rotonda. Meno calda rispetto a quanto laroma liquoroso lascerebbe intendere. poco carbonata. Equilibrata ed armonica

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marduk (7022) - Reval, ESTONIA - DEC 12, 2015
750ml bottle (thanks FatPhil). Slightly hazy chestnut color. Small size, beige bubbly head, stays. Sweet, raisins, orange marmalade, malty, prunes in aroma. Malty, marmalade, aftershave, grassy hops in taste. Raisins nd chocolate mint cake in aftertaste. Nice and sparky. Not a classic Belgian as I know it. Better. Lovely brew.
Earlier Rating: 9/29/2012 Total Score: 3.3
750ml bottle. Chestnut brown color. Medium size brownish head, wont last for very long. Fruity, yeast, butter, sweet in aroma. Mild roast, malty, vanilla, hops, faint spices in flavor. Crisp and buttery mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (15383) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 11, 2015
750ml bottle (Drink Shop, Tallinn) Bottled 2014/11 BB 2018/11 Drunk 2015/12
Initially a very fruity aroma, Annas more than mine, and mine is more perfumey. I just get a hint of tomato once or twice, some mint, but some mashiness too. Light palate, pleasant carbonation. Gentle malty body, Perfumey and light, classic belgian aspects, reminds me of chimay red, super mellow and very complex, changes from the front to the back of each sip. The wave of fruits and esters that then gives way to nice dry bitterness. I have another bottle, I will let that age plenty.
Earlier Rating: 9/24/2007 Total Score: 3.6
Rating is the individual maxima of different ratings, as a strange kind of rerate compromise.
330ml bottle (Charters, Peterborough)
Rich malty aroma. Also smooth relaxing bruin taste - malty and liquorice. Drink with low lights at the end of the evening - worth savouring.
Rerate (7-4-7-4-13=3.5)
This is a completely different beer from the bruin Ive had in the past
Hugely perfumed aroma. Sweet blossoms. Simple grainy body, and loads more blossom. With yeast, more milky and some liquorice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
martjoobolut (3808) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 11, 2015
Bottle, bb 12.11.2018 (shared by fatphil, thanks). Pours red amber with beige head. The head doesnt stay. Aroma is dark fruits plums, sweetness, belgian yeast. Flavor is sweet, fruits, raisins, apples, malt. Finish is fruity and malty. Body is somewhat watery.Overall: very nice.
Earlier Rating: 3/15/2014 Total Score: 3.6
0,33L bottle. BB 17.09.2015, ABV 6,5%. Pours dark red amber with off white head. The head stays. Aroma is dark fruits, spices, and yeast. Taste is sweet, fruits, malt, medicinal flavors, spices, herbal, and little bit creamy. Overall: not bad, rather weird smelling and tasting beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
suurjuust (3256) - ESTONIA - DEC 11, 2015
Hazy reddish brown beer, medium off-white head. Nose is slightly sour, malty, caramel, berry and fruit notes, sugar, something creamy. Flavor is sugars, caramel, fruity notes, slightly herbal. Finishes with mild bitterness, more caramel, berries. Lingering bitter notes, mild spicy citurs and caramel. Very drinkable, but also the mouthfeel is on the thin side.
Earlier Rating: 4/3/2012 Total Score: 3.5
Cloudy light brown, lasting head. Aromas of dried fruit, yeast, some malt and faint alcohol. The taste is swett, malty, but not overpoweringly so. Some dried prunes and warming alcohol in the finish. Easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sjogro (3461) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 9, 2015
From tap at Delerium Amsterdam. En de laatste ronde. Backlog from 2015/03/22.
Earlier Rating: 12/1/2015 Total Score: 3.4
33cl Bottle from Van Alsem. Nice dubbel. Dried fruits and toffee. Backlog from 2014/08/10.

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