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

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RATINGS: 1008   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 24, 2004
Spiced malt aroma, caramel and yeast. Cloudy amber/red, small toffee head. Tastes of candied malt and brown sugar. Sweet, but not overly. A fine example! Thanks joey_capps!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sloth (2856) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - MAY 22, 2004
Medium sized offwhite head that never really dies, but relaxes. Some thin stringy lace hangin around. Hazy amber/brown color. Medium body, prickly carbonation. Earthy fruity nose, hints of plum and some bananna also. Dry malt flavor, grainy with a light fruitiness, anise. Finish is dry with a slight nuttiness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GregClow (3313) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 21, 2004
Hazy amber-brown with a small tan head. Malty and yeasty aroma. Decent body, and mild but pleasant flavour of dark dried fruit and brown sugar. Decent, but not breathtaking.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - MAY 20, 2004
Brown, tan head. Aroma of ginger, malt and a bit of yeast. Flavor is a little too light, malty, a little yeasty. Smooth, soft mouthfeel. Not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoot (286) - Anaheim, California, USA - MAY 19, 2004
Pours a nice brown, thick tan head. Aroma is yeast and candi sugar sweetness. Flavor has some dark fruits and spicy yeast. Quite carbonated and tingly mouthfeel. Nicely done dubbel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (10133) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 16, 2004
Hazy brown body with a nice fluffy whitish head. Spritzy malty flavour is a bit underwhelming. Lures you in with high expectations and dissappoints, but is still a nice beer.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2004
Bottle. Brown, lasting head. Pretty bland, quite sweet, not much else going on.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 6, 2004
I almost put my eye out with the cork. The nose is very yeasty, spicy, and fruity. The palate is dry and spicy. Easy going dry double.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LoveCaissa (873) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2004
Pretty orange-brown colour with a huge white head. The high carbonation gives a nice "prickly" sensation in the mouth. Aroma and flavour of a decent complexity: some dark fruits (plums, figs) and hints of vanilla. Not outstanding but certainly a fine Belgian ale.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jamesp (13) - Thornton, Colorado, USA - APR 30, 2004
Whoa. Nearly had a beertastrophe when I opened the bottle. I wasnt paying attention (ie, I wasnt covering the cork so it wouldnt go shooting off) and the cork shot off, nearly maiming my two small children, and, worse yet, spilling some beer. But I digress. Almost all head when I poured it, but some nice lacing after it subsided. Kind of a muddy brown color, not the greatest looking Ive seen. Aroma is great, but the aftertaste is a little too much. Maybe its because I havent had a beer in over a month.


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