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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fishonmyplane (505) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - JUN 14, 2013
Michael Jackson is apparently a HUGE fan of this beer. Its like a light version of a quad - which is ok, but it lacks the dramatic impact that you get from a quad. Its true that there is complexity, but at the same time, the flavors blend together somewhat. Raisins, figs, dates, toffee, caramel malt. The head is very fizzy, which I dont care for. If they would add some floral hops (or just more hops of any kind), I think it would be much better.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
john44 (3000) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2017
Bottle. Cloudy brown colour. Very malty, very fruity. Caramel, toffee, spices, dried fruits. Yeasty, earthy, woody. Rather sweet. Dryish bittersweet finish. (2008)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nathanvc (360) - Brugge, BELGIUM - DEC 11, 2016
Pours hazy brown with a big foamy off-white head. The aroma contains yeast, caramel, spices and dried fruits. It tastes light yeasty sour, medium fruity sweet and light spicy bitter. Seems to go from an Oud Bruin to an Abbey Dubbel. Long spicy finish, fizzy carbonation. Quite complex in aroma but lacking in some pronounced tastiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
L_Lovecraft (544) - - NOV 30, 2016
Notes of alcohol, dried fruits, dark brown with a good and impenetrable head, medium body, quite fizzy, taste of fruits, toasted notes, chestnuts...a very good and atypical dubbel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kustie (1081) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 8, 2016
Bottle. Brown color with off-white head. Aroma has dark fruits, caramel, malt and some clove. Taste is malty with quite long fairly dry aftertaste. Flavors of ripe fruits, caramel, malt, berries.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sissio (1554) - Orsenigo, ITALY - SEP 27, 2016
Bottle @ home Clear reddish brown, cappuccino head Cellar, mineral, caramel, wine Carbonated, mineral, light complex body, earthy, light caramel, dates, hint of wood

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
angel77 (3107) - oviedo, SPAIN - AUG 15, 2016
Botella 33 cl del Lupulo tomada en junio 2009. (r992). Fcpref 15..02..2010. 6.5 vol Belga con sabores intensos maltosos tostados algo dulces. Cuerpo medio con bastante sabor para sus 6.5 vol. Para repetir.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mice (912) - FINLAND - AUG 11, 2016
Sameanruskea olut paksulla httisell, kohtalaisen nopeasti laskevalla vaahdolla, joka jtt aavistuksen pitsi jlkeens. Tuoksu vahvasti maltainen ja aavistuksen banaaninen. Maku maltainen, hedelminen ja mausteinen. Varsin hiilihappoinen tekele. Toimiva kokonaisuus ja helposti juotavaa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jaghana (5878) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - APR 16, 2016
Bottle 33cl, a cloudy amber brown beer with medium head. Nose is on caramel, old fruits, quadruple yeast, spices. Aroma is on fruits and ripped fruits, medium sweet, sugar, berries, peppery hops at the finish with fruit notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerRenter76 (903) - Texas, USA - APR 16, 2016
Originally rated on 8/26/08. Grotten poured a beautiful rootbeer brown body with tons of carbonation that lead to a massive tan head that left thick lacing. Aromas of banana, cinammon, and clove. Mouthfeel was adequate, a little thin though. Flavor was strange, no one flavor stood out and it was kind of bland. The best thing about this was its appearance, however i would be willing to give it another try in the future."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
UDBeernut (2871) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2016
Bottle from 2013 enjoyed watching the flyera in a meaningless game. Pours dark tan, cream hued head that is powered by plenty of carbonation. Yeasty nose. Taste is faitly bland, some burnt sugar, some yeast, plum. Quick tartness at the end. Finish lingers in the form of some sugar.

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