Brewed by Holgate Brewhouse
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Woodend, VIC, Australia


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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Caution!! Taste buds and motor-vehicle drivers beware!! This Belgian style "Abbey Ale" is BIG; big on flavour, big on alcohol and big on fun. The Belgian monks didnt muck around when they created this beer style - double the malt, double the hops, double the alcohol and logically called it "Dubbel". The Holgate Double Trouble drinks like a fine cognac or brandy - intense raisin, toffee and rum flavours, to be sipped, savoured and enjoyed together with a cheese platter or sticky-date pudding.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nevele (10) - - SEP 1, 2012
A very smooth (especially for an 8% alcohol percentage) beer. A nice dubbel style ale. A honey/vegemite(!) aroma, taste has some cognac in it. Very nice and smooth, but just misses a little bit of oomph

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
wilza320 (23) - - JUN 25, 2016
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2016 500ml bottle, poured a murky brown with some red hue showing in the light. Head dissipated immediately after pouring. A nice aroma with some choc and nice yeast esters coming through. Quite smooth and warming to drink but a little bit underwhelming.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
babymammoth (63) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 18, 2016
Solid ale. Very true to the style with decent balance, good malt biscuit notes with hints of toffee and coffee, over ripe bananas. Very smooth, with hints of dates on the palette. Good acid notes leaving orange citrus characters. Long finish. Reminds me of brandy pudding, dessert beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Patersoi (165) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 20, 2016
Has all the build up of a trappist ale but fails to deliver the intensity of the alcohol and caramel and floral funk from a real one. Nice but just a facimile.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
wrlangin (224) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 20, 2016
500 ml bottle. Pours dark red with low tan head. Good aroma of malt and fruit. Really low carbonation on my bottle. One of the hallmarks of Belgians is the soft but strong fermentation, which this beer was sorely missing. It definitely detracted from the beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Devonbung (43) - - MAR 10, 2016
Nose is too blocked to provide a quantifiable sniff test. Whilst recommended to be sipped in moderation, the flattish carbonation (big head on pouring) and lovely burnt toffee/dark chocolate flavours combine to make it very easy to put away.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gnoff (10057) - Mlndal, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2015
Draught on October 17, 2015, at The Australian 11th Annual Beer Festival.
Clear brown color, brown head. Banana, sweet, malty scent. Sweet, banana taste. Sweet, spicy aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, low bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ShaneJ (887) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 10, 2015
Bottle from Beer Cartel (Sept 2014). Murky copper-brown, off-white head, candy sugar, toffee, dates/sultanas, Belgian yeast, liqueur-like texture, sweet slightly boozy finish. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maris (1465) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - APR 21, 2015
From a 500ml bottle on 21/4/2015. Pours a dark golden brown with a medium head. The nose is sweet and malty, with some dark fruit presenting, along with some Belgian yeast. Taste wise, its very sweet and dessert like, with lots of toffee, butterscotch, brown sugar, caramel and plum. Has the distinct abbey ale yeasty character, with a modest bitterness finishing things off. The palate is syrupy and sticky, with average to lively carbonation. This really is very good - actually much better than most Belgian dubbels Ive tried.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maneliquor (3514) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 4, 2015
Bottle tasted at Mane. Pours clear to hazy golden yellow with a sticky white cap on top. Nose is quite sweet and full of candied sugars and mild banana. The taste is very sweet candied sugars, mildly herbal and grassy with sweet toffee. Its a pretty decent shout at a Dubbel but probably a little sweet for my liking, but then most Belgian Ales are. Solid stuff

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Andresvendsen (199) - - AUG 2, 2014
Riktigt spännande öl ifrån ett spännande bryggeri. För att vara ett bryggeri ifrån Australien så lyckas dom ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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