RATINGS: 2207   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
Deep burgundy color with a big, fluffy head. Complex fruit aromas with a layered sweetness (honey, then caramel, then toffee) with a hint of licorice and chocolate. A big, rich, abbey-style ale that dries out nicely on the finish.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gripweed57 (2917) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - NOV 12, 2017
12 ounce bottle. Hazy burgundy red color. Large rocky tan head. Rich earthy caramel malt nose. Flavor has notes of fig, dark cherries and toasted raisin bread. Soft and luxurious on the palate. Quite delicious with warming alcohol and dark fruit notes in finish. Quite simply one of the best Abbey Dubbel styled ales I have tasted. Wonderfully nuanced and richly complex.

geolgau (519) - Cluj-Napoca, ROMANIA - NOV 21, 2017
Complex, fruity and malty aroma. Jam, caramel, dried fruits, toffee. Taste is the same as the aroma, just a touch of licorice and a very nice fruitiness. Great aftertaste, sweet and malty. It's a very nice dubbel.

MrTipple (6572) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2017
Sweet, dark malts, caramel, molasses, Belgian yeast. Hazy, dark brown, medium, creamy, beige head. Medium sweet. More sweet grain and bread malts, sweet, candied, dried, dark fruits, prunes, figs, soft carbonation, full bodied. Beautiful Dubbel. Bottle at GABF17, Denver.

Bill Becker (1911) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 16, 2017
From Oct 2005

Poured into the glass a very nice dark amber with a good sized head that didn't stick around very long. What was left was a fine lacing around the glass.

The smell is quite inviting with fruity tones mixed with a sweet malty aroma and a bit of alcohol.

The taste was less complex than I thought it would be with a good dose of plum notes and some malt but not much else. Still, all in all, I liked it and would drink it again.

bmcwolf (6) - - SEP 30, 2017 does not count
Pod heavy ale Malty heavy but fruity finish Not a light beer Life is good 75 characters ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

Zlotta (3978) - Hagen / Düsseldorf, GERMANY - SEP 27, 2017
0.355 l bottle from 'Beergium', 2016 vintage. Clear, very dark red with a medium large, frothy, almost stable, beige head. Sweetish-malty, moderately yeasty-spicy and sligthly fruity aroma of caramel, plums, raisins, licorice root and coriander. Quite sweet, malty, rather yeasty-spicy and a bit fruity taste of caramel, coriander, licorice root, some chocolate and a touch of dark fruit, followed by a medium long, moderately bitter, quite yeasty, rather spicy and minimally roasty finish. Medium to full body, slightly creamy and rather effervescent mouthfeel, average carbonation. Spice-forward, saturating Dubbel for the colder days.

chadski (166) - California, USA - SEP 11, 2017
Cloudy, reddish brown pour. Sour, plum aroma. Lively and sparkling palate. Likely my least favorite of Ommegang's great lineup.

DonGregorio (576) - POLAND - AUG 30, 2017
Bottle. Unclear copper, light brown beer with average tan head. Aroma: caramel, cherry, plum, dried fruit, notes of molasses. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter, caramel, cherry, raisin, plum, dried fruit, light spice. Plum and cherry in the finish. Medium body, average carbonation. Good, tasty dubbel.

ALLOVATE (3074) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 26, 2017
2014 vintage.
Into an Ommegang chalice at cellar temperature. A dull chestnut in the glass misted by the yeast. Head is short-lived and fades to just a ring of beige on the meniscus. Plump, savoury fruit nose hinting at prunes, caramelised dates, sultanas and bitter raisins with a touch of Bovril™ and Worcestershire sauce. Medium light on the palate and effervescent so shaking this off is a must. Sticky and sweet form there on. Sugary, sherbet-like berry infused front end moving through a muscat wine, vinous tale end. Soapy in feel; really does lather the tongue. Good length. Bitter, charred, savoury fruits dominate the aftertaste. Not the mind-blown Dubbel I had highly anticipated. Flawed by its soapiness. Lacking complexity and hasn’t aged well even well cellared. Disappointing. (12fl.Oz, The Liquor Shed, Jandakot)

Block (3182) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - AUG 13, 2017
This beer has a dark and rich amber-brown pour. Fluffy off-white, tan head. Flavor is mild. A little bite at the front and a little bit at the finish. Very smooth caramel notes throughout. Nicely done. Alcohol is nearly completely masked.

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