overall
99
100
style
Brewed by St. Bernardus Brouwerij
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Watou, Belgium

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2284   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Deep hazy-brown colour, big body, malt palate.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
robertjm (876) - Albany, California, USA - JAN 1, 2008
(New Years Eve tasting Flight (2 of 4) Pours a much larger head. Might have been warmer than the 6 which I had 90 minutes ago. While the head does collapse almost as quickly as the 6, it provides a LOT more lace than its lighter cousin. Lots of sediment in this one. Still an orangy color, however, a little towards the brown end of the spectrum. Can smell the brown malts coming out in the aroma. Body is heavier. Flavor of belgian candy sugars coming out. Must more complex body and flavor compared to the 6. More pronounced warming on palate and throat after a minute. The warmer it gets the heavier the body gets.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2007
Pours a dark brown color with a huge frothy beige head. Aroma of dark fruit, alcohol and chocolate. Very tasty beer with lots of malty chocolate, raisin, prune, plum, spice and alcohol.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerBaron (261) - Florida, USA - DEC 25, 2007
Dark brown color, tame little tan head for a belgium. Rich caramel aroma with heavy malt, no real hops but a prune fruit smell. Cherry flavor comes out in the beginning but then it gets complex - an array of fruit and a bit of malt. It all comes together to hide the alcohol content, thus no heat in the throat. Palate is perfect for a belgium, a great mix of heaviness and not too bubbly to take away from the flavor. Overall a great belgium thats different from some of the others.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 24, 2007
Nice, but nothing special when placed next to other St. Bernardus selections. Nice aroma with pine, caramel malts and apples. Appearence is a muddy brown with smallish off-white head. Lacing as always excellent from St. Bernardus. Flavor is sweet throughout with a nutty, yeasty finish.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Erdinger2003 (127) - West Union, Iowa, USA - DEC 23, 2007
11.2 oz bottle Label is orange with a monk holding a beer goblet that says Prior 8 I poured this slow and harsh. I have found out that the more gases released in the pour the more flavors are released. Pours a nice head that falls into a thin bubbly head with a very strong lacing. Smell is strong of flowery hops and sweet aromas Taste is not strong, but light and aromatic. Strong pepper taste are very apparent Mouthfeel is ok, nothing great. I am glad to have this, but will wait for a great conditioned one next time

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rayOfBeer (674) - El Cerrito, California, USA - DEC 23, 2007
From the bottle into a SB glass, the aroma was very yeasty as if it was bread dough on the rise. The color was hazy dark reddish-brown with a slightly tan head. On tasting there is a big rush of brown sugar & molasses mixed with a raisin. This beer starts out sweet malty with lots of yeast but that sweetness fades quickly and subsequent taste are not as sweet. There is a slight alcohol warming at the end of the taste. Overall this is a great beer, smooth and easy to drink.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Feinschmecker (202) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 22, 2007
Bottle. ark brown hazy appearance with yeasty aroma. Malty flavor with a strong bread like characteristic. The alcohol is very noticeable. Very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
pforei (338) - USA - DEC 20, 2007
Brown with red tinge. Lasting head. Malty rum raisin, dark fruit aroma. Tastes sweet with a sizeable amount of yeast and some spice. Alcohol finish. Soft mid to full body.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Quake1028 (636) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 18, 2007
11.2oz bottle, fridge cellared for approximately 1 year. Best by date (?) 04 08 10.
Wow, this beer has some head on it! Towering rocky white head, very crystalline in appearance. Slow to recede, and leaves excellent lacing. It takes a while to see enough of the body to tell the true color, which turns out to be a very dark purple, almost red wine type color. Nose of white grapes, candied sugars, cherries, funky/musty yeast, bread dough and peppery spice. Bright fruits, sugars and yeasts continue to dominate into the flavor profile. Very wine like all the way around, really, from appearance to flavor. Some spice kicks up at the last instant. Medium-heavy astringency. Vinous, almost feels like drinking a sugar free fruit juice or drink. Finish is medium in length, grapes and figs, then pretty much yeast and some alcohol hints to finish everything out. Great stuff from a great brewery.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
luttonm (5420) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 16, 2007
Red and dense color, malt spices with a glorious inch-tall head which recedes into a floating foam. Dense carbonation matched with yeast, dark bread and bitter fruit. Dry finish with some sweetness remaining. Not my favorite, would much prefer chimay blue which is a similar style .


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