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


on tap

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RATINGS: 2312   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Deep hazy-brown colour, big body, malt palate.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
UselessGdTaste (365) - Long Beach, California, USA - MAY 13, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2007 At this point in the tasting, I was quite inebriated. However, with how much taste was there, I was impressed. I need to try this one again for sure. **ADDING** So I tried it again...my rating actually went up. The aroma is very heavy and complex. Deep flavours of caramel and molasses. Somehow though, the character still remained light. This may be my favourite of the St. Bernardus series.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheEnemy (564) - Chicago, USA - MAY 8, 2007
300ml bottle.
Pours a murky, hazy chestnut brown with tiny flecks of yeast hanging in stasis throughout the liquid. Big, tightly packed poofy white head forms on pour, gradually settling down but leaving a pretty thick ring around the edge of the glass. That rim leaves clods of Brussels lace all over the sides of the glass as the liquid moves down with each gulp. Aroma is very bready/yeasty with strong, weird hints of multivitamins. Flavor is rich, nutty, yeasty, earthy & malty-sweet with some notes of dark berries and hazelnut. Truly fascinating stuff. Palate is thick with a nutty aftertaste. Interesting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - MAY 8, 2007
Dark murkey brown thick fluffy tan head. Nice lacing moves into a nose full of sweet dark fruit, and a nut/plant I cant pick out. Sweet, but still balanced, a real treat to drink. I think Im finally getting these monks!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
theviolet (186) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 4, 2007
Pours a dark brown with a foamy off-white head. Excellent lacing. Beautiful. Aroma is of raisins, malty richness. Chocolatey taste, mild. Very heavy coffee notes, great taste, yet slightly sour. Fruity, with slight alcohol warming. Nice palate. Had to re-rate: As it warms, it becomes a different beer. I can now taste so much more cream, and fruit its amazing. Much better as it warms in your glass over an hour or so.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 3, 2007
750mL bottle. When I untwisted the cage just enough, the cork exploded out of the bottle.. glancing off my forehead into the abyss.. since Im in a hotel room, I really couldnt care less. The brew poured a moderately deep reddish-brown with a tall, rocky cap of creamy beige head. The aroma picked up dried berries and vinous notes with a pinch of dust and some roasty caramel.. only complaint is that the dust got a little in the way at times... really good, though. The flavor was even better.. toasty caramel, molasses, and vinous fruits form a formidable flavor core with brilliant accents of dusty, peppery spices from the heavy yeast presence and some alcohol warmth. A hair greater than medium-bodied, and almost syrupy across the middle.. great contrast of dusty and spicy notes at the edges. This was some really good stuff!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cgarvieuk (23885) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 1, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2008 Brown with a loose short lived foam head, strong slightly sour malt nose, bit too much fizz, rich roast malt with little bitter malt linger, and a bit too yeasty 2.8...

Tk2 Big thanks to Joris for this aged bottle Deep copper colour ... sweet bready with plums nose ... rich sweet bready malty treacly ... plums raisins ... madiara ... this bottle is in stark contrast to the previous bottle. must try another fresh one to see if its the age that make the difference.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
biggcb (464) - Harleysville, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2007
Bottle. Pours a medium brown color with a moderately sized head. Aroma is dark fruits, malts and some vinous notes. Flavor is molasses, dark fruits, malt and yeast. Medium body with a decent mouthfeel. Quite enjoyable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Clansman (5) - Alleroed, DENMARK - APR 29, 2007 does not count
A very good dubbel. Not as sickeningly sweet as many other dubbels. Harmonic yet complex.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - APR 28, 2007
Bottle. Had this the other night to celebrate bringing home my 4 day old daughter from the hospital. St. Bernardus makes wonderful beers. This is sweet and spicy and utterly delicious. You can actually taste the wonderful belgian sugars in this one. Delicious.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheDog (586) - Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 26, 2007
Bottle. Outstanding dark brown head. Aroam and taste of lots of fruit: Plum, cherry, nut and orange. So full of flavour and taste. The best dubbel Ive ever tasted! Perfect head, beautiful colour. warm finish.

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