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Brewed by Brouwerij Huyghe
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Melle, Belgium

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unknown

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available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 375   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Deep amber color, toasty toffee/caramel nose, with layers of soft malt and hops. A big beer without being heavy. Extremely well balanced. Brewed under license of the Duinen Monestary by the family owned Huyghe-Melle Brewery.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
MaBeer1972 (1921) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 14, 2003
This one looked pretty nice into the glass. Deep rich reddish brown color with a big foamy head. After letting it warm, it took on the character of a musty old basement. The aroma is powerful and dusty. The flavors are intense, but the mustiness controls. I know these beers are suppose to have plenty of shelf life, but I wonder what happened to this one along the way.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 8, 2003
Okay, so I've got to start out by saying that I bought this bottle from a small store that probably didn't turn over its stock very often - hard telling how old the bottle is, but I'm guessing several years... Poured slightly cloudy chestnut color with a creamy off-white head which lasted well and left nice lacing. Aroma is sour fruits, candy and hops. The flavor is sweet and spicy with a vinegar finish - I think this one has turned. Even so, it's still drinkable. Mouthfeel is full and creamy. I'll have to get a fresher speciman and do a re-rate.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bender (293) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - NOV 3, 2003
Red-brown body with a thin tan head. No lacing.
Slightly sour malt aroma. Yeasty and fruity.
Sweet malt flavor. A spicy hop bite with a slight hop aftertaste. Very unique yeast flavor too. Alcohol is well hidden.
Medium bodied with a somewhat crisp finish. Nicely balanced as advertised!

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
edden (925) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 3, 2003
11/3/03: bottle.
nice light-tan colored head accompanied by a crimson-red to brown body. lacing. malty nose with a hint of metallic. flavors include malt, caramel and hops with a faint roasted, sour finish. alcohol is well hidden.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - OCT 27, 2003
Definitely a good buy. Pours with a nice copper color with a nice white head. It is well balanced by malt and hops. It is high in alcohol but very light in taste, won't fill you up. Very Pleasant and full of flavor.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ztrvz (218) - st paul, Minnesota, USA - OCT 27, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2003 great. i drank this a week ago, but it's left a lasting impression. i enjoyed it more than the chimay bleu i just ingested. bubbly, sweet, fruity, blah blah. there's a lot going on here. i wish i had a bottle in front of me right now. one of the better beers my rookie-ass has experienced.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
3fourths (9296) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 26, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2004 Dark brown with a dark tan head. Caramel, maple and vanilla... very good example of a dubbel. A bit bubbly up front, peppy, semi-sweet almonds, vanilla, and brown sugar. Palate is bubbly and full.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - OCT 26, 2003
Pours copper and clear (up to the point where the yeast may be added). Nice white head. Fruity aroma with some metallic notes. Rich and malty flavor. Very fruity and satisfying. I would almost qualify this as an underated beer. Worth a second bottle!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sham (1844) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 12, 2003
Pours a dark cloudy amber with some head and lace. Sweet malt, fruit and candy in the nose. Very sweet and spicy flavors, more candy as well. Nice dubbel.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerGod (6126) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - OCT 2, 2003
My bottle still has the St. Idesbald label. Pours a dark reddish brown with an unrelenting fluffy tan head. The nose is very sweet. Fruit, bubblegum, and candy sugar all come to mind. More sweetness and some spice invade the taste buds. Some lingering bitternes as well. Almost like a poor man's Westmalle Dubbel. It's actually very good. Finishes with some definite spice on the tongue but without a long lasting aftertaste. Good beer.


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