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Brewed by Brasserie de l’Abbaye du Val-Dieu
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Aubel, Belgium

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RATINGS: 596   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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3.5
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - JAN 22, 2006
Pitch brown. Dense, creamy, off white head. Very roasty chocoffee aroma similar to a stout. Subtle dark fruits, alcohol, and yeast, also. Dubbel? Darkest one I’ve had for sure. Flavor is the reverse of the aroma. Dark fruits, yeast, alcohol, rich malt in front of a roasty chocoffee finish. Finish is more yeasty as it warms. Medium body is a bit thin, smooth. Nice dubbel.

4
badgerben (5178) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JAN 17, 2006
Brown color with a large, tan head. Slightly chocolate aroma with a large helping of rich malt. More of the same in the taste, but the chocolate stands out a bit more. A few hints of nuts (walnuts or hazelnuts). Very creamy feel.

3.7
dwyerpg (6182) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 16, 2006
This isn’t really very strong for a dubbel. Like the blonde, it tastes a little too wheaty for me. An average dubbel.

3.6
jmuhops (669) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - JAN 15, 2006
Pours red-brown with a huge white head. Sweet aroma with dark fruits and a strong yeast character. Hints of spices like cloves. Vinous flavor with that same strong yeast and hints of fruit both light and dark. Somewhat thin.

3.2
nick76 (4399) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 13, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2006 The aroma is sweet, vinous, fruity with alcohol, raisons, and yeast. The appearance is a dark red-brown with a large foamy head. The flavor is strong with alcohol but not overpowering. There is plenty of caramel, toasted malt and dark fruit. The palate is slightly thin for the style but about right. The finish is wood like and toasted.

3.4
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - JAN 6, 2006
11.2 oz bottle Pours beautiful dark almost black witha creamy offwhite head that laces the sides of the trappist glass. Aroma is some yeast, and some candied sugar. Flavor is a nice blend of caramel and roasted malts, some plum and raisin as well. Palate is light and airy and pretty well carbonated. Feels good in the mouth. Finishes a little dry. Not bad.

2.7
thegreenrooster (4402) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 6, 2006
Pour is a cloudy brown with a huge white head. Aroma is hard to detect but there are some malts showing up along with a nice whiff of alcohol. Flavor is slightly woody and with an aftertaste of bananas. Not the best Belgian by a longshot but worth a try.

3.5
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 1, 2006
Best by 0504: Pour is light clear brown with a thin off white head...smell is sweet with earth fruits, some yeasty wood ande earthy dirt notes...nice aroma...taste is very sweet and prune juicish first...somewhat watery mouthfeel...some bitter hop notes coming out in the finish with a nice building bitterness...this was great before and after the flavor, that is the appearance is good, aroma good, finish good...taste and palate complexity not so much...

3.2
bb (9268) - Alamo, California, USA - DEC 8, 2005
Bottle. Brown beer with an off-white head. Light malt aroma with some yeast. Malt and candi sugar flavor - too sweet. Some background fig fruitiness, but not much going on.

2.3
Aurelius (5335) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 2, 2005
Stinky, sulphury, alcohol aroma. Dry, musky beer, moderately tart, moderately bitter. Finishes off lightly sweet with a woody bitterness. I’m wondering if I’ve gotten a bad bottle or if I’ve got palate shock and the Affligem Dubbel was so much better. That’s saying something, since I thought the Affligem was weak. Good Belgian bottle, fair label, dark brown. Small bottle, in the Val-Dieu Christmas Gift Pack.


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