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

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RATINGS: 594   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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ABUSEDGOAT (2901) - California, USA - OCT 26, 2005
Nice brown body with a reasonalbe head and some nice lacing. Initially a very stale aroma like a basement. Some fruits like berry and faint raisins came out though. Some licorice and caramel in the flavor as well. The beer feels off balance, and this musty basement taste has come out some in the flavor. I wanna say this is better than 3/5 but I feel like I’m drinking liquid dust with a nice Belgian beer.

4
AndrewM (126) - Waco (Buckle of the Bible Belt), Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2005
Labeled as "Brown" on my 25.4 oz bottle. Pours a transparent amber-brown with a nice fluffy off-white head. Pleasant mild aroma of malt and dark fruits. Taste is very mild and smooth. Mild dark fruit flavor. Alcohol is well hidden. Nice palate. Worth picking up if you see it on the shelf. Smooth drinking.

3.5
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 11, 2005
Pours dark brown with a thick and lasting tan head. Aroma is extremely subtle in that you can get hints of chocolate and caramel in one sniff and the next might have light fruit notes while the next has some hay and spice. Slightly nutty, chocolatey, fruity, a hint of caramel but all very subtle. Solid beer.

3.9
puzzl (3264) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 26, 2005
I really love these beers that taste and smell like my aunt’s Split Pea soup. When I get these things, the aroma is just so overwhelming I can’t really smell anything else, but I dig, because that soup is always the highlight if Thanksgiving at her place. I guess that narrows down the aroma to being peppery, rather raw, not quite vegetably but still a kind of natural, home grown but not quite fruit flavor... it’s real good, and goes down nice and easy.

3.5
TBone (18558) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2005
Bottled (BB 01/2006, so is propably a bit old bottle, what is good of course :))
Clear ruby color, big foamy head, lace. Aroma has leather, hints of horse planket, oak, dry hay and strawberry. Foamy, carbonated mouthfeel. Dry, slightly metallic, some grassy hops. A bit alcohol burn in the finish, more warming alcohol in the aftertaste. Quite hard dubbel, not sweet at all. Aroma is more complex than straightforward flavor.

4
Bart (2936) - Brussels, BELGIUM - AUG 17, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2008 Clear Ruby bear, little bit sparkling, lasting creamy head. Chocolate aroma, a bit toasted and sweat. Full body, creamy and alcoholic, with a bitter dry finish

2.8
FrankJohansen (3622) - Sabro, DENMARK - AUG 13, 2005
Nice sweet aroma. I expected a lot from its taste, but the fruity taste was overwelming. Small head and medium body

3.6
HogTownHarry (7086) - Toronto (Harbourfront), CANADA - JUL 16, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2005 Bottle (330ml) in a Chimay goblet. Poured lively, bubbly deep copper-brown, good off-white head, foamy and rocky, with solid lace. Aroma of alcohol, sour wine, cloves, coriander, sweet malt, vanilla extract and milk (!?). Very light-bodied, metallic (tin), and alcohol mouthfeel. Much like Kasteelbier but a little more watery. A decent brune.

4.4
redlight (2325) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 15, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2005 Aroma sweet malt, caramel, a little vanilla/chocolate. Color rich amber with a nice frothy white head. The first thought that comes to mind when drinking it is soft, this beer is so soft and smooth. Tastes sweet caramel malt. Vanilla, yeasty finish. Excellent beer! Redlight Redlight in winter park serves it in bottles.

3.7
ElGaucho (2401) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JUL 10, 2005
A unique aroma. Has various elements, all which I have experienced in other beers, but never together. There’s a Belgian wheat element, a roasted malt, and a relatively high alcohol profile that is only identifyable at the back of the nose. Actually, now that I smell this again, I am getting some Abbaye Des Rocs Grand Cru in the nose, but without as much caramel. Dark, mahogany brown body, mostly clear with large slightly off-white head that lasts fairly well and leaves an excellent sloppy frothy, sheet lace. Has a little bit of a smoke thing going on in the palate. Somewhat oily. The flavor is where this brew fails to elevate itself. This tastes a lot like Altenmunster Steinbier, but significantly better. Warming and improves toward the end of the glass.


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