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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - OCT 4, 2010
Bottle. Poured a medium brown with a large rocky off white head that was mostly lasting and had excellent lacing. The aroma was of toasted malts, a leathery yeast and a slight herbal hop with notes of molasses and coffee. It tasted lighty sweet and sour at first and ended slightly bitter with a strong hint of coffee and a slight alcohol finish that lasted a short time on the palate. Mouthfeel was medium in body and oily in texture with a flat carbonation. Overall a tasty abbey ale.

dzurek (81) - Szczecin, POLAND - JUL 21, 2017
Piwo wypite przed zalozeniem konta na RateBeer. Ocena wystawiona na podstawie wspomnien z degustacji.

ciocanelu (2528) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - JUL 10, 2017
Clear brown color with beige head. Aroma has mostly yeast esters with brown sugar and some sourdough. Taste starts sugary and yeasty, continues with some earthy notes and a light cardboard bitterness on the finish. Light body with a high carbonation, also quite dry on the finish. It tastes really authentic and "belgian" but it doesn’t stand out with anything.

Zarrach76 (270) - Grenoble, FRANCE - JUN 5, 2017
Belle bière grenat transparente avec de beaux reflets pourpres (EBC 50) et une bonne mousse blanc cassé. Le nez est sur les malts légèrement torréfiés, un beau parfum de noix, des notes cacaotées, un petit côté cognac, du pruneau, du caramel, de la reine-claude, de la pomme verte, des notes minérales et végétales, des épices (poivre, tabac, oseille, rhubarbe)... Une bonne Dubbel qui se démarque un peu de ses sœurs. En bouche, alcool efficace, carbonatation vive, notes pétillantes à la manière d’un Champagne (pointes de raisin également), amertume franche à l’attaque et qui s’atténue par la suite (19 IBU, donc ça reste assez soft), texture ample avec pas mal de corps. Les gorgées suivantes révèlent le côté noix fraîche assez prononcé et renforcé par une petite astringence au palet.L’alcool monte en puissance au fur et à mesure de la dégustation, mais au lieu d’y aller tout en force il arrondit les flaveurs. Cette brune donne clairement l’impression de boire une blonde triple tant ses arômes en sont proches. Le côté malts torréfiés est assez peu présent pour une brune. Le final est sur les notes légèrement minérales, les notes de raisin et de vin pétillant ainsi que cet alcool vraiment efficace sur la durée. Une bonne Dubbel d’Abbaye qui a son petit caractère bien trempée. Bouteille 33cl, Boissons du Monde, Saint-Egrève.

fkoolen (1213) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 4, 2017
Bottle at home. Chestnut colour, thick and stable creamy beige head. Brown sugar, dried fruits, grainy malty, yeasty, co2, alcohol. Highly carbonated, medium body.

Cristobal37 (1142) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 28, 2017
Bottle from the abbey. Super dark, thick foamy head. Sugary, malty, toast and some spices. Toasty malts, some syruppy sugar, sweet overall. Slight bitterness but moslty doughy, malty and a little chocolate as well.

kapusil (1432) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 3, 2017
0.33l bottle that was part of a taster pack. Very dark brown body (an not even see through it) with an off white head. Aroma of dark sugar syrup, cocoa, toast and floral hops. Taste of cocoa, dark sugar, orange zest, floral hops and nutmeg. The cocoa powder character is surprising a bit from a dubbel. Nice beer though.

Marko (5711) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 29, 2017
Thanks Dino! Misty brown tinged with amber, big off white, creamy head. Big aroma, raisin, big esters, slightly vinuous, quite nice! Sweet malt driven taste, good fruitiness, toasty too, mild warming alcohol. Just a tiny touch of yeast to mar it. A tasty big dubbel.

AaronIPAAPA (223) - Warsaw, POLAND - APR 20, 2017
Kolor ciemnobrązowy, nie do końca klarowne. Ciemne owoce, rodzynki, słodycz alkohol. Ocena na podstawie notatek pisanych przed założeniem konta na RB.

dcmchew (104) - Bucharest, ROMANIA - APR 12, 2017
Pours dark mahogany, huge beige foamy cap. Recedes slowly and leaves a lot of messy lacing. Spicy aroma, with some light fusels. Dark biscuits, tea, cocoa powder, walnut, dark sugars. Some dark fruit shows up in the taste, like raisins and dried figs covered in dark cocoa powder. Biscuit, brownie dough, splashed with some alcohol, hinting vaguely at fruit brandy. Abbey-style spiciness in the finish, but also some phenols. But it fits nicely. There’s a nice creamy sweetness, without being exactly sugary. Like melting Mexican sugar, but not exactly burning it. Aftertaste has even a faint bitter edge, managing to balance out the sweet bits. Alcohol sticks around, but it’s well rounded and smooth. As is the body. Some specific "Belgian yeast" (big esters and phenols) notes seem to overpower at times, but it makes it rather authentic in that way. A nice showcase of the style from a non-Trappist brewery. Quite good.

vinivini (2405) - Gomel, BELARUS - MAR 25, 2017
Deep mahogany brown colour, tall fluffy head. Caramel, rich esters on nose. Medium body. Semidry taste. Alcohol esters. Big prunes. Low bitterness. Good

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