Brewed by Dilewyns
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Dendermonde, Belgium


on tap

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RATINGS: 333   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Translated from the Dutch on the brewery website.
Brewing process: Vicaris Generaal is made in three stages like the Tripel: warm fermentation at around 24°C, lagering at approximately 1°C and secondary fermentation in the bottle. The only difference between them is that the Tripel is brewed with one malt variety and Generaal with three. Vicaris Generaal is also brewed without spices.

- Ingredients: water, malt, sugar, hops and yeast.

- Tasting notes: Vicaris Generaal (8.8% ABV) is a red-brown warm fermented beer with a beautiful tinted head, conditioned in both bottle and keg. Generaal will mature in the bottle and is for the experienced beer lover. Generaal has a marked bitterness obtained by using roasted malt and hops. It is not a sweet beer.
- Available in 330ml and 750ml bottles and 30l kegs.

Note: Brewed by De Proef before their brewery opened in 2011.

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BeerandBlues2 (13595) - Escondido, California, USA - DEC 29, 2012
Bottle. Pours clear dark brown with a large, frothy light tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is dates and plums, nutty, caramel, and toast malt with oak notes and earthy hops. Flavor is malt dominant with dark fruity esters, Belgian candi sugars, light hops and bitterness with a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

Papsoe (25062) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2012
Bottle 33 cl. Pours a cloudy, murky brownish with a dense and creamy beige head. Some overripe dark fruit in the nose with a little phenols. Rich body, heavy carbonation, overripe dark fruits, a little chocolate and a slightly tart edge. Subdued bitterness. 271212

Slipstream (2651) - USA - DEC 26, 2012
On tap at Theresa’s. Fairly thin for the style, with flavors of brown sugar, figs, bread, and a bit of yeast. An average dubbel.

coolpop (1394) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - DEC 22, 2012
Draft. Poured amber-brown with a medium-sized but quickly dissipating light tan head. Aroma and flavor struck me as more of a mildly sour ale than a dubbel. Mildly tart cherries and prunes, a mild yeastiness. A bit thin, I thought, but quite refined. Light mouthfeel (particularly for a dubbel).

thirdeye11 (6160) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 16, 2012
(750ml bottle) cloudy amber ruby, lasting fine tan head. Nose of raisin, dark fruit, cream. Oats. Taste of oats, raisin, smooth, light alcohol, nice lingerX very well carbonated.

argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 20, 2012
Draft. Dark brown body with large tan head that mostly dissipates. Aroma is moderately sweet, cherry, some wood, light caramel, brown sugar. Taste is medium sweet, cherry, some caramel, light wood. Medium body, slightly watery.

presario (4916) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 19, 2012
Not sure I like the way Generaal talks in the 3rd person in the brewer tasting notes. Sounds like George Castanza. The Generaal is not happy if served too cold. Found fresh bottles on a beer store shelf. Amazing what you see if you keep your eyes open. "I’’ve lost my sight, but not the vision" Yeasty sludge left in the bottle. Nice foam on dark copper. Big chocolate waffer aroma. Lots of chocolate, choclate waffer, Belgian chocolate, cold hot-chocolate. Very drinkable desert.

patricks110 (2503) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 18, 2012
A gorgeous pour with a dark Burgundian body, a sparkling carbonation at first with a thick and fluffy beige head. The nose is sweet, candied brown sugar, raisin, caramel, and a sweet taffy throughout. A bit of an odd fruity nose that I can’t quite place. Rather sweet and candied with molasses and brown sugar, prune, raisin and cherries. A beautiful caramel and toasted roasted malts. A bit odd and astringent on the finish though. Great brew!

jaghana (6115) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - NOV 4, 2012
Bottle 33cl, a dark beer with medium head. Nose has dark malt notes as well as an oude brun touch. Aroma is is on sweet caramel, dark malt, lot of fruit, red fruit, prune, light acidity, wood, chocolate, light burnt notes, cherry, good !

kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 14, 2012

Date: September 09, 2012
Mode: Bottle
Source: Rare Beer Club
Appearance: opaque dark brown, big tan head, sudsy lace
Flavor: sweet fruity flavor, rich ripe fruits, chocolate and candy caramel
Overall: sweet rich and fruity flavor, lots of dark fruits enhanced by the eatery sweetness, low balancing phenols, chocolate add richness and depth
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 17/20
Rating: 4/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: ***+ /4

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