Brewed by Dilewyns
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Dendermonde, Belgium


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RATINGS: 342   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   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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jcr (2784) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - APR 15, 2012
Bottle. Deep amber/brown body with a big, frothy beige head, mostly lasting. Musty aroma with notes of raisins, toffee, chocolate. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture and lively carbonation. Good, but not as bold in the flavor as its 8.8% alcohol and aroma would lead you to believe.

BelgBeerGeek (1307) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - APR 3, 2012
From backlog , back then NEW BEER @ Kulminator

Head: off white, bubbly/foamy
Colour: dark brown/black
Smell: chocoalt, roasted malts, bread, candy sirup, rich and deep !
Taste: along the line of the smell , a rich deep somewhat herby ( anise , licquorice ) strong ale with brilliant notes of chocoalt and roasted malts , very good !

kermis (14999) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 27, 2012
Draft at Klooster. Brown pour with off white head. Fudgey vanilla aroma. Flavour also has fudge and vanilla with a little funk. Finish is pure fudge

note666 (1316) - Eindhoven, NETHERLANDS - MAR 26, 2012
2012 - 03 - 26 330ml bottle. red-brown colour. medium creme head. licorice in aroma. sweet taste.

deanso (10282) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - MAR 26, 2012
On tap at the klooster, delft. Thin off white head. Clear ruby pour. Nice beer.

mrkipling (59) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2012
Thick, luxurious head. Thick, sweet smell. Tastes peppery, malty and sweet. A lovely beer that I will continue to buy whenever I see it and am running low.

laiti (8531) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 16, 2012
33 cl bottle @ Gastropub Tuulensuu. Rated on 13.04.2011
Aroma is spicy with lots of anise and licorice. Also hints of sugar. Flavour is really stuffed with anise and licorice. Also some other spices and brown sugar. Feels a lot like Gouden Carolus Christmas. Not your typical Dubbel.

erickok (6036) - Leuven, BELGIUM - FEB 25, 2012
Beautiful red with a creamy tan head. Very rich in fruit, dark malts, hint of sourness, caramel and cloves. Medium, fizzy carbonation and medium heavy body. Not only a solid sweetness but also some sharp hops. But sticky in the end. Very classic Belgian, but we’ll made. Pleasant drink, if not multiple on a night. (33cl bottle, cheap)

bb (9790) - Alamo, California, USA - FEB 13, 2012
Draft. Brown beer with a beige head. Sweet malt and caramel aroma with spice. Xmas spice and yeast flavor with caramel and light dark fruits. Medium bodied. Xmas spice and caramel lingers with yeast, light dark fruits, and light tartness.

kschep (1707) - DENMARK - JAN 11, 2012
#1167 draught; nose is heavy red apple, decent alcohol, moldy, sweet red berries, feel is medium, carb is medium, taste is sweet malt heavy rotten fruit, cake, medium sour notes

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