Brewed by Dilewyns
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Dendermonde, Belgium


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RATINGS: 330   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 24C, lagering at approximately 1C 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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tcane7 (1674) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 3, 2013
Draft at Alla Spina. Pours a deep brownish red with bubbly tan head and lace. Notes of plums, cherries, raisin, oak, vanilla, toffee. Medium body and slightly tart. Reminds me a little of St. Vincent. Really nice dubbel

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ysok02 (1444) - Mons, BELGIUM - MAY 11, 2017
Robe brune, fine mousse, moyennement persistante. Nez lgant sur des notes chocolates, caf au lait, malt torrfi, noisette grille, belle complexit dans son lgance. Bouche lattaque onctueuse, pointe de caf au lait, de la finesse, bulle crmeuse, de lquilibre, de la longueur et une finale sur les fruits secs et le caf. Une trs belle bire digeste et quilibre.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
djcampbell (95) - Moravany, CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 21, 2017
Vtečn pivo se skvělou hořkost, řznost i masivnost. Dobr aroma. Hodně podobn Trappistu Rockerford.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nutjes (768) - Heestert-Zwevegem, BELGIUM - MAR 30, 2017
33cl-fles van bij Bierhalle Deconinck te Vichte. U: Donkerbruin met een beige schuimkraag. G: Gedroogd fruit, noten, karamel en wat alcohol. S: Zoet, chocolade, gedroogd fruit en karamel. S: Zoet. Chocolade, rozijnen en noten. Lichte alcoholwarmte. M: Volmondig met medium carbonatie.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marko (5528) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 25, 2017
Thanks Sharky! Thick beige big head, lasting. Ruby-brown clear body. Dried red fruit and spice on pollen and strong maltiness. Very nice! Dry taste dominated by dry caramel and some estery fruitiness. Ends on a sugary note. Bit soapy.Nice enough.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gsxrkv (3) - WOMMELGEM, BELGIUM - MAR 2, 2017 does not count
Beautifull dark colour, nice noose, fantastic taste caramel, herbs, brown sugar brown, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, medium body, thin feel,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
planky84 (3152) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2017
Bottle from the 2017 Manchester Beer Festival, drank at home. Brown pour with a beige head. nose of nuts, brown sugar, caramel, dark fruits, toffee. Flavours of toffee, sultanas, raisin, figs, chocolate and dark berries. Sweet, malty finish. Tasty stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iznogud (3698) - CROATIA - JAN 10, 2017
Bottle, 330 ml, courtesy of JFK10000. Shared with him and Miro. Pours brown with medium creamy beige head. Caramel, malty, toasted, brown sugar, some dried fruit. Moderate sweetness, average carbonation. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
aleksander9 (1606) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 6, 2017
Brown with white head. Caramel, Belgian esters and bread. Sweet, licorice and slight acidic finish. Great! A little generic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuedmaster (351) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 31, 2016
750 ml bottle from Keg and Bottle. Aroma of overripe plum, raisin, dark bread, brown sugar, slight sour cherry, vinous. Dark brown/mahogany with a red hue. This is a dry beer with a lot of character, has a chocolate, fruit, spice thing going on, well balanced and tasty, malt forward. Medium body with a slick and creamy texture,lively carbonation, bittersweet finish. Recommended

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tfredvik (1912) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 11, 2016
Pours a very deep mahogany body with a large, creamy, tan head that reduces to a healthy layer, good lacing. Moderate flavour of sweet caramel, dark caramel, dark dried fruits, Belgian yeast, fermented apples, anise seeds and brown sugar. Moderate flavour of dark dried fruits, caramel, alcohol and some herbs. In the back I get anise seeds and liquorice. Moderate sweet and moderate bitter taste. Mid-bodied, light dry finish. A nice one, but a bit too weak and subtle.
[33 cl bottle, enjoyed 2.5 years before BB date, from Vinmonopolet Aker Brygge, Oslo]

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