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Cuvee Angelique - KleinBrouwerij De Glazen Toren

Cuvee AngeliqueCuvee Angelique

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BA SCORE
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131 Ratings
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Ratings: 131
Reviews: 82
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 8.23%


Brewed by:
KleinBrouwerij De Glazen Toren visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  8.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
"The "Speciale Belge" beer style was created in 1904 for a brewing contest that was organized by the Universities of Belgium. The goal was to improve the quality of Belgian beer. The winner was a new style, called "Belge". Due to the success in the contest, a number of brewers decided to brew the style and called it "Speciale Belge".
A "Speciale Belge" is pale amber in color (slighly darker than a pilsner) as brewers tried to copy the color of pilsner in a top fermenting ale. Later the color became darker as pilsners became very common to prove that the style is something special.

After the second world war, when the quality of life in Belgium increased, several brewers created a "Speciale Belge" with a higher alcohol content, called a "Dubbel Special Belge".

The beer has a big body, high effervescence, and a deep caramel flavor. There's a slight amount of yeast based sourness that creeps in to offer balance, with a flavor that reminds of dates or caramel covered apple.
Today the "Dubbel Speciale Belge" no longer exists, the current higher gravity beer styles are trappist, abbey ales and so on. Therefore Brouwerij de Glazen Toren decided to recreate this special beer style. "

(Beer added by: BeerBeing on 07-20-2007)
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bluemoonswoon

Illinois

4.65/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Had a minor emergency with this beer, exploded all over the place, never seen so much come out of the bottle before it got into the glass.

The color is something else, a nice burn umber, a deep brown cherry with amber and toasty brown chestnut, this is sort of getting out of hand but this beer really does have a nice glow to it and some very impressive head retention and fluffiness to say the least.

Aroma is really fascinating, incredibly fruity, like I've had lambics that were less fruity than this beer is. Sour cherries, vanilla, oak, raspberries, sweet toasted bread. Nothing dominates, everything is in perfect harmony but nothing feels pulled back or reined in, the aroma, every bit of it, hits you with its entire weight, it doesn't beg for your attention its daring your not to stare (with your nose, i'm sorry that's sort of a bad use of imagery). Fucking good!

Oak, toasty bread, insanely toasty, nutty finish, fruity but not so much as the aroma would indicate, little bit of a horsey tartness coupled with a dry finish, very dry. Mouthfeel is off the charts, full bodies, crisp and dances on the tongue.

This is a wonderful beer apart from the explosion at the beginning, complex, powerful and distinguished a class act all the way.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2009 04:13:13 | More by bluemoonswoon
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BuckeyeNation

Iowa

4.43/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Glowing blood orange that is polished gem-like when the goblet is backlit with sunshine. Abundant carbonation has produced three full fingers of pastel gold foam following a gentle pour. The head doesn't have a great deal of character, but it develops some rockiness during the descent. A lack of stickiness hurts a little.

The aroma is impressive. Since the styles are somewhat similar, it isn't surprising that this dubbel also smells like a BSDA. The yeast esters are especially spicy, to go along with the usual notes of medium-dark fruit and caramel. This might be the best of the KleinBrouwerij De Glazen Toren brews yet.

The flavor is all kinds of impressive as well. It has only taken one mouthful to tell me that Cuvee Angelique is one of the most flavorful, most complex dubbels that I've had in quite some time. Good thing I still have about 720 ml to go. Once the carbonation settles a bit, my other sock doesn't have a chance in hell.

Time and warming deliver even more boldness, more spiciness and more depth of flavor than initially thought. The lineup includes toasted brown bread, English toffee, ripe figs, bitter black tea leaves and a massive amount of clove and black pepper spiciness. This offering is (or was... it might no longer be brewed) released every year in honor of Mother's Day, but it's definitely a manly brew. No offense intended to the fairer sex.

The borderline excessive carbonation calms down before too long, though it never does impart the creamy voluminousness that I expect from all world-class Belgian beer. Still, it isn't far off. Maybe I just need to slow down even more and give the bubbles time to dissipate.

Neither Ondineke Oilsjtersen Tripel nor Canaster Winterscotch Ale (although both are fine beers) prepared me for the magnificence that is Cuvee Angelique. This is one of the best versions of this style that I've ever had, so I'm not surprised to see that it has gotten a good bit of love on this site. Bottom line: delightfully delicious and dangerously drinkable dubbel.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2009 21:31:49 | More by BuckeyeNation
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KeefD

Minnesota

3.88/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Well, my girlfriend of nearly three years just broke up with me, and her name is Angela, so I figured I should get around to trying a beer named "Angelique." Close enough, right? Pours a nice brown color with an enormous 4 finger head in my La Fin tulip glass leaving big chunks of lacing. Aroma is fruity, a little musty, yeasty, some apple cider is present along with some raisin. Dark fruit flavors, with raisins, and yeast dominate the flavor, very much carbonated, enough so that I have to let it sit for a while before drinking anymore. Apples skins are also present in the flavor along with some light chocolate and caramel notes. Medium bodied, too much carbonation is cloying at times. Tastes good, but I've had much better dubbels in my day.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2009 19:29:22 | More by KeefD
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cjgator3

Florida

3.93/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle

A- There was a lot of foam that slowly gushed out after prying off the cap of this bottle. After getting that under control, I poured into a chalice. Pours a dark reddish brown color with an off-white head that leaves a ton of lacing around the glass and has great retention as well.

S- The aroma is sweet malt, dark fruits, bread, raisins, and yeast. Very nice, I love the smell of Dubbels and this one is no exception.

T- The taste is dark fruit with a bit of a peppery spiciness along with yeast with some yeast and hops in the finish as well as some alcohol. A little on the hoppy side when compared to other beers in this style.

M- The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a good amount of carboaton.

D- Overall, this is another great Dubbel that is definitely worth a shot for those who enjoy the style. Recommended!

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2009 03:11:28 | More by cjgator3
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Georgiabeer

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a beautiful beer and it was a treat to have this on tap at the Brick Store Pub. Pours a beautiful dark amber with a huge, creamy head that sticks around and leaves some lacing. Smells fruity with citrus and melon and exhibits notes of sticky malt and spice. The taste is similar, but with a caramel corn butteriness and sweetness as well as some darker malt flavors, approaching toffee in taste. Very smooth and delicious beer from a great, and underappreciated brewery.

Serving type: on-tap

04-06-2009 01:31:48 | More by Georgiabeer
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CWiggins

North Carolina

3.7/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Purchased at McSrooge's in Knoxville, Tennessee on 3/6/09. Poured into a Duvel tulip, and enjoyed alone while the wife and dog are out of town!

Pours a dark chestnut brown, with a substantial ecru head that erupts quickly and hangs around for the duration of the beer's life. Smells of dark sugar, rich ripe fruit, yeast, and candy are certainly discernible, even with the weakest sniff. The flavor is very nice: it's full of sweet, dark fruity flavors, and a delightfully surprising mildly bitter finish. There's also just the hint of anise in the center. Very nice! It's not overly carbonated, so the mouthfeel is really smooth and liquid-y. I find this beer very drinkable for the intense flavors and slightly higher ABV. Glad I took a chance on it!

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2009 00:13:28 | More by CWiggins
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Bananaman

Sweden

3.83/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I get the feeling that this beer may be a bit "hyped" here at BeerAdvocate, but anyway, here goes my review!

The beer pours a hazy brown color with a large white/beige head. When I opened the bottle the beer came rushing out of the bottle, so I hurried to get a glass under the bottle to avoid wasting beer.

Aroma is nice with lots of belgian yeast, spices and some orange peel. There are typical notes of roasted malts in the background. Nice, the smell is really promising.

Well the, how does it taste? To begin with it's a quite thin-ish beer. The taste is nice but a bit weak of belgian yeast, rosted malts and some spices. It's a quite fresh taste but I'm slightly dissapointed.

To sum it up, a good beer, but there are lots of better beers for a cheaper price. I'd have a regular, fresh, 33cl bottle of Chimay Blue instead of this one anyday.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2009 11:58:16 | More by Bananaman
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BWH3

Pennsylvania

4.47/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

The 2007 Vintage from a Tulip at 50 F.

A thick appearing cloudy brown with a slight orange hue topped by a tan head that pours big and bubbly before settling to a nest of island lacing. Smells of raisin and dark fruit and that inexplicable must of noble hops and the house yeast strain. Tastes similar but with the addition of a nice earthy hops bitterness. Absolutely delicious. Not quite as complex as I might have expected for a Cuvee, but goes down flawlessly and finishes with a peppery spice on the lips and throat. Great carbonation that actually augments the tasting. A special brew well worth a taste.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2008 01:46:45 | More by BWH3
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.85/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I picked this one up in a trade earlier this year and to be honest nearly forgot that I had it till I saw it in the back of the cellar. I was just gonna post a ISO :) Anyway served this paper wrapped, 2007 bottle at a nice and comfy fifty degrees and poured into an oversized wine glass. Consumed on 12/04.08.

The pour was perfect, what else can I say. Rich dark brown in color and nearly opaque. Nice reddish notes on the sides and bottom of the glass coming through quite nicely. Huge head of tan that reached a height of at least three inches before settling down over the top into a thin layer maybe a quarter of an inch and staying with us throughout the entire session. This was a perfect dubbel.

The aroma was nearly spot on as well. Rich notes of spice, dark fruit, plums, raisins, mostly in the front as a nice grainy and bread like aroma started to peak through as it really warmed up, along with a light hint of a spiced pear or apple. At the first sip I was in love. I am not normally a fan of the style as it is usually rather plain for me, sitting somewhere between the sessionable and the extreme, but a whole new life was brought forward for me here. Key word in this beer was smooth, it was simply breathtakingly smooth and subtle. Rich notes of raisins and plums, hints of light spice, pears, great yeast notes here. There was just such a smooth, subtle flavor here. I really am at a loss, as I rarely find a beer this drinkable. The long aftertaste was rich with a ripe fruit flavor that left an almost funky note that was only detectable after a few minutes after the sip. Just a wonderful expierence.

Overall I was blown away, very seldom does something this good sneak up on me like this, this was a total suprise and really wonderful. Go check this one out if you can find it, it was that damn good.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2008 01:52:49 | More by mikesgroove
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emerge077

Illinois

4.08/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Tracked this elusive beer down at PartiPak in Indy, only to find a bottle at a corner store in Chicago weeks later. Paper wrapper is stamped: 29 SEP 2007.

Served in a broad mouthed Moinette chalice. Attractive reddish auburn color, little floaties dancing around, and a puffy cap of generous foam that sounds like rice krispies. It has an ultra-fine whipped latte texture, and very creamy.

Some bready cookie sweetness in both aroma and taste, tempered by bitter herbal hops, that linger long into the dry aftertaste. The hop profile is mildly spicy, bolstered by some phenolic notes. Very full of toasty malt. Distinct Belgian yeast in the nose that reminded me of Fantôme. Delicate, fine carbonation that was very smooth. Easy to finish the bottle with no hint of the 8+% abv. A fairly simple and refined Dubbel.

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2008 00:32:18 | More by emerge077
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francisweizen

Arizona

4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Shimmering ruby scar with bright, large, tight white head. Aromas of candy sugar, raisins, and deeply complex malts. hops are faint and an afterthought in the background. Taste is sugary sweet with dense malt complexity. Bread, raisins, various other sugary fruits, and a bit of phenolic yeast complexity mixed with baked bread in the finish. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and lush. Drinkability is good. solid dubbel.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2008 01:42:13 | More by francisweizen
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Beerzebub

California

4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured in a big wine glass at 60 F/ 15 C.

Hazy amber color, bulging cream colored head, thick pocked sheets of lace.

Heady aroma of spice, sweet bready malt, dried apple, light brown sugar and caramel, mild chocolate, a bit of juicy white grape, and some fruity solvent and light booze.

Tastes like warm cookie spices, toasty brioche, toffee, cocoa, baked apple, and black tea. Some explicit sweetness is well balanced by a touch of bitterness and gentle astringency. Exotic yet familiar. Great cohesion and balance, and very tasty.

Grippy powdery texture. Quite drinkable for what it is.

Great beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2008 07:19:30 | More by Beerzebub
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merlin48

Kentucky

4.65/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Paper wrapped 750 ml, as shown, pours about fifty percent creamy ecru hued foamy head, atop a mostly clear amber body that is distinctly ruby colored when held to a light. Retention is excellent and sheets of lacing drape the sides of the Duvel chalice.

Aroma begins very fruity, with prominent notes of kiwi, honeydew, and strawberry. Floral and perfumey hops quickly follow to the nose. Belgian yeasty notes are spicy and contribute soft coriander and freshly cracked white peppercorns.

Airy, medium body seems lighter than it really is. Carbonation is average in intensity but has a soft and satiny feel. Nice!

Taste opens with fruity melon and strawberry. Yeasty spiciness adds white pepper and coriander. Solid caramel malt backbone supports lots of gentle complexities. There is a soft floral hop bitterness that grows stronger as it warms. Pastoral and earthy notes from the hops and yeast add what can only be called a Saison character. Finishes very even handed with the honey and caramel sweetness fading meekly into the soft and pastoral bitterness.

Exceptional drinkability for a dubbel. This one has such complexity of character that it evokes traits of a saison, Belgian IPA, and dubbel, and deftly wraps them all into a very pleasant final product. Sorry to see this bottle go dry.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2008 00:27:00 | More by merlin48
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rtepiak

Poland

4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

pours a amber copper... a tad on the red side. foam an off white of that hue. every bottle i get from this brewery upon opening creeps a heavy foam. upon pouring the foam takes up about half the glass. contracting slowly leaving heavy lace. the colder, the less lava like. smell is sweet candy at first, then herbal notes, and a light toffee, hop and malt. the taste is carried by the smooth volume. very light weight for a dubbel. smooth like a feather. wonderful toffee velvet with notes of spice behind it. all works well with the sugar notes. complex yet effective blend. light hop lingers in mouth. one of my favorite breweries so its easy to say i can drink it all the time. excellent example of the style. hands down one of the best i've had!!!

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2008 08:17:17 | More by rtepiak
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shbobdb

Indiana

4.03/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

Picked up this on recommendation from our local Beer Guy Cole over at Kahn's Fine Wines. I asked him to recommend a beer I hadn't had, and we were in the Belgian section, so he suggested this. Said it was one of the best dubbels he had ever had.

I can see why he liked it. It is very assertively hopped for a Dubbel. So the inherent dryness of the beer is amplified by a finish that is surprisingly bitter. The aftertaste is nice minty hops.

That's the after party. The actual party itself is a little more subdued. Toffee, almonds, weak coffee, chocolate, jujubees, and allspice at the big guys up front.

The one problem I have is that the very high level of carbonation (normal for a dubbel, not knockin' here) combines with the hop bitterness to create a very astringent experience. If I swirl the glass to lose some of the carbonation, the mouthfeel becomes too thin. A tricky balance.

A very good Dubbel. I'm having no problems finishing the 750. It isn't a contemplative beer, though. I'm drinking it just below room temperature. I think this beer would actually benefit from being a little cooler. It has a lot of refreshing characteristics (not something I normally associate with dubbels!), and adding a pinch of cool to that would benefit the beer. You know, maybe, high 40s, low 50s?

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2008 22:41:55 | More by shbobdb
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jamie2dope

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I picked up a bottle of this brew that I have never seen available before at Winchester Wine and Spirits. Poured in to my new Dogfish Head sniffer strawberry/pink color, with a big bad heading that eventually dropped down in to a good looking lace. Aroma gave me the wow factor that some talk about, with strawberries. pomegranate, blackberries, raisins, extremely fruity and complex nose. Taste is more of the same vinous dark fruits, with a keen alcohol presence that livens things up. Body is very well carbonated and right in your face. It drinks very well too, although this is certainly one to sip slowly so as to let all the tiny complexities show themselves. This is definitely a wow beer for me. Pairing this with a few different types of cheese (Brie, Goat, Feta) was truly amazing.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2008 00:56:05 | More by jamie2dope
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Kraken

Maryland

4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Experienced this tastee beverage on draft at Max's. Served in Chalice. 2 finger bright white head diminishes over time leaving nice lacing. Somewhat cloudy amber/gold in color. Smells of light toffee, candy sugars, and belgian yeast. Tastes of light toffee, and candy sugar, well done. Bit of a dry finish, Highly drinkable. Looking forward to sampling additional styles from de Glazen.

Serving type: on-tap

05-07-2008 15:12:44 | More by Kraken
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Gmann

New York

4.22/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Out of a 750ml capped bottle. Pours a hazy light brown color with a dense khaki colored head that dissipated into a light cap. The aroma is not what I would expect from a dubbel. It has a wine like tartness and funkiness. There are some light brown sugar and fig like aromas as well. The taste is quite different than the aroma, more true to a dubbel. A nice chocolately malt flavor, with a nice balance of candi sugar, fig, and raisins/prunes. The feel is fairly light and quite fizzy, perhaps too much carbonation. The finish is very nice, not too sweet or sticky. A very good dubbel, great flavor profile with the perfect amount of sweetness.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2008 01:24:52 | More by Gmann
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

4.05/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Elegant wrapped bomber. A very smooth feather touch mouthfeel. Yeasty aroma. Brown with white head. A background spiciness,behind toffee and some sugary fruit, certainly not a bold flavour so it accompanies poultry and quiche well. Tremendously drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2008 02:45:00 | More by Sammy
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IBUnit63

Massachusetts

4.18/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Whole lotta soapy soapy soapy 4-finger yeasty Pillsbury doughboy head, almost with tunnels sort of like when you're baking muffins - give it time to calm down. Awesome lacing. Lots of carbonation. Nice copper body.

Yeast and ester-ized coriander aroma, maybe some cardamom. Nice.

Carbonation comes and goes in the head - clean and mild - almost sessionable malt backdrop with some apples - very quiet but enjoyable.

Silky smooth mouthfeel - no aftertaste whatsoever. Finish is mild but warm.

Mellow mellow mellow - almost like a classic brown ale. Very enjoyable and drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2008 12:14:47 | More by IBUnit63
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dgallina

Georgia

4.72/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml brown bottle with haphazardly pasted label and no dating.

Pours almost clear red-brown with very active carbonation and a two-inch creamy white head. The foam and lace persist nicely. The beer smells yeasty and sweet, with peppery caramel, cocoa, and lightly phenolic alcohol overtones. Flavor is very malt-forward. Delicious toasted bread, powdered cocoa, and caramel notes dominate. Gentle fruity alcohol appears in the finish and some light alcohol warmth develops over time. Body is highly carbonated, yet smooth and supple. Rather clean for the style. A rare and delicious treat.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2008 03:05:34 | More by dgallina
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wheelinshirt

Pennsylvania

4.7/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bought this one at Abe's in Bethlehem for $11. Im really digging the paper wrapper and amazing, simple paper label. 750 mL brown bottle, capped. Opened and shared with a couple friends, poured into a tulip.

Tried to be careful while pouring this, but I still roused up a ton of head, cloudy brown color with light tan head that lasts and lasts, leaves lots of lacing.

Smell is not what I was expecting, I'm so used to very dark, sugary dubbels. This was fruity, a little funky, pretty hard for me to describe, really. There was a lot of different stuff going on from the yeast, nice malt backbone that doesn't get overly sweet and cloying, alcohol is subdued but detectable. This one is very unusual and good, I almost thik I got some hefe type smells in there as well, but I'm not sure.

Taste is also very complex, nice play between malts, booze, and all sorts of yeast esters. You really have to experience this one to understand. Simply amazing. Mouthfeel is fairly light, medium high carbonation, very easy to drink and enjoy. Its actually refreshing. If you see this, pick it up immediately--it is fantastic. Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2008 01:03:14 | More by wheelinshirt
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rallison

California

4.3/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Now, I knew this beer was supposed to be good. But, this is exceptional. I'm also drinking this while brewing my first homebrew, so that makes it even better!

Pours a nice cloudy brown with a creamy 2 finger off-white head. Smell is very yeasty (in a good way), with some fruitiness. Nice so far!

Taste is very nice. Candied fruits - dates, apples and the like - with a nice Belgian yeast presence. Some Candi sugar may be present, but it is mellow. Touch of toffee and caramel, but there is a nice focus on the fruity character. Extremely well balanced.

Mouthfeel is perfect. Creamy, rich, yet somehow delicate and somewhat light on the tongue. Nice!

Drinkability is exceptional.

Highly recommended. One of the best dubbels I have had. You must try it!

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2008 06:43:19 | More by rallison
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SammyDavisJrJrJr

Illinois

4.68/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

First trip to the new Binny's downtown, and have to say that Clint, the man tending the bar at the time was quite nice. Split this bottle with my brother. Into the wine glasses...

A - Lots of pillowy soft head with great lacing. Cloudy light amber body. A beauty.

S - Intense. The aroma was very typlical for the style, with lots of funk, salt, maple and honey like sweetness, and strawberry like tartness. Great stuff, both balenced and intense.

F - Starts out mild, with lots of earthyness and salt. Fruit and funk seem to balence themselves out well. Finishes up with a very nice dry, balencing finish. Excelent.

M - Crisp, but still full. No complaints.

D - This was really good. I mean really good. A great beer by a great brewery. My favorate Belgian Dubbel. Will seek out again.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2008 07:16:41 | More by SammyDavisJrJrJr
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very dark brown that is fully clouded with a lighter tan head that stays around for a bit and leaves a pretty high amount of lacing on the way down. Nose is not very active with a small amount of funk on there. Flavor is very consistent with a nice amount of sugar in the mix. Doesn't scream in the mouth, but it does have a good profile. Mild tangy edge. Feel has a higher amount of carbonation to it. Slightly interferes with the flavor rush. Overall though this is a very good BSDA that is easy to drink and is on par with other good brews in it's class. Nothing showy. Just even and smooth.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2008 04:21:38 | More by RblWthACoz
Cuvee Angelique from KleinBrouwerij De Glazen Toren
92 out of 100 based on 131 ratings.