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Westmalle Trappist Dubbel - Brouwerij Westmalle

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

2,054 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 2,054
Reviews: 1,113
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 10.55%
Wants: 113
Gots: 146 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Westmalle visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Dubbel |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-25-2000)
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damndirtyape

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4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Single bottle poured into a tulip glass (I don't have a chalice) so I'm going to wonder if that tainted my review, along with the fact that I poured it slowly towards the end that I didn't get any sediment. Therefore did I really get all the flavors? So here goes:

Appearance - milk chocolate brown color with a hint of translucence (not opaque, but dark enough that very little light got through), huge head upon pouring that died down about 2/3 through drinking the beer with lots of lacing on the glass. The head is a light tan in color with large bubbles.

Smell - all I could get was some yeast and as it warmed up something sweet...caramel maybe?

Taste - a hint of fruit at the beginning, then bitter, then alcohol. I see some people describe this beer as "warming" and yes, I could feel that alcohol going in quick and indeed warming up my face. But the flavors were not really powerful - they're all just there but not really prevalent.

Mouthfeel - Smooth and lightly carbonated on the tongue. Watery in how fast it goes down but thick enough to coat the mouth and throat.

Drinkability - not sure. I hear so much about Trappist ales that people rave about but maybe I'm missing it due to the wrong glass. It was good, just not "WOW!" good. However, I will say it went really well with the Quiche Lorianne I had with dinner so I'll give a little bit higher on drinkability as a special occasion beer for special occasion meals.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2009 22:40:17 | More by damndirtyape
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Westmalle Trappist Dubbel from Brouwerij Westmalle
93 out of 100 based on 2,054 ratings.