Westmalle Trappist Dubbel - Brouwerij Westmalle
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Reviews by moderndrunkard:
S. Georgia & S. Sandwich Isls.
3.28/5 rDev -21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Poured straight from the tap at Erasmus in Bruges and enjoyed with roasted rabitt in beer sauce...but that's another review...
Pours a very appealing dark, cloudy body with a medium-bodied caramel head. There's a light head retention but the foam seems to stick to the glass for a long time.
Faint aromas exhibiting a light sweetness with a light alcohol nose.
I taste medium carbonation, a very slight initial fruitiness. Tastes...like...pear! Yeah, that's it. These pear-like flavors yield very nicely to a hop bitterness that lingers just long enough for my liking. A beer this color, I would have expected something different. Namely, something heavier and maltier. But all I'm tasting here seems to be light and bitter. (I'm sure the malts would come around if the beer was a couple degrees warmer)
I kinda feel like there's something wrong with my tastebuds because I was expecting something much different. But we all still have a lot to learn, don't we...?
Overall, good carbonation, not too thcik or too thin, pretty drinkable, but I'm not feeling another one.
Serving type: on-tap
04-09-2006 16:48:53 | More by moderndrunkard
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United Kingdom (England)
4.25/5 rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Dark brown appearance. Good head and lacing.
Aroma is of raisins, plums, fruitcake and syrup.
The taste is sweet with a complex mix of cherry cola, black grapes and treacle. There is a slight medicinal flavour here... in a good way. There's also a hint of spice in the finish.
The mouthfeel is superb. Very carbonated and palate cleansing making it easy to drink this beer.
Overall this is a very tasty and enjoyable Belgian beer that is rich and complex with a moderately high alcohol content. Very good drinking to be had here.
My mark out of a hundred would be 90.
Serving type: bottle
07-10-2014 23:08:30 | More by LagerCognoscenti
Westmalle Trappist Dubbel from Brouwerij Westmalle
93 out of 100 based on 2,045 ratings.