Westmalle Trappist Dubbel - Brouwerij Westmalle
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4.7/5 rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
I usually judge beer with this much hype with doubt in the back of my mind. Found it on-tap at the Zotte in Amsterdam.
Looks like a very standard strong Belgian. Deep brown with a creamy tan head.
The smell is slightly caramel, a hint of candy and the smell of, how to describe... a homebrew that has too much refined sugar added to it, resulting in extra alcohol. However, it's not a bad smell by any means.
Mouthfeel is very smooth and creamy. The taste is almost sweet, but not too sugar sweet or malty, just right. It has a slight chocolate and caramel taste, then ends with the hops making an appearance.
Overall, despite my reservations with hyped beers, I was pleasantly surprised. I actually ordered another at the end of the evening. For a Dubbel, this one ranks at the very top for me. Sets the bar very high for strong ales, without a doubt.
Serving type: on-tap
04-20-2011 16:19:00 | More by smchasta
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