Westmalle Trappist Dubbel - Brouwerij Westmalle
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Reviews by spoony:
3.98/5 rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
From a 330 ml bottle into a chalice.
A-A normal pour produces a standard-looking dark brown brew with a hint of clarity towards the edge of the glass. The short tan-grey head drops pretty quickly into a collar. Average for the style.
S-The smell is comprised of brown sugar, dark sweet fruit, raisins, and a hint of black pepper. Again, average to above average, but nothing spectacular or noteworthy here.
T-The taste follows the smell pretty closely. I get fruity, solvent-like alcohol and the aforementioned, brown sugar, dark and dried fruits, and mild spices. The taste is not as complex as some dubbels, but the flavors are well-integrated with each other.
M-The feel is typical for a Belgian, lower levels of carbonation, with a softer feel and medium body.
O-Along with the other Westmalle offerings, this brew is pretty easily obtainable across Belgium, including at my hotel restaurant, which is were I had a bottle for dessert one night last week. This is undoubtedly a good beer, with decent looks and above-average smell and taste, but there is nothing here that stands out and makes me say, "Wow, I can't wait to drink that again."
Serving type: bottle
05-30-2013 02:27:41 | More by spoony
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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 2,047 ratings.