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Westmalle Trappist Dubbel - Brouwerij Westmalle

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

2,052 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 2,052
Reviews: 1,113
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 10.55%
Wants: 113
Gots: 145 | 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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Jakk

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

06-29-2013 04:08:28 | More by Jakk
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Polasiuss

Ireland

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

05-02-2013 20:41:05 | More by Polasiuss
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dragnalus


4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

08-20-2012 07:57:13 | More by dragnalus
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Paccamacca

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

03-06-2014 14:16:54 | More by Paccamacca
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In_Control_Mike

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

12-01-2013 22:18:57 | More by In_Control_Mike
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Sarunas7

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

12-05-2012 06:00:30 | More by Sarunas7
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Scotchboy

Idaho

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

11.2oz bottle into my New Belgium Globe.

A: Prune/dark brown and opaque, with a huge light tan head that fades to a consistent finger of creamy lace.

S: Big fruitiness, red apples, grapes and grape juice, chalky effervescent Belgian yeast, faint cherry and red wine notes. Malty sweet undertones with moderate spiciness.

T: More spiciness emerges in the flavors, and dark fruits seem to dominate more than that apple character; I get prune and raisin. Faint alcohol bitterness on the finish. Sweeter dark malt presence, Belgian candy sugar and hints of caramel all play a supportive role.

MF: Creamy medium mouthfeel, very nice. Effervescent carbonation moves the body along.

O: Really nice dubbel, probably the best I've ever had of this style. Better than the Chimay IMO.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2012 16:01:52 | More by Scotchboy
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Sparky44

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

03-24-2013 02:29:01 | More by Sparky44
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ortie

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

12-09-2012 23:07:34 | More by ortie
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DaPan

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

06-22-2013 20:24:59 | More by DaPan
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Wessel

Netherlands

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

06-14-2014 07:43:29 | More by Wessel
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Cyberkedi

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Comes out of the bottle a dark, hazy, chocolaty brown with a fairly thick beige head. (Be careful - it foams like all-get-out!) Strong aroma has a fruity overtone and an appreciable malty component with hints of caramel. Satisfying flavor is malty with a strong apple/pear tone and hints of caramel and smoke, and a hoppy undertone. Finish is subtly bitter and has a touch of sweetness. Smooth texture helps it slide down the pipes pleasantly.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2009 00:20:53 | More by Cyberkedi
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berkshire413

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

04-01-2014 00:32:21 | More by berkshire413
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Mitro

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Burnt amber, lying underneath a hefty and rich bronze head. After a short while, the head mellows, but is nicely retained. Beautiful lacing.

S- Cassis, apple, pear, molasses, a slight spiciness, and a faint bubblegum sweetness.

T- Begins with a mix of fruity tart and burnt brown sugar, which is balanced by full-on Belgian yeastiness. Finish is dry and bitter.

M- The perfect level of carbonation, in my opinion: definitely present, but not oppressive. The bitterness of the beer lingers in the back corners of the mouth. I tend to drink beers slowly, and after about 10-15 minutes, the carbonation has significantly softened. I suppose this is to be expected.

D- Highly drinkable. It's not a heavy beer, and the bitterness does not close my stomach. I could definitely go for another.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2010 19:24:53 | More by Mitro
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RobertRedmoon

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

07-29-2013 13:38:18 | More by RobertRedmoon
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whallgren

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

06-17-2012 17:47:10 | More by whallgren
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kingjohnh

New Mexico

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

06-14-2014 13:25:15 | More by kingjohnh
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Kingcurio

Oklahoma

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

07-03-2013 03:27:07 | More by Kingcurio
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roblund

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

11-23-2012 21:17:31 | More by roblund
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schnarr84

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

09-21-2013 19:13:01 | More by schnarr84
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BMMillsy

Florida

4.24/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottle from Tipple's in Gainesville. Pours a deep purple brown with a one finger off white head. Aroma of figs, raisins, spice, yeast. Flavor follows with big fig and raisin flavors, some light pears, spicy yeast, sweet brown sugar. Medium to light mouthfeel, medium high carbonation, with a slightly dry finish. Lingering sweet dark fruit on the palate. Only complaint is that I'd like a little more body on this one. Very nice beer!

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2012 01:49:58 | More by BMMillsy
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NeedBeerHere

Minnesota

4.24/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours out dark brown/ really dark brown with a three finger beige head with nice retention and some nice lacing. Smell is dark fruits, some dark malts, and just that smell of a blegian dubbel. Taste is much the same as the nose. Really no difference except maybe a tiny bit of sweetness and Belgian candy sugar. Mouthfeel is a little thick as one would like it and it great; Overall one of the greatest Belgium beers. Just really nice.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2014 10:07:45 | More by NeedBeerHere
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chinchill

South Carolina

4.23/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

.33L bottle served in a Belgian snifter. BB dated 28 Jan. 2015 - but i didn't want to wait any longer. This was my favorite beer for a while, during and following a visit to Belgium. I haven't had it for a few years except one small tasting, so let's see how it holds up.

Appearance: dark brown with a variable density light brown head. Good retention and lacing. Some sediment remained in the bottle even after extracting every last drop of liquid.

Smell: Dark bread with a load of raisins, dates, ripe bananas and generic dried dark fruits. Hints of pears, dried plums and spices. Light alcohol esters.

Taste: Similar to aroma profile but stronger, with more plum, and less sweet. This 7% ale drinks like 3-4%. Rich, bitter-sweet (leaning clearly towards bitter), and lasting flavor. Bordering 4.5

Feel: Smooth, medium-full body; medium carbonation that seems just right.

Overall: Excellent! World class for style. Unfortunately not cheap in the U.S. A great sipper: engaging, flavorful, interesting and easy to drink. The look, smell, flavor and feel all seem just right for each other. Highly recommended!

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2012 22:02:31 | More by chinchill
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BradtheGreat7

Ohio

4.23/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2 oz Westmalle Trappist brown bottle. Poured into a Belgian style chalice, almost identical to the Westmalle chalice.
A - A hazy, unique looking dark brown. A color I cant ever remember seeing in any other brew I've had. Nice, creamy off white to light tan head. Nice lace.
S - Dark fruits. Spicey almost with a peppery smell. Some caramel notes give it a somewhat sweet smell.
T - Lots of dark fruit. Very nice spices along with more dark fruit(s). Maybe some raison in here? Noticable Belgian yeast with a sweet malt flavor.
M- Medium bodied. Just what I would expect from a Trappist dubbel. Medium to good carbonation.
O - A very well crafted trappist dubbel. However I still prefer the Chimay Premiere Red over this. But this still is a class brew. Outside the Rochefort brews, both this and the Chimay are 2 of the best dubbels available and are fairly easy to find in the small populated area I live in. Remember, you can't go wrong with Belgian Trappists. They are brewed with quality in mind, and this one is no different. It goes right in line as another world class trappist.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2011 17:46:46 | More by BradtheGreat7
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eduardolinhalis

Switzerland

4.23/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

0.33l bottle served in a Chimay chalice.

A: Pours a dark amber to brown bit cloudy color. A huge creamy beige head is formed when poured. Low retention and only few lacings left in the glass

S: Strong on Belgium yeasts. Sweet. Candy sugar and honey. Brown bread, caramel malts and citrus hops in the end. Very fruity with strong notes of grapes. Some notes of wood

T: As the nose, first impression is a toffee, candy sugar and honey sweetness. Grapes and oak. Brown bread, roasted malts and Belgian yeasts. Funny bubblegum sensation in the tong. End is mainly composed by a citrus, earthy and dry mild hoppy bitterness

M: Medium body and carbonation. Sweet upfront followed by a earthy citrus mild bitterness

O: Very drinkable. Very well done. Mandatory for Belgian lovers

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2010 18:03:29 | More by eduardolinhalis
Westmalle Trappist Dubbel from Brouwerij Westmalle
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