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Westmalle Trappist Dubbel - Brouwerij Westmalle

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

2,311 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 2,311
Reviews: 1,135
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 10.79%
Wants: 146
Gots: 242 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Westmalle visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Dubbel |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-25-2000

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The color is dark/opaque brown with hues of copper, the head is tan. On the nose there's lots of malt with a fruity predominance. Taste of fruit, blackberry, and bready malt. It has a sweetness to it, very crisp with a lovely carbonation. Medium body with an alcohol feelin at the end.
Very good overall.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a great beer. You really don't have to read any more than that, go get yourself one! It has a dark opaque orange/brown color and a mamouth creamy head. The aroma was quite nice, sweet malty goodness. I smelled some apple and citrus too. The taste is in a word, sweet. Some noticable hops, but the overiding taste, and the one that lingers is one of sweetness. Great beer.

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Pours light brown with amber hints.

Aroma of candi sugar and light alcohol. Mild hay and orangey citus notes.

Flavor is full of rich earthy hay malt. Tons of candi sugar flavor and nice fruit as well. Lingering bitterness and alcohol light burn, spice and herbs.

Well rounded, complex, really beautiful.

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look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle BB 08/03/13 purchased at the MLCC. Pours ~4 C into a Duvel Snifter.

A: Ruby red edges with a brownish hue Ina fairly clear beer. Nice fluffy head that drops to a cap that laces through the whole session.
S: Nice nose with loads of dried fruits. Raisins, currants et al... Some peppery spIce in the nose too.
T: The body is a little more muted than I had expected. Some alcoholic heat plays well with the pepper. Very light fruit notes when cool, that open up a bit more over time.
M: Heavily carbonated, biting on the tongue. Fruit flavours linger.
O: A great Belgian that I just want plot be more estery in the body.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled from the 330ml bottle. Date 19/08/05 on the back label.

Poured into my red wine glass with a boldly cascading tan head that grew to 3 inches with a nice pour. It subsided with crackles and pops to a thick creamy luxurious delicate layer over the beer. The beer is ruby tinted deep brown.

The mild aroma is of generic fruit, raisin, cinnamon, and a soft spiciness (the hops?).

As I sip away at this lovely brew, it tries to defy my attempts to put it down on paper. It's so ephemeral and subtle and different. Where to start? It begins with thick and chewy, loud and plain chocolate. It's fairly sweet to start, but a dryness crescendos into a bitterness that isn't quite hop bitterness nor burnt astringency. The dryness is tailed by warming alcohol, but then it fades to leave a syrupy coating in the mouth. This is earthy with generic fruity esters, maybe of melon. As I sip on, the bitterness lingers a little bit longer and cuts down on the syrupy finish. Carbonation level is on the mild side, which is perfect (the Belgian bottles I've been trying have been on the high side).

These Belgian ales are all so different. The dubbel and trippel classifications don't even tell you that much. Just be ready to sit and sip and enjoy. This one is definitely a winner.

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Westmalle Trappist Dubbel from Brouwerij Westmalle
93 out of 100 based on 2,311 ratings.