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Westmalle Trappist Dubbel - Brouwerij Westmalle

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

2,208 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 2,208
Reviews: 1,125
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 10.55%
Wants: 128
Gots: 188 | FT: 1
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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4/5  rDev -4.1%

MisledTitan, Feb 10, 2012
Photo of Brewsed
5/5  rDev +19.9%

Brewsed, Feb 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

kemullen1, Feb 10, 2012
Photo of beermaned
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

beermaned, Feb 10, 2012
Photo of vkv822
3.53/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

11.2oz bottle into tulip snifter.

Pours a brown, amber red with a very thick, frothy cream colored head.

The aroma is predominately of sweet candi sugar with a pleasant apple finish.

Taste follows the nose, candi sugar for the most part, with some tart apple in the finish.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with medium slightly prickly carbonation

A pleasant dubbel, but nothing particularly stood out to me.

vkv822, Feb 09, 2012
Photo of nandika
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

nandika, Feb 08, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

bkaj21, Feb 08, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

kja157, Feb 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

MacStinson, Feb 07, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

GreenMountainBoy, Feb 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

jmccraney, Feb 05, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

WoodersonMB, Feb 04, 2012
Photo of Acho
3.5/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Purchased a bottle for roughly 2€.

Nice murky brown colour (a bit too murky in my opinion) topped with a beautiful tan head that stays around for awhile.

A quite nice smell and somehow complex getting some of the yeast and a bit fruit.
The taste is, together with the drinkability, what makes this beer a difficult one to make one's tatse buds to it. Way too carbonated even for a Belgian brew, I shall give it a try leaving it at least a couple of months in the cellar; that's why it is that high my overall grade.

Acho, Feb 04, 2012
Photo of ToasterChef
4.28/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Since I don't own a Westmalle glass, I've poured my cellar temperature 33cl bottle into a Chimay chalice.

The beer is nearly opaque. It has a brown color with ruby highlights. A decent amount of pinkish tan foam rests on top. Swirling the beer leaves a good amount lacing.

Smelling the beer reveals Belgian candi sugar and some dark fruits, like plum and fig. The Trappist yeast provides some spiciness, but it is mild.

Dark, complex malts characterize this beer. It's earthy, nutty and like the aroma has some flavors of plum and fig. This bottle is labeled best by 27.05.12, so it's close to two years old and I believe it may have become slightly oxidized. It is still quite tasty though.

The beer leaves behind decent coating that is very flavorful. Carbonation levels are average and it has a full body. My lips feel ever so slightly sticky.

I really like this beer a lot. It's a fine example of a true Belgian Abbey dubbel. If you've never had this beer, you are missing out!

ToasterChef, Feb 04, 2012
Photo of Douberd
3.13/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Very dark colour, with minimal bubbles surfacing. Medium head, brownish coloured, stays for a reasonable amount of time.
Aroma is of fruits and chocolate.
Bitter taste, medium thick body. Bitterness stays in your mouth. Quite carbonated. Overall not bad, quite average.

Douberd, Feb 02, 2012
Photo of mglaser37
4.33/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Head: This beer has a cream colored head with a medium hold

Color: Beer has a nice dark cider/amber color

Aroma: It has a roasty/chocolate smell with very faint hoppy scent.

Taste: It has a rich, umami flavor/spice..sweet & bitter beer. Very tasy.

Mouth-feel: Has a creamy, smooth mouthfeel...very nice. Medium carbination...easy to drink.

mglaser37, Feb 01, 2012
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3/5  rDev -28.1%

monnik, Jan 31, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

pperez38, Jan 31, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

jumbopanda, Jan 31, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

FirstBrewsoon, Jan 31, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

rogerthegill, Jan 30, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

martun, Jan 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

ScreamForMe, Jan 30, 2012
Photo of budgood1
3.83/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

pours out a a murky brown colour with an inch plus high beige head. not much stickiness as per the lace. rich malty aroma. plenty of the fig/date/raisin/cocoa combination i was expecting. the taste follows suit, but not so boldly so. a delicate rum soaked fruitcake nuance is detected. really like liquid bread. yeasty and slightly phenolic. well integrated alcohol. again, the flavour profile is quite understated, although balanced and enjoyable. the body is well rounded, albeit certainly lighter than expected. mouthfeel has the requisite amount of spritz to it, also. just enough. very drinkable...i'm wishing i had more than a 11.2 oz. bottle.

overall i would opine that this is certainly a classy trappist/belgian dubbel. i'm surprised that it's taken me so long to get around to sampling this and the tripel. slightly underwhelmed but not disappointed. definitely yummy stuff.

budgood1, Jan 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

Brianito, Jan 28, 2012
Westmalle Trappist Dubbel from Brouwerij Westmalle
93 out of 100 based on 2,208 ratings.