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Westmalle Trappist Dubbel - Brouwerij Westmalle

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

2,110 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 2,110
Reviews: 1,116
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 10.55%
Wants: 120
Gots: 168 | 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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clarknova

Germany

2.75/5  rDev -34.1%

07-04-2013 14:31:06 | More by clarknova
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marct

Nevada

2.75/5  rDev -34.1%

09-29-2012 04:59:12 | More by marct
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smakawhat

Maryland

2.78/5  rDev -33.3%

Poured from the bottle into a chalice. Bottle to be consumed before May 27th 2012 so off we go!

A dark red to brown/black walnut is immersed throughout the chalice for the body, as the head produces a very foamy and large bubbled brown caramel color. Head really doesn't stick around much, but leaves a good size crawling collar

Interestingly light aromatic of whipped cococa/chocolate, light sense of roasted malts, Belgian candi, some slight sweet cherries, almost a sensation of smelling a good creamy Black Forest cake. Real nice I must admit.

Taste is very light bodied and a bit wet, bringing a real noticeable carbon dioxide and gaseous finish. Much of the notes on the nose are not even distinguishable on the palate at all. A large taste of just ordinary club soda, not bringing any of the scents picked up on the nose.

Overall I am wishing I could say more about how this tastes, but it tastes like drink club soda and nothing else. Pretty darn disappointing cause the nose is fantastic.

11-03-2011 21:48:48 | More by smakawhat
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jim102864

Connecticut

2.83/5  rDev -32.1%

I don't understand the ratings some of the other BA's have given this brewery and this beer in particular. A total snooze fest best describes my experience.

Yeah, the appearance is chestnut brown with a 2 finger head in my Chimay chalice. Poured from a dark 12 oz bottle. No bottling date. Maybe they're trying to hide something.

There is no aroma. Period. Whatever's in there is so faint it's not worth mentioning.

Taste is malty, slightly peppery. Pleasant enough but still a bore.

I won't recommend this beer to anyone. Highly overated in my humble opinion. I'll revisit it some day but on someone else's ruble.

12-30-2007 19:28:10 | More by jim102864
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IronDjinn

Alberta (Canada)

2.83/5  rDev -32.1%

Have this bottle left over from a Westmalle gift pack, that also came along with their Tripel and a stunning chalice.

Pours out a very deep opaque brown, tall fluffy cinnamon head that retains and retains.

Fruity with a light, zesty aroma, some chewy fig malts, some yeast. Light mandarin in the background, or almost pomelo-like. Then green apple slices.... This really unravels as it warms. The warm spice really comes out as it reaches room temp.

However this doesn't really do much for me in the flavour dep't. Subdued up front, and under the radar the rest of the time. A small warming alcohol surfaces near the finish and carries through to the aftertaste, but that is more of a texture than a flavour. Light spicy malt, but far, far off into the background. A kind of woody, nutty aftertaste to it after a long while. Almost as if this has been watered down somewhat.

Speaking of that, the mouthfeel is fairly thin as well, not much oomph or backbone behind it.

Perhaps this might be an off bottle of the stuff, but barring that it isn't really my cup of tea in the dubbel dep't, so much more out there with flavour to offer to be had instead.

01-28-2007 22:05:16 | More by IronDjinn
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deejaydan

Michigan

2.83/5  rDev -32.1%

Not my favorite. Has a very dry, spicy flavor. Alchol is big and present. Not enough extra stuff going on to mask the Alcohol. Looks nice in the glass, nice head and all, but that's about it as far as postives go. Maybe I just don't like Belgian beers?

12-25-2004 02:36:05 | More by deejaydan
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Crosling

Colorado

2.83/5  rDev -32.1%

Burgundy. Deep, complex nose of mixed berries, cherries, chocolate, caramel and mixed nuts. Slightly cloying, deep fruity flavor with notes of plums, cherries and other dark fruits. This is lacking flavor beyond the sweet dark fruitiness but more so, this is lacking depth and body. I want a richer, more complex malt flavor in a dubbel

04-11-2006 14:04:31 | More by Crosling
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BeerNutta

Australia

2.85/5  rDev -31.7%

Maybe I should not have drank the trippel before drinking the dubbel.

A = Nice brown colour. Very cloudy with think foam head that hung around.

S = Wet dog. Smelt of wet dog.

T = Watery thin. Slight malt flavour. Not very tasty. So watery.

M = Just so damn watery. Very dissapointing. Light carbonation.

D = Drink the tripel. Forget this one.

11-30-2005 00:25:41 | More by BeerNutta
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ViveLaChouffe

Georgia

2.85/5  rDev -31.7%

Pours a hazy brown with tones of copper. 1/4 inch creamy tan head with decent lace. Smells lightly fruity.

Taste is also fruity but also metallic. Caramael and nutty. Some molasses and barnyard funk. But the flavors are tame and the mouth is thin. Watery. Not at all what I was expecting. a light metallic and sticky aftertaste. It's not even that tasty. Very disappointed in this one. Enjoyed the tripel, really did not care for the dubbel at all.

09-01-2004 02:23:37 | More by ViveLaChouffe
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BMoney575

Texas

2.9/5  rDev -30.5%

Sampled on 5-12-09
Best before 3-27-10

Pours a completely cloudy red/brown color, with a foamy off-white head that leaves behind bog-time lacing.

Smell is thick fruitiness and a good amount of booze. Actually quite complex, with notes of grape, clove, and a slight lemon.

Taste is surprisingly bland, with sharp bitterness and tart alcohol. Seems off, but I don't think so. The malt is in there, but in the end it's very harsh and not at all enjoyable.

Mouthfeel is extremely foamy, all carbonation and nothing else.

Drinkability is poor, see taste + mouthfeel.

Overall, a disappointment.

05-12-2009 22:31:05 | More by BMoney575
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Citadel82

New Jersey

2.93/5  rDev -29.7%

I did not really care for this one. Oh sure it looked decent when first poured into the Westmalle goblet. Nice warm brown, creamy off-white head. But it left no lace in a beer clean glass. smell was yeasty with hints of alcohol and some fruit. Taste was a disappointment. May have turned on me. not sure. It was not sweet like I expect a dubbel to be and was not syrupy in the way of mouth feel. Too dry, and yeasty/doughy with some hints of coffee/cocoa in the finish.

12-22-2004 02:54:04 | More by Citadel82
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allergictomacros

Ontario (Canada)

2.95/5  rDev -29.3%

A - Cloudy (I know this from the pour-ing), extremely dark, opaque brown. Head is huge, dense and creamy.

S - Intense fruit. Plums and raisins come to mind. Also some banana-like notes, and a touch of raspberry.

T - Hmm Strange. Initial impression is no taste at all. Then a mild bitterness creeps in. Fruitiness follows with an earthy touch. Aftertaste is a mild, lingering bitterness.

M - Dry in the finish. Light bodied and a touch overcarbonated.

D - Hmm. I was a bit disappointed with the taste. The initial no-taste was a bit of a shocker - I've never had anything like that before, and the overall lightness of the brew wasn't expected.

10-04-2006 03:01:32 | More by allergictomacros
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AndyandAng

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -28.1%

08-12-2014 21:47:20 | More by AndyandAng
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100200300

Georgia

3/5  rDev -28.1%

07-19-2013 00:45:23 | More by 100200300
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VikeMan

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -28.1%

12-04-2011 23:21:11 | More by VikeMan
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IchLiebeBier

Virginia

3/5  rDev -28.1%

Appearance: Chestnut body with a medium cream head, long lasting; effervescent

Aroma: Malty; fruity; spicy

Taste: Slightly bitter; hints of chocolate in the mid; dry finish

Remarks: Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; so please disregard those scores

06-15-2013 23:15:22 | More by IchLiebeBier
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justforrazors

Missouri

3/5  rDev -28.1%

05-10-2013 01:47:10 | More by justforrazors
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akttr

Michigan

3/5  rDev -28.1%

11-04-2012 13:53:46 | More by akttr
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MikeKSmith

United Kingdom (England)

3/5  rDev -28.1%

07-04-2014 20:48:18 | More by MikeKSmith
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Hultkrantz

Sweden

3/5  rDev -28.1%

01-14-2013 23:28:15 | More by Hultkrantz
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monnik

Texas

3/5  rDev -28.1%

01-31-2012 12:34:18 | More by monnik
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drummermattie02

Texas

3/5  rDev -28.1%

12-04-2012 21:41:54 | More by drummermattie02
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allbrigs

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -28.1%

03-08-2013 05:19:46 | More by allbrigs
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ripweblo

Florida

3/5  rDev -28.1%

11-06-2013 17:26:16 | More by ripweblo
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ZinFanDave

Georgia

3/5  rDev -28.1%

06-20-2014 02:52:57 | More by ZinFanDave
Westmalle Trappist Dubbel from Brouwerij Westmalle
93 out of 100 based on 2,110 ratings.