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Westmalle Trappist Dubbel - Brouwerij Westmalle

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

2,032 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 2,032
Reviews: 1,113
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 10.55%
Wants: 107
Gots: 139 | 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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rekel

Netherlands

5/5  rDev +19.9%

12-01-2011 23:58:18 | More by rekel
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uturn

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

12-01-2011 23:15:53 | More by uturn
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kjkinsey

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

12-01-2011 19:29:55 | More by kjkinsey
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brandoman63

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

12-01-2011 02:40:05 | More by brandoman63
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BamaBeachBum

Alabama

5/5  rDev +19.9%

11-30-2011 05:23:55 | More by BamaBeachBum
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -4.1%

11-29-2011 23:23:29 | More by xnicknj
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frankiepop

Pennsylvania

4.6/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I have to hand Westmalle Trappist high marks. Everybody remarks about the malty flavor & fruitiness which is all true. I would just add that this beer has a very oaky and earthy flavor. Reminds me very much of St Bernardus 12.

I imagine sitting in a craftsman house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright with a fire blazing after a light and tasty dinner on a Friday night in the winter. I just leaf through an old magazine while listening to some acoustic music like John Cage's compositions for string quartet, or Larry Coryell's Bolero cd.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2011 06:17:41 | More by frankiepop
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drh1382

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

11-28-2011 03:54:13 | More by drh1382
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bbadger

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

11-28-2011 03:48:18 | More by bbadger
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cornucopia

Puerto Rico

4/5  rDev -4.1%

11-28-2011 02:42:56 | More by cornucopia
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MoreThanWine

Massachusetts

3.95/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a beige all-head which leaves a lasting floating merengue. Hazy rusty brown body. Smell has malt, caramel, and fig. Taste repeats the smell but also adds some sour rye. Body is lighter than I expected, medium weight at best. Alcohol seems even higher than the 7% reported on the bottle. All in all a good dubbel but on the hot side.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2011 02:59:45 | More by MoreThanWine
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Elemenopy

California

5/5  rDev +19.9%

11-26-2011 20:28:33 | More by Elemenopy
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +19.9%

11-25-2011 22:55:59 | More by Rochefort10nh
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mdillon86

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

11-25-2011 16:57:31 | More by mdillon86
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PunkFloyd

California

4/5  rDev -4.1%

11-24-2011 07:52:07 | More by PunkFloyd
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CB2maltygoodness

District of Columbia

5/5  rDev +19.9%

11-23-2011 16:12:06 | More by CB2maltygoodness
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jsnoek

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

11-23-2011 05:28:19 | More by jsnoek
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Exiled

Texas

4/5  rDev -4.1%

11-23-2011 03:57:06 | More by Exiled
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RepMichigan

Michigan

4/5  rDev -4.1%

11-22-2011 04:46:19 | More by RepMichigan
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jmdrpi

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -4.1%

11-22-2011 02:07:57 | More by jmdrpi
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cowboy83

New York

5/5  rDev +19.9%

11-21-2011 17:42:02 | More by cowboy83
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cbnz

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev -4.1%

11-21-2011 06:12:38 | More by cbnz
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JayQue

Virginia

3.9/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from an 11.2 oz bottle with a trappiste bier glass ring around the neck into a Chimay goblet. Good appearance....murky, mahogany brown color...big delicately bubbling antique white head with good enough retention for a strong beer.

Smell is a bit weak, some bready malts and dark fruit...nothing outstanding. Taste is better. A bit more complex. The breadiness and dark fruit (plums, raisins) are still prominent but the yeast is noticable and there is a bit of spiciness (black pepper) as well.

Mouthfeel is rich...what you would expect in a Dubbel. Overall, a good beer but a bit restrained. I don't see it as a top 100 Beer of Fame beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2011 04:37:31 | More by JayQue
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chickenm

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

11-19-2011 23:08:30 | More by chickenm
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mnixon86

Ireland

5/5  rDev +19.9%

11-19-2011 18:27:03 | More by mnixon86
Westmalle Trappist Dubbel from Brouwerij Westmalle
93 out of 100 based on 2,032 ratings.