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Westmalle Trappist Dubbel - Brouwerij Westmalle

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

2,249 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 2,249
Reviews: 1,128
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 10.79%
Wants: 135
Gots: 201 | FT: 2
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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2.5/5  rDev -40%

gnikola, Mar 11, 2014
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3/5  rDev -28.1%

100200300, Jul 19, 2013
Photo of John_Beeryman
4/5  rDev -4.1%

John_Beeryman, Jul 21, 2014
Photo of Luigi
4.7/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours out a cloudy rich brown color with a three finger light tan fluffy head. The retention leaves lacing rings all around the glass.

The aroma is sweet and sour. Full of ripe fruit. Hints of red grapes and hints of caramel.

The flavor is full of caramel and ripe fruit. hints of grapes, caramel, toffee, and even some chocolate. The alcohol brings in some sweetness as well. Hop bitterness is mild, reminds me of sour citrus fruit. The bitterness even lingers a bit on the tongue, but very mild.

Creamy mouth feel and a little slick on the palate. Finishes semi dry, lightly carbonated, and is very easy to drink.

Hands down one of my favorite Trappist Dubbel ales.

Luigi, Apr 26, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

WckdVbz, Aug 12, 2014
Photo of kenito799
3.7/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2oz bottle poured into a goblet. Best before 5/16/08

Opaque chestnut brown color with pleasant brownish head, little lacing.

Not much complexity in the aroma, malty, nice.

Mouthfell is good and creamy with lots of soft carbonation. Taste is certainly very good, solidly delicious dark ale. The main impression is perfect balance between malt, hop, alcohol, no element intrudes on any other. My first taste of Westmalle, I guess I was hoping for something a bit more interesting--I guess mainly because of the price, I feel like there are lots of other ales out there as enjoyable as this.

kenito799, Sep 19, 2006
Photo of MsRif
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

MsRif, Dec 24, 2011
Photo of Axic10
4.45/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bottle into a Chimay goblet.

Appearance: Pours brown with a decent amount of head that is retained rather nicely. This leads to some amazing lacing.

Smell: Sweet apple, candied fruits, some spice, and belgian yeast.

Taste: Toffee, malty, some spices and candied fruits. Great tasting beer.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and somewhat creamy.

Drinkability: It's been well over two years since I've enjoyed a Westmalle, but as I was shopping at Whole Foods for Super Bowl food, I spotted this guy sitting there and decided to have one. Great idea as I can see this becoming a regular in my fridge. Such a great balanced beer.

Axic10, Feb 07, 2010
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3.92/5  rDev -6%

jaywes754, Yesterday at 08:30 PM
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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

Hayley_86, Jul 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

celticfutblclub, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of DavidSeanNJ
4.35/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Dark mahogony brown color with red/amber tint. Creamy bubbly head on top of my glass, lasting through the entire glass.

S- Smell was malty and chocolately- yeasty and spicey, there was also a wine-like quality to the nose.

T- Excellent in the taste department. Raisons, figs, cocoa, candied sugars, yeast, booze- all very well-balanced and smooth.

M- Sleek silky smooth start with a nice pleasurable dry finish. At all times this one was tingly and highly carbonated, just the way I like my dubbels.

D- Great brew. This one was an excellent dubbel and goes highly reccommended.

DavidSeanNJ, Apr 13, 2008
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

nharres, Oct 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

cjac, Sep 03, 2012
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3.4/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Nice tan head at the top of a dark chocolate brown hazy ale. There was really very little lacing.

Nice bready yeast aroma; figs and prunes.

Dark fruits and grain, a nice blend. The molasses fringe on the taste is present, as is common with the style... But it's still one of my least favorite aspects of dubbels in general.

Smooth enough, a nice creamy mouthfeel.

Overall a pretty good dubbel, typical of the style. Good example of the style, I'm just not generally a fan.... I'd drink this again if someone offered it but I wouldn't seek it out.

donteatpoop, May 25, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

mikehillman, May 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

whallgren, Jun 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

Joshgonzales79, Dec 24, 2011
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

gutbuster, May 13, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Beer-A-Lot, Jun 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

Beerdudenumberone, Apr 01, 2013
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4.38/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter, this beer has a dark earth brown color to it with some fermentation floating around with the carbonation, and its all topped off with a nice thick head that slowly dissipates into a thin layer of bubbles surrounded by some really great lacing. The aroma is very complex, brown sugar, plums, figs and raisins all come up, apple and wine smells also come through. Slightly bitter overall, the flavors is just as complex, the hops are present as you swallow, mild grapefruit zest, dark fruits and some raisin are all mixed in. It has a medium-to-full body and is filled with carbonation. Overall, this is a very good beer and I’ll be drinking this one more often.

vickersspitfire, Jan 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

rogerthegill, Jan 30, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

JackNip, Oct 26, 2014
Photo of janubio
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very creamy head, with a nice toasted-brown colour. Colour is dark opaque brown. Aroma of dry fruits, raisins, chololate and spices, pepper maybe? I think a notice some coriander too. Mouth is of a somewhat harsh, but nice taste of caramel, spices, aniseed. Chocolate and port wine too.

janubio, Oct 11, 2006
Westmalle Trappist Dubbel from Brouwerij Westmalle
93 out of 100 based on 2,249 ratings.