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Westmalle Trappist Dubbel - Brouwerij Westmalle

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

2,146 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 2,146
Reviews: 1,118
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 10.55%
Wants: 122
Gots: 176 | 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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4/5  rDev -4.1%

dr_sanch, Feb 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

CBPAS, Feb 25, 2012
Photo of acevenom
4.85/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours hazy reddish brown with a tan head that retains well. Plenty of lacing is left on the glass. The aroma is sweet and of chocolate and maybe a bit of fig. The first sip feels creamy. I pick up flavors of roasted malts, sugar and fig. The finish is a bit dry and there's a mild spiciness to it. The flavor profile is well balanced. It's not too sweet. It's not too dry. The carbonation is definitely present, but it's not overwhelming. This hides its alcohol content very well and the mouthfeel is medium. Overall, this is an excellent beer.

acevenom, Feb 25, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

bdbd, Feb 25, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

ChanceK, Feb 25, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

bmur112, Feb 20, 2012
Photo of rodney45
3.95/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Found in Bowery Wholefoods NYC. Best before 23/8/13. Poured into my snifter, because i wanted to.

A: Hazy russet or ruby brown with a tan colored head that lingers throughout the duration, but leaves little lacing.

S: Dark chocolate, barley, espresso, apple and plum.

T: First notes are of sour and bitter raisins or dates. Secondary profile is a creamy belgian or munich malt. Tertiary expressions of coriander, nobel hop bitterness, and cinnamon. Dry sour cocoa finish.

M: Medium to Medium Heavy body with little carbonation. Not much alcohol taste.

O: Possibly sour from either light or heat exposure. Unfortunately thats the major taste profile I get initially, and its a turn off, even though the secondary and finishing notes are so strong. Im going to rate this well regardless of its sourness because it was in fact still good. Not great, not perfect, not up to par with its older brother westmalle triple. This beer's age and improper storage may have led to the bottle's accelerating decline. These usually have a great cellaring history. Well, regardless, I would still recommend.

rodney45, Feb 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

jfcaa193, Feb 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

dgeebs07, Feb 18, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

heysuz, Feb 18, 2012
Photo of tewaris
2.73/5  rDev -34.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

11.2 oz bottle, best by 07/12 poured into a Chimay chalice. Pours a dirty amber-brown color with a light brown sugar hued creamy head. Excellent head retention and lacing. Think I poured it too cold... waiting for it to warm up, stealing a sip or two in between.

Not much by the way of aroma here, or my sense of smell is horribly messed up. This particular dubbel seems a lot more hop forward, drier, tannic, and almost oak-y compared to other examples of the style. Only slightly sweet with a spicy yeastiness and brown sugar notes, led by the high carbonation toward a tannic bitter finish. Medium body, intense but clean flavors. Not a fan.

4.5, 3, 2, 4, 3

tewaris, Feb 16, 2012
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5/5  rDev +19.9%

theempire, Feb 15, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

nasa258e, Feb 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

MisledTitan, Feb 10, 2012
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5/5  rDev +19.9%

Brewsed, Feb 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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

beermaned, Feb 10, 2012
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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
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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
Westmalle Trappist Dubbel from Brouwerij Westmalle
93 out of 100 based on 2,146 ratings.