1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Westmalle Trappist Dubbel - Brouwerij Westmalle

Not Rated.
Westmalle Trappist DubbelWestmalle Trappist Dubbel

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
93
outstanding

2,145 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 2,145
Reviews: 1,118
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 10.55%
Wants: 122
Gots: 175 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Westmalle Trappist Dubbel Alström Bros
Ratings: 2,145 | Reviews: 1,118 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of backslide311
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

backslide311, Jun 22, 2014
Photo of fireinsyrup
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

fireinsyrup, Jun 22, 2014
Photo of Saviour
5/5  rDev +19.9%

Saviour, Jun 21, 2014
Photo of Dave_Treat
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Dave_Treat, Jun 21, 2014
Photo of reaganrvltn
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

reaganrvltn, Jun 21, 2014
Photo of adam42381
4/5  rDev -4.1%

adam42381, Jun 20, 2014
Photo of ZinFanDave
3/5  rDev -28.1%

ZinFanDave, Jun 20, 2014
Photo of jakea
4/5  rDev -4.1%

jakea, Jun 18, 2014
Photo of ChrisinRI
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

ChrisinRI, Jun 15, 2014
Photo of macesq
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

macesq, Jun 15, 2014
Photo of bigbeers84
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

bigbeers84, Jun 14, 2014
Photo of kingjohnh
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

kingjohnh, Jun 14, 2014
Photo of Wessel
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Wessel, Jun 14, 2014
Photo of Beer-A-Lot
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Beer-A-Lot, Jun 14, 2014
Photo of Danilo_SP
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Danilo_SP, Jun 13, 2014
Photo of yeaprolly
3.25/5  rDev -22.1%

yeaprolly, Jun 13, 2014
Photo of wvbrewcrew
4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

wvbrewcrew, Jun 10, 2014
Photo of jbaker67
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

jbaker67, Jun 08, 2014
Photo of Kaizoku
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Kaizoku, Jun 07, 2014
Photo of jxb345
4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

jxb345, Jun 07, 2014
Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.84/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle purchased and drank at Victoire in Rochester, NY.

Pours a medium dark brown, with a quarter inch head, and not much lacing. There is a ton of floating sediment.

Smells like toasted bread, some rye, some brown sugar, caramel, and spicing.

The taste is similar. Very bready malt flavor, a bit of spiciness reminiscent of rye or black pepper, some caramel, and brown sugar. This is much less sweeter and full bodied than I expected, honestly.

Slightly thinner body than I'm used to with dubbels, a tiny bit watery. I'm really surprised to report that, honestly. Crisp, smooth mouthfeel, low carbonation.

This was good, but my expectations for it were a little high, unfortunately.

GreesyFizeek, Jun 06, 2014
Photo of jrohrbacher
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

jrohrbacher, Jun 06, 2014
Photo of xJMFCx
4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

xJMFCx, Jun 03, 2014
Photo of Latarnik
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Latarnik, May 30, 2014
Photo of Intrinsic
4.14/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a rusty brown colour with a very fine grained head. Not much lacing, but very nice looking. The smell is so incredibly clean. I get notes of grass, cherry, bread and a hint of citrus. The taste is very refined. Quite complex, with a noticeable level of alcohol and lots of malts balanced out very well with a mildly bitter finish. The mouthfeel is relatively dry, with very frothy carbonation. My goodness. This beer is wonderful.

Intrinsic, May 29, 2014
Westmalle Trappist Dubbel from Brouwerij Westmalle
93 out of 100 based on 2,145 ratings.