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Westmalle Trappist Dubbel - Brouwerij Westmalle

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

2,060 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 2,060
Reviews: 1,113
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 10.55%
Wants: 112
Gots: 150 | 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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theempire

California

5/5  rDev +19.9%

02-15-2012 06:06:33 | More by theempire
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nasa258e

California

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

02-12-2012 07:31:07 | More by nasa258e
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MisledTitan

United Kingdom (England)

4/5  rDev -4.1%

02-10-2012 23:55:56 | More by MisledTitan
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Brewsed

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +19.9%

02-10-2012 22:11:15 | More by Brewsed
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kemullen1

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -4.1%

02-10-2012 21:32:41 | More by kemullen1
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beermaned

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

02-10-2012 15:14:54 | More by beermaned
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vkv822

Oregon

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2012 06:39:33 | More by vkv822
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nandika

Romania

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

02-08-2012 13:56:00 | More by nandika
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bkaj21

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

02-08-2012 03:43:07 | More by bkaj21
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kja157

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

02-07-2012 18:38:51 | More by kja157
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MacStinson

Michigan

4/5  rDev -4.1%

02-07-2012 03:07:57 | More by MacStinson
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GreenMountainBoy

Vermont

4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

02-05-2012 19:23:58 | More by GreenMountainBoy
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jmccraney

Washington

4/5  rDev -4.1%

02-05-2012 08:58:29 | More by jmccraney
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WoodersonMB

Manitoba (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

02-04-2012 21:22:05 | More by WoodersonMB
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Acho

Spain

3.5/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Purchased a bottle for roughly 2€.

Nice murky brown colour (a bit too murky in my opinion) topped with a beautiful tan head that stays around for awhile.

A quite nice smell and somehow complex getting some of the yeast and a bit fruit.
The taste is, together with the drinkability, what makes this beer a difficult one to make one's tatse buds to it. Way too carbonated even for a Belgian brew, I shall give it a try leaving it at least a couple of months in the cellar; that's why it is that high my overall grade.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2012 19:47:57 | More by Acho
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ToasterChef

Maine

4.28/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Since I don't own a Westmalle glass, I've poured my cellar temperature 33cl bottle into a Chimay chalice.

The beer is nearly opaque. It has a brown color with ruby highlights. A decent amount of pinkish tan foam rests on top. Swirling the beer leaves a good amount lacing.

Smelling the beer reveals Belgian candi sugar and some dark fruits, like plum and fig. The Trappist yeast provides some spiciness, but it is mild.

Dark, complex malts characterize this beer. It's earthy, nutty and like the aroma has some flavors of plum and fig. This bottle is labeled best by 27.05.12, so it's close to two years old and I believe it may have become slightly oxidized. It is still quite tasty though.

The beer leaves behind decent coating that is very flavorful. Carbonation levels are average and it has a full body. My lips feel ever so slightly sticky.

I really like this beer a lot. It's a fine example of a true Belgian Abbey dubbel. If you've never had this beer, you are missing out!

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2012 01:17:01 | More by ToasterChef
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Douberd

Netherlands

3.13/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Very dark colour, with minimal bubbles surfacing. Medium head, brownish coloured, stays for a reasonable amount of time.
Aroma is of fruits and chocolate.
Bitter taste, medium thick body. Bitterness stays in your mouth. Quite carbonated. Overall not bad, quite average.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2012 16:46:45 | More by Douberd
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mglaser37

California

4.33/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Head: This beer has a cream colored head with a medium hold

Color: Beer has a nice dark cider/amber color

Aroma: It has a roasty/chocolate smell with very faint hoppy scent.

Taste: It has a rich, umami flavor/spice..sweet & bitter beer. Very tasy.

Mouth-feel: Has a creamy, smooth mouthfeel...very nice. Medium carbination...easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2012 21:40:59 | More by mglaser37
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monnik

Texas

3/5  rDev -28.1%

01-31-2012 12:34:18 | More by monnik
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pperez38

California

4/5  rDev -4.1%

01-31-2012 10:35:08 | More by pperez38
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jumbopanda

California

4/5  rDev -4.1%

01-31-2012 05:32:47 | More by jumbopanda
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FirstBrewsoon

Ohio

4/5  rDev -4.1%

01-31-2012 04:19:16 | More by FirstBrewsoon
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rogerthegill

Oregon

4/5  rDev -4.1%

01-30-2012 20:44:56 | More by rogerthegill
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martun

Russian Federation

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

01-30-2012 14:03:34 | More by martun
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ScreamForMe

Washington

4/5  rDev -4.1%

01-30-2012 02:48:04 | More by ScreamForMe
Westmalle Trappist Dubbel from Brouwerij Westmalle
93 out of 100 based on 2,060 ratings.