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Westmalle Trappist Dubbel - Brouwerij Westmalle

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

2,052 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 2,052
Reviews: 1,113
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 10.55%
Wants: 113
Gots: 145 | 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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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
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budgood1

Minnesota

3.83/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

pours out a a murky brown colour with an inch plus high beige head. not much stickiness as per the lace. rich malty aroma. plenty of the fig/date/raisin/cocoa combination i was expecting. the taste follows suit, but not so boldly so. a delicate rum soaked fruitcake nuance is detected. really like liquid bread. yeasty and slightly phenolic. well integrated alcohol. again, the flavour profile is quite understated, although balanced and enjoyable. the body is well rounded, albeit certainly lighter than expected. mouthfeel has the requisite amount of spritz to it, also. just enough. very drinkable...i'm wishing i had more than a 11.2 oz. bottle.

overall i would opine that this is certainly a classy trappist/belgian dubbel. i'm surprised that it's taken me so long to get around to sampling this and the tripel. slightly underwhelmed but not disappointed. definitely yummy stuff.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2012 23:01:51 | More by budgood1
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Brianito

Tennessee

4/5  rDev -4.1%

01-28-2012 08:51:13 | More by Brianito
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kew

Texas

4/5  rDev -4.1%

01-28-2012 02:45:21 | More by kew
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amk786

California

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I tried this beer a week ago over all a great beer, had a malty and hoppy feel taste and smell. Slightly bitter, with a smell of Omami, had a medium hold on the glass, the texture and taste was creamy with a hint of coco and dried fruits. I would recommend this beer to anyone who a beer that is not to bitter or sweet rather perfectly balanced. Have fun.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2012 02:01:47 | More by amk786
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KotR

Belgium

4/5  rDev -4.1%

01-27-2012 17:19:01 | More by KotR
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likeemdark

California

4/5  rDev -4.1%

01-27-2012 13:54:49 | More by likeemdark
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UCLABrewN84

California

4.43/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Best before 5/18/12.

Pours a slightly murky dark brown with a 3 inch foamy khaki head that settles to a craggy cap. A nice pattern of lace forms on the glass on the drink down. Smell is of bready malt, dark fruits (especially grapes), and sweet candi sugar. Taste is of slight candi sugar and dark fruits (plum, prune, grape, raisin) up front with a bready malt aftertaste. There is a slight earthy bitterness on the palate after each sip. This beer has a higher level of carbonation with a very crisp and bubbly mouthfeel. Overall, this is a fantastic dubbel and one of the best Trappist beers I have tried so far.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2012 02:35:04 | More by UCLABrewN84
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TappaKeggaBrew

Ohio

4.13/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: A lovely reddish-amber hue, with a touch of haze. The head is thick and light tan, with good retention and lace that clings a long time on the walls of the glass.

S: Fruity esters are most noticeable. There's faint spicy hops, and just a touch of breadiness.

T: Sweet and fruity is the first and strongest flavor. Some caramel. sweetness eventually yields to mild tartness, but not citrusy. Hops bitterness and spice do make a late appearance, lingering on the tongue until the next sip.

M: Crisp, with medium carbonation. A dry, astringent finish with the faintest alcohol burn is noticeable.

O: My first Dubbel, and I am not disappointed.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2012 02:53:13 | More by TappaKeggaBrew
Westmalle Trappist Dubbel from Brouwerij Westmalle
93 out of 100 based on 2,052 ratings.