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Westmalle Trappist Dubbel - Brouwerij Westmalle

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93
outstanding

2,371 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,371
Reviews: 1,148
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 10.55%
Wants: 151
Gots: 290 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Westmalle visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Dubbel |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-25-2000

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Ratings: 2,371 | Reviews: 1,148
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of CA_Infidel2o9
4.17/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 11.2oz to a Tulip

A- deep murky brown, 1" fluffy khaki head

S- roasty, nutty malts, caramel, toffee, citrus, grape, apple, earthy, spices

T- caramel, toffee, belgian yeast, citrus, grape, green apple tartness, slit nutty malts

M- almost creamy, crisp carbonation, apple tartness tingles and curls the tongue

O- A very enjoyable brew. Its dark, roasty, nutty, and caramel, mixed with light citrus, fruits and crisp carbonation. It's very unique and very enjoyable.

Photo of Dope
3.65/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle is dated best before 14/02/14.

A: Pours a very dark reddish-brown. Huge effervescent and fluffy light brown head. Fades slowly with top notch head retention. Only the slightest tufts of lacing left behind, however.

S: Very fruity - mostly dark fruits. Raisin and grape seem prominent along with the banana. Lots of sweet caramel to back it up.

T: Again, very fruity up front. Banana is stronger here than in the aroma. Other miscellaneous dark fruits join the fray - slightly tart in fact. Caramel in the middle with some stronger earthy spiciness kicking in shortly afterwards. Grassy in the aftertaste.

M: Medium bodied, a little thin but not bad.

O: Not a bad dubbel. Somewhat thin though and the fruitiness is borderline sour. All depends if that sort of thing is your bag. For me - meh.

Photo of Patrickpress
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of Garenburg
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of ortie
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of FanofHefe
4.35/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

11.2 oz. bottle poured into a Duvel tulip. Murky, dark brown body with a bit of red tint in color. Two finger tan head that settles into a nice cap, leaving a little lacing.

The aroma is primarily dark fruit, featuring raisin and fig notes. As it warms, I get a bit of caramel malt. Not complex but good.

The flavor is excellent. Very complex mix of the dark fruit flavors, rich malt, light tobacco, and just a minor note that borders on a citric hop. The flavors continue to open up as it warms, much like the aroma.

Very smooth, medium texture in the mouthfeel. An excellent beer in nearly every way. HIghly recommend it.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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5/5  rDev +19.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

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3/5  rDev -28.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Makkara
4.08/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought a 0.75 liter bottle of this brew, as my first trappist and was surprised in a good way.

Appearance is a hazy brown, and very (I mean very) foamy, definitely good to look at. Aroma of malts and wood mostly to my nose. Taste is very long-lasting, with dark fruits at first, ending with wood and dry notes. Mouth feel is not light but not heavy carbonation either, falls in between. The aroma is not as complex and nice as the taste, so don't let the first impression fool you. Definitely worth trying, glad I did.

Photo of GRUUMSH
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Jetulio
4.23/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

330ml bottle into a Chalice glass

Appareance: dark hazy brown colour, nearly opaque. beige head (almost two fingers).

Aroma: malty smell with fruit ( figs ) and wood.

Taste: touch of dark fruits sweetnes at the start , then you can taste wood and grass ending with bitterness and dry sensations. Long lasting in mouth.

Mouthfeel: medium carbonaation and body.

Overall: perfect equilibrium. Good trappist beer, long in mouth. Maybe the aroma is not so fine as the later taste, but in mouth is an amazing ale. Classic.

Photo of babayaga
3.96/5  rDev -5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip glass. Served at 45F & allowed to warm up a bit.

Appearance is dark brown/red - mahogany is really the best descriptor. Huge 3-finger tan head, dissipates slowly. Medium bubble size. Clear with a swish of yeast. Could've poured it better were it not for the huge head.

Aroma is raisin, light alcohol, banana as it warms up.

Healthy/lively carbonation, as expected, but not sharp on the tongue.

Flavor is date, lightly bitter. Cassis perhaps. Smells sweeter than it tastes (I love that). Very slight tang at the finish.

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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

Opened a bottle today with a best before date of 3/5/13.

Appearance is about what I would expect from a Dubbel, Dark copper brown almost opaque, no real haze with a darker creme-brown one finger head that recedes but sticks around with a thin layer.

Smells of figs and caramel malt sweetness, backed by a roasted warming alcohol character, quite pleasant not overwhelming.

Taste is on par with the smell, balanced fig and caramel flavors accent a roasted backbone that warms the pallet. On the back end the caramel and fig flavors fall off leaving an aftertaste of pleasant roasted bitterness.

The mouth feel is a little less than I would have thought given the nose, but never the less pleasant.

Overall this beer is balanced nicely; I will definitely be buying some more in the near future.

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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

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Westmalle Trappist Dubbel from Brouwerij Westmalle
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