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Westmalle Trappist Dubbel - Brouwerij Westmalle

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

2,117 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 2,117
Reviews: 1,116
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 10.55%
Wants: 121
Gots: 171 | 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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conradh


4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

03-13-2012 02:57:36 | More by conradh
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Duke

British Columbia (Canada)

4.13/5  rDev -1%

(From a champagne goblet)

Appearance: Westmalle Dubbel pours a lovely mahogany-burgundy colour with a cloudiness that renders it almost completely opaque. I didn't see much head, but what was there dissipated quickly, leaving the thin cap of light white bubbles on top.

Smell: The scents are fruity, very fig-like with some red grapes in there, and some cherry at the back, and they're all admirably bold. There's a bit of yeast in the nose too.

Taste: Slightly bitter hoppy beginnings before the fruits take over. I'm getting a bit of that yeast too, but the big thing for me is the grape, and the beer tastes winey, but there's a bit of caramel in there too. All the flavours in this beer are big - nothing hides.

Mouthfeel: This is a medium body with a bold fizz. That well-carbonated finish is arguably a little too much.

Overall: The smell and flavour of the Westmalle Dubbel leave me wanting more and more, but dubbels are easy to come by here in Vancouver so there's a lot of competition for it. I'd usually pick a dubbel with a less aggressive fizz.

03-12-2012 08:17:39 | More by Duke
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onetodave

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

03-11-2012 06:35:57 | More by onetodave
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devonnaire

North Dakota

4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

03-11-2012 04:20:51 | More by devonnaire
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warnerry

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Best by 2/3/12

A - Pours a deep mahogany with some suspended material and almost two fingers of tan head. Head has outstanding retention and leaves rings of lacing.

S - Caramel, candi sugar and dark fruit aromas, with raisin, fig and maybe a bit of cherry. Also has a decent bread aroma.

T - Starts off a bit sweet, with caramel, fruit and candi sugar, but a yeast spiciness soon takes over. Some bread malt near the finish and another shot of spiciness on the finish.

M - Medium mouthfeel with lively carbonation and a dry spicy finish.

O - Very good overall. Not too sweet with a nice bread and spice presence.

03-11-2012 04:10:26 | More by warnerry
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dugly2ugly

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

03-10-2012 22:19:05 | More by dugly2ugly
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speakorspasm

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

03-10-2012 18:17:08 | More by speakorspasm
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Goldmund1

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

03-10-2012 03:22:18 | More by Goldmund1
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Edwaka01

New York

3.93/5  rDev -5.8%

Poured into Chimay goblet.

A - Deep, dark, mysterious burgundy. 1 finger head, fades fast, leaves thin layer on top, cinnamon like dusting from my inability to hold back 100% of yeast.

S - Toffee, Caramel, licorice root, cinnamon, tons of yeast.

T - Candi sugar, TONS of caramel, toffee, butterscotch, yeastiness again.

M - Medium bodied with a slight coating effect.

O - So far the hype of the Trappists has not done the beers favor in my opinion. They are all great, but I'm always expecting more going in. Still a fantastic beer.

03-10-2012 00:43:10 | More by Edwaka01
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WeissBoy

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

03-08-2012 05:34:30 | More by WeissBoy
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Nay

Pennsylvania

4.18/5  rDev +0.2%

It's amazing how much non-chocolate, non-coffee roasted malt flavors are packed into this beer: Light and dark fig sweetness balanced with just enough hop bitterness and alcohol. Lingering phenolic and bitter finish. Mouthfeel just goes on and on, but carbonation quality a bit prickly, and not smooth nor carbonic, either of which might make the beer a little better.

Very tasty, but not stupendous.

03-07-2012 03:28:58 | More by Nay
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javiernano

California

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

03-06-2012 02:39:28 | More by javiernano
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bladman

Alberta (Canada)

5/5  rDev +19.9%

03-03-2012 01:12:48 | More by bladman
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rydev24

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

03-02-2012 03:15:23 | More by rydev24
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SURFBUGG

California

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

03-01-2012 21:08:50 | More by SURFBUGG
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bluesfan1181

Missouri

4.83/5  rDev +15.8%

Poured from a 33cl bottle into a goblet.

A - Has a dark brown, ruby red color with an eggshell color 2 finger head. Lots of bubbles streaming from the bottom.

S - Dark fruits and cherries with yeasty, bread notes. Some fig, cloves, and toffee detected. Alcohol is in there too.

T - A slight hop bitterness on the front, The middle is all plum, raisins, cherries, figs, and yeast. Blends together beautifully. The back has a slight alcohol burn with a red wine dryness.

M - Medium mouthfeel, that is very creamy. Carbonation is very good due to bottle conditioning.

Overall, a trappist monastery in Belgium shines again. This is one of my new favorites for the style. Second behind Rochefort 8 for me. Haven't had Westy 8 to compare so this is second in my book.

03-01-2012 13:44:20 | More by bluesfan1181
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Tumble

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

02-28-2012 20:17:56 | More by Tumble
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Peyton5410

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +19.9%

02-28-2012 05:15:45 | More by Peyton5410
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chinchill

South Carolina

4.23/5  rDev +1.4%

.33L bottle served in a Belgian snifter. BB dated 28 Jan. 2015 - but i didn't want to wait any longer. This was my favorite beer for a while, during and following a visit to Belgium. I haven't had it for a few years except one small tasting, so let's see how it holds up.

Appearance: dark brown with a variable density light brown head. Good retention and lacing. Some sediment remained in the bottle even after extracting every last drop of liquid.

Smell: Dark bread with a load of raisins, dates, ripe bananas and generic dried dark fruits. Hints of pears, dried plums and spices. Light alcohol esters.

Taste: Similar to aroma profile but stronger, with more plum, and less sweet. This 7% ale drinks like 3-4%. Rich, bitter-sweet (leaning clearly towards bitter), and lasting flavor. Bordering 4.5

Feel: Smooth, medium-full body; medium carbonation that seems just right.

Overall: Excellent! World class for style. Unfortunately not cheap in the U.S. A great sipper: engaging, flavorful, interesting and easy to drink. The look, smell, flavor and feel all seem just right for each other. Highly recommended!

02-27-2012 22:02:31 | More by chinchill
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RollTide05

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

02-27-2012 15:38:35 | More by RollTide05
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dalecooper


4/5  rDev -4.1%

02-27-2012 14:43:52 | More by dalecooper
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dr_sanch


4/5  rDev -4.1%

02-26-2012 07:21:06 | More by dr_sanch
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CBPAS

New York

4/5  rDev -4.1%

02-25-2012 20:24:53 | More by CBPAS
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acevenom

Louisiana

4.85/5  rDev +16.3%

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.

02-25-2012 20:01:36 | More by acevenom
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bdbd

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

02-25-2012 07:10:48 | More by bdbd
Westmalle Trappist Dubbel from Brouwerij Westmalle
93 out of 100 based on 2,117 ratings.