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Westmalle Trappist Dubbel - Brouwerij Westmalle

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

2,314 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 2,314
Reviews: 1,135
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 10.55%
Wants: 148
Gots: 242 | 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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

33 cl bottle from LCBO...properly labeled with all the neccessary warnings.

Pours a dark clouded brown ale into my Westmalle chalace with a proper 2 finger off-white cap..cap reduces to a proper mat and laces well.

Aroma is intoxicating...chocolate, figs, smokey-vanilla bean sweetness and a musty under tone.

Silken mouthfeel, creamy-cocoa character...best mouth feel and palate of any beer I've tasted!

Starts with a warm shower of deeply toasted malts and coffee-cocoa tones which become balanced with some tame but assertive hop bearing...mid palate the mix gets more complex, there are a number of flavor decernments but the one that stands out is that of a chocolate covered smoked apple...finishes wet with more flavors arriving late;earthy dates, toffee-earthiness and smokey fruits...add to this a dangerous drinkability and inherent smoothness and we have one of the world's best beers.

There is little I can say compared to the accolades this beer has had from proper critics....all I know is that I wish I had a consatant access to it...if I did I may lose my love of German dunkler bocks.

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12oz bottle poured into a Chimay goblet. Pours out a deep ruby-tinted brown with a half-inch of solid tannish head. Nose is gorgeous, a sweet, fruity scents with a full malt aroma that reminds me of unboiled wort. Flavor is more of the same: rich dark malt (unusually malty compared to most dubbels), caramalized fruit (raisins, plums) along with lightly spicy, phenolic notes. The finish is somewhat roasty, balancing things out nicely. Full, even bodied, with a neutral texture.

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Serving type-bottle poured into tulip snifter.

A-Dark brew with red hues. Tan head with tiny defined bubbles.

S-Bready yeast, malty, spicy, faint cherries.

T-Big bite at the start from the carbonation. Caramel sweetness follows with bready undertones to the complex and intriguing malt. Brown sugar and toffee are here too. There is definitely a warming sensation on the way down from the alcohal. Simply and great balance.

M-Clean and crisp with a certain airy quality to it. Champagne-like carbonation that dances on the tongue.

D-Very drinkable even for non-belgium lovers. Smooth feel with complex flavors. Maybe my favorite dubbel yet.

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Westmalle Trappist Dubbel from Brouwerij Westmalle
93 out of 100 based on 2,314 ratings.