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Westmalle Trappist Dubbel - Brouwerij Westmalle

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

2,242 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 2,242
Reviews: 1,127
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 10.79%
Wants: 134
Gots: 197 | FT: 2
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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Photo of bump8628
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brown with garnet highlights and a huge matrix of large, tan bubbles that eventually recede to a tight, creamy, pancake-like cap.

Westmalle Dubbel is reminiscent of under-ripe bananas dipped in caramel and toffee and then lightly dusted with cocoa powder, cinnamon, and clove. Earthy bitterness lingers on into the finish more than anticipated, which along with the ultra-dry finish, makes this Dubbel quite different from the American interpretations.

All in all a delightful Trappist ale.

bump8628, Mar 21, 2010
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

zvanwink, May 10, 2012
Photo of rvdoorn
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this one from the local grocery shop.
Look: pours a nice dark brown color with a thick light brown-white head.
Smell: Sweet malts, caramel, dark fruits, spicy hops
Taste: dark fruits, yeast, sweet malts and caramel, with a spicy hoppy finish.
Mouthfeel: High carbonation with a medium body
Overall: A nice beer, very easy to drink. Never lets you down

rvdoorn, Jul 02, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Doomfag, Feb 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

tehchico, Jul 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

jasewaaang, Oct 21, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

PappyVans, May 19, 2014
Photo of JoEBoBpr
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a goblet.

A - Pours a beautiful full brown color with a light tan head. Head is very dense and retains very well.

S - Bread hints are quickly appreciated, followed by some mild alcoholic esters. Sourdough hints and some yeasty smells are definitely present.

T & M - Oily and creamy mouthfeel. Some nice bready hints immediately com up with nice malt sweetness, caramel hints are definitely present. Some yeast flavors are also tangled in there with the sweetness balancing it out. Some banana sweetness is also present.

D - Very refreshing and delicious. good co2.

JoEBoBpr, Dec 06, 2009
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

bobv, Jul 11, 2014
Photo of stckhndlr
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- Huge foam on top. A full four finger tan head that dies down rather quickly. Maybe 60 seconds from start to finish. A slightly cloudy dark amber color. Lacing doesn't hold that glass. Falls back quickly. A tiny amount of carbonation rising from the bottom.

S- Malty caramel notes, dark fruit and maybe some molasses. Chocolate covered raisins.

T- A roasted creamy coffee flavor with a hint of banana and caramel. A little bitter on the end but otherwise sweet.

M- Medium to thick body like most Trappist beers.

O- To me this was a good beer. Not as great as some of the other Trappist beers out there but it holds it's own. I would drink this one again.

stckhndlr, Mar 21, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

cjac, Sep 03, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Walkerjgt, May 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Auslander, Feb 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

browniewithnuts, Aug 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Opaque light/burnt orange brown. Small retaining beige head. Effervesence bubbling throughout the entire glass.

S: Sugary sweet.

T: Fruit right off the bat, apple. Then a roasted yeast with a tinge of spicy sweetness, little bit of caramelnuttiness on the followthrough.

M: Sparkly and tingly due to the medium effervesence. The flavors feel soft on the mouth, it's just a tad over tingly on the bubbles for my personal taste.

D: The taste is light enough to make this very drinkable, however, it's more carbonated than my personal preference and that makes it a one-glasser for me.

cindiwindi1025, Dec 04, 2008
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

smbslt, Apr 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

BYOFB, Dec 02, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Nolen12, Nov 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

dsl72701, Mar 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

elchingen, Feb 07, 2013
Photo of r3o
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The color is dark/opaque brown with hues of copper, the head is tan. On the nose there's lots of malt with a fruity predominance. Taste of fruit, blackberry, and bready malt. It has a sweetness to it, very crisp with a lovely carbonation. Medium body with an alcohol feelin at the end.
Very good overall.

r3o, Mar 30, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

felipeprates, May 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

LunchMonkey, Dec 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

tard24, Jan 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

jroberts8811, Mar 12, 2013
Westmalle Trappist Dubbel from Brouwerij Westmalle
93 out of 100 based on 2,242 ratings.