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Westmalle Trappist Dubbel - Brouwerij Westmalle

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

2,278 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 2,278
Reviews: 1,129
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 10.79%
Wants: 142
Gots: 213 | 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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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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Westmalle Trappist Dubbel from Brouwerij Westmalle
93 out of 100 based on 2,278 ratings.