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Westmalle Trappist Dubbel - Brouwerij Westmalle

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

2,146 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 2,146
Reviews: 1,118
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 10.55%
Wants: 122
Gots: 175 | 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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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

11.2oz bottle into my New Belgium Globe.

A: Prune/dark brown and opaque, with a huge light tan head that fades to a consistent finger of creamy lace.

S: Big fruitiness, red apples, grapes and grape juice, chalky effervescent Belgian yeast, faint cherry and red wine notes. Malty sweet undertones with moderate spiciness.

T: More spiciness emerges in the flavors, and dark fruits seem to dominate more than that apple character; I get prune and raisin. Faint alcohol bitterness on the finish. Sweeter dark malt presence, Belgian candy sugar and hints of caramel all play a supportive role.

MF: Creamy medium mouthfeel, very nice. Effervescent carbonation moves the body along.

O: Really nice dubbel, probably the best I've ever had of this style. Better than the Chimay IMO.

Scotchboy, Dec 28, 2012
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Comes out of the bottle a dark, hazy, chocolaty brown with a fairly thick beige head. (Be careful - it foams like all-get-out!) Strong aroma has a fruity overtone and an appreciable malty component with hints of caramel. Satisfying flavor is malty with a strong apple/pear tone and hints of caramel and smoke, and a hoppy undertone. Finish is subtly bitter and has a touch of sweetness. Smooth texture helps it slide down the pipes pleasantly.

Cyberkedi, Jan 17, 2009
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Burnt amber, lying underneath a hefty and rich bronze head. After a short while, the head mellows, but is nicely retained. Beautiful lacing.

S- Cassis, apple, pear, molasses, a slight spiciness, and a faint bubblegum sweetness.

T- Begins with a mix of fruity tart and burnt brown sugar, which is balanced by full-on Belgian yeastiness. Finish is dry and bitter.

M- The perfect level of carbonation, in my opinion: definitely present, but not oppressive. The bitterness of the beer lingers in the back corners of the mouth. I tend to drink beers slowly, and after about 10-15 minutes, the carbonation has significantly softened. I suppose this is to be expected.

D- Highly drinkable. It's not a heavy beer, and the bitterness does not close my stomach. I could definitely go for another.

Mitro, Aug 25, 2010
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Westmalle Trappist Dubbel from Brouwerij Westmalle
93 out of 100 based on 2,146 ratings.