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Westmalle Trappist Dubbel - Brouwerij Westmalle

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

2,315 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 2,315
Reviews: 1,135
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 10.55%
Wants: 148
Gots: 243 | 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: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750mL bottle, corked and caged

Pours a hazy dark ruby/brownish color. Minimal tan head dissipated quickly.

Lots of sweet/caramel malt aroma, almost too sweet. Fruity esters of plum, cherry, and figs. Sweetness is a little more muted in the flavor, as spicy phenols feature prominently, along with banana and yeast. Noticeable alcohol warmth. Medium-full bodied; dry finish.

Overall, this is an extremely well-made Dubbel and should be the model for all others in its category.

Photo of keithmurray
4.24/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a bottle of this into my chalice

Smells of brown sugar, molasses, tobacco and leather

Appearance is dark brown with a slight tan head, bits of sediment floating around

taste is of raisins, plums brown sugar and malts

this beer has a good amount of carbonation, you can detect a bit of the alcohol (it does check in at over 7%abv). Overall a good drinking beer, nice for a cool night indoors. I would def. revisit.

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4.24/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours out dark brown/ really dark brown with a three finger beige head with nice retention and some nice lacing. Smell is dark fruits, some dark malts, and just that smell of a blegian dubbel. Taste is much the same as the nose. Really no difference except maybe a tiny bit of sweetness and Belgian candy sugar. Mouthfeel is a little thick as one would like it and it great; Overall one of the greatest Belgium beers. Just really nice.

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4.23/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of secondtooth
4.23/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark, almost burgundy, with impressive head. Thick and detailed lace, too. Very nice. I get some sediment, as well, but no points lost for that.

Nose is fruity and yeasty, with hints of sour berries. Quite appealing.

Taste is fruity and yeasty (dark fruit, berries), and even a tad sour. A little funky and musty, too. Superb, and wish these were more widely available and a little more inexpensive. As it is, a treat!

Westmalle Trappist Dubbel from Brouwerij Westmalle
93 out of 100 based on 2,315 ratings.