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Westmalle Trappist Dubbel - Brouwerij Westmalle

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2,199 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,199
Reviews: 1,125
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 10.55%
Wants: 128
Gots: 187 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Westmalle visit their website

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 marcpal
4.75/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Been wanting to try, picked up a bottle and here we go.

11.2 oz bottle poured gently into a oversized wine glass.

A: Enormous creamy foam that gives this thing the head of a drive-in movie theater. Thick and dark in the brew and the head. Color is a shade short of mahogany and dark crimson. Big bubbles too which I like.

N: Fresh sweetness and malts, than a little more malts. Smells like an EL Fudge cookie would smell if it came straight out of a bakery.

T: Wow, even better than the nose. What a boatload of character this has. Like a spiced rum cake. Fruity, malty with underlying bitterness. Can you get any more balanced in a beer? A sipping pleasure with a detecteable alcohol that is in no way or shape off putting but welcomed. I even get some caramel, vanilla and banana as it completely came to almost room temp.

The alcohol soaked dates that these monks were playing with to modify shows that they sure knew what was going on. This beer is outstanding.

M: Thinner than the taste would lead you to but allows you to put it away with no issue or drowning of the palate.

D: These monks did a phenomenal job. Full of character, not too thick, and one of the few well made in this style that you could drink all night. Winner, winner chicken dinner.

Amazing the flavor that is packed into a dubbel and at this alcohol level. Definitely one that needs and urges you to seek it out. This has the complexity of a terrific triple or even quad.

marcpal, Aug 29, 2008
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Photo of ypsifly
4.75/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from an 11.2oz into a tulip. Best before date of 11/25/05.

Dark amber with a light tan head of almost 2" that stays up for quite a while and falls to a foamy sheet for the rest of the ride. Heavy lacing that coats the inside of the glass.

Yeast and malts make up the most of the aromas. Dark fruits and sugars come through after. Overall it has that mouthwatering combination of classic belgian notes we all know and love.

Malts are first noticed upon tasting. This is followed by a burst of melon and a dry/yeast inspired finish. Outstanding.

This one has a full mouthfeel that is not oily or in any way heavy in the finish. At 7% abv, this is one hell of a drinkable brew.

Highly recommended.

ypsifly, Apr 04, 2005
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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

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Westmalle Trappist Dubbel from Brouwerij Westmalle
93 out of 100 based on 2,199 ratings.