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Westmalle Trappist Dubbel - Brouwerij Westmalle

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

2,057 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 2,057
Reviews: 1,113
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 10.55%
Wants: 112
Gots: 149 | 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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Vylo

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -4.1%

12-17-2011 14:41:17 | More by Vylo
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trojankeg

Texas

4/5  rDev -4.1%

12-17-2011 03:55:37 | More by trojankeg
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stevoj

Germany

5/5  rDev +19.9%

12-15-2011 19:46:27 | More by stevoj
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throwback

Ohio

5/5  rDev +19.9%

12-15-2011 17:15:17 | More by throwback
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Ralphs66

New York

5/5  rDev +19.9%

12-15-2011 13:27:51 | More by Ralphs66
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jophish17

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

12-14-2011 21:27:32 | More by jophish17
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PhineasGage

Iowa

5/5  rDev +19.9%

12-14-2011 05:15:52 | More by PhineasGage
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DeutschesBier

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

12-13-2011 19:56:45 | More by DeutschesBier
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animal69

Louisiana

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

12-11-2011 05:37:35 | More by animal69
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andrenaline

Ontario (Canada)

3.9/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A - Pours a nice dark ruby red, thumb of soapy beige head with solid retention and sporadic sheeting lacing.

S - Rich caramel, slightly nutty, raisins and dark fruit, red wine and toffee.

T - Caramel and toffee off the top, red wine and raisins, fruity yeast, though can come across slightly acidic and bitter. Some leafy hop notes come through on the finish and linger alongside a hint of abv heat and sweetness.

M - The bitterness and acidic notes can be a bit of a turnoff, and its a bit prickly going down, thus not the smoothest dubbel I've had.

O - A tasty dubbel, but not my favourite. Maybe this one was a bit over-ripe, but certainly a complex flavour profile. Any fan of the style would not be disappointed by this brew, but comparatively, I've had better.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2011 15:11:28 | More by andrenaline
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rab53

Washington

4/5  rDev -4.1%

12-10-2011 03:32:22 | More by rab53
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casualfan

New York

4/5  rDev -4.1%

12-07-2011 22:45:00 | More by casualfan
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ROGUE16

Delaware

5/5  rDev +19.9%

12-07-2011 22:30:36 | More by ROGUE16
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brewdog13

Indiana

5/5  rDev +19.9%

12-07-2011 17:59:48 | More by brewdog13
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Unchi

California

5/5  rDev +19.9%

12-07-2011 14:38:39 | More by Unchi
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jayhawk73

Maryland

5/5  rDev +19.9%

12-07-2011 11:37:03 | More by jayhawk73
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scottfrie

California

3.95/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375ml bottle into Chimay goblet.

A: Slow pour yielded very dark maroon brown liquid beneath a finger and a half solid layer of very dense foam that took forever to slowly fade into a very thick and well retained head that lasted the whole beer through. Great streaks of thick lacing were left down the glass.
S: Sweet candied fruits come through along with caramel and spicy yeast. Not potent smelling but good.
T: Sweet fresh, dried, and candied fruits dominate including red grapes, dates, raisins, pears and figs. There is a touch of sweet caramel and candied sugar in the finish, and the aftertaste is full of peppery spices and Belgian yeast. The finish is drying and lightly bitter.
M: Body is on the thin side of medium, but the carbonation is very creamy and smooth. Good mouthfeel.
O: A classic dubbel. This wasn’t the best one I’ve had, but I can’t really find anything that wrong with it either. I would drink this again any day.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2011 04:18:23 | More by scottfrie
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Allurex

Kansas

4/5  rDev -4.1%

12-07-2011 02:18:50 | More by Allurex
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schopenhauerale

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev -4.1%

12-06-2011 17:30:50 | More by schopenhauerale
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Mtnbeerman

Colorado

5/5  rDev +19.9%

12-06-2011 03:35:04 | More by Mtnbeerman
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VikeMan

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -28.1%

12-04-2011 23:21:11 | More by VikeMan
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ejw127

Nevada

2.5/5  rDev -40%

12-03-2011 22:28:07 | More by ejw127
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blange3

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -4.1%

12-02-2011 14:50:25 | More by blange3
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jtierney89

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beers a big yeast bomb thats for sure. Loudest crackling I've ever heard from a beer. Dark hazy brown in color with a massive cinnamon colored head which slowly recedes to a thick sticky lace.

Big nose with lots of phenolic scents and sweet dark fruits. Some banana and clove on the back end of the nose with a big alcohol presence as well. Dieing to try it however it probably should warm a few degrees first.

This is a serious beer. Loads of caramel and brown sugar on the tip of the tongue. Big chewy mouth feel which drys out around mid way. Bizarre phenomenon in my mouth right now and loving it. Lots of spiciness on the tongue as well. Layers of sweet and herbal flavors that are so beautifully blended. None of the flavors battle each other for dominance, it's just a beautiful crescendo of taste on the tip of the tongue.

Incredibly dry finish rounds this beer out with nothing to complain about except not having enough of this beer.

I'm glad this opened my eyes to what dubbels should really be.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2011 04:11:19 | More by jtierney89
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falcon1

Ohio

4/5  rDev -4.1%

12-02-2011 01:47:46 | More by falcon1
Westmalle Trappist Dubbel from Brouwerij Westmalle
93 out of 100 based on 2,057 ratings.