Westmalle Trappist Dubbel - Brouwerij Westmalle
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3.95/5 rDev -5.3%
Pours a beige all-head which leaves a lasting floating merengue. Hazy rusty brown body. Smell has malt, caramel, and fig. Taste repeats the smell but also adds some sour rye. Body is lighter than I expected, medium weight at best. Alcohol seems even higher than the 7% reported on the bottle. All in all a good dubbel but on the hot side.
11-27-2011 02:59:45 | More by MoreThanWine
3.9/5 rDev -6.5%
Poured from an 11.2 oz bottle with a trappiste bier glass ring around the neck into a Chimay goblet. Good appearance....murky, mahogany brown color...big delicately bubbling antique white head with good enough retention for a strong beer.
Smell is a bit weak, some bready malts and dark fruit...nothing outstanding. Taste is better. A bit more complex. The breadiness and dark fruit (plums, raisins) are still prominent but the yeast is noticable and there is a bit of spiciness (black pepper) as well.
Mouthfeel is rich...what you would expect in a Dubbel. Overall, a good beer but a bit restrained. I don't see it as a top 100 Beer of Fame beer.
11-21-2011 04:37:31 | More by JayQue
Westmalle Trappist Dubbel from Brouwerij Westmalle
93 out of 100 based on 2,100 ratings.