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Westmalle Trappist Dubbel - Brouwerij Westmalle

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2,139 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,139
Reviews: 1,118
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 10.55%
Wants: 122
Gots: 175 | FT: 0
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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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

DakotaJim, Dec 19, 2011
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5/5  rDev +19.9%

Nikolai, Dec 19, 2011
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

imperialking, Dec 19, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

freewill35, Dec 19, 2011
Photo of secondtooth
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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!

secondtooth, Dec 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

Leftofthedial, Dec 18, 2011
Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
4.3/5  rDev +3.1%

11.2oz bottle served in a goblet.

L - very dark brown with a creamy off-white head that had very good retention.

S - Belgian yeast, dark fruit and earthy aromas.

T - dates, raisins and fig sweetness is balanced with yeasty dryness and a champagne-like finish.

F - medium bodied with lively carbonation create a very good mouthfeel, easy drinking and refreshing.

O- a good example of the style.

JoeyBeerBelly, Dec 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

Vylo, Dec 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

trojankeg, Dec 17, 2011
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5/5  rDev +19.9%

stevoj, Dec 15, 2011
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5/5  rDev +19.9%

throwback, Dec 15, 2011
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5/5  rDev +19.9%

Ralphs66, Dec 15, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

jophish17, Dec 14, 2011
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5/5  rDev +19.9%

PhineasGage, Dec 14, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

DeutschesBier, Dec 13, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

animal69, Dec 11, 2011
Photo of andrenaline
3.9/5  rDev -6.5%

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.

andrenaline, Dec 10, 2011
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

rab53, Dec 10, 2011
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

casualfan, Dec 07, 2011
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5/5  rDev +19.9%

ROGUE16, Dec 07, 2011
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5/5  rDev +19.9%

brewdog13, Dec 07, 2011
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5/5  rDev +19.9%

Unchi, Dec 07, 2011
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5/5  rDev +19.9%

jayhawk73, Dec 07, 2011
Photo of scottfrie
3.95/5  rDev -5.3%

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.

scottfrie, Dec 07, 2011
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

Allurex, Dec 07, 2011
Westmalle Trappist Dubbel from Brouwerij Westmalle
93 out of 100 based on 2,139 ratings.