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Westmalle Trappist Dubbel - Brouwerij Westmalle

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2,235 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,235
Reviews: 1,127
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 10.55%
Wants: 134
Gots: 194 | FT: 2
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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4.28/5  rDev +2.6%

The_Gluepig, Sep 28, 2014
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4.44/5  rDev +6.5%

Roundle, Sep 28, 2014
Photo of mick_cooper
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Warming, dark, soft and tender. A touch bland?

mick_cooper, Sep 27, 2014
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3.7/5  rDev -11.3%

jkhara12, Sep 27, 2014
Photo of Neorebel
4.31/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Westmalle, a true classic when it comes to Belgian beer... For a beverage so close to my heart I'm amazed that I'm just getting around to singing its praises with a proper review. It's beautiful color is a deep auburn, like fine furniture. The carbonation is rather high, but an off- white head reminiscent of soda fades away to near nothingness quickly.

The scents coming in are my nose's absolute delight. Sweet candied apples, plums, dates, figs, molasses, nuts, and toffee form a vibrant melange. After a healthy swig, a burst of tart fruit flavor washes in. The silky, moderate mouthfeel immediately coats the palate, and some quality of pepper, spice, and alcohol evokes a slight tingling. A very bready base reveals itself after a moment, and the finish has a surprising dash of bitterness.

As no single one of the numerous great qualities is overbearing or out of balance with the others, it's easy to fathom Westmalle's excellent reputation. The body and alcohol content of it is also quite manageable, so this is a Belgian that can be enjoyed on easy-drinking occasions. Recommended for any lover of great beer, and a great place to start in the world of Trappist or Belgian beer in general.

Neorebel, Sep 27, 2014
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3/5  rDev -28.1%

Nichols33, Sep 26, 2014
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3.88/5  rDev -7%

anthony-martinez, Sep 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

StephRai, Sep 25, 2014
Photo of logicalparadox
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

A: Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint snifter. Color is a deep, hazy brown, with a thick creamy head that sticks around for a while. Nice lacing.

S: Smells like Belgium! Raisins, dried plums and dark stone fruits, and syrupy. A hint of molasses.

T: Malty bread pudding in a glass with prunes, raisins, and a hint of bourbon to accent the doughy grains and malty backbone. This is a great sticky, but delicious beer!

M: Creamy, chewy, and with a nice pickle from the head and alcohol.

O: A great dubbel. Dark, but not roasty, chewy, yet creamy, all-in-all reminding me of a dark, sweet, bread with dried fruits baked in.

logicalparadox, Sep 25, 2014
Photo of BeerDrinkersWorldTour
4.7/5  rDev +12.7%

A – Dark brown even towards the black end of things with some red hints against the light. One finger of beige head that dissipates very quickly and dies to a thin cover with minimal lacing.

S – A heavy hint of candy sugar hit me straight up with some plum, raisin, dates and good boozy yeast smells along with caramel and toffee.

T – An almost cola like front on the first nip. This beer is packed full of flavour. A lot of cherry, raisin, dates, toffee, caramel flavour along with good malt and hoppy back supporting some mild bitterness to balance out the sweet front. As this one went down there was also an abundance of banana and spice. Normally I’m not a big fan of heavy banana but here it was awesome!

MF – Medium fullness with a smooth and creamy with a spicy alcohol nippy feel. Very good!

O – A cracking number and much better than the Rochefort offerings this beer is very pleasing with well-rounded balanced flavour so in all conscience I cannot give this less than 4.5. For me it only loses marks on the appearance as it has rather disappointing head.

BeerDrinkersWorldTour, Sep 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

jordanimal, Sep 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

lgmol, Sep 23, 2014
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3/5  rDev -28.1%

I had this on draft in the village it was made in and it was fantastic / delicious. BUT this review is based on the bottle I had in Brighton and it was average, a little bitter and had an unpleasant burnt after taste.

BonzoBall, Sep 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

thehmmthehmm, Sep 22, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

JeffSK, Sep 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Lucnifter, Sep 20, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

killcore, Sep 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

onlymurderers, Sep 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

Andrew041180, Sep 19, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

sammyg832, Sep 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

zestar, Sep 17, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

BeerRunner, Sep 15, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev -3.1%

mattday25, Sep 14, 2014
Photo of lionchow
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Pours light brown with amber hints.

Aroma of candi sugar and light alcohol. Mild hay and orangey citus notes.

Flavor is full of rich earthy hay malt. Tons of candi sugar flavor and nice fruit as well. Lingering bitterness and alcohol light burn, spice and herbs.

Well rounded, complex, really beautiful.

lionchow, Sep 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

moedot, Sep 13, 2014
Westmalle Trappist Dubbel from Brouwerij Westmalle
93 out of 100 based on 2,235 ratings.