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Westmalle Trappist Dubbel - Brouwerij Westmalle

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93
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2,371 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,371
Reviews: 1,148
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 10.55%
Wants: 151
Gots: 289 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Dubbel |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-25-2000

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Ratings: 2,371 | Reviews: 1,148
Photo of tviz33
4.36/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 330 mL bottle in to a Duvel tulip.

A- Pours an enormous light tan head over top of a brown body which seems quite dark for the style.

S- Dark fruits and just a little Belgian spice.

T- Same as the nose but more dark fruit and less Belgian yeast flavor. Even a little smokiness comes through. Not as sweet as some others I've had.

M- Medium to full bodied with a good carbonation tickle.

O- A very pleasant brew overall. I'm glad I picked one up, but the price is a bit steep.

Photo of jakewatt135
3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

Photo of Bobhoya
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of ThaCreep
3.92/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Brown with red tinges, this beer emerges in hints of caramel but also many other things, including fruity hints. His body is soft and fruity enough her mouth is thin and delicate. One senses the acidity in the finish, like fruit unripe, particularly of the gooseberry. Exquisite on the palate. Beer complex.

Now the ABV is 6.5°

Photo of Svendozen
4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of mickeymac
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Lucky Baldwin's Belgian Festival. It's a somewhat murky brown with traces of red. Ripe fruit is present in the smell and taste. Althought it's a very nice beer, my expectations were a bit elevated and the taste didn't quite come through like expected. Everything works nicely together, but it's not a world-beater.

Photo of CanuckRover
4.15/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very dark, orange-red. Large bubbly tan head. Thick, sticky lacings.

Candied fruit on the nose, like caramel apples.

Fruity malt is certainly there in the form of dates and other sugary produce, but the yeast really takes over. A very dry beer from the moment it touches your tongue. Leaves a lingering light hoppiness, slightly woody.

Packs a flavourful punch but isn't a heavy beer. It is smooth drinking, goes down easy.

So hard to review these classic beers... not that I'm complaining.

Photo of DaveBar
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Purchased at the LCBO for just over $3.00 for a 330ml bottle. Served at 6deg C in a tulip

A- Opens well and pours a nice high head that films out in a couple of minutes. Film lasts forever though! Very dark brown and unfiltered

S- Lots of fig and caramel notes.

T- Very good. Nice malt. No heat at all. fruity good with all the fig. Spicey with a blend of cinnamon and pepper. Almost like there is a hint of raisins in here.

M- Creamy good. Touch dry. No heat at all.

O- A great dubbel overall. Very enjoyable. Nearly as good as a Chimay. Will buy again.

Food Pairing

This wonderful little dubbel went well with..... Sloppy Joe's! Nice tomato based, ground beef goodness accentuated this wonderful Figgie beer

Enjoy

Photo of ColoradoBobs
4.03/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On sale at Liquor Max in Loveland, CO for $2.99.

Very slow pour into a 0.4 liter goblet yields a three-inch tan frothy head over hazy dark amber body with plenty of carbonation. Head fades to a foamy thick lid. Pretty beer.

Smell is yeasty malty chocolatey, with pepper. Nice and rich, though not as pronounced an aroma as its bigger brother the Tripel.

Taste is spicey-yeasty up front, then malty and espresso-chodolatey, then a nice dry finish. Spot on for a Dubbel. Alcohol is evident.

Mouthfeel is rounded out well by the ample, long-lasting carbonation.

Drinkability is good.

Photo of lpayette
3.83/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

11.2 oz bottle.

Appearance- Nut brown that matches the label. Off-white nearly tan head. Big on the pour, but disipates to a ring. Little lacing.

Smell- Subtle in its complexity. Nutty and some hints of dark fruit from the yeast. Mostly malty.

Taste- A bit fruity initially followed by nutty tones that are packed with flavor. Hints of phenols, pasted onto a chocolate malt background.

Mouthfeel- A complicated mouthfeel that changes throughout the sip.

Drinkability- Sippable and quaffable- it's good either way.

Photo of GreyGhost4
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Citadel82
2.88/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

I did not really care for this one. Oh sure it looked decent when first poured into the Westmalle goblet. Nice warm brown, creamy off-white head. But it left no lace in a beer clean glass. smell was yeasty with hints of alcohol and some fruit. Taste was a disappointment. May have turned on me. not sure. It was not sweet like I expect a dubbel to be and was not syrupy in the way of mouth feel. Too dry, and yeasty/doughy with some hints of coffee/cocoa in the finish.

Photo of danielharper
4.27/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Purchased from Strong Bros. Liquor, Fayetteville, TN.

Pours into a snifter with a thick brown body and a thing off-white head that dissipates quickly. "Topping off" the beer renews the head.

Interesting fruity aroma with strong "dark" notes, malty and intriguing with only a hint of Belgian funk. Slight notes of coffee apparent as the beer warms.

Taste is very good, a slight bitterness that seems connected to the coffee aroma, along with the same funkiness as present in the nose and a nice sweet backbone to carry the beer. Very pleasant to drink.

Mouthfeel thick and luxuriating -- slight carbonation gives it a bit of a kick that I wasn't expecting.

Overall, a quite drinkable beer. Very easy to drink for seven percent alcohol.

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of jordanimal
3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

Photo of Stockfan42
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of Atron67
4.42/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- poured a brownish dark with a red tinge. opaque through the glass but not too much particulate noticable. A tannish head built up and turned really fluffy, fell reasonably slowly, and left thick lacing around the bottle.

S- a little dark fruits, notes of raisins, cherry? some plums nice balance of smooth malts

T- Smooth throughout, starts off with a great maltiness in which the fruit slowly rises up, a great taste of raisins, and plums, some other fruitiness. A great blend and balance of the maltiness and hops.

M- a smooth medium body ale with sharp carbonation that works well for the style, but i did let it flatten a little before drinking at around 60 temp

D- a great dubbel, probably my favorite so far

Photo of djbreezy
4.38/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

shared a fresh bottle with squaremile. this is my second time tasting it, but my first time reviewing it. had this after a westvleteren 12 and 8, and it stands remarkably well against the two.

appearance - 2 finger head, brown ale/copper color

smell - raisin, apple, dates

taste - apple and dark fruit, very complex

mouthfeel - smooth and easy finish

drinkability - easy to drink, enjoyable

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of keithmurray
4.24/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a bottle of this into my chalice

Smells of brown sugar, molasses, tobacco and leather

Appearance is dark brown with a slight tan head, bits of sediment floating around

taste is of raisins, plums brown sugar and malts

this beer has a good amount of carbonation, you can detect a bit of the alcohol (it does check in at over 7%abv). Overall a good drinking beer, nice for a cool night indoors. I would def. revisit.

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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of azorie
4.82/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: poured into a triple goblet glass with a hard pour at 40F, got a little head, and its lacing stuck to the walls and is lasting a long while.
Brown in color with some cloudiness because I poured it yeast and all.

S: plum like grapes, some leather overtones. sweet malt, rock candy sweetness, great balance with the hops, mild alcohol hits the nose as it warms up. Very complex what can you say its a Trappist they are all complex beers.

T: very rich and complex plum flavor, with rock candy sweetness, you get the malt and yeast flavors, great hop to malt balance, but none of them overpower the beer as it should be. not to sweet but it is a Dubbel. Great stuff

M: smooth and creamy, medium body, nice carbonation

D: easy to drink 3 or 4 of these but you will be a tad tipsy at the end, at least I was.

Photo of marshmeli
4/5  rDev -4.1%

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Westmalle Trappist Dubbel from Brouwerij Westmalle
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