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Westmalle Trappist Dubbel - Brouwerij Westmalle

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2,104 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,104
Reviews: 1,115
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 10.55%
Wants: 118
Gots: 168 | 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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Photo of RockyTopHeel

North Carolina

4.13/5  rDev -1%

A voluminous, foamy tan head bubbles furiously up when this cloudy, chestnut-brown (with a touch of mauve) brew is poured. There's quite a bit of suspended sediment, as well, and the head doesn't seem anxious to dissipate.

The aroma has a nice, approachable complexity to it, with notes of vanilla, caramel, bready yeast, and various fruits, as well as a faint metallic character.

Creamy and smooth in the mouth, with a hint of wine-like sweetness, slick alcohol, more breadiness, figs, dates, raisins, bananas, and a touch of peppery-clovey spiciness. As it warms, a nutty character is faintly detectible, too.

This Dubbel is very enjoyable, but after having the Tripel, I expected a bit more depth and some bold flavors. A tad understated, but still a nice quaff.

02-10-2005 01:28:11 | More by RockyTopHeel
Photo of bosco7


4.45/5  rDev +6.7%

Dark tawny brown topped with a pale creamy head.

Raisins, cherry cola, toffee, and earthy hops in the nose. Highly aromatic.

Pretty sweet upfront. I am picking up some unique almond like flavors in this beer. Cherry, raisins, cola and a little toffee in the middle. Finish is roasty, dry and nutty. The sugary flavors are understated similar to that of Maredsous 8. Very appealing.

High attenuation make this highly digestable and refreshing. The mouthfeel is in quite prickly. Haven't had this in a while and I am glad that I chose to revisit the brew.

11-26-2007 04:01:43 | More by bosco7
Photo of bigbeerfan


3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

06-25-2012 12:56:58 | More by bigbeerfan
Photo of byronic

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

12-10-2013 19:18:45 | More by byronic
Photo of pastramionrye7


4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

07-17-2013 01:40:25 | More by pastramionrye7
Photo of stevefinny

New Jersey

4.05/5  rDev -2.9%

.33L Bottle

Appearance: Poured in Duvel Tulip Glass. Thick, creamy head almost 2 fingers thick. Seems to be molded into place.

Smell: Tart apples, candy sugar, caramel, dates, and slight coffee notes with brown sugar.

Taste: Creamy coffee. Chocolate. Dates. Pretty much everything i could smell was there in the taste. There's a dryness that lingers at the end.

Mouthfeel: Starts out extremely smooth than this dryness in your mouth that you can't quench so you have to keep drinking. Which is not a bad thing.

Drinkability: I could definitely drink this regularly. Great example Dubbel. It hides tha 7%abv really well.

03-01-2010 01:03:40 | More by stevefinny
Photo of Allurex


4/5  rDev -4.1%

12-07-2011 02:18:50 | More by Allurex
Photo of orangemoustache


4.22/5  rDev +1.2%

Pours dark with some red highlights and a puffy tan head that leaves lots of thick even lacing.The smell is tangy with red wine aromas.Tastes of malts,over ripened dark fruits and a hint of watered down prune,spices(cinnamon),the yeast was not as dominant as I had expected,I was very pleased with the abundance and subtlety of flavors.The body and mouthfeel are soft and frothy.A stellar Dubbel!

05-15-2008 00:29:20 | More by orangemoustache
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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

10-28-2013 21:18:12 | More by TubbyDullard
Photo of LuckySevens82


3.9/5  rDev -6.5%

11.2 oz bottle.
Pours a deep burgandy, almost brown, with a thick, rocky, tan head. Lacing is very nice. Not quite as carbonated as the tripple, but still very nice.
Smell is caramel, bready malts, and fruit (plums and figs mostly). There is some alcohol in the nose, but it is very muted.
Very smooth with a nice alcohol heat in the finish. Looking at this beer makes you feel warmer and tasting it is no different. Caramel, chocolate, dates, raisisns and plums all accentuate the amazing flavor of this beer. There is some hop bitterness, but it, much like the alcohol in the aroma is muted.
A fine dubble. One of my favorites actually. Will have again.

05-11-2004 22:52:52 | More by LuckySevens82
Photo of goz


4/5  rDev -4.1%

Pours a dark brown, large beige head that mainly lasts and leaves good lacing. Aroma is lightly malty, some dough, banana, and some caramel and honey. Flavor is quite sweet at the start, more fruity in the middle, and ending is dry. Medium-full bodied.

10-04-2003 21:14:12 | More by goz
Photo of justforrazors


3/5  rDev -28.1%

05-10-2013 01:47:10 | More by justforrazors
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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

02-07-2014 14:07:24 | More by kwkdmk
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3.43/5  rDev -17.7%

(11.2oz bottle) Pours dark brown-dark mahogany when held up to the light with a khaki head. Aroma has candied sugar, dark fruit, and sherry-like notes. Taste is a sweet malt backbone with a little sour and some hops on the end. Thin bodied with a creamy texture. Finish is a bit dry, but smooth. Some effervesence. Not the best trappist beer out there, but still a very nice beer

05-03-2011 03:15:52 | More by trappistlover
Photo of mjc410


4/5  rDev -4.1%

The pour into my Westy chalice raises a cola-bubbled one finger head that dissipates very quickly to a thin layer, and eventually to a glass ring. The lacing is quite sticky at the beer's previous level. The body is a murky brown with ruby highlights. The nose is mildly alcoholic, peppery, caramely, darkly fruity, and, well, that's all I can pick up. The taste is mild (I think my cold is affecting my taste more than I thought), but a bit spicy and sweet. Still, this seems to have balance, I just wish I could say more. The mouth is a little light, with pretty active carbonation. I think I'll drink liquor and cheaper beer until I'm sure that I'm rid of this cold. Definitely scheduled for a re-visit!

10-04-2006 21:12:54 | More by mjc410
Photo of hiikeeba


4.13/5  rDev -1%

A - Pours up an opaque brown with a dense off white head.

S - Faint dried fruit aroma, some sweetness

T - sweet malt mid palate, leaves dried fruit flavor in the finish

M - Full bodied with a carbonation tingle on the tip of my tongue

D - Easy drinking beer for the strength. Wish I would have bought more.

12-24-2009 02:41:44 | More by hiikeeba
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

10-17-2013 12:28:41 | More by jhhollier
Photo of PartyBear

United Kingdom (England)

4.22/5  rDev +1.2%

A - Deep reddish brown in colour, with a giant head. Mild carbonation.

S - The initial aroma is quite chocolatey and malty. There are also fruity elements, possible banana and mango.

T - The chocolatey malt aromas come through in the first flavours. It has a certain light toffee flavour later, which makes way for a dry finish that is best characterised by banana flavours.

M - Not as heavy as some dubbels but still provides a substantial body with a slightly oily feel.

D - One of the best dubbels available in my opinion. It is a rightfully world renowned beer, and when you try it, you see why.

08-19-2009 20:10:23 | More by PartyBear
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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

12-23-2011 21:26:40 | More by Harkrank
Photo of moulefrite


4.6/5  rDev +10.3%

A rage of activity here. Intense carbonation produces a volcanic like oooze of foam as it rests in glass awaiting tasting. The head is stiff and alive-it has taken on a soft serve ice cream appearance, and it seems I will have to lick my way to the beer. Aromatics are difficult to peg through the mountain of thick foam. Some warm malty banana, raisinet, creamy dark chocolate, blue cheese-quite fruity. The mouthfeel is crisp, dry, rather complex, full bodied, and quite creamy. Malty flavors and fruity dark chocolate flavors dominate. Much like eating a very fine dark chocolate with a raspberry filling. Bitter chocolate, dusty malt notes and a very fine champagne like bubble make for a charming and memorable finish. I'll try this one again fer sure.

02-19-2004 01:58:37 | More by moulefrite
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

03-31-2014 16:40:50 | More by MooseBoose
Photo of Seanstoppable

Nova Scotia (Canada)

3.95/5  rDev -5.3%

Pouring into a chalice results in a black ale with red highlights, accompanied by a copious amount of long lasting head.

Smells dry. Scents include raisins, and maybe a bit of caramel or molasses.

Nice bit of sweetness, with hints of chocolate and caramel. A deeper, slight alcoholic flavor is present in the back, but I can't really place it. Very smooth, with little to no bitterness. Above average carbonation. Overall dry finish with little to no aftertaste.

Fairly easy to drink overall, but the dryness makes me want to sip it slowly and enjoy the flavors, rather than knocking back a few.

05-07-2010 00:47:13 | More by Seanstoppable
Photo of Sachsenfreude


4.65/5  rDev +11.5%

Really nice, a Duppel in a class of its own. Clear to murky brown body with a light tan head, great retention and lacing. Smell and taste are a mix of dark fermented fruits, sugars, and München style malts, boiled in corn syrup with alcohol to thin it all out.
Very complex and heavy in the mouth but with a smooth, warm finish. Some remaining tartness and hops coat the palate. Hard to describe this one...just a master of the style and worth a try.

04-03-2011 04:40:41 | More by Sachsenfreude
Photo of n2pux


4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

03-05-2014 17:49:32 | More by n2pux
Photo of GratefulEdd


4/5  rDev -4.1%

01-19-2014 06:03:31 | More by GratefulEdd
Westmalle Trappist Dubbel from Brouwerij Westmalle
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