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Westmalle Trappist Dubbel - Brouwerij Westmalle

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

2,195 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 2,195
Reviews: 1,125
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 10.55%
Wants: 128
Gots: 187 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Westmalle visit their website
Belgium

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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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Florya, Jul 07, 2012
Photo of Leschber
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Leschber, Mar 23, 2012
Photo of RockyTopHeel
4.13/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

RockyTopHeel, Feb 10, 2005
Photo of bosco7
4.45/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

bosco7, Nov 26, 2007
Photo of orangemoustache
4.22/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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!

orangemoustache, May 15, 2008
Photo of stevefinny
4.05/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

.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.

stevefinny, Mar 01, 2010
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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

msanborn, Feb 18, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

pastramionrye7, Jul 17, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

BILF, Jan 14, 2013
Photo of jhhollier
4/5  rDev -4.1%

jhhollier, Oct 17, 2013
Photo of HoneyLamb
4.19/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Purchased a single 12 ounce bottle from Michiana Minimart on 1-23-2014 for $4.49. Taste tested on 1-26-2014. Bottle had a "Best before end:" date of 15/06/13. Medium hard pour resulted in two fingers in the tulip glass. Appearance and smell were definitely above average. Taste and mouthfeel were excellent. Aftertaste held well and was also excellent. I would definitely recommend this Dubbel

HoneyLamb, Jan 27, 2014
Photo of TubbyDullard
3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

TubbyDullard, Oct 28, 2013
Photo of LuckySevens82
3.9/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

LuckySevens82, May 11, 2004
Photo of goz
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

goz, Oct 04, 2003
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3/5  rDev -28.1%

justforrazors, May 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

SStein, Jul 02, 2014
Photo of d_brommer_nh
5/5  rDev +19.9%

d_brommer_nh, Nov 03, 2013
Photo of trappistlover
3.43/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

(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

trappistlover, May 03, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

jdkitchi, Aug 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

macesq, Jun 15, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

cambabeer, Jun 06, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

bshiban, Jan 25, 2014
Photo of mjc410
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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!

mjc410, Oct 04, 2006
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4.13/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

hiikeeba, Dec 24, 2009
Photo of PartyBear
4.22/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

PartyBear, Aug 19, 2009
Westmalle Trappist Dubbel from Brouwerij Westmalle
93 out of 100 based on 2,195 ratings.