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Westmalle Trappist Dubbel - Brouwerij Westmalle

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

2,209 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 2,209
Reviews: 1,125
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 10.55%
Wants: 128
Gots: 190 | 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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Photo of jdubjacket
4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Pours a deep, ruby red with a lot of carbonation. Some lacing but not a whole lot. Smells like brown sugar and dried fruit. Tastes very sweet and malty and finishes very dry. Due to the relatively low ABV, this beer is very drinkable. A very satisfying beer that I will definitely have to pick up more in the future.

jdubjacket, May 13, 2008
Photo of jdkitchi
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

jdkitchi, Aug 25, 2013
Photo of weerezboy
4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

weerezboy, Mar 14, 2013
Photo of berkshire413
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

berkshire413, Apr 01, 2014
Photo of msanborn
3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

msanborn, Feb 18, 2014
Photo of Leschber
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Leschber, Mar 23, 2012
Photo of MooseBoose
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

MooseBoose, Mar 31, 2014
Photo of Marius
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Marius, Jun 23, 2012
Photo of mcrawford
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

mcrawford, May 02, 2014
Photo of hoegaardenhero
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a: murky brown/dark amber; frothy off-white head with light lace

s: strong dry grain; plums; light alcohol; sweeter tangy fruits

t: dry grain; light alcohol; darker fruits; spiced rum

m: a little overcarbed and a little light in body in my opinion

d: a good grainy dubbel; i think that this beer may have been a little misstored because i have had it before and remember it having a lot more fruity flavors

hoegaardenhero, Jul 07, 2008
Photo of ac22rush
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

ac22rush, Oct 29, 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 SStein
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

SStein, Jul 02, 2014
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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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

BILF, Jan 14, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

pastramionrye7, Jul 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

jhhollier, Oct 17, 2013
Photo of cambabeer
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

cambabeer, Jun 06, 2013
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 Hayley_86
3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

Hayley_86, Jul 28, 2014
Photo of macesq
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

macesq, Jun 15, 2014
Westmalle Trappist Dubbel from Brouwerij Westmalle
93 out of 100 based on 2,209 ratings.