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Vicaris Generaal - Brouwerij Dilewyns

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BA SCORE
87
very good

86 Ratings
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Ratings: 86
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 11.51%
Wants: 5
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Dubbel |  8.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: paterlodie on 10-06-2005

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Ratings: 86 | Reviews: 33
Photo of dcmchew
4.2/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours really dark brown with a small fluffy off-white head, leaves a nice sticky lacing as it slowly recedes.
Smells of fresh red apple slices, sugared cherries, raisin, faint banana, fresh fig, faint pear, caramel, bit of candi sugar, faint fresh bread.
Fruit and caramel up front, mirroring the smell perfectly (plus some dried citrus peel), with a bit of toasted malt building up, bit by bit. Some chocolate later on, spices showing up, with anise, pinch of peppercorn, faint clove, some ginger, faint cinnamon. A perfect combo, reminding of chocolate cake, riddled with spices and dried dark fruit. Some earthy hop in the finish, mildly bitter, slightly dry.
Aftertaste has dark fruit, apple chips, chocolate cake crust, some fresh citrus peel, spicy yeasts and stewed hop. Medium body, low smooth carbonation, but packs a nice tiny prickle.
A really awesome abbey-style beer, really hits all the right notes, and ultimately.. the spot. Did not expect this.

Photo of pat61
4.44/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big spicy nose with nutmeg and allspice give way to a light touch of anise. Pours deep dense chestnut under a thick rocky 3” foam collar – root beer float quality foam producing thick icebergs that perist to the bottom of the glass and leave thick ledges of lace. A blend of clean malts, dark sugars, dark fruits such as plum and fig combined with anise and nutmeg and traces of alcohol evoke fruit cake in a glass. The finish hints at rootbeer. Very creamy with soft finely bubbled medium high carbonation, and a medium body.

Photo of DrBier
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stillmakingnoise
4.09/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BJSmit
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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3/5  rDev -23.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -29.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -29.7%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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3/5  rDev -23.3%

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.58/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a dark brown color ale with a large light brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of dry fruits with quite a bit of residual sugar and some Belgian biscuit malt notes. Taste is dominated by light dry fruits notes with some Belgian cookie malt and quite a bit of residual sugar. Body is full with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Not bad overall but lacking complexities for the style.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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Vicaris Generaal from Brouwerij Dilewyns
87 out of 100 based on 86 ratings.