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Vicaris Generaal - Brouwerij Dilewyns

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BA SCORE
87
very good

78 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 78
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 11.48%
Wants: 4
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Dilewyns visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Dubbel |  8.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: paterlodie on 10-06-2005)
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -36.2%

01-10-2012 07:42:25 | More by ygtbsm94
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see_moore_life

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -29.8%

06-17-2014 00:10:19 | More by see_moore_life
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SlainteAlbanyNY

New York

2.75/5  rDev -29.8%

11-16-2013 23:55:11 | More by SlainteAlbanyNY
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GRG1313

California

3/5  rDev -23.5%

10-26-2013 02:26:43 | More by GRG1313
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justinbrown

California

3/5  rDev -23.5%

03-20-2012 21:56:15 | More by justinbrown
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trebbates

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

07-27-2013 02:56:42 | More by trebbates
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

04-27-2012 00:52:05 | More by djrn2
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thagr81us

South Carolina

3.28/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served from tap into a Trappe Door tulip. Poured a massively deep red-orange with a three finger off-white head that subsided to a minimal amount slowly. Maintained phenomenal lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, bread, tart, sour cherries, and sour. The flavor was of sweet malt, roasted malt, sour cherries, earth, and wood. It had a light feel on the palate with mild carbonation. Overall this was a decent brew. There was something a little off-putting here as the aroma smelled like it was going to be sour/tart, but the flavor was very light and more earthy than anything else. This fact made it a little hard to enjoy for me but it was still drinkable. Glad I got the chance to try this one, but doubt I will go out of my way to next time.

Serving type: on-tap

04-02-2012 12:19:35 | More by thagr81us
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beerpirates

Belgium

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

02-22-2014 09:59:37 | More by beerpirates
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DefenCorps

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

03-31-2012 02:38:57 | More by DefenCorps
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BfloBrewHound

New York

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

08-11-2013 16:52:05 | More by BfloBrewHound
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

05-13-2012 22:57:25 | More by JAHMUR
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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

07-23-2013 13:57:58 | More by tom10101
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.56/5  rDev -9.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2013 14:10:53 | More by Phyl21ca
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lnashsig

Texas

3.58/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

#BOTG 38! And, another one of my Beer of the Month brews! They have been pretty solid so far, so hoping this one keeps up with the others!

Tonight I posted a poll to select the beer of the game from my tweeps, and this won hands down (ok, 3-1, I'm not as popular as I may lead myself to believe). So, here we go. Corked and caged bottle, 750ml. Luckily I have recruited help drinking this bottle, at 8%+ it might be an undertaking on a work night. Thanks Donald.

Popped the cork, loud pop! Poured from bottle into Chimay chalice. Note to self, buy cooler Belgian glassware. I'm pretty weak in this category, this being my only one appropriate for this style. This is a heady bastard. Even with a pretty light pour, it fills the glass about 3/4 head, 1/4 beer. When it settles, this has a really nice dark brown/red mahogany color, and the off white/tan color head leaves about 1 finger, caking along the sides of the glass like icing on a cake. Smell- dark fruits, some booze. I get raisins, prunes, and some wafts of almost a port liquor. Reminds me of the booze used in a trifle cake? Taste- booze soaked cake, prunes. But, there is a watery aspect to this. Not bad, but not usually what I'd expect out of the style. Mouthfeel is fine- no issues there. And, I wish it would hide the booze a bit better. Overall, a decent beer, I wont have a hard time finishing the bottle (esp with the help I got), but I wanted more backbone, this could have been more flavorful.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2012 01:27:22 | More by lnashsig
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.6/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Lucky Baldwin’s Delirium Cafe in Sierra Madre, CA.

Pours a murky dark brown with a foamy bone colored head that settles to an oily film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, fruit, wood, and some slight vinegar aromas. Taste is much the same with a woody finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that smells better than it tastes in my opinion.

Serving type: on-tap

08-14-2012 01:10:33 | More by UCLABrewN84
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mwilbur

Minnesota

3.63/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 750 mL bottle into snifter.
A: Pours a nice super dark caramel with 2-3 inch light tan tan. Excellent retention. Nice lingering lacing that lasts, and lasts, and lasts...
S: Belgian spice, fresh bready yeast, mild raisin and other dark dried fruit, and a hint of banana and clove. Solid, but not too special.
T: Follows aroma to a tee, but a bit weaker. Some caramel malt emerges with warming.
M: Light-medium body...a bit light for style. Smooth and slightly sticky sweet.
D: A decent offering, but not great for style. Wish it had a bit more body and fullness. Definitely has potential with some tweaking.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2012 03:29:31 | More by mwilbur
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BDIMike

Ohio

3.65/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a very dark brown cloudy brew. Not a lot of carbonation, but as usual for a Belgian a huge cream-colored head is created on top of the beer and sits for a long while.
Aroma does not have a lot going on. A bit of sweet sugar smell and dark candy malts.
Taste has a toned down sweetness to it. A strong malt base has a very strong toffee taste to it, make the sweet taste dominate the flavor.
Mouthfeel has a fairly thin consistency. A bit of chewiness as well.
Drinkability is good on this beer. For a beer with 8.8ABV there is not an alcohol taste at all. That makes the beer go down fairly easily.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2012 21:40:48 | More by BDIMike
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

06-26-2013 03:22:15 | More by Sammy
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desint

Belgium

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

08-18-2013 21:59:06 | More by desint
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Chugs13

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

11-26-2013 00:55:51 | More by Chugs13
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C-Dog


3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

01-25-2013 21:58:35 | More by C-Dog
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Anatole

Belgium

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

09-19-2013 11:35:04 | More by Anatole
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teddyarrowhead

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

12-16-2012 04:10:41 | More by teddyarrowhead
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ToddHolder

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

03-04-2014 16:10:20 | More by ToddHolder
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Vicaris Generaal from Brouwerij Dilewyns
87 out of 100 based on 78 ratings.