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Bornem Dubbel - Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.

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488 Ratings

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Ratings: 488
Reviews: 379
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 6
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V. visit their website

Style | ABV
Dubbel |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Sixpack595 on 05-23-2002)
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

pandow, Sep 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

watchnerd, Aug 30, 2014
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3.7/5  rDev +0.5%

mattfancett, Aug 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

zestar, Aug 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

BuddyZ, Aug 15, 2014
Photo of constantine_272
3.96/5  rDev +7.6%

A: Dark chocolaty brown that only lets a shade of light through. Reserved amount of foam, a shade less than a finger but I poured it very easy. The foam receded within a minute and proceeded to leave a sticky dotted mess on the side of the glass.

S: Creamy and chocolaty. Milk. Vanilla. Smells great, but more one sided here.

T: Sweet chocolate and malt starts off with a rich milky creaminess. Mild coffee notes, but more sweet. Some mineral with steel and graphite. Very slight raiseny taste. Cool juiciness. Slight bittering locks down the roasted grain aggressively leaving a mild dryness with notes of seasoned wood and dry leaves. Rich sandy earthiness. Finishes slightly salty. Really good developed roasty flavors but still easy and refreshing.

M: Smooth and creamy. Nice and really easy drinking. Slightly dry finish and salty, but only a little.

O: Really great tasting dubbel. If anything it's a little too straight shooting with out a huge depth. Regardless I really like this for the smooth mellow drinkability.

constantine_272, Aug 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

wdf210, Jul 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

Auror, Jul 22, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

adam5454, Jul 13, 2014
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3.88/5  rDev +5.4%

A: Poured a from bottle into a tulip glass - ruby/cloudy, with a off white head of about 3 fingers of soapy fine bubbles with good retention and lacing.

S: carmel, mild yeast, dried Fruit (fig/plum)

T: Malty, dried fruit forward (almost sharp), a little syrupy but adequate carbonation to help cleanse the palate

M: Good mouthfeel, not too carbonated, but sufficient so as to not be syrupy

O: A very malty/fruit forward dubbel, and paired well with a sharp cheese. I would purchase again, excellent price point for a very good beer

Serving type: bottle

ThaneMcC, Jul 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

myouman, Jul 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

xbrettfavrex, Jul 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

Rhody1, Jun 26, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -25.3%

Pithy756, Jun 24, 2014
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3.96/5  rDev +7.6%

a: a mixture of dark ruby red and murky brown. holding it up to the light reveals some burnt copper notes as well. impressive 3 finger tan head thats pretty solid up top and hangs around for a while

s: dates, figs, raisins, light brown sugar, some juicy generic berries, and a hint of diacetyl butter

t: its pretty on par with the nose, and quite 'juicy' for a dubbel. figs, raisins, and dates pop right away. that fades to a really solid caramel malt backbone with some brown sugar. in the background a nice roasted nutty flavor helps to cut some of the sweetness. there is some dactyl in here though

m: lighter side of medium. high amount of carbonation - maybe why the dark fruits pop so much. not really a syrup-like mouthfeel like i'd expect (not a bad thing)

o: i've passed this by so many times before actually trying it, and its a shame i did. this is a really solid dubbel. it has a lot more going on than i would have expected, and all the flavors are pronounced, yet balanced well and play off each other nicely. definitely pick this up and give it a go. the one thing i do notice that brings it down some is that buttery taste in here. its just a hint too much - but not extremely overboard

hopsputin, Jun 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

bf7, Jun 19, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

wrightst, Jun 17, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

thkrb99, Jun 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Greywulfken, Jun 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Latarnik, Jun 02, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

Gottesverachter, May 26, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -25.3%

Noelito76, May 26, 2014
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3.29/5  rDev -10.6%

Undated bottle at 50 degrees into goblet
Odor of malt, somewhat like manure
Head average (3 cm), off white, creamy with rocks, rapidly diminishing to broken layer 1 -2 mm thick
Lacing poor - few islands of small bubbles
Body dark brown, muddy
Flavor slightly bitter, some date/fig overtones, no alcohol, no hops, no diacetyl; basically pretty underwhelming
Palate medium, watery, soft carbonation

Meh. A passable Belgium, but not something I’ll seek out.

Ozzylizard, May 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

azorie, May 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

thatoneguymike, Apr 23, 2014
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Bornem Dubbel from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
83 out of 100 based on 488 ratings.