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Bornem Dubbel - Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.

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BA SCORE
84
good

500 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 500
Reviews: 381
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 7
Gots: 17 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V. visit their website
Belgium

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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3.79/5  rDev +3%

noproduction, Friday at 06:20 PM
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

AlexAfonin, Nov 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

nabevch, Oct 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

Relayer10, Oct 20, 2014
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3.85/5  rDev +4.6%

vidisad, Oct 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Pours a cloudy dark brown with a large tan head. The head sticks around for a bit, and leaves some nice lacing.

Smell is brown sugar, toffee, raisins, and maybe fig or plum.

Fruity up front, dried fruit like raisin and dried plum. I can also taste Belgian candy sugar, and just a hint of bitterness at the finish.

Feel is a little on the thin side, with a bit of tingling from high carbonation.

Overall a good double, but not a great one. It has good flavor, but just seems a bit weak, feels a bit watered down. Compared the the best of this style, where the competition is very stiff, it can't quite stand up to the big boys.

Vixie, Oct 19, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +19.6%

animal69, Sep 29, 2014
Photo of Samp01
3.65/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark cloudy brown with a medium beige head. Aroma and taste is of sweet caramel, some mild toasted notes, Belgian yeast, some mild dark dried fruits, raisins and dark plums and moderate hops bitterness. Palate is a medium, slightly thick body, smooth mouth feel with good carbonation. Finishes with sweet caramel malt, dark fruit flavors of raisins and some dried plums tartness, Belgian yeast with a lingering moderate hops and caramel malt, dark fruit ending. Aroma seemed a bit light. Overall a well balanced and flavorful brew.

Samp01, Sep 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

killcore, Sep 25, 2014
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2/5  rDev -45.7%

StrayteEDGE, Sep 25, 2014
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3.7/5  rDev +0.5%

DamageCase76, Sep 21, 2014
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4.53/5  rDev +23.1%

BrewJew22, Sep 21, 2014
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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 16, 2014
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3.96/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Rhody1, Jun 26, 2014
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Bornem Dubbel from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
84 out of 100 based on 500 ratings.