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Bornem Dubbel - Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.

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BA SCORE
83
good

482 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 482
Reviews: 378
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 6
Gots: 9 | 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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Todd

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz brown stubby ... no freshness date.

Cloudy brown beer with ruby hues and a slightly tan lace that drop to a ringed lace fast. Fruity aroma, some caramel. Medium, firm body. Smooth, slick and sweet ... strong notes of caramel, burnt sugar, sweet dark grapes (lots of grape juice flavours), and hints of cherries and raisins. Bitterness is quick, a bit like watery lime juice, and it helps balance the dominating malt profile. Hops have a cheesy finish to them. Alcohol lends much warmth, some spice and prickle to the palate. Alcohol spice blends with touches of phenols. Yeast flavours become pronounced in the finish, with bready flavours as the beer warms.

A fairly decent dubbel. Simple with good drinkability and warming effect.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2003 17:53:40 | More by Todd
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.68/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

33 cl stubby brown bottle with no freshness date.

Appearance: Awesome head retention, I wait for a beer to come across with a head so perfect it makes me cry knowing I have to drink it. This is Brussels Lace. The vibrant brownish brick red colour embers in the light.

Smell: Sweet ripe figs, faint lemon and lots of other dark fruitiness. Some malt, phenol and alcohol in the aroma but it is mostly fruitiness.

Taste & Mouthfeel: Highly carbonated with a viscous mouth feel. The palate switches back and forth from a dry maltiness to herbal phenols. Cheesy hop? Ripe dark fruit have a dry tone to them with a mild tartness to boot. Touch of earthiness from the yeast

Notes: A bit brash on the palate for my liking, enjoyable but not something I’d hunt for again. It did very well up against the sharp cheddar I paired it with.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2003 21:11:59 | More by Jason
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3.88/5  rDev +5.4%
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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

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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

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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.

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Bornem Dubbel from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
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