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Bornem Dubbel - Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.

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BA SCORE
83
good

481 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 481
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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bubrewer

Florida

3.33/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Tried pouring this 11.2oz bottle into a 20oz tulip very gently, but still couldn't get it all in. This beer is effervescent to a point just below crawling out of the bottle or lifting the sediment.

Looks opaque under normal light; color of cranberry juice in front of a bright light. White head leaves great lace all the way down.

Aroma is dark fruit with vinegar. Expecting a very tart flavor....

...but not finding it. Aroma is so much like a Flanders red that I am shocked it is not really sour at all.

Flavor is hard to pick up fully because of all the carbonation. It dances in my mouth and refuses to sit still long enought for a proper taste. What I do get is thin raisin/currants with a bit of a medicinal phenol at the tail.

I'll finish this glass, but not sure I will seek this one out again.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2006 04:05:55 | More by bubrewer
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Auror

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +8.7%

07-22-2014 00:22:26 | More by Auror
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adam5454

Alabama

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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ThaneMcC

Kansas

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

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07-10-2014 00:05:15 | More by ThaneMcC
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myouman

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

07-05-2014 21:28:44 | More by myouman
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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

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Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +8.7%

06-26-2014 00:35:05 | More by Rhody1
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Pithy756

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -25.3%

06-24-2014 02:27:45 | More by Pithy756
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hopsputin

California

3.96/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2014 04:13:07 | More by hopsputin
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bf7

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

06-19-2014 03:16:22 | More by bf7
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wrightst

Maryland

3/5  rDev -18.5%

06-17-2014 02:59:09 | More by wrightst
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thkrb99

California

4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

06-13-2014 22:59:56 | More by thkrb99
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Greywulfken

New York

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

06-07-2014 12:22:42 | More by Greywulfken
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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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Russian Federation

4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

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New York

2.75/5  rDev -25.3%

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Ozzylizard

Pennsylvania

3.29/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2014 12:20:06 | More by Ozzylizard
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azorie

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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Gakusei

Russian Federation

4/5  rDev +8.7%

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Washington

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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Bornem Dubbel from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
83 out of 100 based on 481 ratings.