Bornem Dubbel - Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
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3.96/5 rDev +7.3%
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.
08-11-2014 03:29:46 | More by constantine_272
3.88/5 rDev +5.1%
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
07-10-2014 00:05:15 | More by ThaneMcC
3.96/5 rDev +7.3%
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
06-21-2014 04:13:07 | More by hopsputin
3.29/5 rDev -10.8%
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.
05-24-2014 12:20:06 | More by Ozzylizard
Bornem Dubbel from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
83 out of 100 based on 487 ratings.