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Bornem Dubbel - Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.

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BA SCORE
83
good

487 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 487
Reviews: 379
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 6
Gots: 11 | 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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watchnerd

California

4/5  rDev +8.4%

08-30-2014 05:32:36 | More by watchnerd
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mattfancett

United Kingdom (England)

3.7/5  rDev +0.3%

08-26-2014 22:11:01 | More by mattfancett
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zestar

California

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

08-22-2014 06:27:50 | More by zestar
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BuddyZ

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +8.4%

08-15-2014 23:16:08 | More by BuddyZ
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constantine_272

Oregon

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
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wdf210

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

07-26-2014 21:34:49 | More by wdf210
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Auror

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +8.4%

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

Alabama

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

07-13-2014 15:59:55 | More by adam5454
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ThaneMcC

Kansas

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
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myouman

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

07-04-2014 10:40:48 | More by xbrettfavrex
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Rhody1

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +8.4%

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

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

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

California

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
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bf7

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

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

Maryland

3/5  rDev -18.7%

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

California

4.5/5  rDev +22%

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

New York

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

06-02-2014 00:41:44 | More by Latarnik
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Gottesverachter

Russian Federation

4.5/5  rDev +22%

05-26-2014 12:56:16 | More by Gottesverachter
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Noelito76

New York

2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

05-26-2014 12:53:15 | More by Noelito76
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Ozzylizard

Pennsylvania

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
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azorie

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

05-04-2014 15:22:31 | More by azorie
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thatoneguymike

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

04-23-2014 22:17:46 | More by thatoneguymike
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Gakusei

Russian Federation

4/5  rDev +8.4%

04-18-2014 19:10:23 | More by Gakusei
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Bornem Dubbel from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
83 out of 100 based on 487 ratings.