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Bornem Dubbel - Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.

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497 Ratings

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Ratings: 497
Reviews: 381
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 7
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V. visit their website

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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3/5  rDev -18.5%

wrightst, Jun 17, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

thkrb99, Jun 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Greywulfken, Jun 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Latarnik, Jun 02, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

Gottesverachter, May 26, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -25.3%

Noelito76, May 26, 2014
Photo of Ozzylizard
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.

Ozzylizard, May 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

azorie, May 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

thatoneguymike, Apr 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

Gakusei, Apr 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

mjmu812, Apr 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

bmac093, Apr 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

caddyguy, Apr 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

BeerDrinkingDiver, Apr 01, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

TubbyDullard, Mar 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Shafaegalo, Mar 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

bigbeerfan, Mar 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

DeanCHS1980, Feb 22, 2014
Photo of Darkmagus82
3.83/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bottle into a chalice glass

Appearance – The beer pours a brownish mahogany color with a two finger foamy head of a tan color. The head has a great level of retention, slowly fading to leave a great level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the brew is a heaviest of a darker fruit smell with raisin and plum the most pronounced. Along with these smells are some roasted malt aromas as well as some light grainy aromas. Other aromas of yeast and a light spice are there as well mixing with a tiny bit of bubblegum to round out the aroma nicely.

Taste – The taste begins with a roasted malt and lighter dark fruit flavor with raisin and cherry both there. A bit of yeast and some spice of cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove come to the tongue more toward the middle of the taste being joined by a bit of caramel and some toast. The fruit and caramel flavors really sweeten the flavor profile at the middle of the taste, but then fade some as the taste moves on to the end. Some lighter grassy flavors and a bit of hay later on join the flavor profile. A coffee flavor really comes to fruition at the end of the taste, mixing with the rest to leave, for a dubbel style brew, a very roasty and darker flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is on the average side in terms of thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is on the slightly higher side. For the mix of Belgian dubbel and more roasty flavors of the brew the moderateness of both the carbonation and body is rather nice.

Overall – A “darker” dubbel with more roasted flavors then I was anticipating especially at the end. A odd, but nice take on a dubbel.

Darkmagus82, Feb 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

mercysbane, Feb 09, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

Sspeer1, Jan 29, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750 ml bottle into chalice, no bottle dating. Pours slightly hazy deep ruby red color with a 1 finger fairly dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Slight spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the lace. Aromas of big raisin, fig, pear, apple, grape, molasses, toffee, candi sugar, toast, light chocolate, herbal, floral, clove, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Nice aromas with good balance and complexity of malt/candi sugar and fruit/spicy yeast notes with good strength. A bit musty. Taste of raisin, fig, plum, pear, apple, molasses, caramel, toffee, candi sugar, toast, light chocolate, clove, pepper, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of raisin, fig, plum, pear, apple, caramel, molasses, toffee, candi sugar, toast, light chocolate, herbal, pepper, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice balance, robustness, and complexity of malt/candi sugar and fruity/spicy yeast flavors; with a very nice malt/yeast flavor balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a moderately slick, smooth, and lightly prickly mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very good dubbel style. Good balance, robustness, and complexity of malt sweetness and fruity/spicy yeast flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A nicely enjoyable offering.

superspak, Jan 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

Theogre83, Dec 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

ystazi, Dec 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

BrewClint, Dec 21, 2013
Bornem Dubbel from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
83 out of 100 based on 497 ratings.