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Bornem Dubbel - Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.

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BA SCORE
83
good

488 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 488
Reviews: 379
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 12.5%
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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Photo of Murrhey
2.75/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Poured from a 330ml standard pressure-cap bottle into a tulip glass in high elevation Kalispell, Mont. Reviewed live.

A- Two-finger light brown head with mediocre retention. Mahogany color with low clarity.

S- Alcoholic with Belgian yeasts and roasty malts.

T- Boozy and rich, roasty flavor. Pretty plain actually.

M- Syrupy and thick.

O- Not a big fan of this beer. Pretty bland.

Murrhey, Sep 01, 2013
Photo of Vsarmatov
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Vsarmatov, Aug 26, 2013
Photo of Kopfschuss
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Kopfschuss, Aug 19, 2013
Photo of tbeer40
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

tbeer40, Jul 28, 2013
Photo of bmjivi221
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

bmjivi221, Jul 20, 2013
Photo of mrfrancis
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

mrfrancis, Jul 08, 2013
Photo of TheBeeraholic
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

TheBeeraholic, Jun 16, 2013
Photo of desint
3/5  rDev -18.5%

desint, May 24, 2013
Photo of kvnstfrd
2/5  rDev -45.7%

kvnstfrd, May 23, 2013
Photo of dmorgan310
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

dmorgan310, May 18, 2013
Photo of RedneckBeerz
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

RedneckBeerz, May 16, 2013
Photo of Bill235
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Bill235, May 13, 2013
Photo of Thehuntmaster
3.8/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

330ml bottle 8,0% Abv.
Served chilled in an over sized wine glass.
Best Before: 05/06/2014

Appearance: Wow, even the gentlest of pours manages to produce a massive, glass filling head - I am guessing this one is going to be over carbonated! The head is beige in colour and displays phenomenal (to the point of annoyance) retention and leaves a few big patches of lace as it recedes. The body appears a medium brown in the glass, with a back light revealing a beautiful deep red colour with golden-amber edges.

Smell: Mmmm, this actually smells quite nice - the initial nose offers a surprising hint of chocolate (reminiscent of chocolate pronutro), along side toasted malt, plum and banana. As the beer begins to warm, the fruity characters increase, with raisins, cherries and prunes becoming apparent, as well as a light dusting of clove and pepper.

Taste: The flavour follows the nose quite well, however it somehow seems a little bland. Notes include: Toasted malt, a little chocolate, cherries, plums, a little raisin, banana and a dash of spices. There is absolutely no trace of the 8% noted.

Mouthfeel: As expected, the carbonation is of an extremely high level, but thankfully it is just smooth enough to be passable. The body is light-medium, but seems to come across as a little watery for the Abv.

Overall: Bornem Dubble is not the best example of the style out there, but it is still a solid beer, especially for something available locally. Given the price and the availability, I will probably buy this again.

Thehuntmaster, May 10, 2013
Photo of J_Dub
4.75/5  rDev +29.1%

J_Dub, Apr 25, 2013
Photo of MarvinSnyder
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

MarvinSnyder, Apr 24, 2013
Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.11/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bornem Dubbel has a thin, cream-colored, creamy head and a very bubbly, hazy, golden-brown appearance, with some lacing left behind. The aroma is sweet, bready, caramel, and even yeasty. Taste is sweet, syrupy, brown bread, dates, and a touch of hop bitterness. Alcohol is not so present with this 8% beer. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Bornem Dubbel finishes semi-dry, sweet, and fairly drinkable. Overall, this is a really good beer that grows on one as it is drank down. Get some!

RJT

RonaldTheriot, Apr 21, 2013
Photo of Florya
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Florya, Apr 13, 2013
Photo of harpus
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

harpus, Mar 18, 2013
Photo of ryry887
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

ryry887, Mar 02, 2013
Photo of djrn2
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

djrn2, Feb 28, 2013
Photo of randylangford
4/5  rDev +8.7%

randylangford, Feb 03, 2013
Photo of speak72
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

speak72, Jan 15, 2013
Photo of jonb5
3.85/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

330ml bottle, poured into Leffe chalice. Colour was dark auburn, almost opaque, small tanned head which soon faded, had a small amount of lacing. Aroma was yeast, a hint of cranberry and some liquorice. Tasted cranberry, carrot, berries and yeast. Finish starts bitter and ends up biscuity. Booze well hidden. Well carbonated, slightly thick body, smooth. Overall a beer to accompany a heavy meal.

jonb5, Jan 09, 2013
Photo of Booza
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Booza, Dec 23, 2012
Photo of Dufraine
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Dufraine, Dec 17, 2012
Bornem Dubbel from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
83 out of 100 based on 488 ratings.