Gerardus Wittems Kloosterbier Dubbel - Gulpener Bierbrouwerij B.V.
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Reviews by IPA35:
3.53/5 rDev +3.2%
Looks like a standard dubbel, dark amber/ruby reddish with a slightly off white head that settles quickly. Some visible carbonation. Half a mark off for being filtered.
Smells of caramel malts, some cherries out of a jar and some general dark fruity notes. Mainly caramel maltiness.
Taste follows the smell really, some bready malts, sweetness and some fruitiness.
Pretty good for a non-craft produced dubbel.
Mouthfeel is medium to full, creamy and the carbonation is pretty low.
Overal a good beer, but not very special.
09-16-2013 16:39:55 | More by IPA35
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3.28/5 rDev -4.1%
This reddish brown dubbel from Wittem is pretty hoppy and malty. Next to that i would say it also has a spicy bite and syropy sweetness, and a roasty character.
I have to mention the aftertaste. I can't say it's bad, but it holds too much bitterness just a bit too long for my taste.
As a whole, it's an average expression of the Belgian dubbels, dark ales and seasonal fall- and winterbeers. It lacks depth and balance, and could have far more varried sweetness than the plain syrop it has.
10-12-2009 15:46:12 | More by RuudJH
United Kingdom (England)
2.98/5 rDev -12.9%
30cl bottle poured into a 'Leffe' stemmed goblet @ home on 30 Dec 2012.
Looks good: reddy brown body that's clear and bright, on top a biege head that started thin but held well and gave some heavy lacing on the goblet
Malty and fruity aroma and taste: starts sweet and ends fairly bitter and dry. A bit thin for a Dubbel body wise but not a bad brew. Hints of yeastiness throughout, but overall lacking enough flavour and 'umph' for the style it is trying to portray.
12-30-2012 21:25:54 | More by BlackHaddock
2.78/5 rDev -18.7%
The was quite small and faded away fast. The colour was chestnut brown, a bit darker. Smell was sweet, some pineapple, which could also be found from the taste. The taste was a bit disappointing. Alcohol was very dominating.
Sweet, pretty beer with the special pineapple taste, but the taste of alcohol ruined it.
11-16-2005 17:21:25 | More by Sinse
3.23/5 rDev -5.6%
300 ml bottle, at home, poured into a chalice.
Small off-white head that dissipates quickly on top of a dark brown beer. Head does leave some light lacing as it goes down. Very light activity in the glass.
Dark fruits on the aroma, plums, some caramel.
Taste is a nice bitter one, turns to a bitter-sour aftertaste, with some notes of iron along with fruits.
Medium body and average amount of carbonation. Alcohol not so obviously present, but it does offer some warmth afterwards.
A nice try from Gulpener.
12-31-2012 16:14:54 | More by Douberd
3.8/5 rDev +11.1%
This is a beer i got from my brother in law. He is called Gerard like this beer.
Poured in my Struise glas this beer gives a big head. Fluid is like dark tea. Very little carbonation. Some lacing but not spectacular.
Smell ok, thought i got some cherries in the nose.
Taste is quit good for this type of beer, Some dryness. This beer is pretty sweet bot not too sweet.
Overall a decent beer but not more than that. Is is a beer you could drink all night. No alcohol feelable.
02-18-2012 11:19:55 | More by Brabander
3.75/5 rDev +9.6%
Last of my beers from my weekend in Holland
As previously described, pours a deep mahagony-cherry smoke colored tone, The head is actually quite nice, medium, lightly foamy, but retention is good. Doesn't approach the milkshake thickness of a Rochefort, but good nonethe less.
Smells quite chocolatly to me. Cocoa,fig, cherry, raisins oak tobacco, clove,sour fir, honey, oatlike mustiness,but the cocoa and dark fruit dominate.
Flavor shows a sharper note of cherry. Fig, raisin, tobacco, all accented by cocoa, a bit of a flip from the aroma. Now cocoa plays the supporting role. This finish is suprisingly(delightfully) spicy, with a burn that envokes a much higher ABV than 7.5, I would easily say 9%. At it opens up, the aromatics increase in complexity, but the beer becomes slightly sweeter. At times almost too sweet, a hint more carbonation would work wonders.
Carbonation medium.Cherry,rummy, a bit boozy. NIce to sip on and watch a movie as it is 15degrees outside.
Drinkability has two high points I can imagine. One, like tonight, a cold European night, sipping on a spicy rustic beer, or even on a hot summer dinner, served ice cold, or paired with a slightly creamy dessert.
Better than expected.
02-02-2011 20:54:59 | More by czfreeman
1.55/5 rDev -54.7%
Deep red color, a decent beige head.
The smell is fruity, with cherry. A lot of cherry. It seems a cherry syrup, almost.
The taste is also sweet, too sweet, with again cherry and candy sugar.
It is labeled as a dubbel, but...
Definitely cloying. Not more.
08-18-2007 17:40:13 | More by stcules
3.4/5 rDev -0.6%
A: A clear, deep red with a long lasting head. Some minimal lacing on the glass.
S: Malt dominates, there is a smell almost of fresh bread with some underlying fruits - possibly cherry.
T: As it smells really. Fresh bread, cherry flavours, it almost tastes as if it has been blended with a kriek. It would score higher on the taste, but for the doughy aftertaste, with a slight hint of wet-cardboard - possibly indicating oxygenation, though that seems unlikely in a commercial beer.
M: Good, substantial - many beers of this style are simply too watery or too foamy, but this one has is about right.
D: It's strange, I quite like this beer but I don't really want another. I think it's down to the aftertaste. It's enjoyable to drink but doesn't really leave a good impression afterwards.
12-05-2007 20:53:04 | More by BarryNL
Gerardus Wittems Kloosterbier Dubbel from Gulpener Bierbrouwerij B.V.
80 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.