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Witkap Pater Dubbel - Brouwerij Slaghmuylder

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BA SCORE
86
very good

74 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 74
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.86%
Wants: 2
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Slaghmuylder visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Dubbel |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-07-2003)
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Reviews by Samp01:
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Samp01

New Jersey

3.7/5  rDev -2.9%

Pours a hazy reddish brown with a large slowly dissipating beige head. Aroma and Taste is caramel malt, Belgian yeast, some essence of dried fruit, dates and figs with some mild sweet tart bitterness. Palate is a medium body, good carbonation with a pleasant sweet dark fruit and malt flavor. Finishes with a sweet caramel malt, dark fruits and Belgian yeast with some mild sweet bitter notes on the end for balance. Overall a good flavorful and tasty brew.

07-10-2013 19:17:23 | More by Samp01
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lordofthewiens

Maine

4.03/5  rDev +5.8%

On tap at Ebenezer's. In a tulip glass the beer was a dark brown color with an immense tan head. While it thinned out some, the head retained quite well, and was very sticky. The aroma was mainly that of dark fruit, with some notes of caramel. Fruit dominated the taste, plum and raisin, and I tasted some brown sugar also. This was a very enjoyable beer.

06-13-2009 12:42:07 | More by lordofthewiens
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Marius

Romania

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

07-17-2013 17:49:32 | More by Marius
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deebo

Minnesota

1.53/5  rDev -59.8%

A bottle picked up in Bruges in December. This beer is from lot C with a confusing BB date of June 12 or 13, both are notched.

A-Poured into a wide mouth glass this beer cascades into 2 fingers of tan head that recedes to a fairly thin layer that laces the glass a bit. Typical appearance of a dubbel except this one is a little darker brown then most.

S-Oh oh, this one has a bit of a funky aroma, not typical of a dubbel for sure.

T-Yep definitely infected. Tastes like a sour brown ale. Somewhat sour and tart with tastes of tobacco and cherries.

Overall this is obviously an infected bottle. Bummer I'd rather have tried the dubbel! Taste isn't too bad and I managed not to drain pour this. I wonder if this brewery is having issues with their bugs.

03-10-2013 00:42:37 | More by deebo
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kingcrowing

Vermont

3.38/5  rDev -11.3%

33cl bottle poured in a snifter.

HUGE light brown head on a dark brown body. Very Belgian-esque aroma, no hops quite malty. Very carbonated and sharp to the taste. A little bit sweet Overall, quite good. The head keeps sticking around all the way through.

07-04-2009 01:07:40 | More by kingcrowing
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Riverared

Alabama

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

03-14-2012 03:00:38 | More by Riverared
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.95/5  rDev +3.7%

Fresh, blasting carbonation and head out of the bottle like Miracle Whip. White with brown body. Aroma cross between Coca-cola, some spices and yeast, and regular brew. Alcohol detected. Aggressive carbonation taste but tasty drinkable, like a Rochefort mix of Cinammon and citrus, drop of pepper, bold but a lot of yeast more than the first rate taste of the Rochefort.
From the Belgian Shop.

01-19-2007 12:59:38 | More by Sammy
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Ciocanelu

Romania

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

07-16-2013 20:56:11 | More by Ciocanelu
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bconsidine

Maryland

4/5  rDev +5%

08-30-2013 14:26:44 | More by bconsidine
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EBeckett3

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +5%

08-16-2013 02:44:29 | More by EBeckett3
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WOTO97

California

3.73/5  rDev -2.1%

Had a half pour at Beachwood yesterday, and I was taken back just a bit by this one. Pours like a foamy apple cider with a thin sudsy head sitting atop a dirty, cloudy brown body with very nominal lacing. The nose was very much of the holiday season: cinnamon, nutmeg, faint fig, and bold red apple notes. The taste profiles did not waver much from this. Lots of spice notes on the front palate with a slightly dense, dry fruit finish. Again, a big apple crispness and flavor. At the same time, the flavors felt a bit one-dimensional. Slightly chewy but a pleasant finish. Overall, this was a very interesting beer, and I would likely go back for another if given the opportunity.

03-28-2010 17:31:59 | More by WOTO97
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ManforallSaisons

Belgium

4.18/5  rDev +9.7%

The pour -- a 33 cl bottle bought 3-4 months ago was maybe the leasst auspicious part of the serving, comint out the color of chestnut-flower honey, darker than expected for the style. There was a huge head of light-toffee-colored foam that stuck around throughout. The aroma was a surprising rush of fruit scents, apple and peach, with vanilla toffee, some grass and hop flower. On the tongue it came across as vanilla caramel, still apple and other light fruits, and lovely, clove-y herbacious hops. It's a big mouthful, but rapidly scrubbed by a strong effervescent sensation, that makes this almost session-able. Overall, a very unusual example of the style that nicely finds its own way.

02-13-2010 21:11:31 | More by ManforallSaisons
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CrazyDavros

Australia

3.15/5  rDev -17.3%

Pours dark brown with a large off-white head.
Nose shows treacle and bready malt along with some floral hops. Pretty hoppy actually, especially for the style, but still nice.
Flavours are similar but less sweet and with more doughy, bready yeast. Finishes kinda weak.
Body is watery, especially considering the rich flavours.

10-01-2010 08:20:42 | More by CrazyDavros
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mdillon86

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

11-25-2011 16:59:43 | More by mdillon86
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.68/5  rDev -3.4%

Bottle: Poured a light brown color ale with a good size foamy head with good retention but minimal lacing. Aroma of candi sugar with some light malt notes is definitely unique. Taste is a mix between some candi sugar with some notes nice floral Belgian malt with a unique yeasty finish. Body is quite full with limited filtration and some good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. A very interesting and somewhat unique take on this style.

02-22-2008 18:23:48 | More by Phyl21ca
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LJWalker

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

02-01-2012 02:29:13 | More by LJWalker
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desint

Belgium

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

05-24-2013 12:04:12 | More by desint
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LiquidAmber

Washington

4.13/5  rDev +8.4%

Review from 6/2010 notes. Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a ruby amber, with a rich persistent off-head head leaving lots of lacing. Nice dark and light fruit and malt aroma. Medium creamy mouth feel. Flavor of dried and fresh light fruit and sweet malt. Fruit, malt middle and finishes with a light tartness. A great enjoyable dubbel.

08-03-2012 17:38:41 | More by LiquidAmber
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mtbdonn

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

11-04-2013 21:47:05 | More by mtbdonn
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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

2.88/5  rDev -24.4%

Drank at the 2007 Zythos fest.

Ruby, port red colour with a biege foaming head.

Sweet caramel, burnt malts, some yeast esters as well.

The taste was a let down, a weak blend of yeast and off fruits and sweetness throughout.

The watery aftertaste ruined the beer for me, some hop flavours tried to come out, but almost failed.

A big let down for me.

03-11-2007 12:28:40 | More by BlackHaddock
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organicbrewer

Pennsylvania

3.65/5  rDev -4.2%

Be ready with a glass. This beer tried to leap free!

A-Huge long lasting tan head. Full ruby. Lots of carbonation bubbles.

S-Rose, caramel, and perfume. Very light stone fruit. Slightly earthy.

T-Caramel. raisin. Very low hop bitterness. Rose.

M-lots of carbonation. Fairly dry. Light alcohol. Nice

D-Nice dubbel. has the proper dryness and flavor. Not as awesome as rochefort 6 but still a great beer.

04-15-2010 20:23:13 | More by organicbrewer
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Globetrotter

Virginia

4.43/5  rDev +16.3%

Purchased at the Bier Temple in Brussels, the brown 33cl bottle with a tapered neck shows a white, brown and red label featuring a hooded man holding a mug. No ingredient information. Best before 11/07, I opened it on 12/11/06.

Pours a very cloudy burgundy-copper hue under an initial two finger white that fades quickly to 1/2 fingers, but then lasts forever, leaving a few strands of lace. Sweet fruit and caramel nose, quite strong and enticing. Very well-carbonated and slightly heavy in the mouth. Yeast, caramel malt and spice mix well here, with a powerful hops backing coming on strong a bit later. The hops are more floral than bitter, with a nice tangy tone that then yields to a drier, more traditional bitter. The aftertaste is a nice balance of this bitter and a return of the fruit. Very well done.

12-11-2006 20:03:22 | More by Globetrotter
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beerpirates

Belgium

4.22/5  rDev +10.8%

On tap at moeder lambic fontainas , Brussels

Very dark brown with a creamy, tan head that leaves nice lacing.

Great raisins and nut aroma. Nose is promising chocolate and rum as well.
Chocolate flavours move to the front, followed by slightly tart bleu berries.
The taste remains on the sweet side. Surprisingly light body for all the flavours, but still decent. Positively surprised by this beer.

Very creamy mouthfeel , plesant .

Good brew , i like it

08-06-2010 06:58:06 | More by beerpirates
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jwc215

Wisconsin

3.95/5  rDev +3.7%

On-tap at the Blind Tiger, NYC:

Pours dark brown with a thin head that doesn't hold up as well as it should, leavinga a pretty clean glass.

The smell is of rock candy, brown sugar and darkish fruits.

The taste is sweet and fruity, with vinuous notes. A touch of sour balances the sweetness. Darkish fruitiness and brown sugar/rock candy/caramelish sweetness intermingle well. Sweet, but balanced.

A tasty, traditional dubbel. Other than the lackluster appearance, it's a nice one. Quite drinkable, esp. for abv.

05-18-2008 13:01:57 | More by jwc215
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neonbrown82

Nebraska

3.35/5  rDev -12.1%

This is a decent dubbel. Thanks to dogfooddog for the rare sample, which completes my Witkap-Pater hat trick.

The appearance is one of the better aspects of the beer. Pours to a clear brownish amber color, capped off by a decent off-white head. Retention and lacing could definitely be better. Carbonation is decent.

The smell is good. Only a hint of sweet candi sugar, and the rest of the sweetness seems to be malt based. Some dark belgian malts, such as special b. Even a hint of funky hay, which is a bit weird for a dubbel. Very nice ester profile of cherry, fig, grapes and currant, though a bit muted.

The taste follows along from the nose quite well, though the musty hay-like flavor is more pronounced. Also has a hint of copper. Aside from that, it is very nice. It is not too sweet and candied, and the esters work very well with the overall flavor. Nutty with a hint of peppery spice and smoke in the finish.

The mouthfeel is medium to full in body with a nice crispness. The alcohol is fairly well hidden, though warming in the finish. The finish could be a little cleaner without the metallic off-flavors, but other than that it has a very pleasant aftertaste. Could stand to be a little more drinkable without the musty funk and the copper.

02-02-2007 04:22:39 | More by neonbrown82
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Witkap Pater Dubbel from Brouwerij Slaghmuylder
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