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Steenbrugge Dubbel Bruin - Brouwerij Palm NV

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80 Ratings

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Ratings: 80
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 15%
Wants: 0
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
Dubbel |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Absumaster on 07-13-2008)
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Reviews by PapaEugene:
Photo of PapaEugene
4.05/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bought this bottle at Drankhandel Verheyen in Poppel. Poored it into my Achel glass.

A: Great ruby/brown color. Cream colored head that leaves a nice lacing throughout the drinking.

S: Smell is impressive. Strawberries, banana roasted malts. Some spice that's hard for me to pin down.

T: Malts, red fruits, sweet banana again that spice. Light bitterness.

M: Medium carbonation, a light body.

D: I was a little sceptic about this one. Low alcohol for a dubbel. But it made quiet an impression on me. Will surely drink this again. I expected similarities with Jopen Koyt because of the herbs added, but didn't find it.

PapaEugene, Aug 08, 2009
More User Reviews:
Photo of Jason
2.98/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

33cl brown bottle with a best before freshness date.

Typically great tan head with great retention, dark mahogany color with a good clarity. Faint husky malt, dried fruit and a hint of yeast ... not much there in the nose. Dry and smooth with a lighter body. Fruity, spicy with a quick kick of light estery alcohol. Quick note of phenolics ... bubble gum and herbs. Bone dry finish with not much lingering about.

Sinamar? Or does the sugar have coloring in it as the color does not match the flavor for the most part. Decent, not all that exciting for a Dubbel IMO.

Jason, Sep 21, 2010
Photo of dogfishandi
4/5  rDev +17.6%

dogfishandi, Nov 19, 2011
Photo of chinchill
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

chinchill, Oct 31, 2012
Photo of Griffith
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Griffith, Jan 09, 2014
Photo of mattfancett
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

mattfancett, Sep 02, 2014
Photo of bconsidine
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

bconsidine, Aug 30, 2013
Photo of GentleKnight1
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

GentleKnight1, Sep 07, 2014
Photo of HalfFull
2.48/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured on tap in a Steenbrugge Abbey glass. Pours a clear amber with a half inch of head. Offers decent retention and some lacing initially.

Smell is of light caramel malts, thin and light. No yeast or hop presence noted.

Tastes like the nose and easily confused with an amber/vienna lager.

Average feel and carbonation though not what I was expecting. Good drinkability, reminds me of Dos Equis Amber, thus surely a wannabe Dubbel.

HalfFull, May 08, 2009
Photo of zonker17
4/5  rDev +17.6%

zonker17, Apr 26, 2012
Photo of Louski
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Louski, Aug 05, 2012
Photo of bluejacket74
3.35/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

750 ml caged and corked bottle, stamp on bottom of bottle says best before 17/09/12. Served in a DFH Signature glass, the beer pours a reddish/brown color with about an inch light tan head. Head retention and lacing are both decent enough. Aroma is nice but a bit light, it smells like dark fruit (raisins, plums), toffee, bready malt, and some nuts. Taste is similar to the aroma, but there's also the addition of some cinnamon, candy sugar, and some herbs. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it seems a bit thin for the style. But it is smooth with good carbonation. I think it's an OK dubbel. Not great, but not bad either. $8.99 a bottle.

bluejacket74, Oct 08, 2012
Photo of psulovesbeer
3.8/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a tulip
Copper dark apperance little or head
Smells malty sweet almost musty
Taste is sweet malty with a nice yeast flavor
It feels full in the mounand is fairly balanced a nice dub and worthy of a try if you in an area that has it especially on draft

psulovesbeer, Apr 07, 2009
Photo of ThirstyTorpy
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

ThirstyTorpy, Feb 04, 2012
Photo of desint
2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

desint, May 24, 2013
Photo of BlackHaddock
3.28/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This cask version is a special brew for the 2012 Wetherspoons Beer Festival and is 0.5% less in ABV, so only 6.0%.

Hand-pulled pint in the Wetherspoons pub, Bridgnorth, Shropshire on 26th Oct 2012.

Interesting slant on a Belgian Brown and not really like the bottled one I had years ago.

This beer had a dull, murky brown body, on top a creamy foam head.

The nose was both yeasty and malty: with an off-ish, musty, moldy hint (not as off putting as it sounds).

The taste was malty and slightly yeasty but not sour or spicy. It was OK but not great, a bit thin and watery for what I was expecting.

BlackHaddock, Nov 02, 2012
Photo of Jose9e
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Jose9e, Feb 26, 2014
Photo of weeare138
3.95/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at TND...
Appears a dark brown with a crimson hue when held to the light. A 2 finger, tan head slowly fades into a fluffy cap. Scattered streaks of lacing are left around the glass.
Smell is of brown sugar, caramel, ripe fruit, black plums, caramel, and a touch of vanilla.
Taste is of the mentioned aromas with a touch of spicing.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, balanced between sweet and some bitter leaning towards brown sugar. A bit thin on the finish but perhaps it's a touch of dryness too.

weeare138, Apr 28, 2009
Photo of beerpirates
1.81/5  rDev -46.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

too light, watery & thin, some malt, metalic flavor , dark fruits and a hint of spices & herbal at the end, too thinly stretched, almost watered down, boring , i don't understand why people make these kind of beers , it's just not good enough , o well ...

beerpirates, May 09, 2013
Photo of Rhettroactive
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

Rhettroactive, Dec 05, 2012
Photo of Absumaster
3.4/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A clear, brown beer with a nice 1 inch head.

Smell is roasted with chocolate notes and ripe red fruit. Some notes of metal too.

Taste is mildly roasted with a nice malty profile. The yeast provides a ripe fruit taste of apples and cherries. Low bitterness and a sweet mouthfeel. The metallic smell is not found in the taste, although the beer has minor traces of undefined musty tastes.

Absumaster, Jul 13, 2008
Photo of jwc215
3.2/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750 ml foil-wrapped cage-corked bottle, poured into glass chalice:

Pours ruby to brown with a creamy tan head that slowly thins and stays. Trailing lace slides down the glass with some stickage.

The smell is grassy/herbal. It is not strong, but not much else is going on behind it, other than a touch of dark cherry and steely caramel. Not an aroma typical of a dubbel, and one that leans too medicinal/herbal.

The taste is herbal/medicinal with a cola-like sweetness. There is a touch of sour. Lacks the malt complexities that are associated with the style, though some roasted, a bit steely, caramel is under the herbs. Finishes somewhat abruptly, and with a tingle.

Light-to-medium bodied, the carbonation is more prickly than effervescent.

Worth trying to see if you like the "gruut" aspect. (According to the label, it is the mysterious medieval herbs added to the beer). It does make it different, I suppose. As for me, I'll pass on buying this again.

jwc215, Apr 24, 2010
Photo of JohnK17
4.5/5  rDev +32.4%

JohnK17, Jan 14, 2013
Photo of Sigmund
3.85/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330 ml bottle, courtesy of Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 6.5%. Dark reddish brown colour, huge beige head. High level of carbonation. Moderate but nice aroma of candi sugar, malts, caramel and spices. Fizzy mouthfeel. The flavour is malty with notes of brown sugar, dried dark fruits and moderate spices. Not too sweet. The finish has noticeable hops and is slightly woody. OKish.

Sigmund, Jan 29, 2009
Photo of atlason
3.98/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle into tulip.

A: Pours a brown color with generous head. Leaves very little lacing.

S: Dark raisin, slight roast, foamy yeast. Dried figs. Candied fruit.

T: Dry chocolate, mild belgian yeast, slightly chalky with some dark dried fruit. Hops are fairly subdued except for background bitterness. Has that certain je ne sais quoi yeast character of a proper dubbel. Aftertaste is pretty long lived and consistent.

M: Relatively light sugar fermentation body with medium carbonation. Feels very correct on the tongue.

O: This is a correct dubbel, slightly on the dry side.

atlason, Dec 01, 2011
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Steenbrugge Dubbel Bruin from Brouwerij Palm NV
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