Postel Dubbel | Brouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem

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Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem

Style: Dubbel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Gusler on 11-08-2002

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Ratings: 25 |  Reviews: 13
Photo of jonmikel
2.88/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Very dark color. A big head of foam. Carbonation/sparkles present.
Alcohol/phenolic smell. Nice. Reminds of other Belgian beers.
Not a lot of taste at the beginning but the mouthfeel it leaves is very nice, though being bitter.
World trying it since it is very cheap at Colruyt supermarkets.

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Photo of PlutonowyManiek
3.49/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Colour dark ruby ​​red, clear. Head white, fine bubbles are not stable.
The aroma of wine, red fruits, cherries, cherries, grapes.
Taste: roasted malts with fruity dryness, there is ash with a delicate hint of peppery sharpness.
Gentian dry ash. Saturation high.

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Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.38/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BartMcStout
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of Rickus
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of mattfancett
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of BJSmit
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of Saind
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of dcmchew
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of dwtyler
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of BigCheese
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

Photo of Morningstorm
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of benfons
3.63/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: hazy redbrown colour, good head, that stays there, lacing

S: some malts, some hops and something that reminds of porto

T: burned coffee, something earthy, a bit flat too be honest

M: a bit thin, carbonation is off

O: descent beer, but nothing too special

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Photo of spacemanvt
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of BlackHaddock
2.88/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Second beer of the evening, during one of my 'random beer' tasting nights. The 33cl brown bottle was well out of date when opened (almost 6 months in fact).

Poured into my 'Westmalle' chalice, a little amount of sediment managed to creep into the glass but the beer still looked clear and ruby red in colour. On top sat a thin tanned coloured head.

The aroma was of sweet malts and caramel.

A semi-sour taste was followed by a sweeter finish, malts being the strongest flavour again with hints of caramel.

A bit on the fizzy side, even if it was 'out of date'. Thinner than most Belgian Dubbels and not as tasty.

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Photo of Brabander
3.06/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is not the best double i ever had. Now that is said the rest is not that bad.

I bought this beer a few weeks ago in a Belgium beerstore. I know the area where this beer is brewed so i thought to give it a go.

Poured in my Struise glass the beer gives an enormous head and an amber coloured fluid. No carbonation which is a pity.

For the rest: no smell at all and the taste is not bad but average. I tasted normal on a sunny day but when the weather gets colder i would go for a Westmalle double.

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Photo of weissbierdrinker
2.96/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a clear red amber color with a tan creamy head that fades slowly leaving almost a solid amount of lacing around the glass.

Smell is of caramel, roasted malts, a a very slight hint of steamed veggies toward the back end of the nose.

Taste up front is slight bitter and zesty, turns into a lemon peel and orange flavor. Followed by some steamed veggies. Caramel, roasted malts, burnt wood finish it up.

I'm not really a big fan of this beer, there is a weird alcohol steamed veggies taste that just messes the whole thing up. The finish of the beer is great though.

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Photo of RblWthACoz
3.88/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very dark brown that is completely clouded. Thin tan head. Nose is slightly sweet, like honey. An interesting floral tone is there. Reminds me of something I can't put my finger on. Aaaaas usual. Damn this memory. Wait. What was I talking about?

Flavor is smooth. Mature sweet tones. Like an earthy honey. A bit dull in a way, but it still works. Feel is smooth on liquid. Carbonation is a bit lower.

An intersting ale. Can't say I would ever care to go for it again, but it was nice enough to try I guess.

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Photo of brdc
4.33/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Small capped bottle, poured into a goblet.

Appearance is quite impressive; brown with reddish highlights, almost tawny like, and quite clear for a bottle conditioned beer. It has a tan head made by very fine beads joining together to form a fluffy, dense head with excellent retention, and loads of Brussels lace.

Aroma is good and it improves as it warms up; malty sweetness, caramels and fresh fruits, along with some spices. Full bodied and creamy, the same malty sweetness appears on the palate, along with a caramelized taste and fruitiness, spiciness and a well disguised alcoholic warmth.

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Photo of thierrynantes
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sorry but this following comment is in french :

Appearance : bière brune limpide, robe aux reflets rougeâtres, mousse abondante tenant bien, belle effervescence
Smell : nez de malt et de houblon
Taste and mouthfeel : ronde en bouche, belle amertume équilibrée et prolongée
Drinkability : une bonne bière dans le syle dubbel

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Photo of paterlodie
4.5/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Postel is an Abbey less the a mile from Dutch borderline and have come there since I was a litle child. Going to the market with my older cousins in Mol we stoped there on the way back and it must be in my first sampled 5 beers ever. Loved it then and now.
Pours in with an overwelming head and stays forever. Color is darkbrown with red shine in it.
Smell is in the beginning hard to get cause of the top that just stays. Anyway what you get is fresh and fruity, fully surrounded by malty aromes of the best. Taste is a great enjoyment too. Mostly malts of the best; dark, caramellic and fair amount of roast.
Great beer, and a great trip to make if you're in the region. Great monastry with the old horse stable as a restaurant. Great homemade bread, cheese and good beers with it. Further nothing as forrest around it for a great walk. What can I say, go to the abbey to try it( however its not brewed there, but who cares with brew like that in your hand!)

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Photo of tjd25
3.9/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The head is formed of a lasting accumulation of bubbles of different sizes: big on the side, but small and scintillating in the middle of the glass. The very active body is of a dark burgundy color, deeply mahogany. The smell is yeasty at first and gets roundly and softly malty with sweet and enjoyable notes of ripe strawberries and light hints of wood. The taste is pleasing but a bit surprising after the smell. It is far woodier, showing a flanders ale-like grapy character and a light winy tartness almost reminiscent of a cherry lambic. Some flowery notes appear, together with cinnamon. Maybe even some chocolate. The finish is deeply but softly hoppy, oily and dry. Mouthfeel is full and round, enjoyably consistent.

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Photo of stcules
3.43/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Intense ruby red, dense and compact beige head, absolutely rocky.
The smell is liquerous, with Marsala, cherries in alcohol, sherry, sweet liquorice, maybe vanilla.
The taste seems quite scarce at the first impression, but it quickly changhes, and rises up sharpely vanilla, sweet fruity, full malty. Rosewater. At the end a long sweet liquorice... And tehn again fruit, plums, peaches in syrup, raisins, candy fruits.
A good medium body.
Some hints of alcohol, in the aftertaste, also dominated by the sweet liquorice, with vanilla, and a little of bitterness.

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Photo of Gusler
3.92/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer pours a beautiful deep ruby red; with a stupendous frothy beige head and tons thick clinging lace. Nose is sweet malt, butterscotch, hints or citrus noted and quite appealing. Sweet front, the top is middling in mouth feel. The finish is somewhat astringent, pleasing hop spicy bite, dry long lasting aftertaste. A nice drinkable beer, and well worth the effort to find and sample.

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Postel Dubbel from Brouwerij De Smedt / Brouwerij Affligem
Beer rating: 3.65 out of 5 with 25 ratings