Westmalle Trappist Dubbel | Brouwerij Westmalle

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Westmalle
Belgium
trappistwestmalle.be

Style: Belgian Dubbel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-25-2000

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#2,683
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Ratings:
2,831
pDev:
10.31%
 
 
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Photo of hreb
3.98/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

33cL bottle purchased while abroad in the (former) Dutch Antilles. Best before 13/12/19 -- the bottle appeared very old and dusty on the shelf I rescued it from in the market, and hopefully age has done it well. Served in a tapered tumbler, this example is brown and very cloudy (I stored it upright in the cooler for a couple days, perhaps more would have helped). Aroma is on the rich and raisin-y side. Flavor has robust malt and spicy notes. What really stands out is the mouthfeel. Very smooth with ultrafine carbonation. An easily accessible classic.

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Photo of CreightonSM
3.59/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Eltrandos
3.93/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HeWhoHasBeer
4.09/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EMV
4.05/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Cloudy burgundy pour with thin off-white head. Modest lacing.

S: Brown sugar and dark fruits... plum, fig, and yeast.

T.F: Follows the nose. Toasted grains and brown sugar. More fruit... plum, raisin, and fig. Yeasty phenols. Caramel, dark cherry, and baking bread. Old fashioned candy. Medium bodied... sticky on the tongue.

O: An outstanding Belgian Dubbel. Great beer... a classic for a reason.

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Photo of Tripel_Threat
4.23/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Excellent dubbel, one of the best, if not the best,I've had. Poured from bottle to Westmalle chalice. Dark brown liquid with a collar of off-white foam. Nice aromas of banana, cocoa power, biscuit, and a bit of dark cherry. The flavor rolls in, complex and smooth. Soft notes of dark chocolate covered banana, caramel, dark bread, cherry, fig. Fantastic!

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Photo of Theogre83
3.82/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of the_awesometeer
3.61/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The beer is dark brown had a very foamy head due to the high carbonation. The beer smells very sweet and tart like most dark fruits. You can definitely smell the booze. The taste is similar, it starts of sweet with a tart or metallic like bitterness kick at the end. The

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Photo of DBosco
4.03/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Duncian
4.04/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mflamar
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ptarmigan98
4.01/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of dbauer
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JonnoWillsteed
4.13/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Vistance
4.17/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jojofine
4.44/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of FrankCazabon
4.24/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dsippel
4.18/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SSGCujo
4.13/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of hermit990
4.04/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Franziskaner
4.21/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Deep brown color with a half inch of frothy and rocky head. The aroma is of cocoa powder and caramel. I’m tasting cocoa powder, caramel, and milk chocolate. The mouth is decadent, moderately carbonated and lightly creamy.

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Photo of Mclusal
3.38/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Photo of Commandophile
4.11/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rphbrew
4.16/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DaverCS
4.54/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Aged and bottle conditioned for at least 4-5 years. Label was torn off, but remained refrigerated the entire aging process.

Pours an incredibly dark mahogany color with ample carbonation. Mouthfeel is a little thin, but ample head adds a creamy feel.

Aroma is a little tame. A bit of booze, Belgian yeast, and dark fruits.

Taste is like a liquid fig newton. Prunes, plumes, raisins, and figs. Ample dark sweet malt and brown sugar. Caramel sweetness with a bit of honey.

Overall, solid beer. It’s a bit on the thinner side, which is the main letdown in comparison to other great Belgian beers. I see this pairing well with a stickey toffee pudding or bread pudding. It gets a 91/100.

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Westmalle Trappist Dubbel from Brouwerij Westmalle
Beer rating: 4.17 out of 5 with 2,831 ratings