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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#2,576
Reviews:
1,246
Ratings:
2,822
pDev:
10.31%
 
 
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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

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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3.37/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Nunya
4.09/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.28/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

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4.2/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of opieo
4.13/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chitoryu12
3.95/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Look: Deep ruby red with a huge tan head.

Smell: Bread and cardboard, strangely. A bit of fruitiness.

Taste: Bittersweet berries, toffee, and a small amount of metallic bitterness that reminds me of licking a penny.

Mouthfeel: Thick, but very carbonated.

Overall: While I want to love this, the unusual metallic aftertaste and smell of cardboard make this fail to live up to its potential.

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3.54/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

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

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4.17/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Absolutely beautiful beer poured from a bottle into a tulip glass.

Brown body and a rich, fluffy beige head and great curtain lacing. Pleasant dark fruit smell and taste. Earthy malt and a bit of banana. Silky smooth feel. A great beer!

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Westmalle Trappist Dubbel from Brouwerij Westmalle
Beer rating: 4.17 out of 5 with 2,822 ratings