Westmalle Trappist Dubbel | Brouwerij Westmalle

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Westmalle Trappist DubbelWestmalle Trappist Dubbel
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Westmalle
Belgium
trappistwestmalle.be

Style: Dubbel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-25-2000

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,712
Reviews:
1,221
Avg:
4.15
pDev:
10.36%
 
 
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213
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505
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Photo of dgallina
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Sampled on 7/6/2005 from a bottle dated best-before 6/2006.

Pours a well-carbonated clear mahogany with a thin off-white head. Leaves a small film and good lace considering the ABV. Smells sweetly malty. Raisins and bananas on a grainy and spicy base. A nice progression of flavors ride strong carbonation and a very crisp mouth-feel. Starts sweet and slightly sticky, with plenty of chocolate and raisins. Builds into a drier and more grainy middle. Notable spicy hops and alcohol in the finish; extremely dry and crisp. Much drier, more strongly hopped, and more quenching than I remember from previous samples.

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Photo of ChrisL24481
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stugotzo
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of hophugger
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mscudder
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Into a chalice.

A - Deep ruby brown with a massive tan head. Head contains gorgeous bubbles which leave good lacing after an above average retention.

S - Biscuits, dark fruits and a touch of chocolate and caramel.

T - Big bready malts give a base for this to work off of. Subtle and refined sweetness coats the palette through the swallow. Namely: cherries, caramel, raisins and grapes. Complex and enjoyable.

M - Fluffy medium body with average carbonation.

O - A nice dubbel that could be more bold.The biscuity base limits all that this beer can accomplish. Given this basis, they did a fantastic job.

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Photo of Skwisgaar
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of corneliusfontaine
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of DaveBar
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Purchased at the LCBO for just over $3.00 for a 330ml bottle. Served at 6deg C in a tulip

A- Opens well and pours a nice high head that films out in a couple of minutes. Film lasts forever though! Very dark brown and unfiltered

S- Lots of fig and caramel notes.

T- Very good. Nice malt. No heat at all. fruity good with all the fig. Spicey with a blend of cinnamon and pepper. Almost like there is a hint of raisins in here.

M- Creamy good. Touch dry. No heat at all.

O- A great dubbel overall. Very enjoyable. Nearly as good as a Chimay. Will buy again.

Food Pairing

This wonderful little dubbel went well with..... Sloppy Joe's! Nice tomato based, ground beef goodness accentuated this wonderful Figgie beer

Enjoy

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of Jredner
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On par with the much praised Westvleteren. Aroma is full of dark fruits like cherry and date and spicy. A dark brown body supports a huge three finger thick Belgian beauty of a head. Has the taste of spiced bread pudding dipped in choclate liquor and the mouthfeel to match. Very tasty with a long lingering aftertaste.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Westmalle Trappist Dubbel from Brouwerij Westmalle
4.15 out of 5 based on 2,712 ratings.
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