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Westmalle Trappist Dubbel | Brouwerij Westmalle

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4.18/5
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2,765 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Westmalle
Belgium
trappistwestmalle.be

Style: Dubbel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-25-2000

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,229
Reviews:
1,236
Ratings:
2,765
pDev:
10.29%
Bros Score:
4.33
 
 
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218
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Photo of wattie83
4.29/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
4.24/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 1 pint 9.4 fluid ounce bottle into glass. Best by date is '13/01/18', bottled on date is '05 05704'.
Body is dark brown, but ruby/garnet when presented to light. One finger beige head settles to thin ring and scattered islands. Scattered sheets of lacing.
Smell of Belgian yeast, sweet and dark fruit, plum and currant.
Taste profile is dry, sweet plum, molasses, cherry, some clove spice, sour grape, and woody.
Mouth feel is very pleasing, medium but well carbonated.
Such a well done beer, showing confident, experienced brewing.

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Photo of Junior
4.28/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I think I liked Chimay red a little better. Taste is a bit bready compared to other dubbels. All in all it very good.

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Photo of OntheLambic
4.13/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Dkouwe
4.24/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of bbtkd
3.98/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Brouwerij Westmalle Trappist Dubbel, 7% ABV. Pours dark brown with a two finger off-white head. Nose is yeasty, fruity, and toasty, taste follows with a burnt toast flavor, and a slight bitter close. Mouthfeel is OK, overall excellent. Tonight I drank 2/3 of the beers this brewery produces!

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Photo of Tcsox
3.94/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bogdawg
4.17/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of joaopmgoncalves
4.31/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured to a Chimay goblet.

A: Body is brown to coppery with relative haziness. Head is beige with a one finger thickness. No lacing but amazingly good retention.
S: Aroma is very strong on belgian yeast, cocoa, malts roastiness and fruity with some blackberries on top. Very dark but very lively.
T: Taste begins with a very sweet touch, almost liquorice like, having the fruity and roastiness blended very well together. In the end of the sip, the roastiness appears again to let a slight bitterness shine through. Brilliant.
M: Body is low. Carbonation is good. Alcohol is noticeable, way more than expected.
O: This Dubbel is great. Should have it more often.

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Photo of TBUD80
4.51/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of turntable1973
5/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Piglet_rulz_da_yard
4.16/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Keepnitrl
3.92/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ryan1788a5
4.72/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

11.2oz bottle poured into a goblet.

A: Deep garnet color with good clarity. Beige head settles to a thin cap shortly. Thin ring of lacing.

S: Full-on fruit cake. Sweet, sticky, sugary fruit cake. Plum, redfruits, brandy. Yeasty. Expressive spice-like aromas of cinnamon and clove. Intoxicating.

T: Sweet and sticky at the front. Molasses, fruit cake, hints of raspberry ganache. Then it dries effortlessly. Dusty yeast and spices take hold. Clove and hints of cinnamon. Faint alcohol. Earthy hops are barely noticeable. Lingering malt and spice finish with suggestions of cocoa powder.

M: Medium bodied. A thick malt body tries to press down, but the expressive carbonation lifts it away before it can settle.

O: along with Chimay Rouge, this is the paragon of the style. One need not look any further in their quest for world's best dubbel.

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Photo of justfinish
4.02/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sanchezrox23
4.02/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dandy14
4.27/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gianluca88
4.22/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dustin22martin
4.34/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gasp262
3.69/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Plonk
4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mollykats
4.38/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Epiktetos
4.14/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Borzov1982
3.47/5  rDev -17%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Aroma and taste with notes of red drum wine.
I like beer 7-8%, but this beer is mediocre.

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Photo of Viaduck
3.79/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Dark orange brown with moderate foamy tan head. Smells sweet, like ripe fruit. Taste is surprisingly a bit sour-bitter, cherries & raisins with a cereal-like finish. Overall a bit weak. Feel is thin. Overall a bit disappointing.

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Westmalle Trappist Dubbel from Brouwerij Westmalle
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 2,765 ratings
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