Westmalle Trappist Dubbel | Brouwerij Westmalle

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Westmalle
Belgium
trappistwestmalle.be

Style: Dubbel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-25-2000

BEER STATS
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#1,413
Reviews:
1,244
Ratings:
2,801
pDev:
10.31%
Bros Score:
4.33
 
 
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12-22-2017

Look:
Deep chestnut color with garnet highlights. Light tan head with fine bubble texture and great retention. Good clarity even though beer is very dark.

Smell:
Bread crust malt followed by yeast aromas. Slight oxidation, but the bottle is likely a long-time shelf resident at the store of purchase.

Taste:
Dark fruit, like raisin and prune, followed by a slight hop bitterness with noble hop flavors. Spicy yeast phenols with a slight clove-like flavor, and a slight apple ester.

Feel:
Medium-bodied. Delicious. No stringency or creaminess. Some alcoholic warmth.

Overall:
Really nice and a classic for a reason. A fresh bottle would have been nice but this beer still holds up very well.

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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.
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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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Westmalle Trappist Dubbel from Brouwerij Westmalle
Beer rating: 4.17 out of 5 with 2,801 ratings