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:
2,739
Reviews:
1,230
Avg:
4.15
pDev:
10.36%
 
 
Wants:
217
Gots:
515
For Trade:
1
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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Chestnut body with a medium cream head, long lasting; effervescent

Aroma: Malty; fruity; spicy

Taste: Slightly bitter; hints of chocolate in the mid; dry finish

Remarks: Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; so please disregard those scores

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a dark amber body with reddish hues. Slightly off-white head with medium retention. Lacing is present but minimal.

S - Deep, toasty aroma of malts. Complex undertones of chocolate and caramel. Fruity esters are mild, with hints of cherry and raisins. Alcohol presence is faint, but noticable.

T - Complex malts greet the palate but finish is surprisingly dry with minimal bitterness; balance surprisingly not completely skewed towards malt. Dried fruitiness and phenols complimentary to one another, with raisiny character being most predominant. Noble hop flavor is subdued.

M - Medium-full body with lots of carbonation. Slight warming of alcohol present.

O - A great example of a matly, complex, strong Belgian dubbel.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 330 mL bottle in to a Duvel tulip.

A- Pours an enormous light tan head over top of a brown body which seems quite dark for the style.

S- Dark fruits and just a little Belgian spice.

T- Same as the nose but more dark fruit and less Belgian yeast flavor. Even a little smokiness comes through. Not as sweet as some others I've had.

M- Medium to full bodied with a good carbonation tickle.

O- A very pleasant brew overall. I'm glad I picked one up, but the price is a bit steep.

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From a 330 ml bottle into a chalice.

A-A normal pour produces a standard-looking dark brown brew with a hint of clarity towards the edge of the glass. The short tan-grey head drops pretty quickly into a collar. Average for the style.

S-The smell is comprised of brown sugar, dark sweet fruit, raisins, and a hint of black pepper. Again, average to above average, but nothing spectacular or noteworthy here.

T-The taste follows the smell pretty closely. I get fruity, solvent-like alcohol and the aforementioned, brown sugar, dark and dried fruits, and mild spices. The taste is not as complex as some dubbels, but the flavors are well-integrated with each other.

M-The feel is typical for a Belgian, lower levels of carbonation, with a softer feel and medium body.

O-Along with the other Westmalle offerings, this brew is pretty easily obtainable across Belgium, including at my hotel restaurant, which is were I had a bottle for dessert one night last week. This is undoubtedly a good beer, with decent looks and above-average smell and taste, but there is nothing here that stands out and makes me say, "Wow, I can't wait to drink that again."

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A: Dark amber color, slightly lighter on the bottom. Many suspended particles. Bubbly head that sticks around.

S: Dark fruits, figs, apple, cherry. Sweet malts are also present.

T: Bitter fruits/ slight citrus in the start, sweeter and darker fruits develop and the figs are present in the aftertaste along with a slight hint of alcohol.

M: Fizzy but also quite heavy.

O: This is a really good sipper. The dark fruits are amazing!

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Westmalle Trappist Dubbel from Brouwerij Westmalle
4.15 out of 5 based on 2,739 ratings.
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