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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-25-2000

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,713
Reviews:
1,221
Avg:
4.15
pDev:
10.36%
 
 
Wants:
213
Gots:
506
For Trade:
1
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Photo of Vader444
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle pour into tulip.

As dark brown as it's possible to be without being black. Smells and tastes divine; lightly spiced but complex with dark fruits and a touch of chocolate. Mouthfeel is close to perfection and the creamy white head lasted until the last drop. This is truly excellent stuff. Yum.

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Photo of VaTechPhilly
4.19/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jamwonbrewery
3.26/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LocusSolus
4.43/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of qcghost
4.45/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of briandaube
4.37/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beaulabauve
4.05/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Skaterdude97
4.64/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Look - 5 | Dark brown almost black, medium head that lasts slight lacing

Smell - 4.75 | bread, plums, cherries, cloves, lemon peal, honey caramel, roasted malts

Taste - 4.5 | lemon, clove, orange, toffee, caramel, plum, cherry, raisin

Feel - 4.5 | medium-plus body, medium carbonation, dry finnish

Overall - 4.75

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Photo of albertzl
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jerk_Store
4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ScottL1966
4.78/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of groleau
4.02/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Houborg1
4.27/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jodio
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of arthurspoor
4.02/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nickthom24
4.72/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Goudie
4.65/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of khargro2
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of edthehead
4.31/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of T_Hass
4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JohnTurano
4.67/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Andrewharemza
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From bottle, pours a dark brown colour with a small white head that disapates to a small ring. Aroma prune, raisins, brown sugar, caramel, fruity. Taste toffee, caramel, sweet, dark fruit. Very nice.

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Photo of BrandonOfCanada
4.53/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of raindog814
4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bierliebhaber3
4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This legendary dubbel pours an opaque, dark brown color with a slight red tint. The carbonation is fairly high and there is a somewhat thin white head. The smell is fruity, but fairly subtle with notes of banana and date as well as a slight alcohol aroma. The flavor is well rounded and not as fruity as I imagined it would be. There are banana notes and some spices, but they are actually fairly mild compared to many other dubbels that I’ve tried. The malts are quite robust for this style though and impart some caramel and molasses flavors as well as a body that is on the upper end of medium. The alcohol is noticeable on the aftertaste. I have to give this props for being a pretty rugged dubbel. I have to say I was expecting something more elegant, but I may actually like this more. Dubbels are not my favorite Belgian style, but this is pretty damn good.

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Westmalle Trappist Dubbel from Brouwerij Westmalle
4.15 out of 5 based on 2,713 ratings.
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