Westmalle Trappist Dubbel | Brouwerij Westmalle

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Westmalle Trappist DubbelWestmalle Trappist Dubbel

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Westmalle

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

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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

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

Poured from 750ml bottle into Tulip.

A. Poured a well carbonated 2 finger head. Color is dark mahogany brown. Good retention.

S. Caramel malt, yeast, figs, raisins, maybe a little molasses, dark fruit, brown sugar.

T. Caramel malt. A little hop bitterness. Raisins, dark fruit, some brown sugar. Nice balance of sweet and bitter.

M. Medium bodied. Full carbonation. Pretty dry finish.

D. Drinkable. A good dubbel. Nice balance between malt and hops. I like dubbels a little more sweet, but this is good.

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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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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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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

330 ml bottle into a Chimay goblet

A: Rich looking dark brown body. 1" cream head that fell slowly to a large ring covering most of the body. Left little lacing.

S: Smelled largely of caramel malt. Slightly spicy, with alcohol and dark fruit present as well. Seems to differ somewhat from sniff to sniff.

T: Taste like the nose. Malty goodness throughout, yeast in the finish & just a touch of spice and alcohol - but not so much they interfere with my enjoyment.

M: Medium body, properly carbonated (as opposed to the Chimay Red consumed just earlier. Dry finish.

D: As the Chimay Red, very drinkable. The alcohol is more noticable here, but not enough to keep me from having a 2nd or 3rd (if only I'd have bought more).

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

Bottle poured into chalice. Nice dar red mohogany - huge head considering it was poured into a chalice. Smell malt and fruit - faint. Taste was similar - I would not consider the flavor to be strong though - very nice - not overpowering - clean finish. Mouthfeel good body well carbed. This won't overpower you - I can see drinking two or three of these easily. It is what it is, I don't necessarily think its worth the price though - based on this site - I guess my expectations were a little high.

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