Westmalle Trappist Dubbel | Brouwerij Westmalle

Westmalle Trappist DubbelWestmalle Trappist Dubbel
BA SCORE
90%
Liked This Beer
4.18 w/ 2,747 ratings
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
Ranking:
#1,191
Reviews:
1,232
Ratings:
2,747
Liked:
2,471
Avg:
4.18/5
pDev:
10.29%
Alströms:
4.33
 
 
Wants:
218
Gots:
522
Trade:
1
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4.49/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MrDell
4.49/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

14.02.2016

Westmalle Dubbel
Dubbel - 7% - 330ml Bottle - Bottling date 08.10.2015 – Best Before 08.10.2017

Having had this recently on tap, one thing I can say is that it is quite a bit sweeter and slightly creamier from the tap than it is from the bottle. I am interested to see if the bitter hop flavours from the bottled version would fade overtime making it more similar to the tap version. While I thouroghly enjoy both, westmalle dubbel just edges it taste-wise. Appearance-wise it’s identical.

Appearance: Looks the darkest shade of brown you could imagine in the glass with a big off white head, until held up to light, then you can see it's a very deep purple / red colour.

Aroma: Chocolate ice cream, dark chocolate rather that milk chocolate. I’m also picking up a little alcohol and coffee.

Taste: Sweet Belgian yeast and liquorice and treacle followed by a fairly dry, bitter finish from the bottle but as mentioned above, this is considerably sweeter from the tap. While I thoroughly enjoy both, the tap version has the edge here.

Mouthfeel: Quite high in both body and carbonation.

Overall: While this not my favourite dubbel (that title belongs to either St. Bernardus 8, or La Trappe dubbel with Achel bruin following closely behind), it is an excellent, reasonably priced, widely available beer, there is some extremely strong competition out there, the Belgian dubbel being one of my favourite styles at the moment. 8.75 / 10 8.75 / 10

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Photo of colebenoit
4.49/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I had this last night, and although it wasn't the first time, it was while brewing and thus it seemed that much more inspiring so I figured I'd review it.

Poured into a St. Bernardus chalice, this beer poured a wonderful crimson/brown colour with fairly good clarity and a nice finger of fluffy off tan head. As impressive as it looked it what came next thats a real winner, smell. The aroma on this beer is such that you almost don't even want to drink the beer, instead just inhale the aroma deeply allnight. Almost. Huge aroma of chocolate, dark malts, dark fruits (figs come to mind), sweet bread, and a mild hint of clover.

Taste has similiar elements as the aroma, although on the body the chocolate/malt flavour is huge and dominating with a nice sweet center holding it all together. The fruits appear subtley in the finish and it cuts through with just enough hops to cut the sweetness and a nice smack of alcohol that dries and warms the palate. Wonderful.

Mouthfeel is nice, although perhaps a little too carbonated, but its got a great overall silky texture to it. As for drinkability, for the style and ABV its extremely quaffable and I could probably go through gallons of it, expecially when it tastes and smells so damn good. One of the best dubbels out there.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

New to reviewing, but I had to say this about this beer....WOW!!!! I was given a bottle and now I can't wait to find more. Definitely the best beer I have ever tried and the one thing that I can say to describe this lucious nectar is "BALANCE"

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Westmalle Trappist Dubbel from Brouwerij Westmalle
Beer rating: 90% out of 100 with 2,747 ratings
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