Westmalle Trappist Dubbel | Brouwerij Westmalle

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4.18/5
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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
Ranking:
#1,320
Reviews:
1,243
Ratings:
2,798
pDev:
10.29%
Bros Score:
4.33
 
 
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Photo of puck1225
4.17/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Absolutely beautiful beer poured from a bottle into a tulip glass.

Brown body and a rich, fluffy beige head and great curtain lacing. Pleasant dark fruit smell and taste. Earthy malt and a bit of banana. Silky smooth feel. A great beer!

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Photo of marcbosch
4.04/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Look: Deep, dark red. Towering, massive head.
Smell: toffee, some ripe fruit (plum, perhaps?) and malt.
Taste: as expected. Toffee, some toasted flavours, sweet fruit. A bit of rubbing alcohol as well. Great.
Feel: generously bodied although well carbonated. Finish is dry enough so it's on the easy drinking side. Consume with caution!
Overall: a dubbel worthy of its name. Recommended.

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Photo of gudthing
4.3/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark ruby chocolate colur with a long lasting head. It will drop eventually to 0.5cm - be patient :).

Smell are some dark notes with some sweetness from caramel. Not getting too much though.

Very easy drinking, not as sweet as i expected. The dark berries are prominent in flavour. It is extremely well balanced with the caramel sweetness.

Very enjoyable, could drink all day!

hb 3

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Photo of BHapeman
3.58/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of suspiciousone
4.71/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Anacross
4.24/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NWHopinator
3.96/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Barleycorn
4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mtbdonn
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NotAlcoholicJustAHobby
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L- A towering head appears on a not quite careful enough initial pour. After allowing the head to recede a bit I tried a more gentle pour and had marginally more success. Either way the head is a towering 3 inches of tan foam which recedes (eventually) to a thin ring leaving many spots of lacing. The beer is that classic deep purple to brown and allows no light through.
S- The nose is that wonderful dark fruit reminiscent of ripe plum and raisins. There is a bit of a musty aspect like a old seldom visited corridor or room.
T- Dark fruit flavors are present, but less sweet than the nose might suggest. Just the faintest hint of alcohol in the aftertaste lets you know that this beer has some heft.
F- If not obvious from the pour, there is ample prickly carbonation. This lightens the mouthfeel to the lowside of medium. This is probably the lightest drinking dubbel that I've had.
O- This is very good, but probably not the best of the dubbel's I've had. I liked St Bernardus slightly better, but you can't go wrong with this beer.

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Photo of jvillefan
4.22/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Vinylboy20
3.96/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BEERMILER12
4.17/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a deep mahogany color with a massive head that slowly fades down to a nice cap that leaves good lacing

S: Dark fruit, Belgian yeast, fermented candi sugar, and a touch of caramel sweetness

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with the Belgian yeast, dark fruits, and a light caramel sweetness. Goes into more yeasty tones including some phenols. Finishes with lingering yeast notes and dark fruit

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. On the frothy side

O: A classic and well-known Trappist brew for a reason. Nice to sip on but still very easy to drink. Definitely worth trying

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Photo of PBjurman
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Pohr10
4.11/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Korbynlehr
4.3/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of B_B
4.01/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of csmrx7
4.21/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ChrisMartinez
4.73/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Dreyski
4.21/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of n2185
4.09/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of quadmad
4.44/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DoctorRobert1969
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ichoosefiction
3.39/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MonkeyPilates
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Westmalle Trappist Dubbel from Brouwerij Westmalle
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 2,798 ratings