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:
#1,304
Reviews:
1,240
Ratings:
2,793
pDev:
10.29%
Bros Score:
4.33
 
 
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220
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547
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Ratings: 2,793 |  Reviews: 1,240
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 Ianleesrivette
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of TheMsnLink
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of skypup
4.7/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

.33L Bottle poured into a Westmalle Chalice

Dark with a thick, foamy head that lasts a few minutes.

A roasted malt/yeasty smell with hints of chocolate.

Complex taste and mouthfeel. Starts with a creamy chocolate/coffee and ends to a slightly sweet smoked malt aftertaste. Smooth with a thick consistency.
A fantastic beer that should be enjoyed slowly.

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Photo of Recondopf
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of Mattgruv
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of marvmoreno
4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of monnik
3/5  rDev -28.2%

Photo of mick_cooper
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Warming, dark, soft and tender. A touch bland?

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Photo of dabeerbuddha
4.42/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pretty grand.
Big abbey depth. All around well brewed beer. Just what you would come to expect from monks making beer in the name of a higher power!
Recommended.

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Photo of doerickson
4.13/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Brown coloring with a fine, persistent off-white head. Very, very sweet smelling; raisin/date and dark fruit sweetness are all over the nose. Light-to-medium body; active carbonation. Taste is nowhere near as syrupy and cloyingly sweet as the smell leads you to expect; I find this to be a positive thing. That said, the flavor is primarily more on the sweet side, although it's surprisingly well balanced. A world-class dubbel.

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Photo of MVotter
4.47/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The Westmalle Trappist Dubbel pours into a chalice a cloudy tea-brown color with a thin tan head.

The aroma is brown sugar, black licorice, malts, and molasses.

The taste has the same delicious characteristics as the aroma ... molasses, roasted, sweet-malts, black licorice, brown sugar.

The mouthfeel is medium with low carbonation, very pleasant.

The Trappist Dubbel is an extremely drinkable brew which looks, smells and tastes delicious. It is by no means a heavy brew with regard to alcohol or gravity.

Yummy.

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Photo of wknight167
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Apearance - Pours a cloudy, nearly opaque brown with a long lasting 2 finger head. Lots of lacing.

Nose- Yeast spiciness (pepper and clove?), caramel, stone fruits.

Palate- Slight malt sweetness upfront, followed by raisins, cherries and figs. The yeast rounds it out with its spiciness accompanying the alcoholic warmth.

Mouthfeel- Surprisingly light to medium bodied. Nice carbonation level, lively on the tongue.

Drinkability- quite drinkable. Would have no problem having a fridge full.

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Photo of brinch
5/5  rDev +19.6%

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5/5  rDev +19.6%

Photo of Stephen63
4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured an excellent dark body with a perfect head which kept strongly to the end of the glass.

S - Caramel/treacle aroma mixed with dark fruits. Hops evident though not dominant.

T - Bitterness to the fore in an agreeable way. Citrus like character also detected.

M - Great, light carbonation, delicious.

D - More of an "ale" feel than some of the trappists as the sweetness was not too heavy. Would have no difficulty dispatching two or three of these. Great stuff.

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

Whoa, contents erupted up bottle with removal of cap. Spewing head for around 1 minute. Not agitated, shook, etc. Really weird. Poured from bottle to goblet.

Appearance - Root beer like color. Can barely see through up to light. Half inch head, quickly dissipating. Beautiful lacing. Small amounts of sediment seen within.

Smell - Figs, caramel, and wheat evident. Smells of bread and a little bit of alcohol.

Taste - Really clean good taste. The figs come right out, and twiggy almost taste. It's a bit bitter but I like it a lot. Clean finish too.

Mouthfeel - Good mouthfeel, maybe a bit of a bite. Good carbonation.

Drinkibility - Is good, I wouldn't drink tons though, stomach ache for sure.

I like the Tripel more but great beer from Westmalle here.

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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5/5  rDev +19.6%

Photo of PlinyMeNow
4.24/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours hazy brown with a creamy head and nice lacing. Aroma is warm, inviting, and complex with candied cherries, raisins, dates, molasses, and oak coming to mind. Taste generally follows the nose and is a bit sweet, but there is an unexpected sharp bitterness that strikes high in the palate. Medium-bodied and a bit creamy, with an uber-smooth finish. Overall: Extremely enjoyable.

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Photo of LazyL
4.12/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured in my own Westmalle chalice.
A dark cola brown with red highlights and an espresso cstyle thick creamy head. The Belgian yeast is all over the place. Fruity esters, sweet alcohal and warm bread scents, then almost a candy apple smell. The taste is sweet medium roasted malts and warm alcohal notes. There is some spice and a bit of walnut with a touch of bitter smokiness. The mouthfeel is dry with some heavy carbonation. I feel like I should throw on some flip flops and a brown dress. The monks have done themselves proud. This is a good European brew and I feel quite distinguished drinking this aromatic concoction.

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Photo of TokyoCO
4.28/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle bought in Tokyo. Poured into a goblet.

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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Photo of coolandy007
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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

Nice brew. It didn't feel like 7% Alc. Tasted great with my salty chex mix and would like to try it next time with a nice chocolate cake or something sweet. There WILL be a next time.

Appearance - dark honey brown in color with a soft frothy head that dissipated quickly.
Smell - strong mouth watering aroma, smelled a little toasty, sweet like syrup and had a slight red wine familarity.
Taste - delicious. strong malty and cocoa-like flavors up front without the strong alcohol aftertastes, hops were detectable and well balanced with the other flavors.
Mouthfeel - a little tingly from the carbonation, but not distracting. smoother and lighter than expected, provided a warmth to my tastebuds that craved the next sip.
Drinkability - excellent. soft feel, no harsh flavors or bitterness.

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Westmalle Trappist Dubbel from Brouwerij Westmalle
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 2,793 ratings