Vicaris Generaal | Brouwerij Dilewyns

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3.92/5
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105 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Dilewyns
Belgium
vicaris.be

Style: Dubbel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by paterlodie on 10-06-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#9,818
Reviews:
38
Ratings:
105
pDev:
10.97%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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10
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Photo of The_Bujon
4.27/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Emptied into a Westmalle Chalice.
Pours a deep ruby, with coffee coloured foam top. The head stays to the last, just how it should be.

Aroma is coffee and spice, a bit smoked also.

Taste is great, a tinge of that coffee and smoked aroma comes through, but the brew actually has a lot more going on...malt, figs, dark chocolate and a hefty kick of alcohol.

Feel is good, a nice warmer, not watery at all, a real beer of substance.

Overall, a mighty fine beverage, up there with some of the best Belgian Bruin beers IMO.

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Photo of BelgianBeerChef
4.01/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sound_Explorer
4.47/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stevoj
3.69/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Draft at PreFunk. Mahogany pour with small, spotty beige head. Pit fruit. Plums, brown sugar and yeast. Medium weight. Tasted good as I haven’t had a dubbel in a while.

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Photo of chebode2
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Euroglot
3/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Hayley_86
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Allegue04
3.72/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RMentair
3.84/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.63/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DanielCseklye
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of shelby415
3.94/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of drpimento
4.26/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pretty good brew. Despite the commercial description there is some sweetness tho certainly not overdone. Flavors of herbs spices, rye, malt, yeast, carbonic tang. Excellent body is a little chewy which with perfect carbonation helps to make very drinkable beer.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BenBreeg
4.29/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of janubio
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dark brown colour, with an off-white big head and lace. Aroma of chocolate, dark fruits, toffee.Medium body, sticky palate. TAste of toffee, chocolate, dark fruits. Good one.

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Photo of target88
4.18/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of parintele
4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of puboflyons
3.97/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the corked, caged 750 ml. bottle. Sampled on April 30, 2015.

The cork popped with little fanfare. Came right off. No noise. I wouldn't necessarily hold that against the beer but I like my corks to go flying across the room!

Attractive sweet caramel, toffee, and brown sugar malt characters are the immediate sensation. There is also a kind of cherry fruitiness in the scent. Low hops.

Medium to above medium body. Smooth.

The taste emulates the aroma. Lots of sweet to overly sweet malts, vibrant cherry or berry fruits, and mild to moderate bitterness to finish.

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Photo of dcmchew
4.2/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours really dark brown with a small fluffy off-white head, leaves a nice sticky lacing as it slowly recedes.
Smells of fresh red apple slices, sugared cherries, raisin, faint banana, fresh fig, faint pear, caramel, bit of candi sugar, faint fresh bread.
Fruit and caramel up front, mirroring the smell perfectly (plus some dried citrus peel), with a bit of toasted malt building up, bit by bit. Some chocolate later on, spices showing up, with anise, pinch of peppercorn, faint clove, some ginger, faint cinnamon. A perfect combo, reminding of chocolate cake, riddled with spices and dried dark fruit. Some earthy hop in the finish, mildly bitter, slightly dry.
Aftertaste has dark fruit, apple chips, chocolate cake crust, some fresh citrus peel, spicy yeasts and stewed hop. Medium body, low smooth carbonation, but packs a nice tiny prickle.
A really awesome abbey-style beer, really hits all the right notes, and ultimately.. the spot. Did not expect this.

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Photo of pat61
4.44/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big spicy nose with nutmeg and allspice give way to a light touch of anise. Pours deep dense chestnut under a thick rocky 3” foam collar – root beer float quality foam producing thick icebergs that perist to the bottom of the glass and leave thick ledges of lace. A blend of clean malts, dark sugars, dark fruits such as plum and fig combined with anise and nutmeg and traces of alcohol evoke fruit cake in a glass. The finish hints at rootbeer. Very creamy with soft finely bubbled medium high carbonation, and a medium body.

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Photo of DrBier
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stillmakingnoise
4.09/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BJSmit
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of Mesa512
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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Vicaris Generaal from Brouwerij Dilewyns
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 105 ratings