Adelardus Dubbel | Brouwerij Kerkom

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Kerkom
Belgium
brouwerijkerkom.be

Style: Dubbel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by paterlodie on 01-14-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
27
Reviews:
8
Avg:
3.58
pDev:
15.92%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
6
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 27 |  Reviews: 8
Reviews by SmokinSmyth:
Photo of SmokinSmyth
3.35/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark brown, with a small head. Lacing is good for the head that remains.

Smell is mostly caramel followed by malts.

The taste is bittersweet, with the bitter being dominant towards the end of the swallow, a hint of chocolate when it first hits your mouth.

Good feel in the mouth with mild carbonation that goes down smooth. Better than average but not great.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of simoen
3.96/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mar02x
3.73/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

At a beer tasting at my place this was the fifth beer

A –Bright dark ruby red with almost no carbonation, the head is fine and vanishing fast, but a thin layer remains. A nice promising appearance.

S – Strong smell of wood and peat

T – The taste is cherries with peaches mixed with nuts. But a bit to light to my tasting.

M – Soft and pleasant

O – A good double, very tasty but a bit to light.

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Photo of mattfancett
3.2/5  rDev -10.6%

Photo of Sammy
4.07/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A tasty spicey brown beer, brought in from a Belgian transaction. Looks and taste abbeyish. The carbonation tingles and numbs the tongue while the chocolate dominates along with other spices, with hints of fig, caramel. A very tasty beer, sweet with sugar, some roast, toffee, and virtually no head and satisfying aftertaste.

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Photo of ManforallSaisons
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of RuudJH
3.77/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Double belgian, from a small brewery.
Brown colour, decent head, decent lacing.

Smell is of some dark fruits, malts, mostly caramel.
Taste: bittersweetness. There are defenately some grassy hops in this. The caramel is not too dominant for me. However, the dark fruits are missed.
Alcohol is well masked. The drink goes down smoothly. The carbonation makes it pleasant and it's warming too.

All in all, a good double. Not significant, but decent choice.

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Photo of Giggy
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Dragon79
4.89/5  rDev +36.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of philmen
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of Scamboogery
4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of paterlodie
4.05/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Adelardus Trudoabdijbier Pours in fine but no overwelming head. Not much but at least it stays quiet good. Darkbrown with redshiny and totaly clear make it a good appearance altogether. Good till 02-06 so more then in time.
Smell is malty( roast & caramel there), candysugar with a yeastfruity accent. Taste is overwelmingly full malted, roasted and caramel again and maltsweet. Aftertaste is bitter and roasted. Good beer that's realy worth a try!

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Photo of paul3321
4.44/5  rDev +24%

Photo of janubio
3.15/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Nice deep red brownish colour. I think the head was a bit brown but it vanished so soon that I can't swear it. Aroma of sugar, caramel, port wine, chocolate, plums. Promising but... then, a very light body,watery mouth totally unexpected. Caramel, roasted notes, sugar. Extremely sweet flavor, with some bitterness in the aftertaste.

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Photo of BelgianBeerFactory
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of Quafftastic
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.92/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had on-tap at Moeder Lambic in Brussels.

Pours a bright, deep, amber-brown, with a fine bubbled but relatively mild head of beige. The lacing is patchy, but persistent. Rather lighter in body that I expected, or would ideally want, but otherwise ok.

Nose is slightly tart, with a vinous note giving a heady but slightly acidic edge. Some sweet organics, carob and a touch of turned earth. Quite nice all up.

Body is very light, but the flavours come through pleasantly, with a slightly peppery tartness, carob, butter, nuts, acidity along with the almost savoury characters of stewed tomatoes and tannic red wine. Lingering spice on the finish, that is itself quite dry.

Smooth and drinkable, but I'd say missing body in any other style but a Belgian

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Photo of Roelleke1986123inkijk
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Just a regular dubbel, nothing special here, bit caramel, just good.

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Photo of samEBC
4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of BobbyOlson
4.03/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Rihup
3.74/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of stcules
1.96/5  rDev -45.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Black, one finger of a beige foam, decent appearance.
In the smell melon, pumpkin, cane sugar. Too sweet.
Same for the taste. Definitely too sweet.
In the end maybe a hint of woody, but useless.
For sure, not my kind of beer, too sweet and cloying.
Average body, a hint or sourness inthe aftertaste.

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Photo of Tapioju
4.05/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Homebrew
3.92/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of erbu
3/5  rDev -16.2%

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Adelardus Dubbel from Brouwerij Kerkom
3.58 out of 5 based on 27 ratings.
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