Bornem Double | Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
Belgium
vansteenberge.com

Style: Belgian Dubbel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Sixpack595 on 05-23-2002

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421
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679
pDev:
12.1%
 
 
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Photo of EmperorBevis
3.74/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottled, are these bottle conditioned?
Pours brown sugar body with nice off white foaming head
aroma is molasses and candy pear
caramel and cream with biter hints

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Photo of bierfonteintje
3.85/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.79/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a hazy, slightly reddish orange with a two finger light khaki head with great retention and thick lacing. A bit of oxidation on opening, aroma is dry caramel and biscuit malt, dates, dried apricot, a hint of clove, oxidized cardboard. Flavor is lightly caramel malt, figs, dates, raisins, light stone fruit and a little clove and wet cardboard. Medium bodied with light to medium creaminess. A bit dark and malty for a dubbel, but has the right fruit character. I'm not sure about the age of this bottle; it has two date codes and one appears to be 2016, the other unreadable. I'm guessing from the aroma and taste that this has some age on it. The base dubbel is nice, but unlike an aged barleywine, the oxidation notes here do not add good character. A satisfactory dubbel, but one I may have to try again to get the fresh taste.

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Photo of brutalist
4.24/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JPadilla
3.92/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Brushkanna
3.63/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kdivers
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mchegash
4.06/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of The_Bujon
3.83/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a lovely deep red lightly hazed body with moderate caramel foaming head.

Aroma is nice, ripe fruits, a light sweetness, really appealing.

Taste is pretty solid, but doesn't blow me away. Not much of the ripe fruits I was expecting from the aroma, but more of a bitter maltiness.

Feel is not so smooth, and has a touch of harshness carried through from the bitter taste.

Overall a reasonably good beer, but better available in the Belgian Dubbel class.

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Photo of sraufstok
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gudthing
3.94/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beerucee
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A rich brown with a little extra carbonation.

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Photo of emincems
3.64/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BucBasil
3.85/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: Poured from the 330mL bottle into a wide-mouthed goblet-style glass. The beer is a rusty brown color, hazy with a finger of off-white head with little retention.

S: Sweet brown sugar in there, yeast, some vanilla, wood, caramel, tobacco, medicine. More complex than I expected.

T: Raisins, vanilla, wood, light caramel. Finishes with a smooth and fruity kick with a light balancing malt character and a bit of booze.

F: Cola-like carbonation and a bit thin.

Overall: This was a good change of pace. A lot of unexpected notes in there. However the body was a bit light and a bit unbalanced. Worth a try, but not sure I'll get it again.

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Photo of DrDemento456
3.84/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Found this in the mix 6 pack from Van Steenberge. Into a tulip

Deep cherrywood brown with good haze and a bouquet of carbonation even with a light pour gave me a full inch plus of mocha tinted foam. Smell is full of plums and apricots mild toffee and some figs. Taste is pretty balanced has a bit of dry yeast and a bit of hop bitterness I didn't expect. Much drier than American counterparts kind of wet cardboard covered in syrup. Mouthfeel in on par bubby smooth drink slowly hides the ABV well.

Overall a more traditional Belgium Dubbel but a bit too dry and not sweet for me to enjoy a few. Interesting to say the least.

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Photo of Lucular
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of maclean25
4.14/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of heddar33
3.63/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BenHoppy
4.91/5  rDev +32%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Murky brown look with smells of raisins and figs. As for taste I get chocolate, figs, run soaked raisins, toffee pudding, buterscotch, and caramel. The best Christmas Eve treat all day and perfect for a winter's day.

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Photo of janubio
3.56/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Red colur, big head that fades to a thin layer, good lace.
Aroma is (strangely) very hoppy at first, then comes the malt, caramel, bread, nuts, dried fruits.
Medium body, vreay texture, good carbonation.
Taste of hops, too, cinnamon, dried fruits, nuts, lactose, Good, but a bit plain.

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Photo of VoxRationis
4.09/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Decanted from an 11.2 oz (330 ml) bottle into a conical pint glass; no production information available.
A: Pours a slightly hazy, dark, copper color with one and a half inch foamy light tan head. Very good retention and lacing.
S: Aromas of apple, caramel, mocha, and Irish whiskey.
T: Sweet up front with caramel, plum, and milk chocolate flavors; maybe a hint of tutti fruity at times. Light bitterness doesn't overwhelm the other flavors.
M: Light to medium bodied and smooth. Solid and persistent carbonation. Almost, but not quite, creamy
O: Has most of the flavor characteristic of a Dubbel. Could see this going with many cuisines or desert and by itself. Would drink/serve/gift.

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.8/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of LennyBound
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brolo75
3.64/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330 ml bottle poured into a goblet

A: Pours a rich amber red with an off white head, no retention, no lacing and a good amount of carbonation.

A: Belgian yeast, spice, caramel, toffee, malt, slight banana, subtle aromas, no alcohol on the nose.

T: Not as complex as the nose, slight notes of dark fruits up front, raisins, figs, plums, Belgian notes in the finish, caramel, toffee, slight spice and banana as well, finish has lingering notes of yeast, malt, and spice.

M: Light bodied, very thin, semi-dry finish.

O: Nice aroma but it's subtle, I expected the flavor to equal the aroma, it doesn't, very thin as well.

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Bornem Double from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
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