Bornem Double | Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.

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3.72/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Dubbel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Sixpack595 on 05-23-2002

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Ranking:
#30,240
Reviews:
418
Ratings:
673
pDev:
12.1%
Bros Score:
3.71
 
 
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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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Photo of emptyglassagain
3.98/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tux_alin
3.77/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of siebevl
3.69/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

while this lacks the complexity of some of the very best examples of the style, i liked the beer quite a lot. it pours a murky pale brown color but has a tall and creamy beige head thats nice and airy and lasting. aroma here is toasted malts, a spot of cocoa, and a strong raisin and tobacco quality, not smoked tobacco, wet like an unlit but chewed on cigar. there is some brown sugar and honey sweetness in the flavor, kind of neatly floral with the yeast, and with a mild warming wintery spice complexion from the yeast as well, nutmeg or something, very attractive and not at all in your face. the beer seems mellow to me in both flavor and feel, its casual, dressed down, and i kind of like that. its slightly oxidized too, tastes a little old, but that adds to its mellow relaxed nature. the carbonation isnt as bright as a lot of these imported belgian beers, but it doesnt need to be, as the body is a little lighter and its certainly not as sugary in the finish as i am used to in the style. i had never seen this before i had a bottle at berkeley untapped in the highlands, didnt even know it was distributed here at all. good find! i could have several of these in a sitting pretty happily!

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Photo of heerboth
3.48/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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