Bornem Double | Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.

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3.72/5
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677 Ratings
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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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#26,975
Reviews:
419
Ratings:
677
pDev:
12.1%
 
 
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11
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79
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Photo of nunzo
5/5  rDev +34.4%

Photo of Twelch83
5/5  rDev +34.4%

Just the right amount of hops and pear flavor.

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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 jaz
4.8/5  rDev +29%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured a deep dark crimson color with a nice creamy head. The smell was subtle yet powerful, with scents of carmel malt, spices, and alcohol. The taste was smooth and delightful. Initial taste was a nectar-like sweetness with a hint of orange and spice. Alcohol and fruit flavors became apparent in the middle, and the finish was silky smooth perfection that left no harsh aftertaste. A dangerous beer because I could easily drink several of these without realizing it. Another great one from the Van Steenberge family.

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Photo of J_Dub
4.75/5  rDev +27.7%

Photo of putnam
4.72/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A hollow head quickly reveals a suface which bulges in the middle with a swarm of short-lived bubbles. Dark brown. Not clear.
The aromas are beautifully balanced and somehow delicately shaded with sweet red apples, pear, cherry cola and buttery shortbread. Rich but not pushy. Extremely inviting.
On the palate there is a chocolate milk heaviness decorated by tree fruits, cumin and Italian nougat.
It's dry, and while medium to full-bodied, it displays a concise, angular texture and finishes on the quick side with a mild tartness.
This is a beautiful dubbel. Not as ragingly spicy as Duinen. Not as saturated with maple syrup notes as Ommegang. Dryer than those, it melts in your mouth. Perfectly balanced and a joy to drink.

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Photo of Co365030
4.7/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This beer tastes delicious but looks beautiful from the moment of pour. Clovey taste with an eloquent balance!!

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Photo of DesertFox24
4.68/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BrewJew22
4.53/5  rDev +21.8%

Photo of ypsifly
4.53/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from an undated 11.2oz into a goblet.

Dark brown with a huge light tan head. Nice retention, sticky...beautiful.

Smells of belgian yeast, slightly spicy, with a note of pears and a nice depth from the malts. There's some floral hops in the end.

Rich maltiness upfront with a slight acidic twinge. Turns rather dry with a slightly tart finish. No alcohol registers on the nose or in the taste.

Smooth velvet like mouthfeel. I could have several of these in one sitting.

Examples like this are why dubbles are starting to become my favorite style.

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Photo of Alexrdvz
4.51/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Gottesverachter
4.5/5  rDev +21%

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4.5/5  rDev +21%

Photo of 123321123321
4.5/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of whoischrishays
4.5/5  rDev +21%

Photo of DeeMalloy
4.5/5  rDev +21%

Photo of thkrb99
4.5/5  rDev +21%

Photo of nandika
4.5/5  rDev +21%

Photo of AndrewMichael
4.5/5  rDev +21%

Photo of EnojysAnyBeer
4.5/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Full bodied and flavored dubbel with a nice tartness and old ale sweetness.

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Photo of igl
4.5/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RyanByorick
4.5/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TeamMathis
4.5/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A beautiful drink. The head was perfect and thick, and sat on top the drink like a fat, smooth cookie. The smell and taste were a perfect combination of raisin, caramel, and chocolate. I can't believe the low ratings it got in here. Delicious. I could have one or two every night.

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4.5/5  rDev +21%

Photo of athomasPSU
4.5/5  rDev +21%

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Bornem Double from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
Beer rating: 3.72 out of 5 with 677 ratings