Bornem Dubbel | Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.

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84
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587 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Dubbel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Sixpack595 on 05-23-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
587
Reviews:
399
Avg:
3.7
pDev:
12.16%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
54
For Trade:
0
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Photo of heerboth
3.48/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WOLFGANG
3.94/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zet
3.93/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Dark brown haze and a modest and very steady head of foam. Smell of malt, yeast, caramel and some pear. The taste is a tad sweet, with malt, dark fruits, caramel and a hint of autumn leaves. Body is medium to full, taste lingers quite well. A dubbel that ticks all the boxes, without being a stunner. So, last dubbel (or quad, or winter warmer, or export/RIS) for me, change of seasons: let the sunshine in, bring out the maybocks, tripels and IPA's!

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Photo of steverx8
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of intensify
3.43/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tomislav
3.83/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of GorillaBean
4.19/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of flyingpig
2.87/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

330ml bottle:
Quite a disappointing offering on the whole despite starting quite well thanks to the nice combination of caramel & toffee flavours plus the biscuit malts at the start. The problem with this one was that it seemed to fade far too quickly & come the middle there wasn't really much of anything going on save for some subtle fruits & a hint of sugar. Quite a bland & uninspiring offering that seemed a little plain & definitely wasn't as good as some of the better Belgian dubbels I've tried in the past; this is probably one to avoid I' afraid.

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Photo of Jliscin
4.31/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rulisekmartin
3.85/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
4.15/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

In a blind tasting I would have guessed this was a Scotch ale. The color and lack of head/head retention certainly suggests so, as does the heavy maltiness and peaty-ness of the aroma and flavor. Dubbels are not a style I particularly enjoy but this one is pretty good, perhaps because it doesn't remind me of one!

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330 ml bottle, Lidl, Bristol - Very feisty pour, clear amber with a very large white foamy head. Strong/medium carbonation. Nice lacing. Aroma - bready/yeasty front, ripened orchard fruits. Taste - very sweet front, ripe fruits, caramel, malty, yeasty, light bitter finish. Very drinkable Belgian ale.

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Photo of madelf66
4.06/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of rickklein9
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hdtrice
3.43/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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4.19/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Griphon
3.48/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FZR23
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of innominat
3.7/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hanglow
3.73/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This bottle is 7.2%

Pours a lovely mahogany. crystal clear, nice head that dissipates to a small layer

Sweet phenolic belgianyness, some alcohol on the nose.

Sweet toffee notes, more belgian yeast spice notes, some burnt bitterness. Drying finish. Nice mellow carbonation.

Good

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Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Yoann
4.03/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beginner2
3.7/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed in "Michael Jackson's Great Beers of Belgium", this awaits my review... as soon as I find Van Steenberge's dubbel with the yellow label.

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Bornem Dubbel from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
3.7 out of 5 based on 587 ratings.
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