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:
#29,434
Reviews:
418
Ratings:
671
pDev:
12.1%
Bros Score:
3.71
 
 
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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2.87/5  rDev -22.8%
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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4.31/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.62/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a translucent amber with a half-finger off-white head. Nose is malt-dominant: brown sugar, molasses and caramel. The palate takes a similar tack, occupying itself primarily with the same toasted-sugar pursuits: molasses, caramel, and brown sugar return, alongside toffee and Belgian spices (which are almost an afterthought). The mouthfeel is medium, with mild carbonation.

Not an elegant beer. Somewhere between a scotch ale and a stout, and with a little too much cloying maltiness for my taste. Drinkable. Not bad. But nothing I'd pick up on its own.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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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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4.21/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I really enjoyed this beer. I got a Van Steenberge sample six pack for Christmas from some friends, I've had a few belgian style ales but this was a very nice surprise indeed, I kept thinking I would drink the shit out of this if I had access to it. Very Nice style of beer and nice change from the IPA's and Stouts I drink all the time.

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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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Bornem Double from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
Beer rating: 3.72 out of 5 with 671 ratings