Bornem Dubbel | Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.

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84
good
592 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:
592
Reviews:
400
Avg:
3.7
pDev:
12.16%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
54
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 592 |  Reviews: 400
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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Photo of Chris-1911
3.82/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PatrickCT
3.28/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Loveyourbeer
3.12/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of igl
4.5/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Czequershuus
4.47/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours an opaque cherry wood color with very large head. The aromas of overripe bananas, bubblegum, dates, raisins,and plums immediately rise off the beer. The flavor presents rich chocolate, prunes, dates, clove, and a hint of wood smoke. The mouthfeel is semi-rich with a dry finish. Overall this is a lovely decadent beer without too much sweetness. Perfect for a cold winter day.

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Photo of woodychandler
4.35/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Happy New Year's Eve 2015-'16 everybody! I am less & less inclined to venture out on NYE as more & more body parts ache and I really get freaked out by crowds. Instead, I revel in one of my local bottle shops who got a buncha mixed Belgian boxes in & had them sit until they had to be marked down to have them move. Okay by me! This one came with a cool bottle opener. Aged on the shelf, in the box? For me? Perfect!

I Pop!pedthe cap and began a most gentle of pours. Who knows how long it had sat? It brought forth a brief finger of foamy, light-tan head with moderate retention before becoming a skim of wisps. Color was Dark Brown to Very Dark Brown (SRM = > 27, < 34) with NE-quality clarity & garnet highlights. Nose smelled of chocolate & bananas & your father smelt of elderberries! Mouthfeel was medium, but I immediately realized that it was too cold. Warming, it became even more intense in terms of its chocolate-covered banana flavor! Leave it to the Belgians. It was like a melding between a Hefewizen & a Chocolate Bock. Whee! There was no indication that it was 8% ABV & as such, it was going down easily. Ooh, my. I am unable to comprehend what led others to dun this, but I found it a bargain.

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Photo of Sludgeman
3.47/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jesticals
3.28/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of randomNBGD
3.52/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of harryhops
3.65/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hozersr
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of jrob21
3/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of hansavijaticar
3.52/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kiro
3.92/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of 123321123321
4.5/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of wickerman
3.48/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dzu
4.14/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into goblet.
L: Dark amber color with a massive creamy foam head.
S: Dark fruits, caramel, sweets.
T: Raisin and dark fruits.
F: Medium body, hight carbonation.
O: Taste is too ordinary but anyway it's a very good beer.

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Photo of cmbeddoe7997
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ian_B
3.94/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bornem Dubbel from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
3.7 out of 5 based on 592 ratings.
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