Bornem Dubbel | Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.

Bornem DubbelBornem Dubbel
BA SCORE
3.71/5
593 Ratings
Bornem DubbelBornem Dubbel
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
Ranking:
#26,958
Reviews:
401
Ratings:
593
pDev:
12.13%
Bros Score:
3.71
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
55
Trade:
0
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Photo of Ian_B
3.94/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Amp
3.81/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SABERG
3.68/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dentist666
3.27/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours dark chestnut brown with 2 finger beige head (Delirium tulip), average retention. Smell - candy sugar, dried fruits. Flavour - dark fruits, toffee, licorice. Disappointing dubbel however.

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Photo of McMatt7
4.04/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Erwin_Sakkers
4.27/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TeamMathis
4.5/5  rDev +21.3%
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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Photo of Libeertarian
3.78/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Have had this since early October, so, considering it's an import and had been for sale for a while, I imagine it's well over a year old by now. Kept it stored in a fairly cool, dark place, so I believe it's aged like it was supposed to.

Pours an interesting dull brownish yellow. Appearance in glass, however, is a fairly opaque, and burnt orange to dark sienna depending on what angle viewed from in glass. Noticed some miniscule flecks as I neared the bottom of my goblet. Medium retention, fluffy, light tannish head. Smells of caramel, alcohol, and spice, all fainter than expected. But then, distinctly vinegar, hardly expected at all. Caramel as well as spicy and metallic phenols throughout in the taste, with tartness and dark fruits here and there as it lingers. Balsamic vinegar even, toward the end. Alcohol doesn't play too huge of a role here beyond slight warming of the gums, throat, and breath after each swallow. Clean, crisp finish for what it is — a very flavorful, relatively high ABV, Belgian brew — though still bready and even slightly bitter, but that could be phenolic more than from any hops. Fuller end of medium-bodied. High level of very prickly, but fine carbonation, mellowing out to softer, gulpable suds.

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Photo of mobrado
3.87/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gator_Nation
3.89/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bubseymour
4.38/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NightINgale
3.87/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IckyT2012
4.19/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This bottle was aged 4 years. amazing results

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Photo of JamieDuncan
4.42/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jaydoc
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nitty703
3.77/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FreshButterbeer
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of coltonbrimhall
3.94/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

-nice thick and fluffy foam with great cup lacing
-mellow and not unpleasant but apart from very mellow fennel and yeast i don't get much
-starts with a bitter bite, mellows out to with some sweet yeast to slight coffee aftertaste
-higher on the carbonation side and medium bodied
- overall a good dubbel but nothing that really sets it apart from a few of its more complex however smoother counterparts

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Photo of craigdb
3.44/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mothmanscott
3.71/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a medium brown producing 2+ finger of fluffy, tan, moderately lasting head that leaves a nice coating of rings & webby lace. Aroma is dark bready malt, light roast, molasses, caramel & sour dark fruits. Taste is roast, dark malt, some Belgian yeast with subdued fruity esters, fig & prune, brown sugar & thin hints of chocolate. Slight hop presence detectable in the finish & aftertaste. Some burned coffee notes in the aftertaste also. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium-high carbonation, wet, juicy, little slick & very prickly. Pleasant enough dubbel but a little lacking in complexity & roundness found in the better examples.

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Photo of cgrunin
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of apatosaurushans
4.06/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of drmeto
3.3/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

T:
-upfront very grassy with a slight metallic note
-sweet caramel and toffee
-slight hints of plums,raisins and cherries
-well carbonated
-alcohol very well hidden
-toffee on the finish with substantial toastiness

O:
Solid, but there's plenty of better Dubbels

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Photo of Winston3737
3.85/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LXIXME
4.04/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice sized light brown head slow dies above a clearish dark burnt dark reddish colored beer. Full aroma with a variety of elements with remind me most of roasted dates or prunes with a nice compliment of barley maltishness. A full taste follows but doesn't quite live up to the aroma, but still a pretty tasty half hour enjoying this import. States that it's 8% but I'll be jiggered if I can detect any of that in the taste.

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Bornem Dubbel from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
Beer rating: 3.71 out of 5 with 593 ratings
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