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Hertog Jan Dubbel | Arcense Stoombierbouwerij (Hertog Jan Brouwerij)

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3.62/5
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35 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Arcense Stoombierbouwerij (Hertog Jan Brouwerij)
Netherlands
hertogjan.nl

Style: Dubbel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.30%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Jason on 01-06-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#32,351
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
35
pDev:
16.85%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
9
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 35 |  Reviews: 11
Photo of Bombelsky
3.86/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Murky, dark brown and reddish. Off-white creamy head. Tall but not persisting. Leaving a decent lacing. Upfront bready notes, plums and other dark fruits. Medium-full sweet malty flavor. Full body, soft carbonation. Oily. Smooth. Dry, medium-long lasting dry finish.

It is a tasty beer but there was missing a bit of bitterness to crack this sweetness. Moreover sweet flavors persisted until a finish. Great beer anyway.

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Photo of vrtx64
4.75/5  rDev +31.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Andrewharemza
1.5/5  rDev -58.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Sorry this had to be a bad bottle it had no head what so ever.

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Photo of Dutchcraftbeergeek
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Raisinsm slight hint of caramel.
A little malty.

Another good beer from HJ brewery.

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Photo of rab53
3.53/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KitoUY
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hayley_86
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of davidperez
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served in a Leffe chalice, it pours a dark brown, clear, almost copper-like, with some red glare when playing with the light. The head is small, light brown, and had almost no retention. It leaves a nice lacing on the walls of the glass.

The bouquet is of malty sweetness, caramel, cherry, dark fruits as in prune, raisins and figs, just a tad phenolic as in medicine and a slight hint of booze. Aggressive swirling also reveal some hoppy spiciness, although such spiciness is not present normally in the bouquet.

Complex flavor, and quite tasty too.
Upfront a high carbonation that introduces a blast of multifaceted sweetness. Caramel, dark fruits, cherry, spiciness, phenolic, steely malty sweetness.
Mid-flavor a slight bitterness enters to balance this beer, and the new tamed sweetness lingers along with a subdued bitterness.
The finish is long, spicy and bittersweet with a caramel note.
Medium to light body, slightly silky and smooth.

A nice and tasty dubbel.

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4.1/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Fabianno
3.58/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DeanBB
3.39/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of whatthehull
4.31/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a wine glass from a 50cl bottle

A - a deep opaque blood red/brown/black, with a half finger deep tan head and some sugar legs/lacing

S - Belgian like yeast, sugar, sweet wine notes, sweet malts, slight booze note, very nutty, holiday like spices

T - Chocolate, sweet malts, chewy grains, red wine blend, belgian yeast, lots of brown earth, sugar, caramel, nuts, vanilla

M - Full bodied, well balanced, nice complexity, medium acidity, medium plus carbonation and a lovely sweet to bitter sweet

D/O - Very nice, rich, refreshing, simple flavor but full of flavor. This one is great with any thing grilled, fresh vegetables and desert of any kind. If this was cellared it may have received my highest regards. Though, I only had one and have never had this so I couldn't and didn't. If you can get two and age one -- this one still tastes pretty young.

Final thoughts - This one was 9 euros and has a really nice 7.5 abv perfect for sharing or lone wolfing it.

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Photo of Mike_Aguirre
4.13/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours deep brown with a very mild foam head, almost no retention. Smell is complex, fruity and malty, almost no hops. Taste is strong and malty, sweet but balanced, bitterness is low. Medium body with low carbonation. Overall a good dubbel in a beautiful bottle.

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Photo of 123321123321
4.03/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Dzu
4.09/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of killcore
3.14/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of sammyslick
4.01/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of -DF-
3.39/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dentist666
3.44/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AlexAfonin
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of Kiro
4.15/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of ilphay
3.92/5  rDev +8.3%

Photo of Iaido
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of Drknight
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Odyss002
3/5  rDev -17.1%

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Hertog Jan Dubbel from Arcense Stoombierbouwerij (Hertog Jan Brouwerij)
Beer rating: 3.62 out of 5 with 35 ratings
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