Witkap Pater Dubbel | Brouwerij Slaghmuylder

BA SCORE
84
good
86 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
Witkap Pater DubbelWitkap Pater Dubbel
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Slaghmuylder
Belgium
witkap.be

Style: Dubbel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-07-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
86
Reviews:
49
Avg:
3.76
pDev:
12.5%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
7
For Trade:
0
View: Beers | Events
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 86 |  Reviews: 49
Photo of deebo
1.53/5  rDev -59.3%
look: 3 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

A bottle picked up in Bruges in December. This beer is from lot C with a confusing BB date of June 12 or 13, both are notched.

A-Poured into a wide mouth glass this beer cascades into 2 fingers of tan head that recedes to a fairly thin layer that laces the glass a bit. Typical appearance of a dubbel except this one is a little darker brown then most.

S-Oh oh, this one has a bit of a funky aroma, not typical of a dubbel for sure.

T-Yep definitely infected. Tastes like a sour brown ale. Somewhat sour and tart with tastes of tobacco and cherries.

Overall this is obviously an infected bottle. Bummer I'd rather have tried the dubbel! Taste isn't too bad and I managed not to drain pour this. I wonder if this brewery is having issues with their bugs.

 759 characters

Photo of stcules
2.51/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Dark mahogany-ruby reflexes colour. Creamy and compact beige head. Good persistence.
Smell of rhubarb, candy sugar, caramel.
At the taste: fruity (orange), vanilla. Maybe lightly sour, just a little. Malt. Roots.
The body is a little thin.
Bitter aftertaste, with some sourness again.
It is a beer with various flavour and tastes, but not well amalgamated. Nothing very interesting.

 387 characters

Photo of BlackHaddock
2.88/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Drank at the 2007 Zythos fest.

Ruby, port red colour with a biege foaming head.

Sweet caramel, burnt malts, some yeast esters as well.

The taste was a let down, a weak blend of yeast and off fruits and sweetness throughout.

The watery aftertaste ruined the beer for me, some hop flavours tried to come out, but almost failed.

A big let down for me.

 363 characters

Photo of germanbeer1
2.91/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The Dubbel from Witkap is much better than the Single, but that's not saying much. I found the Single, Dubbel and Tripel all at Julio's in Westborough, MA. It pours a nice brown color with some reddish tints and a manageable sized head. The smell and taste of this beer are nearly identical to that of the single, but less metallic i.e. less offensive. The aftertaste has some very faint traces of chocolate, but other than that, the beer has very little character. It's a step up from the Single, but still nothing to rave about.

 530 characters

Photo of Hayley_86
3/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of PlutonowyManiek
3.1/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Color: dark brown, with visible flecks in the middle. Head very abundant, creamy, dirty white in color.
Aroma: dark fruit, plums, blackberries, a lot of spices.
Taste: Again dark fruit, caramel, spices, or even vanilla. There is also the slight hint of alcohol, giving the beer liqueur character.
Gentian: herbal, grassy, ​​quite long. High saturation.

 356 characters

Photo of CrazyDavros
3.18/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark brown with a large off-white head.
Nose shows treacle and bready malt along with some floral hops. Pretty hoppy actually, especially for the style, but still nice.
Flavours are similar but less sweet and with more doughy, bready yeast. Finishes kinda weak.
Body is watery, especially considering the rich flavours.

 325 characters

Photo of Durge
3.24/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A dark root beer color with a modest off-white head and decent lacing served cold in a goblet at Novare Res in Portland, Maine. The aroma is swampy metal malt. Not my cup of tea but the flavor brings much more malt and alcohol grass hop. Thin and not very bubbly, OK drinkability. A good malt satisfier for sure and very worth a try. In fact everyone else at the table loved it but I was head over heels on the Hop Wallop on cask!

 430 characters

Photo of Marius
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of Quafftastic
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of opwog
3.27/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Now listening to: Calexico - House of Valparaiso

Thanks to Beechwood for having this on tap!

A- Cloudy purple brown body with small white head.
S- kind of grapey malt, rather interesting
T- Definitely fruity, sour malt and a rather unpleasent metalic finish
M- Nothing special or worth going into detail
D-Tough to say, as this was recomended by somebody who's tastes I generally trust, but I had a harder time with this one.

 428 characters

Photo of dasenebler
3.31/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

33ml bottle. No dates.

Bottle is nearly filled to the crown. Pop the top and... GUSHER! Lost some Biere to foam on this bad boy, oh well.

Huge head at first, dissipates rather fast with spotty lacing. Mahogany with orange-red highlights.

Aroma is somewhat oxidized and acetic, but not too bad. Lots of cherry and raisin, with a funky note.

Flavor is very complex and fruity. Lots more cherry and grape, coupled with a yeasty-estery character. Sweet toffee notes are buoyed by the oxidation, which is readily apparent. Dry and surprisingly clean finish. Hugely effervescent mouthfeel, medium-light weight.

This is a very interesting brew, though I'm not so sure what to make of it. Has a lot of character, but it is pretty darn oxidized and possibly infected.

 764 characters

Photo of Viggo
3.33/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330 ml bottle, thanks to grub for sharing.

Pours a hazy brownish orange, neat colour, very thick off white head forms, great retention, slowly settles down to medium ring and layer, lace spots stick.

Smell is neat, very wine like, grapes, light sour fruit, some caramel, quite fruity, a lot of yeasty character, light bit of spice, alcohol, some sugar, honey, pretty neat character, light oxidization.

Taste is similar, very winey, grapes, alcohol, some sour fruit, lightly tannic, yeasty, somewhat light on the flavour, almost some sweet whiskey like notes, some oxidation.

Mouthfeel is light bodied with medium carbonation, goes down pretty easy. Not bad, has picked up some neat character with some age, but I wouldn't mind trying this fresh. Thanks Russ!

 762 characters

Photo of kingcrowing
3.36/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

33cl bottle poured in a snifter.

HUGE light brown head on a dark brown body. Very Belgian-esque aroma, no hops quite malty. Very carbonated and sharp to the taste. A little bit sweet Overall, quite good. The head keeps sticking around all the way through.

 256 characters

Photo of neonbrown82
3.38/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This is a decent dubbel. Thanks to dogfooddog for the rare sample, which completes my Witkap-Pater hat trick.

The appearance is one of the better aspects of the beer. Pours to a clear brownish amber color, capped off by a decent off-white head. Retention and lacing could definitely be better. Carbonation is decent.

The smell is good. Only a hint of sweet candi sugar, and the rest of the sweetness seems to be malt based. Some dark belgian malts, such as special b. Even a hint of funky hay, which is a bit weird for a dubbel. Very nice ester profile of cherry, fig, grapes and currant, though a bit muted.

The taste follows along from the nose quite well, though the musty hay-like flavor is more pronounced. Also has a hint of copper. Aside from that, it is very nice. It is not too sweet and candied, and the esters work very well with the overall flavor. Nutty with a hint of peppery spice and smoke in the finish.

The mouthfeel is medium to full in body with a nice crispness. The alcohol is fairly well hidden, though warming in the finish. The finish could be a little cleaner without the metallic off-flavors, but other than that it has a very pleasant aftertaste. Could stand to be a little more drinkable without the musty funk and the copper.

 1,267 characters

Photo of Pamola
3.38/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Found this on tap at the Great Lost Bear and it ended up in my normal flight of obscure belgians like every time I find myself there.

A: Grayish Brown (poor bar lighting) with pretty darn good head retention, some lacing.

S: Mellow scent. A little bready.

T: Nondescript. Bittersweet with a slight roasty and yeasty flavor in the end.

M: Fairly watery but coats the palate well enough anyways,

D: Pretty poor example of a dubbel in my opinion and it was definitely the poorest beer that I tried in my flight. It was admittedly up against Allagash and De Proefbrouwerij, but it still didn't hold a candle.

 609 characters

Photo of LJWalker
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of desint
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of mtbdonn
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of CigarInspector
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of threedaggers
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brabander
3.63/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is the second bottle i am drinking during the final of the world soccer game Holland-Spain. Still it's 0-0.

Poured the Witkap pater in my Struis glass. Nice lightbrown head and a brown fluid with some stuff floating in it. Not a very clear smell, not bad but also not good, just normal.

The taste is quit normal, a bit better than normal; neutral.

A good drinkable beer but not spectacular.

 399 characters

Photo of MoreThanWine
3.65/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a 3" off-white head. Deep burnt umber brown color with mahogany hints. Smells pretty good, of malt and a little dried fruit. Tasts has the same but to me the smell outclassed the mild taste. Smooth, with a mild sour finish. Not really a Belgian standout though.

 268 characters

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.68/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a light brown color ale with a good size foamy head with good retention but minimal lacing. Aroma of candi sugar with some light malt notes is definitely unique. Taste is a mix between some candi sugar with some notes nice floral Belgian malt with a unique yeasty finish. Body is quite full with limited filtration and some good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. A very interesting and somewhat unique take on this style.

 439 characters

Photo of organicbrewer
3.68/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Be ready with a glass. This beer tried to leap free!

A-Huge long lasting tan head. Full ruby. Lots of carbonation bubbles.

S-Rose, caramel, and perfume. Very light stone fruit. Slightly earthy.

T-Caramel. raisin. Very low hop bitterness. Rose.

M-lots of carbonation. Fairly dry. Light alcohol. Nice

D-Nice dubbel. has the proper dryness and flavor. Not as awesome as rochefort 6 but still a great beer.

 408 characters

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Witkap Pater Dubbel from Brouwerij Slaghmuylder
3.76 out of 5 based on 86 ratings.
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.