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A reddish-brown abbey ale brewed with dark malts. The secondary fermentation gives a fruity aroma and a unique spicy character with a distinctive aftertaste. Secondary fermentation in the bottle. (Serving temperature: 8-10ļC)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alstdublieft (2) - - FEB 27, 2014 does not count
Wonderful colour, very creamy. Aroma: coffee, liquorice and caramel. Taste: caramel and a bit of cinnamon.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lonick (781) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 26, 2014
Bottle @ The Brauhaus, Edinburgh. Pours amber, banana on the nose also fruity and spicy, some bubblegum as well. Big fruit on the palate with some cloves as well, solid Belgium dubbel

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2515) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - FEB 24, 2014
Its been awhile since Iíve had a dubbel, and even longer since I rated a new one. I also went to mass this past weekend for the first time in over 2 years. Iíve been drifting away from enjoying Belgian beers, phenols have been my downfall. But dubbels on the other hand emphasize esters and malt and Iím happy to find that I enjoyed this beer. I donít think it has anything to do with going to mass, but Iím going to write the rest of this review in Latin. Thatís what Iíd say if I knew Latin. But this light brown colored beer produced a small tan foamy head. It also smelled sweet like candy. A little brown sugar and molasses. And now I just spilled a little bit on my wifeís laptop, and my god it was just a drip but now its everywhere, it got on the track pad and I couldnít even get it to work but I mopped it up with my Wii t-shirt. Thatís better. Well it smelled sweet but thereís a hint of fruitiness, like molasses that fermented a little. But then thatís what this is, sugar and malt that fermented. So in short, it smells just like what it is. Except that wasnít short, it was long. It also tastes like what it is, except that it also tastes like fruits that arenít there, like probably persimmon, or even banana. If you use your imagination you could probably imagine almost any kind of fruit your heart desires. Except for blueberries, cuz fuck blueberries. I think what sticks out is what we called paw-paw back in Indiana. At first this has a bit of carbonic bite and acidity which detracted but as I took my time through the bottle it mellowed nicely as the fizz evaporated and the beer warmed. The bottle finished mildly sweet, mildly alcoholic, tasting of classic dubbel with dark fruits, dark malts, soft body. OK so it was distinctly potable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JesseMartineau (70) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 22, 2014
330ml bottle pours dark hazy Amber, almost Brown, thick tan head reduces down to thin. Aromas of Brown sugar, toffee, quite sweet. First taste is Brown sugar, sweeter fruits. Then it actually gets a little spicy which lingers nicely into a slightly dry finish. Very nice! I Had to come back and say that after air and temperature increase, this changes into something completely different ! Much darker fruit aromas and taste, I would say plum. Great beer !

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Headbanger (3226) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - FEB 19, 2014
750 ml bottle (Old Notes)-Pours a hazy reddish brown with a small tan head. Aroma of dried fruit, yeast, caramel, and malt. Taste of the same with a bit more sweetness coming in. This full bodied brew is well balanced and quite tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nilsas (1203) - Bryne, NORWAY - FEB 9, 2014
Frisk duft av frukter og krydder. Fin brun farge. Dekkend hinne av gulbrunt skum. Frisk smak av frukter, boblende.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (2797) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 9, 2014
330ml bottle shared with jeevan. Hazy reddish brown pour, large off-white head. Banana estery nose, some plum. Taste is yeasty and sweet. Light spice. Clean finish. Nice dubbel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmgreenuk (4016) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 2, 2014
Bottle from some non-descript Amsterdam bar that Iíve always wanted to go into but was ultimately disappointed, even though It had a nice floor but they only had Amstel on tap! Decent bottle selection tho. Anyway, the beer poured a clear dark to medium brown with a broken off-white head. The aroma is big Belgian yeast with a little malt. The flavour is medium to strong bitter with a big yeast malt bitter hop palate. Medium bodied with average carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Melkart (261) - Porto Alegre, BRAZIL - JAN 24, 2014
Sweet fruity aroma. Caramel and fruity taste. Medium body and well balanced.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GreenJeremy (71) - Spruce Grove, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 21, 2014
Pours a brownish red with a thick light beige head, with little to no lacing. Aroma is awesome! Brown sugar, toffee, chocolate, cherries, and raisins. As the beer warms up it takes on something a little different. Taste is lightly sweet, with hints of dark fruits and licorice. Medium body and a light carbonation. The finish is slightly spicy, and leaves a little dry bitterness. Really, really enjoyed this beer.

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