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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (10451) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 2, 2005
Orangey brown ale with a thick bubbly caramel white head. Malty and fruity aroma with some yeast. Sweet rich malt with notes of coriander and licorice, dryish finish, but overall very pleasant dubbel with a medium body. Metallic hops drop quickly but is retained for some time in finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tejas (882) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2005
Smells like prunes & I hate prunes. I wonít hold that against the beer though. Tastes sour& dry to me. Not as dark as I expected from a Belgian Dubbel but has plenty of malt, thatís for sure. Not real crazy about the flavor in this one. Glad it only cost $3.99 for a 750ml b/c I poured it out.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cornfield (5544) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2005
This poured an eartyhy brown color with an instantaneously collapsing, unimpressive white head. The aroma is malty sweet with scents of dried, dark fruits and hints of chocolate. Light bodied, the taste is of sweet malts, sweet-sour fruit, and alcohol. This is a nice seasonal warmer, but nothing special.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (8032) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - FEB 16, 2005
Dark brown beer, amber shine; thick & creamy yellow head. Roasted malts, Zachertorte, faint fruity nose (red grapes, plums) , chocolate. Sweet and roasted taste, again something fruity & sweet - Traubenzucker . Sweet, but balanced with both something fruity-sourish and roasted-bitter, which doesnít spoil anything. Warming up, however does it a disservice - beer becomes more crude. Medium bodied, fruity acidity alleviates it, ends chewy all the same. Good Dubbel. Not at all BDSí worst effort.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gorbalev (2953) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 5, 2005
Bottle, Christmas 2004 LCBO gift pack. Amber-brown pour, big white head. Lots of yummy malt and yeast in aroma. Mouthfeel is medium yet quite active. Taste is spicy malt, with a long yeast finish (that can become slightly unpleasant after a while towards the end of the glass). The 6.8% is there, but not too strong or weak (I sound like the 3 bears). A very nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
5000 (6298) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - FEB 4, 2005
Bottle (best before 08-05-02) pours a thick brownish caramel, quite cloudy, large pillowy off-white head, with exceptional lacing. † Barnyard, bready, and earthy aroma. † Quite sweet as well with a hint of tobacco † Smooth malty flavor, bready, dark and sweet, with a bit of dark pitted fruit flavor albeit quite subtle. † Yeah, this is tasty. † Moderate body with a fairly medium mouthfeel. † Finishes sweet, bready, notes of earth and tobacco. † The mild sweetness of this beer is what really makes it enjoyable. † Glad I found one of the last ones in my area.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (8917) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 22, 2005
Orange brown appearance, nice looking Belgium (sorry for redundancy). Fruity appetite inducing yeast aroma. Medium-full mouthfeel. Satisfying malty aftertaste. Good though not outstanding. Fresh smooth with graininess. 10% ABV you say?

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pintbypint (2696) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 21, 2005
330ml brown bottle. Surprisingly great mix of aromas in this one - tea, floral hop, bitter chocolate and fruit. Thick creamy off white head, tight beads. Leaves amazing streaky lacing in the Affligem glass. Beer is reddish brown and hazy. Caramel/dark malts up front, hops arrive mid way through and carry into the finish. Some yeasty aftertastes, and at times it seemed a bit to carbonated, but enjoyable nonetheless.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eleusis (70) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 21, 2005
Itís good. Nice frothy chocolate, malt taste with an acidic palate. Itís allright, still more enjoyable to drink than the best american beers Iíve tried.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Metalhead (632) - Lake Zurich, Illinois, USA - JAN 16, 2005
Pretty mediocre dubbel. Decent enogh dark amber with mild yeast and chocolate notes aroma. Mild chocolate,yeast and slight woodiness. Too thin body. Easy to drink but nothing special.

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