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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: 8-10C)


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikey (503) - farmington, Utah, USA - OCT 28, 2005
Poured a great rusty brown color with a tan,fizzy head. The nose was of raisin roasted malts, citrus and hops resins. The taste was fruity, with a solid malt foundation. Its a little sweet up front, but a tartness kicks in by the mid-taste and finished with a biting peppery finish. The feel was nice, slightly creamy with very little carbonation. Not really a world-class dubbel, but an enjoyable one nonetheless.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hansen (7351) - Assentoft, DENMARK - OCT 16, 2005
Dark brown colour. Normal head. A fine dubbel, aroma has fine malty notes, flavor bitter-sweetish. Think it will get better storing it.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (13710) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 9, 2005
Bottled, alc. 6.8% (BB 05/2007)
Dark ruby color, good tanned creamy head, lace. Fruity, spicey licorice aroma with oaky notes. Medium-bodied, smooth . Spicey, dry, slightly alcoholic. Bitterish aftertaste. Reasonable balanced but aroma promises more than flavor gives.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gachupines (1048) - USA - OCT 6, 2005
Nice dark brown appearance with a thick lingering head. Taste is mild with a strong malt backbone and a somewhat spicy flavor. Not one of the best, but a solid example of the style.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcscottmc (6) - USA - SEP 21, 2005 does not count
Compared to other Belgian Abbey ales, this one is nothing to get excited about. A friend told me that this is being discontinued on my area (Atlanta, GA), so I got a good deal on it. Definitely better than the average beer, but if you are going to drink Belgian ale, get the really good stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Veer (362) - Landskrona, SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2005 Apetizing, warm brown appearance w a cool dim touch... hm, it smells of dark bread "kavring" (pumpernickel-like). It smells refreshing yet aged. No huge body here, but nice flavours of bread and spices. High carbonation.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
piscator34 (2088) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 6, 2005
Dark brown in colour. Very aromatic, with all of the spicy, yeasty, bubblegum, fig, and dark fruit (perhaps plum and raisin) aromas that youd expect from this style. The flavors were a bit of a letdown. The initial malt presence was good and there was some nice dried fruit notes in there too, but the body was quite thin and there was a slightly astringent bitter finish. Was the carbonation supposed to be this high? Thanks to radiomgb for the sample.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerhugger (542) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 5, 2005
Pleasant fruity, bready aromas initially waft up from this reddish-brown offering. Sweet malts and hints of yeast and are there and then hints of spice too. Not a very powerful finish - somewhat chewy couthfell just fades away slightly sweetly.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
screwball (1099) - Motala, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2005
Nice belgian hazy dark amber redish beer. Little fruity and sweet in aroma. Comes with a little bitter and nutty aftertaste. This one is good but far from my best Belgian.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vanvenlo (1396) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - AUG 28, 2005
6 Jun 2005 - (B&B Enich Anders) - Good sweet malt and hop aroma. Slight cloudiness, brown-red colour, with great head and good lacing. Light malt & hop flavour, easy to drink but not enough malt or distinctive taste for me. Light easy drinking bitter finish, abit thin, but still good and some lingering malt and hops. Im a little indecisive about this one.


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