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RATINGS: 859   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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: 8-10ºC)


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 20, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2004 Typical dubbel appearance, perhaps a little darker than most. Bananas, chocolate, celery, horse, and plum in the aroma. Sweetish musty flavor, continuation of the celery theme, overall it weighs quite heavily. Strident carbonation spreads a final tingling bitterness. Creamy and a little funkier than most dubbels. Re-rate: comments are spot-on, but overall, this is better than I gave it credit for.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - OCT 27, 2003
Aroma of champagne, fruit. Lots of head sat atop this dark crimson quaff. Rather one dimensional flavor, or at least more so than I was expecting....plum, raisin, alcohol....lots of carbonation. As it warmed, more of a spiked apple flavor came out, especially towards the finish....extra points for that, interesting.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
3fourths (7797) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 19, 2003
Smells like eggs and old fruit: peaches and pears. Huge foamy head takes up 70% of the glass. Some light clove and banana, but more eggs and fruit. Thinner mouthfeel than Allagash and New Belgium. Flavors comsisting of malt-syrupyness, British malts I believe, dark peaches and plums, and some tobacco. Lost to Allagash and New Belgium.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aldrighetti (163) - Coltura, ITALY - OCT 9, 2003
Bottled. Red-brown colour, light brown head, irregular size bubbles. Fruity aroma, caramel, peppery note. Nice spicy hop aroma. Vinous character. Very fizzy carbonation, short finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2004 Light brown head. Red/orange-brown colour. Sweet, little orange, burnt chocolate, sour note, little bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeM500 (1902) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - SEP 17, 2003
Dark and heady, nice amount of bubbles rising and leaves tons of Brussels lacing as the glass empties. Huge doughy, yeasty aroma subsides to reveal a pleasant caramel, cookie smell. Massively malty at first sip, the middle is pure caramel, thick and chewy. Long sweet finish is sometimes interupted by hints of dry spice or hops. Thich throughout. Big Bodied beer, quite nice as an appetizer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
snoot (286) - Anaheim, California, USA - SEP 16, 2003
Very dark on the pour, lots of head with a yeasty, red wine and raisin aroma. Not super complex for flavor, but a very drinkable Dubbel.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
stubby (334) - Santee, California, USA - AUG 28, 2003
One of my favorites. A lot like Chimay Blue but with more maltiness. Great body, aroma, and overall impression. Goes down so smooth at cellar temperature.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - AUG 20, 2003
Murky dark ruby color with a generous creamy beige head. The aroma was full of alcohol, wet tree bark, dark fruit, caramel, slightly sour, and very sweet malt. The flavor was similar to the aroma with more of an earthy character...slightly musty aftertaste. Bubbly feel with a long wet finish. Very satisfying.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RobBestwick (583) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 17, 2003
malty and slightly smoky aroma, pours with a dark brown hue and a good head, fruity and slightly nutty flavour, quite sweet, tasty and enjoyable.


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