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RATINGS: 968   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   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: 8-10C)


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
radiomgb (2466) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 30, 2005
Bottle. Deep amber (almost brown) in colour. Aroma of light chocolate, caramel and brown sugar. The flavour was of light chocolate and caramel malt, some yeast, slightly sweet with some dark fruits. Lightish body, medium carbonation. Finishes with a light bittermess.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GilBier (75) - Dendermonde, BELGIUM - MAR 29, 2005
Amber-brown color with cream colored head. Nose is malty, has hints of raisins and dark sugar. Also spices in the aroma and a slight bitterness. Taste is round, malty, light sweet, has hits of fruits and end with a round bitter accent.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 27, 2005
Very dark copper colour, light fizzy white head. The nose is raisiney and alcoholic with hints of brown sugar and a light spiciness. The body is spritzy hinting of light fruit. Some yeast and a quick alcohol bite. Lightly sweet.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brad (364) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - MAR 25, 2005
Transparent burgandy/amber, disappearing small near white head. Powerful astringent alcohol aromas (scotch, vodka) conceal most everything else. Hints of chocolate, caramel, malt, champagne grapes. Flavots of malt, milk chocolate, nutiness, overcome quickly by alcohol finish.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 24, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2005 Pours dark amber with light head. transparent. Smells of alcohol and chocolate. Malty taste, first sip very fizzy and carbonated. The following sips were more smooth and less fragrant as the glass finished

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - MAR 21, 2005
Bottle. Cloudy dark brown color with a thick tan head. Sweet aroma of malt and dark fruit. Flavor starts off mildly sweet but finishes dry. Nice malty character with some caramel and fruit. Solid.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joeec5 (204) - bayonne, New Jersey, USA - MAR 21, 2005
Chestnut brown color with nice tan head. Flavors of malt and caramel and pleasantly dry with a nice aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hawkshadow (107) - Rural Retreat, Virginia, USA - MAR 13, 2005
Huge, thick, lasting head, gives you a moustache! Aroma is very weak, somewhat fruity. Color is nice reddish brown, slightly murky. Taste is dry with nice aftertaste. Nothing special, but I would drink again.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - MAR 11, 2005
cloudy ruby brown color, tan dense foamy head that looks like the center of a crunchie bar. aroma is toffee/raisin/alcohol. watery/creamy mouthfeel. sweet malty flavor. raisin, bready flavor too. acidic alcohol finish, slightly whiskey-like

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (10842) - 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.


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