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RATINGS: 993   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (9576) - 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 (2953) - 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
It’s good. Nice frothy chocolate, malt taste with an acidic palate. It’s allright, still more enjoyable to drink than the best american beers I’ve tried.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Metalhead (638) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (8514) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 12, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2010 2010-05-18. Hazy red brown body with a modest beige head. 3+ Sweet aroma as herbal, anise like overtones. Sweet sugary malt, light alcohol. Flavour is similar, sugary malts, light herbal touches, quite fruity. Smooth average plus palate is well carbonated. Not the most robust Belgian brew, but it is flavourful, enjoyable. 7/3/7/3/15 - 3.5 Bottle six months old or more, from the LCBO

2005-01-XX. Crystal clear light brown body with a massive fluffy beige head punishing my carelessly vigorous pour. Sweet dark fruity aroma (prunes, plums) and some dark malt. Flavour is drier than expected but still sweetly malty, notes of caramel and an ephemeral glimpse of anise. Touch of warming alcohol in the finish. Palate is medium, average, but a bit lighter than my preference for the style. Pleasant. 7/4/5/7/3/14 - 3.5 Bottle. LCBO Giftpack Winter 2004.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TaktikMTL (6428) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 1, 2005
Bouteille de 330 ml achetée à la LCBO. Arôme: Couleur ambrée tirant sur le orange. Pétillement normal. Large col mousseux beige qui dure très longtemps. Saveur: Amertume moyennement présente au début, diminuant tranquillement vers la fin. Palette: Présense d’alcool moyenne. Texture huileuse. Corps moyen. (Rating #53)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
presario (4901) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 29, 2004
First Affligem I was able to pour in one pour without being overwhlemed with the head. Another attractive beer, a rich very dark cedar with a thick orange-brown tinted head. Softer (browner) scent than the other 2 in the gift pack. Initial brown sugar taste, then spice and hops. Nice but not as smooth as the Blonde nor as complex as the triple. A touch watery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - DEC 26, 2004
Poured brown with a medium off white head. Aroma and flavors of dark fruits, brown sugar, light spice, and light alcohol. Semi-sweet with a light to medium body

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - DEC 20, 2004
It looks better than it tastes, but it’s still not a bad selection. Doesn’t have quite the ’bite’ of alcohol that I like in a beer of this type.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DerWeg (1562) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 17, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2010 I have to buy a $16 gift pack with a glass to get one bottle of this - one tasting is not enough so I will be brief.... I found the body too light and the taste rather uninspiring. I need another try, it was just beer this time. (The crystal glass is great though.) 2.7 ** re-rate ** med dark red-brown pour is semi clear with wildly foaming head. Smell fruit and sherry, which replays in the taste with an added fine edge of lemony hops. Fully decent beer actually.

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