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RATINGS: 995   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 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 (1564) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gabbledbabble (60) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - DEC 17, 2004
Looks like a piece of liver with toasted meringue. Smells like the thick aroma of an orchid; vanilla and pineapple upside-down cake with maraschino cherries and one button mushroom. I taste oak and cedar; Milk chocolate malt balls, dark chocolate covered cherries with a splash of ouzo, and a scratch-n-sniff still-life of button mushrooms on the wall.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
GonZoBeeR (2987) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 16, 2004
Aroma:yeast and sour Appearance:Dark brown litle whitee head. Flavor:Sour,yeast and malt. Not my favorite dubbel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dorqui (2148) - Brescia, ITALY - DEC 16, 2004
Creamy foam of good adhesion and duration. Color dark brown much even if not excessive torbid one. Sturdy body. Elegant scent with notes of liqueur, alcohol and humid wood.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2004
Bottle bought in Belgium. Unfortunate flat, tasteless dubbel that has some sour malt and bitter chocolate. Poor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 12, 2004
Bottle. Pours mahogany color, lightly hazy and with a creamy beige head that lingers and leaves some lacing. Aroma is molasses, spice and slightly tart fruit. Flavor is sweet and fruity, peach, raisins, yeast, spice and a lingering bitter aftertaste. Medium body and gentle carbonation. Nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lachesis (757) - St Idesbald, BELGIUM - DEC 9, 2004
Good dark-amber beer with a warm brown glow and a medium sized creamy head. Mild aroma’s of fine malts, dried fruits, some coffee hints and a touch of caramel and cakes. This beer also has a mild taste with soft hints of malts, caramel, some spices and a refreshing fruity accent. It has some sort of a lightness in it for a brown beer. In the afthertaste there is a subtile bitterness that goes wonderwell with that fruity maltyness.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - DEC 8, 2004
"Bubbly" brown with a tan head. Very flat nose. Sour cherry malty and sweet flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 3, 2004
bottle. big lustrous head, dark amber body. some fruit such as plum, banana, and pear are present in the aroma as well as a large malt character. tastes somewhat chocolately and has a funny sour feel to it. somewhat disappointed in this beer.

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