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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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BJís Abbey Normalģ is what the Belgianís call a Dubbel (or Double Ale), which is the most popular style of Abbey Ale. This historic beer style is traditionally brewed by Trappist Monks in Belgium. A full-bodied, light brown ale with a fruity flavor profile, the unique bouquet of fruit and spice comes from fermentation with an authentic Trappist yeast.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ttrunk (56) - California, USA - APR 16, 2012
This should not be compared to the Trappist Monks. It fell short. It was kind of bland.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
markwise (4306) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 16, 2014
On draft at BJís Columbus. Pours a molasses color with an off-white head. Nose is fruit, raisins, some dark malt, and some Belgian yeast. Flavor is similar with some dark fruit, raisins, and Belgian yeast- light in body with lingering fruit on the finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Clarkdvm (58) - Florida, USA - APR 8, 2014
Overly sweet (caramel). Amber pour. Minimal head. Average (not bad but nit good). Trappist monks would consider a slap to the face though

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jkwalking05 (3491) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 6, 2014
On tap at BJís Arlington, TX. Deep amber with a decent off-white head. Aroma is of candy sugar, bread, fig, light raisin, and malt. Taste is of raisin, brown sugar, herbal, and malt.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
kevinator (713) - The Colony, Texas, USA - APR 6, 2014
I didnít care for this one. It wasnít awful, just below average, especially for the style. Faint malt and Belgian yeast aroma. The color was a light brown, almost like soda. The palate was light and carbonated. The flavors were Belgian; however, not distinctive enough to the Dubbel style. Caramel malts with spiciness and yeast flavors. A one-try for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11002) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 14, 2014
Offwhite ring-copper. a-sweet med malt-caramel. T-sweet med malt-caramel, banana/chocolate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MadRobin (1693) - Silver Spring, USA - MAR 5, 2014
On tap 3 oz. taste at BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse in Vienna (Tyson's Corner), VA. Clear, dark-copper brown with a creamy off-white head and good lacing. Aroma of caramel, yeast, bread, banana and earthy spice. Taste of yeast, caramel, spices, banana and bread. Medium body and low/medium carbonization. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aurelius (3904) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 19, 2014
Medium chestnut brown. Big fruity aroma (banana) with spice - very nice and true to style. Peppery, woody, drier than it smells, herbal tones, good bitterness. A little on the heavy side. Longish bitter finish, lightly tangy. Tallahassee location.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (10344) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 16, 2014
Tap at the Sacramento/Natomas venue. Pours dark copper with a white head. Light spicy aroma. Med body, maybe better. Flavor is malty, yeasty, spicy. Fairly flavorful. Perhaps a bit too smooth. Weird that. Think thereís some mixed fruit esters.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mrhoppy (1284) - Santa Clara, California, USA - FEB 13, 2014
A clear dark orange beer with no head. The aroma is sweet malty with hints of caramel and alcohol. The flavor contains notes of alcohol, yeast, spices, and nutmeg, leading to a dry hoppy end. Not bad, just not interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
toml219 (203) - California, USA - DEC 6, 2013
Poured from bottle into glass. A good beer but only an average begium ale. I would get again as it has a good flavor and good aroma.

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