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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mrhoppy (1287) - 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 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DearBeer2013 (83) - - OCT 12, 2014
Pretty good taste. Tastes like carbonated water with hints of hazelnuts. Slight bitter-sweet aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (6160) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
"nice, bready aroma and flavor. Light fruit and spices, with some dry yeast in the aftertaste. Woulda been good enough for another, but they had the barreled stout :)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kramer (5173) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Mostly clear amber body with a small fizzy beige head. The nose is surprisingly nice, lots of banana and yeast esters with some light caramel and yeast. A nice little hint of bubble gum. The flavor is a little on the thinner side, but not near as bad as some of their beers. Decent fruity esters from the yeast, some light and restrained sweetness. A slight chemical off note late in the finish, but maybe Iím imagining that a bit. Medium bodied with a slight cling on the finish with soft fizzy carbonation. Probably the best of the bunch as far as beers go this visit, which isnít saying all that much.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
smith4498 (3114) - Miami, Florida, USA - AUG 2, 2014
Draft @ the Falls location. Pours clear dark amber color with tan head. Aromas of dark fruits, candi sugar and Belgian yeast. Similar flavors. Medium body with average carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daknole (9613) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 27, 2014
Brown pour, light head. Dates, toffee, honey, spent grain, breads. Canít say itís a bad beer, but itís not great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jberg234 (3) - - JUL 13, 2014 does not count
Great tasking belgian Dubbel. Good mouth feel and great taste. Went very well with my meal at BJís.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (6051) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 27, 2014
Had twice now. I have no short term memory ... Pours a dark ruby .. The head is pretty subdued but the lacing is emaculite .. Itís got the dark fruit, whispers of yeast and candi sugar .. Solid mouth but does show some booziness .. Nice belgian .. . . Thatís a paddliní

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - MAY 3, 2014
On tap at BJ's in Vacaville. Nice sweet malty flavor with a hint of bananas and cloves on the palate. Tasty brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (7217) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 1, 2014
Pint on tap at BJís. Clear red, slightly brown color. Thin khaki head, leaves some dots and ropes of lace. Good dark fruity aroma, nice influence from the trappist yeast... Good toasty malt, hint of toffee, light earthy hop. Moderate sweet taste, moderate bitter. Some dark whole grain bready malts. Medium-plus body. Smooth, kind of crisp, lighter carbonation. Sort of a slick finish. Solid, easy-drinking, kind of refreshing american dubbel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
markwise (4544) - 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.

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