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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   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 (1285) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
smith4498 (3025) - 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 (9099) - 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 (5824) - .....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 (6369) - 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 (4467) - 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 (118) - 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 (3742) - 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 (909) - 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.

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