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RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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Brewed in the style of a Belgian monestary, it has a distinct aroma of plum and pears. The flavor has the sweetness of dark Belgian candy sugar paired with nuances of fruit and spice. A dense, rocky head sits atop this mahogany colored ale.


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2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - JAN 31, 2013
At the Iron Hill Belgium Comes to West Chester event. Brown. Mild fruit background with a bit of roast in the background as well. Moderately sweet. Flavor is fairly light; a bit bland.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
60minuteman (757) - Frazer, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2014 Light in color. Almost misleading, it actually has a burnt taste to it backyard BBQ style. Flavor is fruits, berries, wheat, marinade and spice on acid. Harsh, but just because I wasn?t expecting it. Light body, medium-lots carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
adnielsen (9108) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 13, 2014
Pours a reddish brown appearance with off white head. Heavy banana nut bread with some brown sugar and a bit of apple. Pretty good carbonation. Moderate sweetness. Banana and apple in the flavor is kind of nice with some caramel. Pretty dang good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (6176) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 13, 2014
Pour is clear orange-red pour with white head, aroma brought notes of dark sugars, dark fruit, toffee, molasses, hints of yeast, touch of bready and doughy notes. Taste is a mix of dough, grass, caramel, hints of molasses, hints of bread, some banana, finishing fairly sweet, slightly dry.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadIndian (2385) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 7, 2013
Draft. Nice notes of candy, bread and Belgian spices. Finished dry, but sweet. Nice body. I enjoyed it.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (9701) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 27, 2013
Tap at Maple Shade. Pours clear tawny with a medium, frothy white head, short retention with good lacing. Aroma is caramel, cookie, and nutty malt, Belgian yeast spices and esters with light hops and bitterness. Flavor is malt dominant with heavy Belgian yeast esters and spices and a dry finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (11932) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 27, 2013
Draft. Clear deep amber color, off white edge head. Aroma of milk chocolate and nutella. Taste is similar.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jesterdeal (1887) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - SEP 13, 2013
Aroma of clove, ginger, yeast and cinnamon. Pours Brown with a foamy head. Tastes good and yeasty with ginger snap cookies and cloves. Nice.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
retinadoc (122) - - MAR 17, 2013
Draft. Pleasant, slightly sugary nose. Pours medium dark brown. Less carbonated than most. Subdued fruity flavors. Clean finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
theisti (3241) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - FEB 21, 2013
4 oz sample at Iron Hill Maple Shade, New Jersey. The pour is a hazed golden copper with a light tan head. The aroma is dark fruit and Belgian candi / brown sugar. The taste is the fruit and Belgian yeast, mixed with a nice lightly roasty malt flavor. The palate is medium bodied, bright active carbonation, the Belgian yeast, plum, raisin and a hint of booze in the finish. Nice Dubbel, the roast gave it a unique character. This and the Black Tie were the class of the session.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
closey22 (896) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - FEB 5, 2013
Hazy reddish brown with thin off-white head; aroma of rubber; medium smooth body; Flava is sugary yet bitter hints of rubber; finishes dry and hints of soap. In all fairness I had this one after a delish flavorful beer so my palate might be off. I’ve had this before without rating it and I don’t remember it tasting like this.
Earlier Rating: 11/5/2012 Total Score: 3.6
Slightly hazy deep amber with thin beige head; aroma of peat; Flava of hops plum; finishes long and dryish with grassy notes;


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