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RATINGS: 166   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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A brown, Belgian-style abbey ale. Caramel, banana, biscuit and fruity-aromas contribute to the balance of this strong, complex beer. A sweet, bready and caramel flavor follows with a silky, creamy finish.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
michaelinwa (590) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Bottle from trade with umich03jm. Dark brown color, low head, and interesting aroma of sweet malt, banana, even ripe mellon. Taste is very different, and I would not have even thought "Belgian ale" without first knowing. Taste is moderately sweet malt with flavors of plum, banana, raising and a little spice. Finishes subtly with all these flavors. Very interesting brew, and one more reason I think this brewer is one of the most interesting brewers in the world.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (3997) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JAN 19, 2013
Great Belgian dubbel. Aroma of clove and banana, some floral hops. Pours reddish brown with some lacing ad head. Taste bitter and sweet in good balance. Some booze in finish as well. This one really grows on me. Tap at brewpub.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
crossovert (7387) - Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2012
Pretty generic amrican dubbel. Sweet, yeast-driven. Not complex but rather messy.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - DEC 21, 2012
Draft. Aroma has notes of dark dried fruits, tobacco, black licorice, banana and apples. Very dark brown hue with a small off-white head that left very little lace. Flavor is very very sweet and cloying. Palate is very full bodied and oily with average carbonation. Overall a very sweet Dubbel and a little too hot.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SHIG (3586) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - NOV 22, 2012
Bottle 2011 thanks to mikem409: Poured a deep brown color with a tan colored head. Aroma is strong dark fruit with hints of chocolate and caramel. Taste is sweet caramel malt with shards of dark fruit and carbonation, soothing cream finish. The highlight of my 2012 Turkey Day!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcberko (6419) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 7, 2012
12 oz. bottle, sent from northernbrews (thanks a lot, Jeff), pours a deep dark, dark mahogany / brown with a small beige head. Nose is full of candied sugar and Belgian yeast - smells authentic enough. Flavour reveals the same candied sugar notes, with lots of Belgian yeast, caramel and a bit of banana. Quite lively carbonation, which is noticeable right at the beginning of the first sip. Not very complex - quite simplistic, with the candied sugar dominating, though it is by no means cloying. Decent Americanized dubbel.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoePeesie (859) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - SEP 25, 2012
Pours a brown purple raisin color with beige head. Nose is a bit tart and funky, taste follows suit, with a nice tart grape/sweet raisin combo. Not something I’d seek out again, but totally worth trying.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (8536) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 20, 2012
12 ounce bottle courtesy of mikem409. Thanks! Pours a dark brown color with a thin tan head that quickly fades. Aroma of toffee malts, caramel, spice and herbal notes. The taste is tart citrus, toffee, spice and herbal notes. Medium bodied.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - JUN 12, 2012
Bottle courtesy of Drake. Served in a mini snifter. Pours a medium brown with a short off-white head. Nose has some dark fruits, bread, and banana. Light carame-toffee in the background. Flavor is malty with some dark fruits and moderate sweetness. Medium body and light carbonation. Interesting.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
flemdawg (531) - Naples, Florida, USA - JUN 10, 2012
From a bottle purchased at the brewery. Dark brown body with an ample head of tan bubbles. Some raisins, dates, plums, caramel, and toasty bread in the aroma. Alot of the dark fruits in the flavor, along with bananas, and brown sugar. Very active in my mouth and a nice drawn out finish. Too bad I live too far away to visit this place more often.


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