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Alive, robust, and complex. Cheers to 20 years of brewing and 30 years of happily ever after.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fidelis83 (2045) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - JUN 14, 2013
500ml Bottle thanks to joshmcg000. Dark brown pour with a 2 finger, creamy, soapy and slightly chunky beige head that becomes creamier as time goes on and leaves very nice wavy sheets of lacing. Aroma of big caramel, lots of light and dark fruity esters, banana, nice perfume fruity hops, chocolate, toast, clove heavy sweet bread spice, sweet floral and light earthy notes. Flavor is chocolate, sweet bread crust and dark fruit up front, then some clove and other sweet bread spice, bready and raw yeast, muscovado sugar, light vinous notes, a sweet fruit wood smokiness a hint of toasted wood, and spicy, citrus and pine hops to the finish along with a spicy, earthy and lightly mineral fade. Medium body with a creamy, neutral finish, moderate strength, blanketing and pleasantly smooth carbonation, with a still creamy, but off dry finish. Fantastic all around. Easily one of my favorite Dubbels.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (7000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 24, 2014
Bottle shared by Tanner with Zach and I. Pours a rather clear amber brown with a medium to large beige head. Soft toffee and caramel, light stone fruit. Medium bodied, sweet caramel, warm toffee. Light warming alcohol, soft caramel. Lovely and balanced gentle malt and spice. Very tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maekchu (2356) - Hirakata, JAPAN - NOV 30, 2014
Bottle. Thanks to mike12da. Apples and bubblegum in the nose. Light brown color. Strong grain, dark sugar, concentrated fruit, and a sudden bitterness in finish, seems a bit ashy. Medium body. Interesting stuff. Moderate fruitiness and bittering to match.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (6831) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 29, 2014
Bottle. Brown-orange color. Nose of caramel, oranges, rather tangy. Tangy flavor of chocolate, orange, pears. Almost tart. A bit light in body, with good, juicy malts and fruit flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
crajun (1010) - , Texas, USA - SEP 23, 2014
bottle to glass; drank this without knowing style and wouldn’t have guessed dubbel - dark fruit and caramel in aroma - taste was more complex but it did get overly sweet after a few sips..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Blairgus (2819) - California, USA - SEP 15, 2014
15 Sept 2014, bottle. brown and hazy. nose is sweet, bread yeast. med/thin body and moderately fizzy. sugary, bread malt, some syrup, noticeable alcohol, maybe hints of grape jelly. pretty good

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrob21 (2705) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 10, 2014
Sample at first sunday. Earthy and chocolatey aroma. Bourbon and fruit flavors. Lots of roaty malt. Gritty texture with dirty earthy notes on the finish. Red fruit, plum, cherry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (10320) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 18, 2014
500 ml bottle poured a clear reddish amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of caramel, fruitiness and a hint of earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of caramel, fruitiness and light earthiness with a smooth lingering fruity finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
revolution2718 (275) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 4, 2014
Pours a burgundy with a solid rocky head. Nose is ripe banana, clove, nutty, some burnt sugars, a bit of alcohol heat, almost a banana pudding thing going on, sweetness. Taste is molasses, burnt sugars, a raisin/prune bit of booze, over-ripe banana, a metallic thing especially on the very finish like I licked a spoon. It's fine, but not really impressive. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adrian910ss (2377) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 30, 2014
Bottle courtesy of Motortoddhead. Pours a deep russet brown with a large fluffy cream colored head. Aroma of figs, dates, banana, cloves and biscotti cookies. Taste of biscotti, cloves, light banana, and figs.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (9733) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 17, 2014
Bottle... Clear mahogany pour with a small, creamy, off-white head. The aromatics provide caramel and a whisper of sassafras root. Medium to full-bodied with tingly carbonation. The flavor leans bitter, offering notes of toasted malts and sassafras. Finishes bitter and tongue numbing (like Novocain). Odd bird, this one. Weird esters and/or phenols, but not at all unpleasant. Bottle courtesy of FlandersNed!

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