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RATINGS: 2093   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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Deep burgundy color with a big, fluffy head. Complex fruit aromas with a layered sweetness (honey, then caramel, then toffee) with a hint of licorice and chocolate. A big, rich, abbey-style ale that dries out nicely on the finish.


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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kjohns (131) - North Dakota, USA - APR 7, 2012
Hazy medium brown pour with lively light tan head. Fruity aroma with some caramel, spice and light nuttiness. Taste is caramel, raisin and molasses. Also has some moderate apple notes as well. Medium mouthfeel and carbonation, somewhat dry finish. Very nice complexity of flavors and aromas in this dubbel. A winner.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
asedzie (600) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle. Pours deep but translucent brown with two finger head - beige, solid retention. Nose is fruity, caramel, marmalade, mild roasted grain, raisins and just a touch of earthy tartness. Palate is rich and hearty, full of textured caramelized malt sugar notes. Some very rich and nearly indescribable flavors open up right upon the first taste, with some light heat and alcohol as well as a taste that is almost meaty or glutamate. Flavor is a very complex merging of malt ad yeast flavors - cream, vanilla, banana. Some some bitterness and herbal flavors on the finish. A wonderful rendition of a dubbel that is worth revisiting over and over.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (4817) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 28, 2014
750ml bottle pours a very murky copper amber with quite a bit of fluffy, off white head. Nose has loads of yeast character, spice, clove, pepper, lots of bubblegum, some ripe banana, some candy. Flavor follows right along, candy, some white pepper, bready notes come through, some caramel, clove, bubblegum, banana. Full bodied, sticky finish. A bit overdone.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maltman53 (311) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - AUG 28, 2014
Pours dark brown, cloudy color. Christmas cake, prune on the nose. Rich, dark, cooked fruit on the palate, with the carbonation giving it a kind of Dr. Pepper effervescent overall taste. Overall, a well-balanced professional product but not exactly my taste.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
MiamiBarman (33) - Miami, Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2014
On the aroma, I picked up strong hints of licorice, Christmas fruitcake or panettone, prune, raisins, and other dried fruit, along with the usual caramel and maple syrup I normally associate with this type of brew. The appearance was a simply splendid amber colored beauty with a soft, tan pillowy head. It seems evenly medium-bodied on the tongue with perfect carbonation. The taste up front was slightly sweet and spicy in the licorice sense but then it quickly dries out once it get to the back of your tongue and upon swallowing. Endlessly fascinating. I do enjoy this style and am anxious to compare it to Chimay Rouge.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
floydslip (169) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Nice-looking deep reddish-brown beer with a thick creamy tan head. Sour nose of light balsamic, blood orange, and resin. Flavor is both sweet and sour. It starts with orange blossom honey then moves to mirin before closing with some lightly burnt caramel. Richly effervescent, this is a quaffable abbey ale.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
miquelcrush (1362) - Granollers, SPAIN - AUG 11, 2014
Bona cervesa, és bastant equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza, es bastante equilibrada y sabrosa.

1.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Berard (300) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 9, 2014
Bottle. Pours brown with thick creme colored head. Smells like a wheat abbey ale and tastes such. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Matt_Foran (26) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - AUG 8, 2014
Nice dark burgundy/ruby color and nice head. Not much on the aroma, pick up hints of plum. You can pick up the spices and citrus flavors with a nice malt background on first taste. Very nice, typical Belgian style from Ommegang!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mark_Eck (656) - - AUG 2, 2014
Pours a nice burgundy color. Aroma and taste are caramel, fruits, and spices. Great Dubbel.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
high_on_hops (613) - Burlingame, California, USA - JUL 29, 2014
On tap. Pours a hazy brown with a tan head and lacing. It has a rich aroma of raisin, apple, some caramel, and toasted malt. The flavor is rich fruit up front with a solid malt backbone and a slightly sweet, slightly dry finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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