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RATINGS: 2099   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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
adster (341) - HUNGARY - SEP 18, 2014
Habja mintha csak laboratóriumi körülmények között véghezvitt reprodukciója lenne a világhírű dubbeleknek, mennyeien krémes és lágy, áthatolhatatlanul sűrű és puha. Illatai a titokzatosság cseppjeiként hatnak a lenyűgözött szaglószervekre, a tejszínes élesztősség, korianderes pikánsság, gyümölcsös édesség és gyümölcshéjas fanyarság egyszerre van jelen az elegánsan visszafogott karakterben. Bársonyos kortyai - a kezdeti belga sörös benyomásokat idéző- rég nem tapasztalt ízélményt nyújtanak, mindenféle kiugró jellegzetesség nélkül, lágyan krémesek, aszalt gyümölcsös, halványan medvecukros színezetűek. Az a fajta ízvilág, amelyet mindig ismerősként üdvözölünk, megfejteni azonban nemigen tudunk.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jsnicholas (136) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - SEP 7, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2014 Bottle (750ml): pours a muddy brown with two finger tan head. Medium plus carbonation. Sweet cocoa. Alcohol pretty hidden. Pretty good.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Onionkid (366) - Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Bottle. Aroma has caramel, malts, licorice and toffee to it. The taste is the same. It actually tastes fairly similar to a Unibroue Maudite, without the alcohol burn. Very smooth for the abv, very tasty. The finish is somewhat dry and chalky. Overall I’d say it’s a very solid beer, worth your time and I can absolutely recommend it! 8.2% alcohol.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bwyu (26) - - SEP 6, 2014
Great dubbel style ale! Big billowy head. Complex aroma of malt and raisin and dark fruit and spice. Some sherry/rum notes, vanilla, and spice (licorice?) also in the flavor. Alcohol present, but pleasant. Thoroughly enjoyable.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
geeklimit (180) - USA - SEP 6, 2014
Pours an opaque rust brown, highly carbonated with a lumpy foam head. Spicy yeast and malt aroma. Sweet and spicy fruit taste, like red apple and cherry. Slight licorice at the end. Moderate sticky mouthfeel with a slight cherry aftertaste.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
winto (30) - Washington, USA - SEP 1, 2014
nose: sweet sherry/port, cookie dough full of raisins, dates. super-ripe oranges. palate: very sweet but with a nice twinge of acidity/carbonation, tastes like some kind of heavily spiced dark christmas cake chock full of red currants, cherries, figs, decaying oranges. a bit too much for my taste. finish is the best part...dry and smoky and the hops finally show up, along with strong licorice. should be awesome with the right dessert. otherwise beware

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
asedzie (603) - 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 (4873) - 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 (328) - 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 (34) - 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.


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