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RATINGS: 2079   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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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffLover (89) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 8, 2013
Out of the bottle at home. Taste is good but nothing special and not memorable. I think Ommegang has several beers I would rather have ahead of this.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MartzMimic (74) - Oklahoma, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Pours from the bottle a dark, dark brown with a substantial foamy off-white head. Good lacing. Aroma is of dark fruit and malt. Big taste of prunes, plums, spices and sweetness. Medium mouth that coats the tongue well, leaving a nice lingering taste. A wonderful example of the style, and one that I’ll have to revisit often.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ScipioA (248) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 9, 2014
It certainly has that dubbel appearance down, opaque and dark ruby-red with a giant cappuccino foam head that lasts a really long time. Sweet, spicy, and faintly alcoholic aromas that smell like something you would drink at Christmas. Still sweet but with some bitterness and alcohol heat coming in on the tongue. The flavor is intensely dry, a bit too much for my tastes. Thick and nicely carbed. Good dubbel, especially given how easy it is to find and it’s reasonably low price.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Barreras (931) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - JUN 11, 2014
Pours a rich copper and mahogany color with a fruity and licorice aroma. Taste is sweet, with notes of honey and toffee. The alcohol content is masked well by the sweet flavors and malt. Licorice, is tasted throughout with a dry finish and well hidden spice. An excellent surprise for the style.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
JEprado1 (6) - - JUN 10, 2014 does not count
Cabeza alta y duradera muy cremosa, color caramelo, sabor y aroma indescriptible, complejidad absoluta... Deliciosa..

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jimmythefalcon (26) - Florida, USA - JUN 10, 2014
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Wittales (611) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 7, 2014
Appearance was cloudy reddish brown with lasting beige creamy 2 finger head, spotty lacing. Aromas are slight caramel, toffee malts with licorice, anise then soft estery yeasts. Taste are malts forward with sweet toffee, gram cracker, brown sugars midway. Licorice, anise with soft fruits of plum, fig and slightly drying finish. Palate was creamy smooth CO2 with medium-full body, lasting spicy finish. Solid Dubbel, but touch to much spice.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (1440) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 7, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours dark brown, light malty toffee, raisins, fizzy, sweet, liquorice.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
chucklemation (409) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - JUN 3, 2014
Pours a dark burgundy with a foamy, long-lasting white head. Has an aroma of sweet yeast and fruit. Flavor is dark fruit, caramel, and yeast, along with a little bit of an alcohol bite. Delicious.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lagerboy (1172) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 2, 2014
750 ml corked and caged bottle. Unclear deep ruby, fine creamy tan foam settles and lasts. Aroma of sweet malt, dark fruit and yeast. Taste is not too rich toasty caramel/toffee malt, quite yeasty, darker fruitiness, raisin, fig, plum, some spice, herb and earth. Average carbonation, medium bodied, moderately hopped. Another solid effort from Ommegang. NFL (Not For Lagerboys)

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
swesson (174) - Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA - MAY 30, 2014
Poured from a bomber. Pours a dark, burgundy red with an extremely foamy off-white head that sticks around a long time. Pour slowly! Smells of yeast, malt, and dried fruits. Tastes very rich in the abbey ale tradition, yet not too heavy and syrupy as some do. Drink this from a tulip glass and don't rush it. Simply enjoy! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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