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RATINGS: 82   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Vanilla Tree is a Belgian-style dubbel brewed with a variety of dark crystal malts and dark Belgian candi syrup. After fermentation, the beer is aged on whole vanilla beans and toasted oak chips. The result is a wonderfully smooth, malty ale with notes of dark fruit, spice, and (naturally) vanilla and oak!


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niall73 (1868) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2013
Bottled 01/11/12. Pours a dark brown coca cola colour with a thin tan head. Fruity candy toffee aroma. Medium to full body, mild fine carbonation. Treacly, sticky sweet, toffee, dark sugars, touch of rum, some dark fruits - prunes, rich malt loaf, some chocolate. OK, syrupy.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DiarmaidBHK (3574) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2013
Bottle from liquor express. Pours black with a thin khaki head. Kind of sweet on the nose. Can’t say I’m getting a ton of oak or vanilla on the tongue. Finishes clean. Solid but not spectacular.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mora2000 (5856) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Thanks to someone for sharing this at bu11zeye’s 10,000th tasting in April 2012. Brown pour with a white head. The aroma is full of Belgian candy sugar as well as some toffee. The vanilla really comes through in the flavor and is joined by some toffee and candy sugar notes. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
b79turner (235) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUL 23, 2013
22oz poured into a tulip glass. Dark brown with a small tan head. Nose is dark sweet fruits, raisins, vanilla...certainly a Belgian style. I’m generally not a huge fan of dubbel but this is nice. Very drinkable, very well done!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dnstone (2165) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 17, 2013
Rasiny, vanilla sweet aroma and taste. Poured dark brown with a tan colored head. Quite an interesting mix of flavors, but also quite good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwalking05 (3923) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2013
Rated in April 2012 (Backlog) - Amber brown in color with a small beige head. Aroma is sweet with malts, vanilla, and caramel. Taste is of malt, candy sugar and caramel.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Inbreak (2404) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JUL 10, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2014 10.07.2013, 0,66l bottle @ home:
Small creamy shortlasting head. Aroma is slightly sweet, vanilla, chocolate, dark sugar, caramel, dried dark fruits, oak, grass, dark malts. Taste is vanilla paste, oak, grass, caramel, dark malts, cocoa, dark sugar, dried dark fruits. Medium bitterness, slightly dry mouthfeel. Pretty nice actually, better than most Belgian doubbles.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JUL 4, 2013
Bottle. Poured brown with a tan head that had a thin layer lasting. Aromas of nut, dark fruits, vanilla, and oak. The flavor found dark fruits with a vanilla backing. Medium body and sweet.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichTheVillan (3485) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2013
Bottle from CBC Islington; dark brown pour with thin tan head, very sweet aroma, sweet chocolate taste, bready malts, vanilla.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (10065) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAY 13, 2013
Bottle @ home. Pours clear brown with a medium, frothy and bubbly light tan head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is chocolate, caramel, and cookie malt with vanilla, dates, figs, and plums and light oxidation notes of wet paper. Flavor is sweet malt, vanilla, and chocolate with dark candied fruits, light hops and bitterness, anda dry finish. Full body and medium carbonation.


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