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RATINGS: 83   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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (10338) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
juanenka (252) - valladolid, SPAIN - MAY 5, 2013
Botella. Marrón oscura casi negra con excelente corona, menos carbonatacion que una doble belga tradicional. Aroma licoroso y dulce con especias de por medio y muchas trazas de maltas caramelizadas. Sabor café y regaliz mucho dulzor intermedia y gran amargor bien camuflado, especiada. Agradable final

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
italianjohn (2410) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 4, 2013
Deep brown pour .... Thin beige head .... aroma of candi sugar, dark fruits and caramel malts .... taste of vanilla, candi sugar, caramel malts, little boozy dark fruits, little spicy and dry oak .... Mellow and smooth with a thinner body than expected

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
obguthr (4216) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - APR 14, 2013
Slutfest 2013: Pecan nose. Cloudy brown, thin tan head. Flavor is somewhere between maple syrup and bubblegum, but closer to the latter. Odd. Disparate flavors and aromas, muddled with no transitions. Kind of a mess.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Emeister84 (1281) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 13, 2013
Aromas of marble pound cake, peanut butter cookies, golden raisins, and floral hops. Brown with mostly lasting, khaki head. Off-dry, rummy, with coconut tones, and some cola. Medium body, average carbonation, and a sweet, nutty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (16488) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2013
23rd June 2012
Opaque dark brown beer with a good pale tan head. Palate is smooth but dry. Dark chocolate cake. Minerals. Trace of hops but this is a chocolate cake beer!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BiggOnion (68) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - FEB 11, 2013
Nice brown color, light head. Big vanilla taste, but a short finish. Good approach, but flavor was all in the middle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (7040) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 4, 2013
22 oz. bottle from Charleston Beer Exchange. Bottled November 1, 2012. Pours a deep, murky, opaque plum-tinted dull mahogany with a small beige head that leaves tiny lace spots. Aroma of vanilla, toasted malts and oak chips, chocolate, dark fruits, candi syrup, and boozy bread. Flavor hits all the same notes, with a little nuttiness. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a sweet, chewy mouthfeel that finishes toasty. Good dubbel; not as much vanilla as I’d expected based on earlier ratings.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
atlrizzob (185) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - JAN 27, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2013 Dark brown color. Smells of sweet fruit. Tastes of syrup malts and fruit with a hint of vanilla. Its okay I’m just not a Belgian guy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (9327) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2013
22oz bottle. Poured a dark brown color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of roast, light vanilla, wood, and some dark fruits. Tastes of vanilla (stronger than the aromas), dark fruits, caramel, chocolate, and some roast.

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