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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   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!


3.1
   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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (7536) - 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 Iíd expected based on earlier ratings.

3.2
   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 Iím just not a Belgian guy.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (9829) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
RABinCO (1399) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 9, 2013
Bomber. Pours deep brown with a cream head thatís slow to show up. Weak, sweet vanilla aroma. Taste is cloyingly vanilla without any oak notes. Disappointment after a nice string of amazing finds from Westbrook.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Huhzubendah (2995) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Shared by Thorpe429. Thanks Mike. The beer is brownish orange with a small, light tan head. The aroma offers malt, apples, light spice, subtle yeast. Smells like adult apple juice. The flavor is quite a bit different, with a lot of brown sugar in addition to apple cider. Alcohol is present throughout, but ot overpowering. Overall, a decent beer but not something I would seek out again. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 03-31-2012

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pellegjr (395) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 22, 2012
Bomber, pours a swampy cola with a rimy ivory head, lightly rummy aroma tinged with vanilla, figgy with a metallic finish, interesting

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
matt7215 (2265) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 9, 2012
bomber shared by jsprime. muddy brown. sweet dark fruit and vanilla nose. under carbonated. lots of vanilla in the flavour. to sweet for me but not unenjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (10080) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 7, 2012
Bottle... Murky brown ale with a small, creamy, mushroom-colored head. The bouquet is a successful marriage of Belgiany dark fruits and spices, white oak and vanilla beans. Medium to full-bodied with a slick mouthfeel and tingly carbonation. The flavor provides gobs of sticky caramel blended with mocha, dates, figs and oak. Well-balanced. Finishes moderately bitter and roasty with a nice kiss of vanilla. Bottle courtesy of burg326!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Strykzone (5526) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2012
Saled at anesbls tasting. Dark red brown and opaque. A small tan head is little more than a ring. Big toasty malts in the nose. Chocolate, yeast, malts, fruit all combine. Just a bit of wood. Not bad at all.


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