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RATINGS: 2485   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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A reddish brown trappist ale, malty and fruit, featuring a 3 week secondary fermentation. This ale has a full, pale yellow head. The bouquet is full of esters and fruitiness. Notes of ripe banana predominate. The taste is fruity and slightly bitter, with a long, dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
avantdagare (133) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - JUL 19, 2014
5 finger beige head, red-brown body. Nose: Figs, brown sugar, dates, raisins, liquorice, anis and cloves. Aroma: Coca-cola, dates, figs, muscavado-sugar, raisins, a hint of liquorice, anis and cloves. Semi-long ending with a little bit of bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
micronaut129 (241) - chalfontborotowntonbergville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2014
A deep brown with garnet hi lights. A big foamy head like merange and appears to be nicely carbonated. Sweet malt with a nice fruitiness about it. Sweet malt taste like the aroma, with candied sugar, plums and dates. I’m not picking up much in way of hops. Bitter at end with a dry finish. Body wise I thought it felt a little thin around the edges but I’m not overly concerned. A very good tasting beer that gains in flavor as it warms. Nice lacing from the always present head. Cellar worthy I deem this beer good to the last drop.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Iznogud (630) - CROATIA - JUL 15, 2014
Bottle 330 ml from supermarket in Zagreb. Pours reddish brown with beige head. Malts, caramel, fruit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alengrin (243) - BELGIUM - JUL 12, 2014
Being Flemish, I grew up with this beer, as in my grandparents’ days it was practically the ’only’ trappist ale available in Flanders; the prototype of the ’dubbel’ genre and a classic among the Belgians. Tanned, mousse-like, delicately lacing foam, colour deep mahogany, misty; aroma of caramel, walnuts, banana, cloves, coffee grounds, liquorice, hazelnut paste, fondant; taste begins subduedly fruity with a subtle hint of citrus, quite sharp carbonisation, after which a deep caramel- and nut-like maltiness follows, perhaps a bit ’stiff’ and harsh when young, dryish, almost woody, yeasty with spicy accents, mineral-like touch, aftertaste leafy and somewhat peppery hops, lightly toasted, long and dry without any trace of cloying sugar, thirs-quenching. Becomes remarkably softer with ageing and I took this into account when scoring. Also one of the few trappists available on draft, then smoother and less ’harsh’ and in my opinion more rewarding than a young bottle. Such variations in taste depending on age and means of storage and serving only add to its potential.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hockey9930 (80) - - JUL 9, 2014
Translucent red with a thick lasting tan head. Aroma of caramel. A bit tart. Taste of prunes, apricot and caramel. Medium body and thin texture.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dreamer (63) - PORTUGAL - JUL 7, 2014
Color is orange brown , completely opaque. The initial head is generous and consistent to the end with beige color. Medium carbonation and creamy body . Aroma is tasted caramel and nuts. It is neither too sweet nor too has bitter, is balanced. Aftertaste is sweet and long.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
asturiano (8) - - JUL 6, 2014 does not count
Para mi la mejor trapense de largo. Dicen que tiene recuerdos a plátano. La verdad es que yo no se los veo.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ilevator (10) - RUSSIA - JUL 6, 2014
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bursprak (448) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2014
33 cl bottle @ home. Pours hazy light brown with a light head that falls fast. Taste and nose has raisins, figs, light vanilla and grains.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
wihlan (227) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 4, 2014
Flaska systemet - mörkbrun med ljusbeiget skum. Doftar lite badhus och lite friskt. Brända toner och ganska så besk. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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