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RATINGS: 2947   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - JUL 1, 2007
Pours a dark brown with reddish hues. Deep maroon, with a small, but well retained light tan head. Lots od dark fruits, dark malts, and candy sugar in the aroma. Very sweet smelling. The taste is big and bold, really sweet and fruity. Dark berries, malts, other dark fruits, some candy sugar, and a slight bitterness in the finish. Seems to be aloit going on here. The aftertaste has a hint of alcohol, but fruity on the palate. Nice brew. Good representation of this style in my opinion.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
smhncabot (310) - Cabot, Arkansas, USA - JUN 30, 2007
pours mahogany with minimal off-white head. aroma is a little funky with a lot of overripe fruit and some toffee and caramel sweetness. taste is fruity with ripe fruit and berry. there is a good amount of toffee and caramel sweetness with slight tangy and roast bitterness in the finish. pretty solid.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Embrouille (2835) - SWITZERLAND - JUN 29, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2009 Bottled 33cl. It pours a beautiful deep amber beer with a thick, rather big remaining tanned head. Outstanding flowery aromas of ripe fruits including berries, melon, banana and peaches. Wonderful hints of wild strawberries. Some toffee and licorice in the nose. Very sweet and slightly smoky. Some woody, madeira-like elements. The flavor is very rich and sweet with reminiscent woody characteristics. Rather vinous. This beer has a pleasant bitterness. A very well balanced dubbel with a sharp and spicy taste. Lots of caramel with hints of black chocolate. The finish is bitter with some dark chocolate that comes through.. I was impressed by this dubbel! Additional comment: An excellent trappist - slightly sour. Woody and vinous. Some candied fruits showing up. Unique. Third rerate: Excellent. Huge amonts of aniseed, chocolate, pineapple, homemade caramel, candy and sage showing up in both aroma and flavor. Good bitterness. Absolutely fantastic. After several sampings: Mango does come to mind in the taste especially.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
carl4beer (522) - Fairfax Station, Virginia, USA - JUN 26, 2007
pours dark brown and a bit hazey. aroma is a bit sweet and tart with malt and some raison. mouthful is rich and and a smooth with great fig/raison and some caramel. finishes crisply. very nice...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Wobbler (46) - IRELAND - JUN 23, 2007
Darkish brown with a touch of red, bit of a head which doesnít last too long. The beer smells like chocolate and maybe some dried fruit. Very complex taste. One of the best dubbels Iíve tasted.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 21, 2007
Bottle, pours black with a slight reddishness and a great foamy beige head (I liked the bottle as well). A fruity malt aroma with caramal and raisins and then a whiff of alcohol. Not as heavy or sweet as I was expecting. Light and malty at first, but then a much stronger sourness comes through and alcohol fills the mouth and the nostrils. There are some rich fruity flavours there, but it is the complex nature of the palate that carries me away. Damn good, canít wait to taste the Tripel....

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Whelk (123) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2007
Bottle--aroma is heavily sweet, very strong raisin, maybe some plum. Appearance is a rich purple-brown, light brown head. Flavor is quite sweet and very fruity. Raisin is foremost, along with apple and plum. Itís rich and malty as well. Overall, complex but still very drinkable. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 19, 2007
Dark brown color with a fairly large tan head. Aroma is sweet with raisins, apples, and other fresh fruit. Taste is heavy with fruit. Taste has some apple and raisin plus fresh bready malts and a bit of yeast flavor. Smooth and refreshing. Good Dubbel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bullit (4445) - Burgos, SPAIN - JUN 17, 2007
Big beige foamy head, not lasting. Dark brown. Aroma: malty, fruity, nutmeg? Taste: fruity, caramel, hiding alcohol. Minor bitterness. Nice dubbel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ohemming (37) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 15, 2007
Tasty, very drinkable for a belgian double, but not lacking in flavor. Picked it up while in the Netherlands, it avaliable in almost any grocery store for 1 euro a bottle.

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