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RATINGS: 2738   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Augustijn55 (82) - Izegem, BELGIUM - SEP 8, 2006
Dark colour, with a werry mivecreamy foam. Aroma of citrus, and a nice sweetnes in balanced with the bitternes in the end. Taste of malty,sweet Caramel. A werry compex beer indeed. Medium body. I prefer chimay trappist.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pubbe (493) - Højbjerg, DENMARK - SEP 7, 2006
Dark sirupy colour with mostly lasting offwhite/beige head. Quite heavy malty aroma with sweet cherries and cane sugar. Elegantly differentiated flavor with more cherries, slightly burnt malt and rye. lasting finish. Well balanced dubbel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
optemoz (171) - Apex, North Carolina, USA - SEP 6, 2006
Bottle - .. Veryyyy good trappist... Pours a dark brown .. with a tan head... moderate lacing.. Aroma is fruits and bready malts.. Flavor is awsome.. sweet fruits and sugar .. but not too strong.. those monks know whats up.. another nice trappist brew

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 6, 2006
Great dark, cloudy caramel color pour with thin cream colored head. Great raisin and malt nose mixed with prune. Well layered flavors , a touch of nutmeg and some toffee. A little dusty as well.I wish it was just a touch less carbonated, but it passes quickly and leaves you with something special. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drfabulous (4801) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - SEP 1, 2006
Dark. Rich. Creamy. Hint of cherry. Nice malt taste. Not what you can buy everyday, but lovely.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JohnnyOS (646) - Golden, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 1, 2006
Pours dark cloudy reddish amber with pale firey highlights. Thick and creamy light tan head with a mild aroma of molasses and fruit. What a complex flavor though! j_b had it right with "cherries, raisins, malt, brown sugar..." there is definitely a yeast component but not over-powering. Very small alchohol presence in the flavor... but a nice little warmth in the back of the throat. Very very good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jerre (2969) - Waregem, BELGIUM - AUG 27, 2006
UPDATED: APR 26, 2008 Bottle, 33 cl. Re rated. Aroma yeast, fruits, caramel. Medium body. Mouthfeel is sharp and prickly. Taste dark fruits, plum, fig - but the mouthfeel ruins this brew for me.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jb (2511) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 25, 2006
My idea of a perfect looking beer. Hazy burnt orange with a thick tan head. Not much of an aroma. Palate explodes though. Cherries, raisins, malt, brown sugar, some yeastiness but the alcohol is well hidden. I found it interesting some thought the nose was subdued with a decent palate and others thought exactly the opposite!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
iowaherkeye (2698) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - AUG 24, 2006
11.2oz, best before 04/01/08 Pours a hazy mahogany with a little bit of garnet and a one finger beige head in my Chimay chalice. Aromas of yeast, dusty powdered sugar, roasty and caramelly malts, a little raisins. Like most dubbels I’ve rated, the aroma isn’t terribly strong, but it is quite nice. Flavor is much more pronounced, with lots of yeast and toffee malts and raisins, and the blunted dusty powdered sugar is also a bit stronger than the aroma. This probably is one of the more bitter dubbels, which might not really be saying much. There may or may not have been a tiny bit of grassy hops--I thought so but I could be making it up. Dry finish, which I wasn’t really expecting after the the creamy mouthfeel. Medium bodied, mod-high carbonation. The head lasted me til the end, so I dunno what cab is talking about. Also, I liked this one quite a bit better than the Rochefort. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cab (866) - DENMARK - AUG 23, 2006
Nice aroma, but a bit light in the body. The head disappear to fast, Rochefort is a better buy, any day.

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