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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Deldoddadinho (4) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 29, 2006 does not count
This Westmalle Dubbel is like the Chimay Bleu, but not that mouch flavour. Also taste of choclate, but more lighter choclate, feels like an typical Belgian beer...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 28, 2006
aroma is malty, saltiness, possibly some sweet cherries. Pours a lovely ruby brown, cloudy with a full head. Smooth going down with some yeast mustiness. Dry finish, and some hops as well. Somehow I was expecting more. The overall flavour was somewhat muted and nothing really stands out.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BitchesBrew (715) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 27, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2007 Aroma of dark dried fruits and sweet malt. Appearance is a dark brown, with a dense, swirling white head. Flavors are rich malts, fruity yeast and a mild spicy hop finish. Very well balanced overall, with just a touch of alcohol warmth to finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DarkMagus (472) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 27, 2006
Sweet malty, fruity aroma... some hint of caramel, dates, raisins, dried cherries... some slight nuttiness and a hint of yeast. Huge bubbly light brown head, thick and very dense with tiny microscopic bubbles. Very dark brownish-reddish color. Rich and complex flavors of sweet malt, dried fruits, yeast, caramel... a hint of molasses. Very slight syrupy mouthfeel, not too much... the light carbonation makes for a slightly drier finish. Great brew, reasonably priced... very smooth and easy to drink despite the heaviness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
screwball (1099) - Motala, SWEDEN - JUL 24, 2006
Brown- redish hazy colour with a begie head. Aroma from sweet malt, plums and burnt sugar. The taste is complex with a pleasent biterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - JUL 23, 2006
Pours dark amber brown w/ a full spritzy froth. Aromas of candy fruit and malt. Medium nectar w/ ample residual effers. Complex flavors of dried stone fruit, brown sugar, fig, raisons, plums, and rock candy. Finishes w/ a nice bittering but remains fruity. Alcohol is noticeable. Overall: A very complex specimen worthy of any connoisseurs list.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RagallachMC (631) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUL 18, 2006
bottle. Aroma: Dried cherries, toffee, roasted malt, a little potpurri, and some noticeable alcohol. Appearance: A dark brown with red highlights. Head was light tan, creamy, and long lasting. Almost no lacing. Flavor: Lots of malt sweetness with notes of caramel, light chocolate, and raisins. Touches of clove. Alcohol was noticeable in the finish. Palate: Full bodied. Carbonation was high and a little prickly. Worked itself out after awhile, but distracting at first. Alcohol left some warming in back of mouth. Overall: When I first got this beer at the bar I was at, it was way too cold. Aroma and taste suffered. Once it warmed up, all the great malty/fruity flavors came out. After that it was terrific.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
greenhorn1 (850) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUL 15, 2006
Pours a deep mahogany with a creamy head and tons of carbonation. It dissipates after a while. A mild spicy and sweet aroma. After the first sip, you can taste hops, fruit, with a nice malt balance. I like the complexity of this beer, it’s easily drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (6906) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JUL 15, 2006
(Draught at Akkurat, Stockholm, 14 July) Colour is dark brown, with hints of ruby, and a frothy head. Nose is malty with butter-scotch, toffee, dark bread, caramel and marzipan. Taste is malty, a bit roasted, with dried fruit, figs, nuts (hazel nuts) and somewhat lactic. Well balanced sweetness and a touch of hops in the finish. Nice brew!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TonyBanannas (36) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 7, 2006
Bottle, poured a cloudy redish brown with a thin white head. I dont know if it was my sinuses, but I couldn’t get a great aroma out of this one. I’m sure thats why, because a few good sniffs and I really couldnt get a definition on the ale. I’ll tell you one thing though. It goes down easy, in two-three minutes I had finished a second. Flavored with wine, come citrus, just a touch of hops, and a little roasted malt. Finishes bitter like some of my favorite beers. A good brew, but nothing I could rave over.

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