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RATINGS: 2944   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
clasley (153) - Arkansas, USA - APR 24, 2007
331 ml bottle. Pours a dark toffee with a course tan head. Diminished noise with faint notes of cherry. Smooth complex body with crisp finish. Very drinkable - very enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsquire (4141) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - APR 22, 2007
Dark brown with hints of red in my chalice with a small beige foam for a head. Candied fruit nose. Best before date of 9-5-08, but I donít know what that means wrt the age of this bottle. I had an older bottle not long ago and I think I prefer it younger. Lots of bubbles on the tongue. Fruity with lots of grape, berry, raisen and fig newton. There is an everpresent bright sugar sweetness to it that is tempered somewhat by the yeast.Very nice trappist ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tykjen (182) - FlorÝ, NORWAY - APR 21, 2007
Quality beer from the monks. Perfect appearance and texture. High carbonation, huge long-lasting head and dry finish makes it easy to drink. Moderate esters, a perfect balance of phelolics and fruits. A masterpiece.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hapjydeuce (997) - Carlsbad, California, USA - APR 20, 2007
Pretty old bottle by the looks of it, bbd of 6/12/07. Pours a dark brown with a velvety tan head with moderate lacing. Mediocre aroma of malt, sugar and raisin. Flavor of caramel, slight hint of yeast and orange peel. A bit disappointed with the palate, not very smooth and almost metallic in the end, not good. Medium alcohol finish. I would like to try a fresh bottle, but worth a try.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChazMania (665) - Oceanside, California, USA - APR 19, 2007
Just poured into a glass. Nice malty glug sound. Deep red hue, small head. Flavor is bright, crisp with some fig, prune and malt. Palate is thin not a long finish, It would be nice to do back to back with this style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
islay (2221) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 16, 2007
Sampled at a blind abbey dubbel tasting hosted by tennisjoel on 4-14-07, along with eight other beers. This was the third beer that we tasted. It finished in eighth place in my rankings, but it was fourth place in the group rankings. Originally poured from an 11.2 oz. bottle. The overwhelming winner of the night was ít Smisje Dubbel, with Corsendonk Pater finishing a strong if distant second. <P>Weak but nice, chocolatey, chalky aroma. Some alcohol in the scent, also watermelon. Pours a relatively opaque, dark amber/brown with a very small amount of beige head and few bubbles. Alcohol noticeable in the flavor, moreso than in many of the stronger beers that we sampled at the tasting. Subtle flavors including watermelon and tobacco. Slight bitter finish. Light to medium body. I liked this beer better than the score might indicate. I bumped up the overall score to compensate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
scoobyluv (511) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - APR 16, 2007
smells like raisins and something berry-esque that i canít quite put my finger on. cloudy dark amber color. tastes like raisins and malt. the aroma gave me reason to believe this beer would be sweeter than it actually was which is cool with me. prolley not gonna rate as high as some other folk but this is not a bad beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Diablo9845 (62) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - APR 15, 2007
Very unique appearance, almost like a red wine. Minimal head and medium carbonation. Very noticable taste of grapes, somewhat malty and left the palate feeling dry. Very unique beer in my opinion, I enjoyed it.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
AR (1000) - Georgia, USA - APR 12, 2007
A very pleasing aroma and a hazy appearance. There is a taste of muscadine and a lingering malty finish. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DonkeyHoetay (21) - Bellerose, New York, USA - APR 11, 2007
Bottle, easily available in Nyc. Dark brown with a thick light brown head. Tasted of chocolate and coffee and i think hops? I like this beer alot .

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