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RATINGS: 2594   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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - NOV 7, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2006 Pours a cloudy brown in color with an inch-thick velvety head. Very nice aroma of fruity malt, maybe some raisins and a touch of a wooden cask in there. Definite alcohol bite, but a very well-balanced flavor of sweetish malt with a lightly bitter hop finish. Excellent.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
TaktikMTL (6021) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 4, 2005
Bouteille de 330 ml obtenue via les Importations Privées Bièropholie. Arôme: Odeur de fruits foncés et de sucre. Apparence: La couleur est brune opaque avec une forte densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col mousseux beige et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’alcool, de prunes, de clou de Girofle, le tout légèrement sucré. La durée de l’arrière goût est moyenne. Palette: Le corps est plein avec une texture minérale. L’effervescence en bouche est moyenne. Présence de fruit en arrière goût. (Rating #335)

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (11075) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 2, 2005
Bottle. Poured into snifter to produce a ruby brown hue with a large creamy off-white head that lasted. Good fruity balanced aroma. Medium to full body with smooth texture. Same good well balanced flavor with a long finish with small alcohol bite.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
awebster (165) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 31, 2005
Not too big a fan of this beer. Not really a fan of trappists much at all. A little too sweet with a little too much touch of something...licorice or cloves I think.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - OCT 28, 2005
Brown/dark amber. Small, creamy tan head. Yeast, malt, dark fruit, candi sugar, and some vinous character-aroma. Roasted fig, yeast, malt, alcohol, clove, candi sugar-flavor. Complex brew. Full body, creamy with plenty carbonation, dry finish and a bit of a yeasty aftertaste. Could be the best dubbel I’ve had.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JanPrimus1982 (48) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - OCT 27, 2005
The color is dark-brown, almost black. Flavor is very nice, little sweetness in it. The beer gives you a warm feeling in the back of your throth. Very warm beer :)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Habanero (2749) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2008 This classic dubbel is my favorite: Creamy off-white, lasting head. Ruby to dark brown color. Notes of caramel, citrus, cherry and raisin in the aroma. The flavor is moderate sweet. Full body. The finish duration is average lasting and light bitter. This beer is perfectly balanced. All in all an excellent beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
newtrip (54) - USA - OCT 23, 2005
Deep brown cloudy color that you cannot see through the other side of the glass to. Taste of chocolate, caramel, and spices. Lots of carbonation. Very creamy finish here, this is an exceptionally smooth and balanced beer. Very very enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 21, 2005
Moderately hazy with a deep ruby-brown color and a perfectly dense, foamy, 1/2" tan head. Light chocolate confectionary powder leads the aroma, also factoring in pepper, copper, sodden leaves and a blunt cinnamon-nutmeg combo. Sleek introduction to the palate. A chocolate muffin motif counterbalances an overall arid mouth feel. Nutty, chocolatey tobacco accents. Complexities arrive late to the scene and are somewhat depleted, but it’s good that they made the effort of being present. Tree bark curtails on the backend. Innocuously creamy, dry and twang infested. Lacks the body and substance I hoped it would showcase. Some subliminal balancing forces are at work here, and complaints aren’t harbored against that particular direction of this Trappist ale. Finishes with a stainless steel semblance met with mild cocoa powder.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - OCT 20, 2005
Bottle. Pours a deep brown/black, aroma is sweet hops and faint malt. Flavor is sweet and sour citrus, with a finish of slight chocolate. Palate suffices. Good stuff.


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