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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 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 .

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 11, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2008 I reviewed this beer back in April of 2007, and had a bottle in the US of undetermined age and dubious condition. I had it again in Belgium (at a regular, non-beer-focused restaurant) and thought it to be great, and needed to revisit. The dubbel and tripel from this brewery are very good. Poured a dark red-brown color with lots of head. Aroma was slightly sour with some cherry notes and a little bit of malt accents. Flavor was maltier and roastier than the aroma with more sourness which was slightly cherry-ish in flavor. Mouthfeel was quite clean and dry and quite good. I would highly recommend this beer. I had it along with a croque monsieur and some frites at a Brussels restaurant called La Trappiste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hcalsos (205) - Rælingen, NORWAY - APR 11, 2007
Bottle. Deep brown/black, aroma is sweet hops and faint malt. Flavor is sweet and sour citrus, with a finish of slight chocolate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbill (3605) - Laurel, New York, USA - APR 11, 2007
Bottle. Pours a cloudy, warm, deep brown with a large fluffy yellow/white head. Light, pleasant aroma of malt, caramel, and a bit of alcohol. Very nice delicate and well-balanced flavors include malt, caramel, and some light fruitiness. Warm alcohol finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - APR 10, 2007
11.2 oz bottle. Pours cloudy dark brown color with small off white head. Malty aroma and taste very watery taste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
nearbeer (4879) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 10, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2007 Bottle has no notching on date codes, but best by? date stamp is 04-05-07; maybe 5 years old? Pours cloudy, dark brown. Huge head quickly boils away to nothing. Aroma is toffee and chocolate-covered cherries with slight alcohol. Flavor is yummy caramel chocolate with slight hop bittering at the end to provide great balance. Palate is dry and medium bodied. Great beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
downender (7925) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2007
Bottle. Dark brown with reddish tinge and a rocky beige head. Sweet toffeeish aroma with some fruity overtones. Taste was also sweet, a bit too sweet for me as I struggled to finish it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
mgermani (1002) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 10, 2007
Pours a dark, deep red with a creamy off-white head and good lace. Faint aroma - fresh, dark cherries and sweet malt. Amazing flavour - quite subtle for a dubbel. Fresh dark cherries, cranberry, peppery hops, ends in a tart (but not sour) hoppy finish that warms. Creamy body, thin but milky. This is perhaps the most unassuming dubbel I have tasted, but so pleasant, fresh, and refined as to easily be the best. I wish I had more of these.

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