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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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2005
very dark brown color, with a big head. a whiff of fruit, but flavor is sour/bitter. i quit taking notes by this time in our tasting, so i have little more to add.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2005
Sparkling mouthfeel and complex fruity aroma. Nicely balanced between the rich sweet malt and the bitter fruit flavors.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pernille (518) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2005
(Bottle). The bar where I drank this had very dim lighting, so about the color: Dark. Had a nice, sturdy 1 cm head. But it’s too carbonated in my opinion. It takes away some of the flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dutch70 (48) - USA - APR 30, 2005
I love Westmalle beers. Great chestnut brown color. Malty, bitter- sour flavour. Great dubbel, I love it....

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hammenlind (737) - Sundbyberg, SWEDEN - APR 29, 2005
Pours dark redish brown with a thick beige head. Yeasty nose with fruity hints. Thick mouthfeel, rounded sour-ish malty flavour. Segments of plum and peach. Bittersweet, spicy flavour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Otje (677) - Veendam, NETHERLANDS - APR 28, 2005
lots of yeast and malt flavor in this one, also sweet and finish is long, hopbitter. alcohol is well hidden. very well balanced. lovely!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gsteph (321) - knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 28, 2005
Murky reddish brown pour with an explosive, thick light tan head. It dwindled down quickly to a thin halo. Heavy malty aroma, fruity, and spice. Flavor is a typical dubbel medley...yeast, malt, white flesh fruits (apricots, unripened peaches), and aromatic spice, all in a sweet (port) slurry. Finishes dry with a ground cinnamon flavor. Loud carbonation sizzle when I cracked this one open, body is full and creamy. Definitely a great one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Terminus (3231) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - APR 26, 2005
12oz bottle-pours a nice deep cloudy brown hue with a huge cinammon colored head with awesome retention. estery, spicy aroma with notes of banana. clove, cinnamon, slightly phenolic thing that kinda burnt my nostrils. Big spice nots start the flavors with some sourness in the mid palate (brett) followed by a somewhat short finish with lots of carbonation. in the finish, i got notes of banana, cinammon, clove, and some berries. Its good for the style, but i guess i have a bias against dubbel’s. one of my least fav belgian styles.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Schioth (41) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 22, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2005 Bottle. Amazing aroma and fabulous red-brown appearance. I don´t think I’ve seen a beer look more inviting when in the glass! Near perfect flavor with excactly enough fruit and absolutely incredible mouthfeel. It´s hard not to knock it down. And all this with ’only’ 7% vol!! Makes the personal top 5 for sure.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hawkshadow (107) - Rural Retreat, Virginia, USA - APR 14, 2005
Aroma is mild yet complex, being new to rating I am having a bad time putting my finger on it. It is very pleasant. Pours rich ruby-brown with thick frothy tan head. Starts a mild bitterness, little dry, tiny bit salty. Nice balance of malts and hops. Not very sweet for a brown brew. Finish is coffee-like mild bitter, little caramel sweet. Excellent sipping beer. I have tried Westmalle’s triple and now the dubbel, I really like them both. RIght now it’s my favorite of the trappists.

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