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RATINGS: 2792   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beergut111 (210) - Berlin, GERMANY - SEP 17, 2006
33cl Bottle. Pours a nice redish brown. I enjoy trappist beers but prefer to only have one or two, but I could drink this all night. Very well balanced and complex. Its a shame this is only a seasonal release at the LCBO.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Stefano (1913) - Thisted, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2007 Dark brown color, good head. Chocolat and dark fruit in the aroma with a touch of alcohol. Dark fruit tastes carry into the body, finishes hoppily bitter. Nice warming alcohol. Overall this is a very nice beer, perhaps I expected more? Regardless, top notch.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
grandridge (224) - Port Clinton, Ohio, USA - SEP 15, 2006
12 oz bottle: Pours dark Amber with light tan head.Some sediment suspended in the beer. Aroma is very nice, smells of sweet fruit. Sharp carbonation at first, then mellows into a sweet blend of cherry and yeast. Way, way better than I thought. Complex flavor that competes with Rochefort. The only negative is the mouthfeel isn’t as rich as I would like.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
StompBrockmore (316) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 15, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2006 33cl bottle - pours a thick, dark, reddish brown colour. Aroma of yeast, sweet fruit and malts. The flavours capture those aromas perfectly, with subdued caramel flavours hiding in the background, and no heat from the alcohol. This is complex and beautiful stuff, somewhat wine-like and vinous, and just gets better and better as you go deeper into the glass. I think I like it even more than the Tripel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Augustijn55 (82) - Izegem, BELGIUM - SEP 8, 2006
Dark colour, with a werry mivecreamy foam. Aroma of citrus, and a nice sweetnes in balanced with the bitternes in the end. Taste of malty,sweet Caramel. A werry compex beer indeed. Medium body. I prefer chimay trappist.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pubbe (493) - Højbjerg, DENMARK - SEP 7, 2006
Dark sirupy colour with mostly lasting offwhite/beige head. Quite heavy malty aroma with sweet cherries and cane sugar. Elegantly differentiated flavor with more cherries, slightly burnt malt and rye. lasting finish. Well balanced dubbel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
optemoz (171) - Apex, North Carolina, USA - SEP 6, 2006
Bottle - .. Veryyyy good trappist... Pours a dark brown .. with a tan head... moderate lacing.. Aroma is fruits and bready malts.. Flavor is awsome.. sweet fruits and sugar .. but not too strong.. those monks know whats up.. another nice trappist brew

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 6, 2006
Great dark, cloudy caramel color pour with thin cream colored head. Great raisin and malt nose mixed with prune. Well layered flavors , a touch of nutmeg and some toffee. A little dusty as well.I wish it was just a touch less carbonated, but it passes quickly and leaves you with something special. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drfabulous (5232) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - SEP 1, 2006
Dark. Rich. Creamy. Hint of cherry. Nice malt taste. Not what you can buy everyday, but lovely.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JohnnyOS (646) - Golden, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 1, 2006
Pours dark cloudy reddish amber with pale firey highlights. Thick and creamy light tan head with a mild aroma of molasses and fruit. What a complex flavor though! j_b had it right with "cherries, raisins, malt, brown sugar..." there is definitely a yeast component but not over-powering. Very small alchohol presence in the flavor... but a nice little warmth in the back of the throat. Very very good!

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