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RATINGS: 2595   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerRules (243) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 8, 2005
Big beige head on a light ruby brown body. Smells very much of yeast, red wine, and some spiciness, awesome. Taste has a nice balace of sweetness and sourness, with a bit of brown sugar and rum. Very delicious.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ervan (37) - Redwood City, California, USA - OCT 6, 2005
Pours a dark, rusty brown. Yumm. Much richer and deliciouser than the Trippel. Definitely a repeater worthy of repetition.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ross (2100) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - OCT 6, 2005
brown reddish color with a brown head. smells yeasty, malty, and fruity. taste is all the same that you can pick up from smelling it. surprisingly very good, and gets better as the glass nears the bottom. 500+ ratings cant be wrong. good beer, try it if you see it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ebarnes (239) - Beech Grove, Indiana, USA - OCT 4, 2005
Pours deep brown with nice creamy head. Good flavor, but doesnít knock your socks off.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HogTownHarry (6130) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - OCT 4, 2005
Bottle (330ml). Shared with blankboy at Smokeless Joe. Very nice, but had it after the St. Bernardus and didnít dig it as much. Poured bubbly amber-brown with some yeasties, a light tan creamy head. Aroma of apples and other tree fruits, hops, some mild brown sugar roast malt (fairly sweet). Taste follows the roast/apple nose, but thereís bitterness here too - some hops and almost crushed appleseed astringency. Mouthfeel is quite sweet/bitter balanced for an abbey dubbel, a tad thin, but very nice. An excellent brew, but didnít do it for me as much as most of its competitors.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FrankJohansen (3604) - Sabro, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2005
Brown colour with a huge laaasting off white head. complex taste of chocolate, fruits and malt. It was a bit thinner than expected, but a good beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kinz (3365) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - OCT 2, 2005
Brownish reddish, slightly murky, decent head. Aroma was a bit raisiny and yeasty. Flavor was sort of vaguely of dark fruits and some yeast. Seemed a bit thin overall. Carbonation was biting. While not a bad beer, it came up sadly short in a number of areas when it could have been so much more.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 1, 2005
Bottle. Burgundy color, large soapy head. Aroma is yeasty and dry, with a bit of spiciness. Flavor is very much like raisins and finishes quite yeasty. Light palate is surprising. It is a good beer, but it doesnít really strike me as extremely flavorful or aromatic compared to others in the style.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Scarborough (17) - ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2005
Malty, bubble-gum and slightly toasted aroma, fairly dry. Light in the mouth - lighter and cleaner than expected for strength, colour and aroma. Juicy raisins in the mouth, lightly sweet - moving into chalky; becoming quite dry with noticeable but ill-defined bitterness that leads into a lingering licorice finish. It is a beer of some character - providing touches of earthy life that give it more interest than blander, easier drinking filtered beers - however it fails to come together in harmony and didnít lift my spirit or give me much pleasure beyond examining the individual parts. So - this is a mildly interesting beer of minor character but without any outstanding features.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tejas (882) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 25, 2005
HUGE head. Not sure it is suppose to be this big though. Nice sweet aroma of chocolate, roasted malt and a little fruit. Surprisingly dry palate for a Dubbel. More bitter than I expected too. Not that thatís a bad thing. Well balanced. This is nice b/c itís not overly sweet like a lot of dubbels.


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