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RATINGS: 2419   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.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Quetzalcoatl (153) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 8, 2004
Healthy lasting tan head. Plenty of carbonation, a nice ruby red color. Rich full flavor, tastes of red grapes, maybe some plums. Very fruity taste, only hints of alcohol come through. Finishes nice and sweet.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 5, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2007 Brown color with medium head. Heavenly aroma of oranges with alcohol vapors. Spicy orange flavor with alcohol vapors. Medium body. This is an amazing beer, for me, Westmalle sets a standard for dubbels and trippels and the other breweries have to work hard to be up to that standard of quality.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeMcPhee (8216) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 30, 2004
330 ml bottle bb 09/05. Dark brown with a reddish tint and a large fading beige head. Delicious yeasty and malty aroma. Cherry, raspberry, dates, vanilla, and brown sugar. As it warms more raspberry and some chocolate comes out. Flavour is also nicely complex, malt and fruit are followed by a bit of herbal hops. Finish is warming with some spice and some cocoa notes.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 30, 2004
From the Sharp Edge Beerfest yeah!!! a trappist.... this was another classic dubbel.. really think this style is starting to grow on me... blank like

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - JUN 29, 2004
Has a head like the energizer bunny. Nice reddish-brown color. Pale floral nose, malty a little nutty. Interesting flavor of fruits, bubble gum and bread. Slightly rich and very creamy. Leaves a clean and refreshing palate. Would love to have this fresh.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 29, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2005 Keg @ Akkurat, Stockholm
Para-plastic taste (donít ask). Nice dark fruity beer, but much, much thinner palate than I remember. Havenít tried it for a year or two, itís surprisingly thin, even after drinking real ales of much lesser alcohol content. Me thinks this beerís been internationalized. Shame!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
foglemark (42) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 28, 2004
A little too sweet for me, but has a rich and complex taste, as it is indeed a trappist. Fruity and rich. Great appearance and finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 27, 2004
Hey hey, this isnt too bad. Rich in malt flavour with a good frutiy middle. The coulour is darker amber with a big white to light tan-ish head. The nose is malty and sweet, wheat and yeast is definately there. Overall not that bad, but I just dont think that I can get into too far with the trappists.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nabeshin (3) - California, USA - JUN 20, 2004 does not count
33cl bottle, best by date of 19/08/05. Pours a fairly large, creamy, off-white head. Clear reddish/brown body with a few small floaties. Weak aroma, really couldnít get much of anything from it. Flavor starts off with dark fruits and some sugar, with a slight bitterness in the finish. Medium body, lively carbonation, decent mouthfeel. What really killed it for me was the chalky, astringent finish. I suppose this keeps it drinkable, though not for me. Just wasnít feeling this one. Chimay Red is better IMO.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JUN 19, 2004
For some reason I did not expect a whole lot from this beer (I realize that is stupid), which is probably the best way to drink a good Belgian ale. I did not expect all the raspberry, bubble gum and chocolate. The whole thing verged on being rather Willie Wonka-ish. I truly need to drink this again to give an accurate rating. I would recommend it to anyone.


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