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RATINGS: 2668   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 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
greg5783 (10) - Turvey, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2006
Pours coca-cola esque caramel with beige head that dies down pretty soon. This beer is bottle conditioned so there’s quite a bit of sediment at the bottom of the bottle. Has a pungent yeast and malty aroma. Has a hugely powerful taste without being too bitter. Tastes malty at first, then settles down to a mildly bitter caramel taste which fades out becoming sweeter leaving a pleasant aftertaste that seems to linger for ages.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Capa (2157) - Transient., - DEC 29, 2005
UPDATED: APR 25, 2007 Dark, strong taste as well as a delicious aroma. Fruity and bitter sweet. A good beer, I think Ill have another sometime. Re-rate. Pours a deep mahogany with a rather thin tan head. Aroma is of dark fermented fruits, malt, alcohol, and candy sweet. Has a medium carbonated mouth. Flavor is dark fruits, malty, and slight alcohol. Finishes with a bit sweet with alcohol. Not as strong in flavor as I remember, but impressive none the less. Tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Illini08 (542) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 20, 2005
Duane shared some of this with me. Sweet fruity aroma as well as some malt too. Like duane said, not extremely complex, but theres enough going on in this one to get me a bit excited. This is one of my first Belgians, and its a pretty good one.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
barleyPops (1141) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - DEC 20, 2005
11.2 oz. bottle. aroma of malty sweetness with some yeast and bubblegum. deep red amber with a big foamy head which settles down to some pretty decent lace. not hugely complex yet it has noticable changes such as the yeasty notes up front, followed by the apple spice in the middle and then a dry almost tart finish. nice beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 20, 2005
Dark brown, rather small off white head. Fruity aroma, some banana? light touch of caramel and malt. Smouth taste, light bitter-sweet finish. Nice one

3.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dwyerpg (4734) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 19, 2005
Heads up very nicely. Aroma of chocalate, caramel, toffee - very very nice. The head is rather dry and, like the tripel, my first thought is that the alcohol dominates the flavor too much. Also, it’s really rather thin in character. Not a top-of-the-lind double to me.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
walter (359) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - DEC 18, 2005
Bottle. Deep brown with tan head. Aromas of bready yeast, sweet dark malt, and dark fruit. Flavor is dark caramel malt and bittersweet dark savory fruit, with a nice yeast bite throughout. Very enjoyable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nekronos (3738) - Xalapa, MEXICO - DEC 17, 2005
UPDATED: APR 30, 2006 Was not what I expected, it was too light, perhaps I drank it a little warmer, but it was not as I have heard it is.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bager (2121) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - DEC 15, 2005
Classic belgian dubble. Dark brown - malty and caramel but also a little fruity and sweet. All in all very good.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrockLanders (779) - Panama City, Florida, USA - DEC 14, 2005
Pours a deep chesnut brown...medium beige head. Malty fruity aroma. Compared to the tripel this one puts the malts way out front in the taste...sweet, but not overly so. Fruity alcohol zip is nice. Finishes with a surprising hop dryness. Very complex and tasty. I like the tripel better, but this one is a fine ale.


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