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RATINGS: 2906   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
IrishBoy (4078) - Bakersfield, California, USA - DEC 27, 2006
Bottle; Nose of plums, spice, and caramel; Hazy brown with a big tan head thats slowly disapates, lacing the glass lightly; flavor of sweet caramel, spicy malt, and dark fruit, with some oaky notes. Body light-medium with a tiny smidgeon of bitterness in the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - DEC 25, 2006
11.2oz bottle pours dark brown with a short offwhite head that stays pretty well and laces some. Aromas of big raisin, caramel, slight chocolate, candi sugar. Flavor is roasty notes, caramel, raisin, candi sugar, and light chocolate. Palate is airy but full bodied. Feels soft in the mouth. Easy drinking. Nice brew..

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marchcow (664) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - DEC 17, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2008 Bottle. Strong fruit malt aroma. Dark brown color with medium off white head. Flavor is roasted malt with bitter finish. Dried fruit notes. Bubbly carbonation on the tongue. Good overall.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beachbum25 (1085) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - DEC 13, 2006
330 ML Bottle-Poured a dark ruby red/brown w/almost no head. Had a little sediment in it. Rich, smoky, woodsy flavor of peat, dough, malt, rasians & dates. Somewhat sweet. Flavor definatly grows on you as you drink it. Somewhat wine like, somewhat like an amber. Very smooth. Good carbination & lacing w/a long finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OlMalteserHead (21) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - DEC 13, 2006
Bottled. Wonderfully pungent aroma, faint head, cherry in both colour and taste with a tiny hint of a hoppy aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
lagomswedish (213) - Umeĺ, SWEDEN - DEC 13, 2006
A 33cl bottle from the Systembolget. A puff on gunsmke on opening, and a volcanic spotted tan head despite a slow pour that popped and crackled down to a thin, lasting cap above a ruby red and brown body. The aroma confused me - mushrooms and earth and paper mache. Expected some dark fruit and malt, but struggled to find it. It smelt old - a touch oxidized. This translated to the taste, which was a little thin, dry and a nice hoppy bitter finish. The mouthfeel was slightly electrically charged, like the sensation you get immediately after an electrical storm. There is some caramel in there, but not much, and a suggestion of strawberries.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 11, 2006
Aroma of dates, sweet smelling but quite dry in flavor. Well balanced and nice, but nothing to rave about.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
scanovajr (674) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - DEC 9, 2006
Bottled, at Belgian Beer Café, Rio de Janeiro. Pours dark brown with a creamy medium head. Fruit and malt aroma. Roasted malt flavor. medium body and medium bitterness. I was expecting more body but it’s is a good beer

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (9018) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 7, 2006
Chestnut brown with a rocky towering beige head. Aromas of unspecified fruit and soft yest. A little figgy raisiny fruit and soft sweet malt. The mouthfeel is much softer after swirling the last of the bottle to stir up the yeast before finishing the pour. Still, I found it to be on the thin side. I think I prefer some of the other dubbels I’ve tried, but that goes against the general consensus here.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TPaliga (212) - Munster, Indiana, USA - DEC 7, 2006
Dark brown with thin head. Aroma is malt and yeast with some raisin and nuts. Flavor the same. Dry finish. Light on palate.


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