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RATINGS: 2736   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mklein818 (172) - Etterbeek, Virginia, BELGIUM - MAR 13, 2006
Westmalle Dubbel is a true classic--a lovely combination of malty depth, spicy flavor, and exquisite packaging, be it the collared duck-pin bottle or the simple trademark chalice. Westmalleís frightfully expensive in the US, but is worth it once in a while... Ommegang is not a bad substitute though.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
doubleipa (224) - Georgia, USA - MAR 13, 2006
Iíve had this many times, but have just gotten around to rate it. I had a cold, so some of the aromas probablydid not come through as strong. Heavy malt with some sweet dough. Also, a good hint of cherry. Creamy head that completely went away. Brown, with some tiny particles. I poured the whole bottle.Good, dubbel, right on style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ogivlado (6341) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 13, 2006
Bottled(330ml). -deep red-mahagony coloured, medium beige head, slightly sour and fruity flavor, malty and mild coffee aroma with fruity hints and spicy notes, dry fruity finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RooftopRogue (423) - Champaign, Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2006
This beer introduces itself with a hearty aroma consisting of yeast, malt, and wheat. It is a dark brown solution with a thick light brown head that leaves thick lacing behind. This beer has a bitter nutty taste that is mildly fruity/earthy. The flavors of wheat, yeast, and caramel can be detected. A subtle nutty raisin taste lingers after the beer has been swallowed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rane (951) - Nibe, DENMARK - MAR 10, 2006
Very nice beer. Huge and long lasting head. Reddish brown colour. Notes of caramel, dried fruit and banana in the nose. Taste sweet with caramel and malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zeswaft (1464) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - MAR 8, 2006
Thereís remarkably little going on with this beer. There is an unusual bitterness here but the taste is mostly cardboard. Quite average.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
smcd (366) - USA - MAR 8, 2006
(Draft. Bottled. 03/2006). Thick, tan head dissipating to thin film. Lots of lace left on the glass. Deep, clear, dark-amber color approaching garnet. Moderate, hop-forward bitterness. Spicy aromas. Surprisingly thin body, predominated by a pale malt backbone supplemented by candi sugars, that works very nicely. Also surprisingly, bitterness, though not overwhelming, is the predominant flavor aspect.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DJMonarch (9163) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2010 1. On Tap at the Borough Arms, Crewe 29/07/2001 Dark and strong in alcohol with some fruit flavour in the finish. 2. On Tap at Plan B, Copenhagen 09/05/2010 Fruity aroma. Mid brown dark coloured with some alcohol present. A hint of dryness and bitterness in a lasting malt finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Marko (4301) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 7, 2006
0.33l bottle, Westmalle Trappist glass, at Tolkienís House, Zagreb
The bartender claimed that this was the best beer he ever had, and the scores here would pretty much confirm it, best Trappist Dubbel. And I agree (not the best beer ever part, the best Abbey Dubbel one), but Iíll come to that later. It poured a very nice very-dark-nearly-black colour. Small thick tan head that went away at a medium pace. The nose... is a damn void, and a huge disappointment. It wasnít even too cold. And it didnít show up as it warmed. Surprising, seeing the big marks in that department in the other reviews. Ah, well. Only some faint acidity/deep malt here. The taste is very pleasant. Not really typical, though (not that sweet). A bit mild, but lovely maltiness, countered by the pleasant Belgian-style acidity, some yeast, weak fruitiness. Weak but pleasant chewy hopiness that goes into the aftertaste. A great quaffer, no doubt about it. Iíll try another, just to see if I was wrong about the aroma.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 7, 2006
Deep crimsony brown, thick lasting off white head. A rich and complex nose of plum, raisin, fig, brown sugar and faint notes of caramel. Flavor mirrors the aroma with soft malty rich dark fruit tones up front, and a nice light hop backing providing excellent balance. Medium bodied, pillow soft carbonation, dark fruity finish. Why I passed over this a million times is beyond me. Awesome abbey ale. Thanks again for the bottle hopscotch.

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