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RATINGS: 2932   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Treephiend (58) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 21, 2007
Pours brown with a slightly tan head. The armoa is subtle, hints of fruit and yeast. Taste is also subtle and complex. I detect some molasses, date and a some spices. Colv and/or corriander perhaps? Anyway, this beer is definately not "in your face" but rather very well ballanced and complex.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 17, 2007
BB 07-08. Pour is a deep, dark brown, with ruby highlights. Head is off-white, mostly full, and creamy with tight bubbles; it is somewhat lasting with plenty of tight lacing. Nose is pleasant brown sugar, clove, date, maybe faint earth; nice but not pronounced. Flavor is well put together, anise, brown sugar, date, yeast, and a light acidity. Palate is moderately full, moderate carbonation, and soft feeling. By the finish more bitterness is noted, almost earthy, ending short with the earth, lightly acidic, and with brown sugar. Nicely done, simple, well put together and much more drinkable than the tripel. Not as much fruit flavor as I would have thought but the qualities of the beer just work so well with each other. Westmalle has proven to be a solid trappist brewery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Soonah (1120) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 17, 2007
UPDATED: APR 11, 2008 The pour is a rich velvety brown with a nice off-white head. Decent lacing. The aroma was dominated by licorice, floral hops and yeast. The flavor was a mix of licorice, yeast, floral notes and a mild hoppy finish. This beer isn’t "in your face", rather a nice mixture of subtle flavors that mesh incredibly well together. The mouthfeel isn’t overly carbonated and the warm alcohol finish left me craving more.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BiochemProf (179) - Boone, North Carolina, USA - JAN 15, 2007
1.5 finger off-white head atop a very dark brown pour. Very slight sweet aroma. Nice creamy small bubble mouthfeel. Slight nutty taste with a candy brown sugar swetness. Hard for me to describe how much I enjoyed this beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
detroiter (958) - Euphoria, Minnesota, USA - JAN 14, 2007
Pours a nice clear copper brown, topped by a good two inches of soft tan foam. Good head retention and lacing. Sweet toffee, caramel, plum and sweet cherry in the aroma. Very tasty flavor of chocolate malt, caramel, cherry, yeast, and plum. Starts sweet then slowly fades into a drier, bittersweet chocolate and toasted malt flavor. The yeast remains a prominent flavor. Nice balance, exceptionally smooth, great soft and plentiful carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
browner (41) - Delafield, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 14, 2007
A great Dubbel with the classic aroma of caramel, malts and beautiful yeast overtones. Classic Belgian pour and color. A real winner which is readily available in our area. Life is good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ScoWRee (410) - Perkiomen, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2007
Pours Chocolate Brown with a thin tan head. A carmel aroma Malty and fruity. Carbination kind of fizzy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vyvvy (5625) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JAN 12, 2007
This one has been in storage for a while - the label reads best by 13/05/04. Its still good two and a half years after the supposed expiration date. Pours deep brown / bronze with a minimal tan head. The aroma has dark fruits, brown sugar and thick toasted malt that is musty and earthy. Medium / thick body that starts smooth and rich, but has a lot of carbonation on the finish despite its age. The taste starts with thick roasted caramel malt, brown sugar and dark fruits. The finish adds a bit of spice and a touch of sourness.
This is a world class beer that ages very gracefully.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TampaBeer (257) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 11, 2007
Deep brown/red with nice tan head. Pleasant belgian aroma, standard belgian flavor. A bit disappointed compared to the tripel

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Marsiblursi (3076) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 9, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2007 (Bottle) Pours cherry red to brown. Fruity and sweet aroma with dark ripe pears and some cherries. A bit wineous but also a bit artificial. Candy sugar and a tiny hint of marzipan. Some yeast and spices. Well carbonated, sweeet flavour with earthy undertones. Some cherries and marzipan. Small, light bitterness. Medium body.

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