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RATINGS: 2906   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 21, 2006
Bottle- Lcbo purchase- Pours a murky, almost opaque chestnut. Head is one finger beige froth. Aromas are massive dark fruits, like figs and prunes. Lots of spices, caramel(burnt), floral. Tastes of caramalized and over-ripe plums, floral spicyness, melted brown sugar, with substantial bitterness(hopping) for the style, that leads well into the finish. Silky and lush, not the least bit heated. Just the way I like dubbels.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - SEP 20, 2006
From a 11.2 oz. embossed trappist brown bottle with a best before date on the back label, 04.01.08, sampled at cellar temperature in a chalice. Poured a reddish brown with a frothy off-white/pale beige head that settled into thin foamy lacing, small amount of sticking. Aromas of caramel malts, a bit floral and sweet fruity esters. Good carbonation and a softly crisp, dry, mouthfeel. Pleasant dubbel taste, caramel malty with touches of cocoa, a soft sweet plum fruitiness, spicy yeastiness, the alcohol is not very noticeable, only a warming presense in the palate, and a dry spicy and fruity finish. A good dubbel, easy and smooth drinkability, I would like to try this the tap sometime.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (12572) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 19, 2006
A clear reddish brown ale with an extra thick lacing light moka head. Aroma of warming scotch alcohol, chocolate and orange peels. In mouth, woody malt with long alcohol warmth, not sweet as expected, but loads of coriander and light hopping. A bit thinner than other classics. Still, a classy beer. Bought at LCBO for 2.95$.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
reakt (950) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2007 Bottle at T.O.F.S. in Hammersmith. Reddish Brown in colour. Head fades away to leave only a tan ring around the inside of the glass. Has an earthy malt aroma. Tastes of dried fruits, rasins and nuts with the alcohol being apparent but not overpowering. Well balanced with a long finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beergut111 (210) - Berlin, GERMANY - SEP 17, 2006
33cl Bottle. Pours a nice redish brown. I enjoy trappist beers but prefer to only have one or two, but I could drink this all night. Very well balanced and complex. Its a shame this is only a seasonal release at the LCBO.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Stefano (1947) - Thisted, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2007 Dark brown color, good head. Chocolat and dark fruit in the aroma with a touch of alcohol. Dark fruit tastes carry into the body, finishes hoppily bitter. Nice warming alcohol. Overall this is a very nice beer, perhaps I expected more? Regardless, top notch.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
grandridge (224) - Port Clinton, Ohio, USA - SEP 15, 2006
12 oz bottle: Pours dark Amber with light tan head.Some sediment suspended in the beer. Aroma is very nice, smells of sweet fruit. Sharp carbonation at first, then mellows into a sweet blend of cherry and yeast. Way, way better than I thought. Complex flavor that competes with Rochefort. The only negative is the mouthfeel isn’t as rich as I would like.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
StompBrockmore (316) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 15, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2006 33cl bottle - pours a thick, dark, reddish brown colour. Aroma of yeast, sweet fruit and malts. The flavours capture those aromas perfectly, with subdued caramel flavours hiding in the background, and no heat from the alcohol. This is complex and beautiful stuff, somewhat wine-like and vinous, and just gets better and better as you go deeper into the glass. I think I like it even more than the Tripel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Augustijn55 (82) - Izegem, BELGIUM - SEP 8, 2006
Dark colour, with a werry mivecreamy foam. Aroma of citrus, and a nice sweetnes in balanced with the bitternes in the end. Taste of malty,sweet Caramel. A werry compex beer indeed. Medium body. I prefer chimay trappist.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pubbe (493) - Højbjerg, DENMARK - SEP 7, 2006
Dark sirupy colour with mostly lasting offwhite/beige head. Quite heavy malty aroma with sweet cherries and cane sugar. Elegantly differentiated flavor with more cherries, slightly burnt malt and rye. lasting finish. Well balanced dubbel.

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