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RATINGS: 2719   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JanPrimus1982 (48) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - OCT 27, 2005
The color is dark-brown, almost black. Flavor is very nice, little sweetness in it. The beer gives you a warm feeling in the back of your throth. Very warm beer :)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Habanero (3156) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2008 This classic dubbel is my favorite: Creamy off-white, lasting head. Ruby to dark brown color. Notes of caramel, citrus, cherry and raisin in the aroma. The flavor is moderate sweet. Full body. The finish duration is average lasting and light bitter. This beer is perfectly balanced. All in all an excellent beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
newtrip (54) - USA - OCT 23, 2005
Deep brown cloudy color that you cannot see through the other side of the glass to. Taste of chocolate, caramel, and spices. Lots of carbonation. Very creamy finish here, this is an exceptionally smooth and balanced beer. Very very enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 21, 2005
Moderately hazy with a deep ruby-brown color and a perfectly dense, foamy, 1/2" tan head. Light chocolate confectionary powder leads the aroma, also factoring in pepper, copper, sodden leaves and a blunt cinnamon-nutmeg combo. Sleek introduction to the palate. A chocolate muffin motif counterbalances an overall arid mouth feel. Nutty, chocolatey tobacco accents. Complexities arrive late to the scene and are somewhat depleted, but itís good that they made the effort of being present. Tree bark curtails on the backend. Innocuously creamy, dry and twang infested. Lacks the body and substance I hoped it would showcase. Some subliminal balancing forces are at work here, and complaints arenít harbored against that particular direction of this Trappist ale. Finishes with a stainless steel semblance met with mild cocoa powder.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - OCT 20, 2005
Bottle. Pours a deep brown/black, aroma is sweet hops and faint malt. Flavor is sweet and sour citrus, with a finish of slight chocolate. Palate suffices. Good stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Fantomas23 (463) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 20, 2005
Brown like caramelized sugar. The foamy, cream-colored head filled out the Trappist glass. Swirling it in the glass, the beer feels heavy for its volume. Distant malt sweetness on the nose, very muted, plums and apricots, orange rinds. A very full, creamy mouthfeel. A note of communion wine (perhaps Iíd go to church if they served this stuff). With each sip, I expect there to be an alcoholic finish, but there is none. Incredibly smooth. Sweet not with overpowering candi sugar but subtle fruity maltiness. Given enough time, a dryness begins to develop slowly. I found this one to be quite enjoyable and wouldnít mind having a second serving immediately.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnnyFlake (53) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - OCT 19, 2005
11.2 oz bottle - poured a very murky dark brown, with a monster, creamy, dark tan head. Aroma is soft and sweet, malt, raisins, figs and other light fruity nuances. This is obviously a complex beer but the body and the mouthfeel are so flat and light, that itís hard to pick out the various flavors. The finish is both slightly sweet and slightly sour, very nice. This is obviously a well crafted beer but I was expecting more than it offers. Iíll have to revisit this sometime soon.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bikesandbeers (547) - san diego, California, USA - OCT 17, 2005
33cl bottle. Pours a dark brown with a huge, fluffy beige head and floaties in the body. Aromas of yeasty and sweet malt. Flavor is sweet and malty with a alot fo alcohol falvor to it.left a good feeling in my mouth, but the alcohol actually stung my throat a little bit. Maybe It was just this bottle, but it justy seemed too storng for a double.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fordest (2017) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - OCT 17, 2005
330 ml bottle. Aroma was way more sweeter and fruitier than the flavor. Aromas of cherry and currant prevailed with some caramel and molassas in there too. The flavor was very malty, with a tinge of sour viniousness to it. Pretty good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
shadey (1987) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 15, 2005
Very dark color, but red appears when its held up to the light. Head is a light tan cream. Aroma is pretty complex. Spicy and estery. The flavor is very dynamic and changes considerably from the time it hits your lips to the semi-dry finish. The begining is the spicy esters evident in the aroma, but the finish is a more subtle dark chocolate. The palate is full bodied and carries itself very well. I like this beer.

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