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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (5557) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2004
Dark chestnut pour with a very creamy mocha colored head with good thick lacing. Sweet malty aroma, hard to place my finger on what it reminds me of, sherry perhaps. Mouthfeel is just a tad too thin for the style and a bit too much carbonation. Flavor has some essences of sherry again, and not too much else - pretty one dimensional, but not bad. Perhaps a bit of Christmas spices.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aurelius (4178) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2004
Dark hazy toffee color, good yoked bottle, traditional label. Rich aroma, of yeast, dessert wine and fruit. Sweet, fizzy and tastes a bit like sweettarts candy. Some leather and spice. The finish and body were wierd -- fizzy, with riffs of aspirin bitterness, vanilla, sugar sweetness and molasses, but overall it was a little thin. Still, a quality beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Skip (206) - Indiana, USA - JUL 14, 2004
Does not come up to the standards of othes Trappist dubbels. Taste and mouthfeel are both too thin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Emil (6066) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2004 Brown color, rich fruity aroma, wine tast, bitter, medium body, alcohol finish. Re-reat. 14-12-04. Tab at Plan B. Cph. Dk. Thanks to Martin Kubert!!! Still Brown color light hazy. with a heavy complex aroma and rasin pepper taste, fruity in a medium body and a long finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AAO (102) - Næstved, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2004
Fine brown color with a nice creamy head. Aroma is malthy but a bit weak. The taste is spicy and smoked with a bitter finish. An Ok.. beer but it´s lacking in some areas.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lachesis (756) - St Idesbald, BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2004
Great brown trappist ale with a lively carbonation and a creamy ivory colored froth.Good aroma’s of well selected roasted malts and a fine touch of dried fruits.It has a good taste of malts and roasted malts with a nice dosis of candy sugar and buttercakes.It has a mediumsweet bitterness in the afthertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Quetzalcoatl (153) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 8, 2004
Healthy lasting tan head. Plenty of carbonation, a nice ruby red color. Rich full flavor, tastes of red grapes, maybe some plums. Very fruity taste, only hints of alcohol come through. Finishes nice and sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 5, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2007 Brown color with medium head. Heavenly aroma of oranges with alcohol vapors. Spicy orange flavor with alcohol vapors. Medium body. This is an amazing beer, for me, Westmalle sets a standard for dubbels and trippels and the other breweries have to work hard to be up to that standard of quality.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeMcPhee (8410) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 30, 2004
330 ml bottle bb 09/05. Dark brown with a reddish tint and a large fading beige head. Delicious yeasty and malty aroma. Cherry, raspberry, dates, vanilla, and brown sugar. As it warms more raspberry and some chocolate comes out. Flavour is also nicely complex, malt and fruit are followed by a bit of herbal hops. Finish is warming with some spice and some cocoa notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 30, 2004
From the Sharp Edge Beerfest yeah!!! a trappist.... this was another classic dubbel.. really think this style is starting to grow on me... blank like

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