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RATINGS: 2554   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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jde123 (764) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 4, 2004
Pours a solid mahogany, with a great frothy beige head. This beer seems to go downhill from there. Taste is acrid and bitter. Awful smokey aftertaste that just will not depart. Overall, not very good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jzzbassman (1516) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - AUG 24, 2004
Dark burgandy with a small tan head. The aroma was big, with yeast, fruit, and malt. As it warmed, it had a nice alcohol burn but was really silky and easy to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thegreenrooster (3241) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 28, 2004
Pours a very deep red. Aroma is of alcohol. Flavor is fruity, mostly cherries. Nothing really stands out though. I thought this would be more flavorful. Oh well it’s good for a try and better than most.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2004
Murky red / brown colour with light brown head. Aroma is malty with caramel and nuts. Flavor is not as powerfull as I had wanted. It has some malts, but it is not as complex as other dubbel’s. Finish is acidic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johndoughty (4001) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2004
Brown with a big head on pouring that soon dissapears.Very full flavour that explodes in your mouth Not as complex as I had anticipated but still a very good example of this style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - SEP 13, 2004
A reddish amber body with a tan head. Aromas of crystal and munich malts. Somewhat chocolaty and a bit too sweet for me. Alcohol was a bit much for 7% too. Some at the tasting thought it was the bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DanielBrown (3848) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2004
Bottle from Stirchley Wines and Spirits, Birmingham. Very dark brown, with a beige head. Oat and berry aroma, thick and ominous. Sweet, fruity taste, firm, full-bodied. Alcohol creeps in on the finish, before relaxing back to a sweet, malty flavour. Thick in the mouth, complex and balanced. Bubbly on the tongue. Superb beer, which has everything.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2005 Ruby-brown body with moderate carbonation and very fine particulates. Thick, rippled and very persistent frothy beige head. Aroma is malty with elements of dark fruits such as plums and poached cherries, plus dark rum, mild esters, dark candy sugar and cloves. Nice leathery flavor with a warm cherry character and elements of toffee, maple syrup and cognac. Medium organic sweetness and some stealthy bitterness. Mouthfeel screams "sugar", but is not so thin as to detract from the flavor, and creates some silky smoothness. This one grew on me with repeated samples, especially from fresh bottles. At the right moment, this beer can be downright sublime.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - SEP 12, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2005 Wow. Wowey. Wowerson. This was a delightful beer. All Abbey Dubbels are okay in my book and this one is another great example of the style. Had this at Stuff Yer Face a while ago and I remember it being a dark reddish brown color with a sweet taste. Bing you ask...You bet.--Original rate--4. Rerate-- Very vinuous and fruity, especially raisins. A little medicinal. Not as great as I remember but still good. There are better Dubbels out there.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jcc83 (137) - Athens, Georgia, USA - SEP 7, 2004
Poured an appetizing red-tinged brown, with a moderate off-white head. Aroma was predominately malty, with excellent fruit notes of plum and dark cherry, and a lingering note of perfume. The malty sweetness presented itself up front in the flavor, being sweet and fruity, and trailing off to a noticeable alcohol burn in the finish. Mouthfeel was nicely creamy and full, entirely appropriate for the flavors. Excellent.

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