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RATINGS: 2739   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - OCT 26, 2004
This poured a deep brown color with a beautiful, foamy light brown head. The aroma is sour with some spiciness and hints of lighter fruits. It has a full-bodied malty flavor with a touch of banana. Very carbonated. Has a not unpleasant sour finish. Tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bark (255) - Linköping, SWEDEN - OCT 19, 2004
Bottle fermented, clear deep deep brown colour. Thin beige foam.

The smell is sourish with hints of gingerbread biscuits and half-and-half. In other words: Swedish Christmas. There is also a slight touch of burned malt and some coffee.

The carbonation is almost extremely strong, but it is also fast descending leaving a surprised mouthfeel.

The taste is fruity, spicy and somewhat sweet. There are notes of apples, nuts, cocoa and butter. The aftertaste is very complex with burned notes of almonds, peanuts, marzipan, brown sugar and is finished with a slowly growing sourish bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - OCT 18, 2004
Bottle. Commercial description fits fairly well. Reddish brown color, lots of floaties. Eruptive tan head that fades slowly but never disappears. Good lacing. Aroma is very malty laced with fruit tones. Somewhat spicey/pepperish tastes mix in the middle. Carbonation is typical. Just the slightest bit dry. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MiP (14447) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 17, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2015 Bottle, 7%. Mild aroma of brown sugar. Hazy dark brown colour. Big stable creamy tan head. The flavour is roasted with some barley bitterness and a little brown sugar. Not extreme, on the contrary quite well balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HermanW (1046) - Coevorden, NETHERLANDS - OCT 16, 2004
I was a bit disappointed. Perhaps because I cought a cold ....... But it comes from a good house. So it needs a second chance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rajendra82 (979) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - OCT 14, 2004
Dark muddy red color and tall beige colored head made this an attractive looking beer. The aroma was spicy and malty with notes of cocoa, cinnamon, and plums. The taste was sweet and fruity with cherries, apples, and pears. The mouthfeel was thin and hollow and was clearly the weakest point of this beer. Very light and drinkable for a 7% ABV ale, but not the best Dubbel I’ve had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Odeed (1798) - Bakersfield, California, USA - OCT 14, 2004
this doubbel filled my chimay glass wit a pretty thick head and nice dark brown color.when the head calmed a bit i took my first drink.its kinda spicy and very smooth for a belgian style beer.very good stuff,although i prefer the tripel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IMtheOptimator (1164) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - OCT 10, 2004
Pours reddish brown with a large tan head that leaves a lacing on the glass and a thin film on top of the beer. Aroma is sweet and inviting. Aroma has a mild fruit character, with malt and spice predominating. Strangely, there seems to be a subtle but detectable alcohol character--slightly unusual given the beer’s comparitively lower ABV. Overall though an enjoyable and drinkable beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mustang3 (254) - Whitby, CANADA - OCT 9, 2004
Not as good as the Rochefort 10 I had after, but still enojyable. Murky brown with a very thin tan head. Aroma and flavour are very dry and spicy. I prefer trappists that tend more towards the fruity end of the spectrum. Still there are hints of drak fruit in here.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pineypower (2736) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - OCT 8, 2004
Pours out a nice deep brown with reddish highlights and a fizzy brownish head. It has a nice malty/ fruity aroma. The mouthfeel is great, but the taste lacks the depth of other trappists I’ve had. The flavor is fruity and malty with notes of yeast and a nice smooth finish. A great all around beer,!

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