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RATINGS: 2792   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 10, 2004
Brown with a off white head. Smells like bubble gum and some other smells I canít put my finger on. The smell of this offering is absolutely amazing. Definately on of the better smelling beers I have had. Texture: creamy with bubbles and fizz. It is hard to describe what this tastes like. The portioning is outstanding. So many flavors at mild levels it all mixes together to form something great. I find it hard to pick out individual flavors. I tasted chocolate, raisin, some fruit taste. It even has tasty belches. When you belch and it tastes good you know it is good. I paid $5 for a 12 oz bottle. Man if this wasnít so much money I would drink this heavily.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hojou (19) - DENMARK - AUG 7, 2004
A great double. It has more complexity and mouthfeel than Chimayís counterpart. Definately a very drinkable beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DaveZee (6) - California, USA - AUG 2, 2004 does not count
Beautiful dark brown color with strong head. Rich and sweet, with very mild alcohol flavor. Very good. Iím glad the universe didnít explode when I served this in a Chimay glass.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RichardWilding (201) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2004 330ml Bottle. A fine example of the Abbey Dubbel style. Rich dark brown colour, with a large head. Lovely lacing left on the side of my Chimay glass. Sweet and rich fruity flavours, with a hint of alcohol.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cobra (1100) - - AUG 1, 2004
11.2 fluid ounce brown European bottle. Freshness date is of 25/11/05. Very fresh sample then. Same glass donut ringed bottle as itís big brother, the triple. Poured out a deep mahogany brown color, with a huge tan colored head. The head held on for dear life all the way to the bottom of the glass. Aromas are of spiced raisins, mascerated cherries, sweet Jewish rye bread, and malts galore. Spicy aromas lead to spicy flavors. Spiced dark fruits, along with sweet malts make up the bulk of the flavors. Thick mouthfeel coats the tongue with spicy, malty, fruity goodness. Finishes a little on the sweet side, but a very balanced beer. Hides itís alcohol very well also. A more than decent Belgian double.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - JUL 26, 2004
Brown/red color with a thick, light tan head. Aroma of malt, raisins and banana. Malty sweet taste with hints of dark fruit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JayBaxter (407) - Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2005 Cloudy reddish brown colour with a lasting creamy head , not quite as good ( in my opinion ) as Chimay but STILL a cracker.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (6539) - 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 (4781) - 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.

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