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RATINGS: 2472   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.


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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BillHick420 (414) - North Dakota, - DEC 6, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2013 Pours brown with white head. Aroma of sweet caramel, some dried fruits. Standard Belgian. Very balanced, and enjoyable.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alengrin (35) - BELGIUM - JUL 12, 2014
Being Flemish, I grew up with this beer, as in my grandparents’ days it was practically the ’only’ trappist ale available in Flanders; the prototype of the ’dubbel’ genre and a classic among the Belgians. Tanned, mousse-like, delicately lacing foam, colour deep mahogany, misty; aroma of caramel, walnuts, banana, cloves, coffee grounds, liquorice, hazelnut paste, fondant; taste begins subduedly fruity with a subtle hint of citrus, quite sharp carbonisation, after which a deep caramel- and nut-like maltiness follows, perhaps a bit ’stiff’ and harsh when young, dryish, almost woody, yeasty with spicy accents, mineral-like touch, aftertaste leafy and somewhat peppery hops, lightly toasted, long and dry without any trace of cloying sugar, thirs-quenching. Becomes remarkably softer with ageing and I took this into account when scoring. Also one of the few trappists available on draft, then smoother and less ’harsh’ and in my opinion more rewarding than a young bottle. Such variations in taste depending on age and means of storage and serving only add to its potential.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hockey9930 (76) - - JUL 9, 2014
Translucent red with a thick lasting tan head. Aroma of caramel. A bit tart. Taste of prunes, apricot and caramel. Medium body and thin texture.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dreamer (60) - PORTUGAL - JUL 7, 2014
Color is orange brown , completely opaque. The initial head is generous and consistent to the end with beige color. Medium carbonation and creamy body . Aroma is tasted caramel and nuts. It is neither too sweet nor too has bitter, is balanced. Aftertaste is sweet and long.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
asturiano (8) - - JUL 6, 2014 does not count
Para mi la mejor trapense de largo. Dicen que tiene recuerdos a plátano. La verdad es que yo no se los veo.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ilevator (10) - RUSSIA - JUL 6, 2014
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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bursprak (417) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2014
33 cl bottle @ home. Pours hazy light brown with a light head that falls fast. Taste and nose has raisins, figs, light vanilla and grains.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
wihlan (203) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 4, 2014
Flaska systemet - mörkbrun med ljusbeiget skum. Doftar lite badhus och lite friskt. Brända toner och ganska så besk. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KingsBrew (32) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 4, 2014
330ml bottle, Tulip glass, Interesting rotten fruit and detergent like aroma, Dark-red-brown liquor, Bitter sweet with malty taste, Medium-Light body, Off white head, Medium-high carbonation, Bitter sweet with a slight herbal taste

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
guzgorog (224) - FRANCE - JUL 1, 2014
Belle robe brune foncée avec un beau col de mousse beige. Nez de noisette, malt, alcool, banane. En bouche, la malt légèrement grillé domine, la levure arrive ensuite (banane), légèrement amertume. Le corps est rond, soyeux, bonne carbonation. La longueur est moyenne.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
electrotype (201) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 1, 2014
Nez sucré de mélasse et de prunes. Très "riche" comme arôme. Le corps est plus pétillant que ne le laissait présager le nez. Ce même corps est aussi plutôt moyen-mince. Un peu trop sucrée pour mes goûts, c’est tout de même une bière réussie et qui se boit bien.


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