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RATINGS: 2597   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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4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
rangerred (956) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - NOV 18, 2012
330ml bottle into a tulip. Pours a clear very dark brown, nearly opaque. Topped by a huge billowy off-white head that keeps growing thanks to the abundant carbonation. Some of the best head retention I have every seen. Aroma has lots of dark fruit such as figs and cherries layered on top of wood. Hints of pipe tobacco along with wet grass and hay. A little bit of light cocoa underneath. The flavor really has tons going on. Like in the aroma, dark fruit predominantly up front consisting largely of cherries and figs. A decent woody note is present along with a little bit of must although it nicely compliments the other flavors. Grass comes in next along with a moderate, cleansing bitterness. The beer finishes dry on the palate with bitterness lingering long after all other flavors depart. Overall, a truly complex and amazing beer. There is really so much going on here and the flavors change as the beer warms. One of the classics.


4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
strap (472) - Seoul, SOUTH KOREA - DEC 27, 2014
Dark with a medium head. Fruity aroma, some cherry and slight hint of caramel sweetness. Excellent

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cluniac (15) - - DEC 26, 2014
One of the better dubbels. Very easy to drink. Bery dark mutky color makes it not as pretty as some, but taste is pretty complete and aroma very pleasant.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoshRaburn (48) - - DEC 25, 2014
Classic example of a Trappist Dubbel. Caramel, raisins, chocolate, dark brown sugar notes without ever being cloying. Highly carbonated but it doesn’t feel harsh. Fruity esters. Like a sessionable barleywine.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
boozedude (1998) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - DEC 21, 2014
bottle shared with hakes and turbo....dark pour with hints of raisen and plumb, nice malty well balancd , very good for its style

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jbuskirk (486) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - DEC 20, 2014
Westmalle Dubbel’s aging and complexity really do bring out the goods. With its sediment, brown body, and slightly rocky head, this ale is attractive in the way that only Abbey Ales can pull off. Aroma gives you an idea of the awesomeness to come. Banana, plum, and champagne-like yeast brightness. Flavor has the aforementioned fruits with apple and grape, as well. There’s also a candy-like sweetness and subtle hop tones. Carbonation is just right - not too lively, not flat. Fruity, nuanced, and dry, Westmalle Dubbel is everything you’d want/expect from a Belgian export.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
zapabeer (17) - BRAZIL - DEC 20, 2014
Coloração castanho com espuma clara. Aroma frutado, doce, típico de dubbel. Sabor também característico adocicado mas ao mesmo tempo frutado e alcoolico. Gostei

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mario_giri (61) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 20, 2014
Au Trappiste, Bern. Dunkles atrappiste mit ebensochem Schaum. Angenehn würziges, vollmundiges und komplexes Bier. Gut.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HuskerTan (573) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - DEC 19, 2014
Bottle. A- Ripe dark fruits, bananas, subtle spice, caramel, champagne. A- Brown color, cloudy liquid, tan head. T- Dark fruits, plum, banana, subtle spice, caramel. P- Medium body, average texture, high carbonation, soft effervescent finish. O- Didn’t live up to the hype for me but a solid beer. Lots of dark fruit flavors and aromas and not overpowering. A little high on the carbonation, and almost felt like drinking soda at times although as it warmed this settled down.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fombe89 (58) - Asturias, SPAIN - DEC 19, 2014
Botella. @la taberna de hank....................................... Luanco 18/12/2014

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HIGHB4LL (656) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 12, 2014
11.2 oz. bottle from Party Time Liquors in Spearfish. Appearance: 2 fingers tan to light chocolate head, copper red color, light cloudy, ok lacing. Aroma: earthy molasses, dark fruitiness, grassy hops. Palate: average carbonation, dry finish, medium body. Taste: sweet malty molasses, into earthy dark fruit sweetness, with grassy hops balancing the sweet, finishing slightly bitter with lingering fruit notes. Overall, very good, super drinkable, amazing balance, very well done beer.


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