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RATINGS: 2558   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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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
flylikeabanana (179) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 4, 2013
Bottle pours an opaque brown with a medium light tan head. Lively carbonation, good retention, decent lacing. Aromas of plum, toffee, and roasted malt. Tastes sweet up front, raisins, caramel, with a bitter alcoholic finish. Not quite the alcohol-masking Iíve come to expect from abbey dubbels.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ajja1234 (4) - Hermon, Maine, USA - OCT 30, 2014 does not count
Pours with a fizzy head the cleans out to nice cream head. Reddish cooper color, aroma of malt, raisin, and cherry. Drinks smooth, malt forward with hints of oak and cherries.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Niknyk (3) - FINLAND - OCT 29, 2014 does not count
Poured from 33 cl bottle into a Westmalle goblet with some of the yeast sediment. Pours with large head with low retention but excellent lacing. Dark reddish brown colour with some haziness. Aroma is sweet and fruity with some alcohol and yeastiness. Taste is sweet and yeasty with some fruity notes. Alcohol can be tasted but still blends in quite nicely. Full body with medium carbonation. An excellent trappist beer.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mlkmn (11) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 27, 2014
Dark amber colour, slightly hazy. Aroma of scotch and overripe fruits, some hops. Taste quite alcoholic, but at the same time a bit too watery - semi sweet/semi bitter. On the palate a hint of honey, some banana, lightly roasted coffee, hops quite pronounced, medium bitter finish. Tastes like a slightly better Leffe.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
markoijelena (483) - SERBIA - OCT 27, 2014
Bottle 0.33l from Albert Heijn supermarket Ghent Belgium.Pour it dark brown color with small white head.Taste and aroma of dark fruits, spices, Belgian Yeast, little bit citrus.Full flavour sweet, very complexed and what to say perfection.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Robv (30) - Westerlo, BELGIUM - OCT 17, 2014
A malty, crossed with bananaís aroma. An eastern touch in the taste with accents of yuzu, lychee and other kinds of eastern fruit.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Foamy1977 (1) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 17, 2014 does not count
I really like this beer. Itís not too sweet, the longer you drink it the more the bitter hops popping up. It has a fantastic balance.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ulysse (49) - Brussels, BELGIUM - OCT 15, 2014
Itís hard to focus on this beer without comparing it to its stunning sister, in whose shade this beer lives. Itís got a complex flavour with subtles nuances. Hardly feel the 7 percent.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (5986) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 14, 2014
"lots of sweet malt and yeasty spice on the nose - GREAT aroma, but it falls short of the Rochefort 6 in all other aspects. Mine foamed like crazy as well, as did the tripple, so the 11.2 oz became about 10. Kind of a disappointing start, but it smelled and looked great (eventaully). the flavor was quite nice, and complex, if not as smooth as the best. spicy fruit finish."

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eduardovl (891) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
0.33l bottle served in a Chimay chalice. A: Pours a dark amber to brown bit cloudy color. A huge creamy beige head is formed when poured. Low retention and only few lacings left in the glass S: Strong on Belgium yeasts. Sweet. Candy sugar and honey. Brown bread, caramel malts and citrus hops in the end. Very fruity with strong notes of grapes. Some notes of wood T: As the nose, first impression is a toffee, candy sugar and honey sweetness. Grapes and oak. Brown bread, roasted malts and Belgian yeasts. Funny bubblegum sensation in the tong. End is mainly composed by a citrus, earthy and dry mild hoppy bitterness M: Medium body and carbonation. Sweet upfront followed by a earthy citrus mild bitterness O: Very drinkable. Very well done. Mandatory for Belgian lovers [ BA Review @ 1/15/2010 ]

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ABT_S54 (168) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2014
33cl bottle shared in a Gouden Carolus glass. Pours a dark red colour with some sediment at the bottom. Head is off white and quite good. Aroma is complex but not so plentiful as I would have liked. Taste is sweet with a bitterish aftertaste. Bread, stone fruits and sugar dominate the palate. Could do with more spices for me and it had a slightly thin mouthfeel. Not in my opinion in the same class as Westmalle tripel or the other Trappist monasteriesí efforts.


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