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RATINGS: 2882   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerman89 (38) - Greater London, - JAN 3, 2013
I really like this beer, it is not as sweet as you would expect for a dubbel, but it has a nice balanced, dark chocolaty finish. It shares some characteristics of a stout in its taste, although It has a nice fizz to it. I think the availability and price of this beer (in Belgium, France & NL) boost it’s credentials. I would say this is a good mid-week beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
eRock_2013 (379) - South Carolina, USA - APR 26, 2016
Another superior Trappist beer! This dubbel poured an amber brown color with minimal haziness and a thin white head, featuring a strong fresh aroma of caramel malt and fruity notes of sweet raisin and fig. The flavor likewise was predominantly an excellent rich bready maltiness, with various expressions of tropical yeast accents. Distinct notes of honey without any sugary sweetness. Although the beer itself didn't seem overly carbonated, there was a distinct fizziness to the palate which detracted from the flavor. Still had a pleasant and fresh presence to it, unlike the more rustic musty notes that seem common to abbey ales. Finished with a refined toasted malt bitterness. Quite an enjoyable culinary experience!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
I_LUV_BEER (39) - - APR 24, 2016
Served in a tulip glass from a bottle. Pours a deep ruby-brown colour with thick slowly diminishing tan head, leaving medium lacing behind. Aroma is vinous with notes of banana, honey, alcohol, bread, yeast and malts. Taste is also vinous with bready and malty notes, the alcoholic notes are very clear all the way through. Very well balanced beer with medium body and low carbonation. Unfortunately, the distinctive presence of alcohol from start to finish has somewhat ruined it for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
isthatsmithy (4) - AUSTRIA - APR 24, 2016 does not count
Tasted from keg at Charlie Ps in Vienna. Tried bottle before, but from tap it was really something special Full bodied, rich and very smooth. Brillant

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsnicholas (485) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - APR 23, 2016
Bottle (11.2oz) : Dark brown, big tan head. Aroma is sweet, candy like. Taste is Carmel, Belgian yeast. Pretty high carbonation. A little syrupy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Toomio (445) - Joensuu, FINLAND - APR 23, 2016
Aikaslailla alkoholinen. Lenkin jälkeen saunassa ei välttämättä ole muutenkaan oikea paikka.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thellgren (666) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 23, 2016
0.33 l bottle from Alko Lohjantähti, Lohja. Clear brown colour with OK head. Aroma has chocolate. Taste has also chocolate with warm smooth taste of malts. This is really not sweet but not bitter either.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bergstaden (2098) - Røros, NORWAY - APR 20, 2016
Dark amber wqith off white head - Dark malt aroma with dark fruity and yesty tones - Dark amlt and fruity body with some spicy fruity yeasty flavours - The malt and the spicy yeasty flavours goes into the finish - This was good

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ZeroDome (91) - GERMANY - APR 16, 2016
Ruby-dark color, big creamy head. Smell of breadcrust, malt. Body is rather low, finish is quite hoppy and bitter. More than in my memories for this bottle. Too much, but this leads to a refreshing character. Alcohol is well hidden. I´m missing the dried fruits, caramel, raisin part. Somewhat thin. BBF Sept. 2017.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
vidmidia (243) - Vila Velha, BRAZIL - APR 15, 2016
Escura, opaca. Espuma bege abundante de longa duração. Aroma adocicado de ameixas. Sabor adocicado, ácido, com notas de ameixas, madeira, café, melado, alcaçuz, chocolate, banana e especiarias. Retrogosto amargo de café.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Teran (249) - Belgrade, SERBIA - APR 12, 2016
UPDATED: APR 13, 2016 Cloudy chestnut caramel colour, nice beige top. Average carbonation. Slightly thin body for Dubbel, but refreshing. Some plums, hops, honey, dark fruits, but none of the taste is dominant, the same is with Trippel Westmalle. That means this beer is distinctively well balanced. Westmalle Dubbel is a dark Trappist beer with a secondary fermentation in the bottle.

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