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RATINGS: 2646   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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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
The_Mango_Kid (22) - - JUL 30, 2013
De trappist van Westmalle ligt, net zoals zijn grote broer de Tripel, in de bovenste la, alleen al omdat dit streekbier onze regio op de internationale bierkaart zet. Het aroma is fris zoet en fruitig. De frisse citrus geur nodigt uit tot proeven. Het uiterlijk is donker bruin met en volle mokka kleurige schuimkraag. De smaak is eenvoudig doch perfect in balans. Het is een verfrissend bier waarvan de smaak balanceert tussen iets fruitig met en bittere toets die doet denken aan pompelmoes. De zoete smaak doet denken aan het zoete van in marsepein, doch blijft discreet op de achtergrond. Het mondgevoel is verfrissend, sprankelend bruisend en weinig klef waardoor de trappist van Westmalle gemakkelijk en smakelijk wegdrinkt. Aangezien dit bier ook een eerder beperkt alcohol volume heeft is dit een mooi en verfrissend alternatief voor de toch wel zware tripel. En superieur bier dat zich in een brede waaier aan omstandigheden laat voorschotelen.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ned33137 (7) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - FEB 26, 2015 does not count
Really nice dubbel! A lot of roasted caramel and a little of wine at the end.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RickTheRick (507) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 25, 2015
Une mousse beige onctueuse se dresse sur une bière brune aux reflets rubis discrets. Les esters fruités sont puissants au nez, les raisins secs et les bananes bien mûres étant à l’avant-plan. Des notes sucrées et maltées sont également à noter. Malgré la rondeur du malt bien évidente, cette bière n’est aucunement lourde en bouche. Les fruits confits (dattes, figues, etc.) sont facilement reconnaissables et confèrent un bon goût sucré qui finit par être coupé par une amertume légère en fin de gorgée. Ce n’est pas mon genre de bière, mais il faut reconnaître que c’est un grand classique.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MelvinKalksma (31) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - FEB 24, 2015
A really nice dark beer with a strong opening taste which slowly transforms into a soft nice taste.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ERB92 (449) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 23, 2015
Caramel, brown sugar, fruits and some yeast and spices in the aroma. Brown with a off-white head. Medium sweet and medium bitter. Medium body with a average to soft carbonation. Overall quite nice, but for me a tiny bit to thin and the alcohol slightly to present in the flavor.

4.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Subliminal64 (2) - London, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 22, 2015 does not count
Poured a very dark brown with a cloudy appearance. Did not smell as good as it tasted. Taste was strong, but well balanced. Good amount of carbonation. Overall ver impressed with this beer. Will be buying it again. MB

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
willisread (156) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 22, 2015
330ml bottle from Masuyo’s Liquors in Asagaya. Poured into a stemmed tulip. Pours a deep mahogany brown with a huge soapy beige head. Dark fruit, fig, malt and past-ripe bananas on the nose. Bitterness from hops present on the palate and tart apple crispness is also present. Full body, with a rich thick mouthfeel. Nice lingering dry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thb (734) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 22, 2015
Muddy brown with thin head. Aroma is pungent dates, toffee, dough. Taste is similarly fruity, especially as it warms up in the mouth. Relatively dry as dubbels go. Bubbly. Bit of spiciness on the finish. Don’t drink too cold.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Helsdon (220) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 21, 2015
It’s been a while since my last Westmalle since it’s more of a yearly selection for the evil booze monster monopoly here in Ontario. It definitely one of my go-tos while in Belgium as it’s good and ubiquitous, thanks not those busy monks. This fella poured ALL head. A glass full actually, tortuously making me wait. The nose it full of sweet malts, sharp rich yeast, treacle, and awesome. The taste very heavy of dry hay malts, slight dried fruit, but it’s that rich, almost texturous yeast flavour of bread, rising dough, and a dry zestiness that nobody does like the Belgians. Awesome.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SinH4 (473) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 21, 2015
Dark brown color with beige head that goes down quickly. Fruity, spicy, malty, caramel, heavy. Lots of fruits. Smooth and high carbonation, but foamy mouthfeel. A good classic Dubbel. Very nice!

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beergaard (141) - Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2015
Dark brown color and a small, but long lasting, beige head. Aroma and taste of malt, caramel, dried fruit and some alcohol. Not as good as the trippel at all, but deffinately a very decent classic trappist.


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