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RATINGS: 2594   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.


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 (59) - 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 (569) - 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 (52) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
swieca (53) - POLAND - DEC 12, 2014
Aromas of plums, raisins, a hint of alcohol. Deep brown colour with big, big head. Full taste with delicate sour finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DutchMark (194) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 10, 2014
Good classic double. Nice deep dark with a fluffy off white head and soft lively carbonation. I like that it is not too sweet. Flavors are well balanced. Noting is dominant. It is yeast, malt sweetness and some burned malts, caramel and fruits and hops. Alcohol is hidden. Body is light and refreshing for such a dark beer. Acessible easy to drink.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
edsspoon (537) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2014
Bottle - deep ruby red with a light brown fizzy head that slowly fades to a small ring. Aroma of roast malt, earth, spices, grass, followed by rich coffee, vanilla and some bubblegum. Taste of malts - roasty and peppery, with notes of clove and bubblegum. Rich and sweet. Medium body, high carbonation.


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