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RATINGS: 110   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 66   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
Taking elements from two classic Belgian styles, we’ve crafted a beer that incorporates the best characteristics of both tripels and dubbels. Trubbel boasts the strength and spiciness of a tripel and the rich malt character of a dubbel. We brew this uncommon ale with a classic Belgian yeast strain, dark Belgian candi sugar, and a unique blend of specialty malts, producing subtle biscuit, chocolate, and caramel overtones. Available November through January beginning in even years only.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Emeister84 (1721) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 24, 2015
Fruity aromas, raisiny, red apple, light banana. Pretty clear bronze with a decently lasting off-white head. Pretty dry, slightly boozy, earthy and fruity notes create a pleasant balance. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (11116) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 20, 2015
Keg at World of Beer Charlottesville. Clear red, medium sized creamy tan head, good retention. Aroma of toffee, bready malt, raisin. The taste is bready malt, raisin, spice, anise. Medium bodied, dry, chewy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
stevoj (3121) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 17, 2015
Bottle from my brother. Initial pour and aroma brings out the dubbel characteristics. Dark ruby brown with small, soft beige head. Sweet pit fruit aroma, brown sugar follows on into taste. Dubbel elements dominate, still trying to find the tripel, bits of coriander spiciness perhaps. Warmth comes on very late, mostly sweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kassner (1462) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 2, 2015
A bit sweet but really a good effort fo pr the style. Light cola color with a slight haze it finishes well despite the sugar, lots of raisins and caramel

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ClarkVV (4642) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 26, 2015
2013 750mL Drunk 1/26/15.
Always been a big fan of Yards, maybe not the best technical brewery and not overly adventurous with the styles brewed, but there’s just something endearing about the Philly beer scene. Not that Yards is a big player there, nor even much of a player at all. In that vein, then, you have a pretty basic strong dubbel with the dryness of some of the stronger trippels and that strength as well. The pour is fine, the nose satisfyingly phenolic, but it just comes with too much booziness and dry, peppery phenols. The nutty, somewhat scratchy malt notes do nothing to help and I’m left with but another American abbey ale, which is to say, not an abbey ale at all. Perhaps this bottle would have been better fresh? Seems like alcohol persistence is going to dominate no matter the age. The mouthfeel, as can be assumed, is quite slick and lacks the malt depth/richness to keep interest.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (37031) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 11, 2015
From tap. Pours dark brown with a dense and creamy off white head. Aroma is roasted malty and slight fruity. Caramelish. Fruity phenolic/estery. Roasted dry and dark malty finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
60minuteman (1106) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2015 A dark reddish-brown color. Some lace. Aroma of dark fruits, sugar, trees, malt and tons of booze. Flavor is yeast, alcohol, fruits, earth, chocolate malts. I keep thinking a log. Maybe wet leaves or something. Orgasmic wet leaves that is. Finish is boozy and sticky. Excellent feel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maverick34 (2721) - New York, USA - JAN 1, 2015
Big bottle. Pours deep auburn. Some fruit and fig and caramel Malt and candy sugars. Nice enough

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5768) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2014
Sampled on draft this beer poured a caramel-amber color with a medium sized creamy orange-tan head that left great lacing. The aroma was tart and fruity with notes of pez, citric acid and grapefruit. The flavor was tart, bit sour and fairly chalky with notes of pez, citrus, grapefruit and yeast. Pretty dry. Long finish. Medium body. Quite disappointing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dorwart (2466) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - DEC 26, 2014
About a 1 inch thick light brown head of fine bubbles. Sweet malts, fresh cut grass, light spice and some fruit esters. Color is a dark mahagony brown with a hint of red in the background. Considerable malt backbone with some dried fruit, spices, roasted grains and yeast. All the characteristics of a fine belgian dubbel. Light alcohol presence and warming. Finishes with lots of soft malts and lingering spices. A pretty good dubbel.

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