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RATINGS: 108   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 8, 2003
This ale is a mix between a dubble and trippel. Flavor tart and fruity. Finishes dry and bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fuchebu (146) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2003
This is an experimental effort to brew a dubble at tripel strength. It has a sugary taste at turns. But there are enough nuances to keep one drinking. I noticed a number of various fruit flavors in the beer. It hides the high octane well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 13, 2003
Found this on a weekend in Jersey. Huge brown clamp-top bottle, perfect for homebrewing. Pours a thick milky brown, with a slightly tan white head. (You have to pour fairly vigorously to generate a decent sized head.) Aroma is very authentic. Fruity and estery. Flavor is very sweet and smooth, with hints of banana, grape, a bit of dry nuttiness, and a little plum. Very full bodied, almost thick. Tastes of caramel malt, with a touch of roastiness. An interesting style unto its own. I’d easily buy this again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JFGrind (1923) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2002
I had a small draft of the Trubbel. With an ABV of 9.6% I was surprised how well the high alcohol tasted was hidden. Aroma was strong, initially I had a "raisin" taste in my mouth, and some hop bitterness. It’s a big beer, worth sampling.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mikejmadden99 (103) - Mountain Top, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2002
This beer from Yards was a very interesting brew, it had a dark Mahogany colored brew with a tint of red. It has a brownish/tan foam head. But then we get to the taste. It had fruitish smells of pineapples and oranges. But the taste satisfied the most advanced beer drinker. It has a complex smokey taste that has has the hint of fruits with a hint of hoppiness. It is a good beer with a good after taste, it is defintly worth the money.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SETANTA (582) - Bangor, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2002

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
slimjim (106) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 7, 2002
Hmmm, i was quite high when tasting this brew so my rating may be a little off. I did love this brew. It was very dark in color. Not much head. Very sweet and chocolate. I had the 1 liter bottle, i liked that!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 22, 2002
on cask: first impression was very sweet. It went well with to food we had, but I can’t imagine drinking one whole.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - OCT 22, 2002
Full dark and syrupy w/ a rich white head. At first I thought it was excellent, displaying corriander and a strong sugary taste. But over time it came to annoy me. Was like drinking maple syrup. A nice initial taste, smell, and look but it didn’t last.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 12, 2002
On tap, GABF 02: Sweet malty aroma, muddy brown color, very smooth. Ends slightly sweet. Alcohol not noticeable.

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