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RATINGS: 96   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 66   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
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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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (6019) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - DEC 12, 2003
Murky dark brown hue with very nice tan head and some lace. Aroma is sort of fruity lambic with some sour cherry, wood, dusty yeast and light Belgian candi. A soft yet lively beer with a balanced tart fruit and sweet malt flavor combination, minor yeast undertone. Full-body with a nice mouthfeel. I liked this beer as it pushed the envelope within the genre, try it once.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - DEC 11, 2003
Murky dark, slightly red. Nose a bit musty, some sweetness there. Is sugary and sweet up front, has a fruity sourness. Finishes mildly smoky, some tobacco. A very interesting mix of flavors.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PeterA (340) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 10, 2003
Slightly acrid scent, but not unpleasant. Light brown head that was sufficiently thick, the beer itself was a dark caramel color. I tasted apple and maybe some grape, it was nicely bitter. The carbonation was mild and the aftertaste was smooth. This is a unique beer for me, the tartness works very well.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopscotch (9113) - Indian River County, Florida, USA - DEC 8, 2003
This beer rocks! Very dark beer with a murky, burnt orange color when held up to bright light. Creamy, well-tanned head with great retention. The nose is awesome; a marriage of styles... abbey, dubbel and lambic-like. Tart cherries, citrus fruit and prune. The flavor is also tart with citrus fruit and very smooth malt. Medium-bodied with an oily mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Lengthy, tart, tangy, astringent finish. World class ale!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 7, 2003
Murky black/brown body with a medium tan head. Aroma is sour with some dark fruit. Flavor is tart cherry and complex. Dry sour body with hints of alcohol.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11452) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 6, 2003
Muddy dark brown with medium tan head. Aroma is medium sweet, berry fruity, sour yeasty. Taste is very sour, blueberry, yeasty, light cherry. Full body. Calls itself a cross between a dubbel and trippel, but there's some definite lambic quality to this.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 6, 2003
Nice tan head. Dark brown, hazy hue. Yeasty sour aroma. Very tart, nice slightly sour flavor. Candy flavors. Soft finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
21iceman40 (1731) - vienna, West Virginia, USA - NOV 18, 2003
Light black. Has a funky weird ass bitter aroma to it. Nice weak sour feel to the body.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 14, 2003
This brew pours with an opaque dark brown body topped by a medium thick head with a good amount of lacing left on the glass. The aroma is slightly sweet yet sour and malty with a slight spiciness. The flavor is slightly bitter and sour with a slight spiciness. Medium bodied and smooth yet dry.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 14, 2003
Brown and clear with a tan head. Pissy, nutty and sour hop aroma. Flavor is sour malts, hops and fruits. Medium body, slight carbonation. Pretty good, but I guess I don't totally get this style yet.


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