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RATINGS: 114   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - JAN 15, 2005
Poured a very dark brown which looked like a dubble. The smell was very strong, in fact too strong for my taste. The alcohol was very strong in the aroma. The aroma was fruity, and had liquorice and a bitterness like vinegar in it as well. The taste was the same, but the alcohol came up and bit me. Pretty good, but nothing to go crazy over.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12756) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 1, 2005
(Draught, Drafting Room) Pours a murky dark brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of licorice and dark fruits. Flavor of licorice, raisins, cherry, molasses, and a hint of wood and smoke.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PWalk (337) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 21, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2005 On tap, Grey Lodge: Cherries, mollases and alcohol all dominate this beer now and I like it. A decent finishing burn from the alcohol make this beer a 2 "Danger Will Robinson" special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dberger624 (1028) - Voorhees, New Jersey, USA - DEC 5, 2004
Draft at the brewery. Nice malt character throughout the whole beer. Alcohol was hidden rather well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joeec5 (204) - bayonne, New Jersey, USA - DEC 4, 2004
Gusher.thanks jimmack04...dark dark mahogony brownish,..small tan laced head..sour aroma..sour,,doughy,bread,yeasty.. some vanilla in the aftertaste..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - DEC 4, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2005 Murky dark brown color with a good size tan head. Lost a few ounces on opening as the bottle was a real gusher. Sour, yeasty aroma that reminded me of pumpernickle bread. Tasted a lot like a Flemish sour ale. Sour, yeasty flavor that was weird but enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - NOV 5, 2004
This one litre bottle has been sitting in my cellar for I think over a year now. Very dark chocolate brown in color leaving a thin creamy film on top. Aroma is sweet with fruity and malty notes. Some vinegar in there too. Flavor has an unusual sourness that I don’t like. Is it supposed to be sour? Very rich in malt and swettness. Body is like a Tripel, medium bubbly. Overall I just couldn’t get past the sourness of this brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - SEP 7, 2004
Bottle. Note that all of the ratings which mention that it was served on draft never mention sourness. The sourness is unmistakeable in the bottle version, leading me to think that perhaps the sourness is not intentional. Who knows. In any event, I found a lot of cherry, wood and whole-leaf chewing tobacco flavors coming out of this beer. Chewing tobacco dominates. Mine had no head and was almost completely still. From the bottle, this is not "somewhere between a dubbel and trippel", regardles of what the brewer says--it’s more like a Flemish Sour/Belgian Bruin. I will allow that the beer is interesting, but there are much better "interesting" beers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (9999) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2004
Had this at the HBF. Pours dark brown. Aroma of malt, fruit, peat. Tastes malty, with some fruitiness, earthiness, and sweet caramel flavor at the finish. Nice style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - JUN 19, 2004
Slightly sweet aroma. Even sweeter throughout. A good beer for a hot summer day.

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