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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 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - NOV 10, 2003
This is a nice dark reddish brown pour with a lot of complex flavors. If you like a big beer, this is a nice one. thx to egajdzis for this one

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 9, 2003
deep burgandy/brown color with a thin head..cherries!, tart apple brettanomyces touched loveliness..sour, dark and complex with malty cherry tartness..I like it..i like it a lot!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
motelpogo (7248) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 17, 2003
amazing stuff. the 1 litre swingtop bottle was a good start. belgian sour ale character - wood and cherry aroma, deep murky brown and imposing. tastes initially of cherry with a big burst of sourness. some surprise chocolate and tomato juice flavours came through later in the glass. was just staggered by this - the hich alcohol was evident but not out of place. cultivated some of the yeast and it made a great batch of home brew so that was an added bonus rather than a subtracted bonus

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Linc (739) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 9, 2003
Leather and chocolate aroma, sour barnyard taste with a strawberry nuance, awesome, full mouthfeel and a super smooth palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrianO (138) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 8, 2003
Pours reddish-brown, like a dark dubbel, with barely any head. Looks a little cloudy too. Plums/raisins and slightly sour aroma. Flavor is bold with tartness, some fruit, a little yeasty. Not too carbonated. Very complex as with most good belgium style beers. Very good no doubt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
egajdzis (5622) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2015 Poured a dark amber, ruby color with a tan head. It had a sour citrus aroma, some cherries were detected in the aroma as well. The taste was dominantly sour, with lemon, plum and certainly citrus noted, I very good beer and I would love to buy this again.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2003
A truly wonderful experience. I have to admit i wasn't expecting much, only because i was paying attention to some of the more highly rated US beers we had at the tasting. But all that aside, this was a truly fantastic beer drinking experience. Love the bottle, huge one litre swing top bottle, ensured my experience lasted longer, because i got a bigger serving sample. This was a very mellow, yet complex beer. Lovely chocolate-ish malts, some sour fruit, maybe some cherries and grapes, defintiely a bit vinous. Beautiful tart refreshing sourness to finish off (a bit Rodenbachish), with a lingering finish. I won't ramble on about it to much, i think i did last night when having it, everyone was probably like "shut up, dickhead", coz i kept going on about it. What can i say, i loved it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
eczematic (1322) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - JUN 14, 2003
definitely the champ of the evening against some very highly fancied opposition - d head, celebrator, h of d, old horizontal, etc etc - this was a mother. the perfect combination of sourness with dark malts, what can I say. like goudenband blended with brooklyn black choc stout. definitely "purple" tasting as ringo says - dark grape juice all the way. not many discrete flavours popping out, just clean, smooth, rich maltiness + quenching tartness. sex in a barnyard.

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