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RATINGS: 106   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkmagus82 (1931) - - SEP 24, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 9-17-13- Poured from bottle into a pint glass Appearance – The beer pours a murky brown color with some light hints of red within. Upon pouring there is a tan colored head of about one finger height. The head is composed of lots of fizzy bubbles fading fast to leave some light streaking lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma is heavy of darker fruits with plum, cherry and raisin. Along with the fruit there is a rather strong roasted malt aroma as well as sweeter smells of toffee and candied sugar. Rounding out the smell is an aroma of yeast bringing with it some notes of coriander and clove spice as well as some banana. Taste – The taste begins with a sweet and roasted malt flavor upfront. The sweet is heavier of a caramel and toffee flavor at the start, but transitions to being more dominated by some darker and lighter fruits more toward the middle and the end of the taste. Along with the fruits coming into the tongue, so too does some spice flavors of clove and coriander with just a hint of yeast. A chocolate flavor develops more at the end of the tongue and is joined by some warming boozy alcohol tastes to end up leaving a sweet and darker malt flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel –The body of the beer is on the thicker and creamier side with a carbonation level that is average to slightly high. The combination is very nice for the darker and warming flavors of the brew all while complimenting well the fruitiness of the beer. Overall- Very dubbel like in nature but with a bit more potency and some notes of a triple mixed within. A rather enjoyable brew for sure.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dorwart (2412) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - DEC 28, 2003
Not sure what to make of this. Is this supposed to be this sour? Has a lambic nose with hints of Cherry and Rasberry. Some of the dark maltiness comes through as well. Pours dark with a nice tan head. Very malty beer with sourness dominating. Some of the dak malts come through the malty sourness. There is a sweetness component there, but not quite enough. Interesting brew, but not for those who are not into the soured Belgian styles.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Suttree (5376) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 22, 2004
The commercial is an accurate descriotion - combines the malty sweetness of the dubbel with the dry hoppins of the triple. Interesting and drinkable. I liked it. Sampled at the 2004 Southeastern Ratebeer Gathering, Atlanta.

3.8
   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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
callmemickey (3372) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2013 It’s back! Dark brown body, healthy pale tan head, good soapy lacing. Nose show dark fruity malts, caramel, and a little chocolate. Some spicy/spicy Belgian yeast. Flavor is similar, perhaps, less yeasty than expected for this hybrid style beer. Medium to full bodied, smooth carbonation, finish lingers slightly.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lmndrsn (25) - Philadlephia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2013
Appears nearly black in glass, small, tan head with some nice lace. Tastes like chocolate covered bananas, coffee, and malt. Really solid. After taste lingers pleasantly.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
abcfan (800) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 25, 2013
This is the best brew I have ever had by Yards. Pours deep red, almost purple in color. Aroma is sweet candy yeast and malts. Taste is chocolaty, yet fruity. Very smooth on palate, sticky finish with slight alcohol burn.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
boxofrane (2323) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2013
Draft at craft ale house. Pours pitch black with a small off white head. The aroma has banana, dark fruit, brown sugar, and a little booze. The taste is chocolate, banana, raisin, fig. Pretty nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gripweed57 (876) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - FEB 1, 2013
750 ml bottle. Translucent dark brown with a reddish hue. Large creamy tan head. Yeasty toasted malt aroma with notes of brown sugar, cocoa and dark fruits. Flavor upfront is roasted malt, cocoa, banana and dark caramel. Chewy dark malt flavor comes through with more dark fruit and spicy hops. Finish is bittersweet and dry. Although it has hints of Belgian style, it is more an American dark ale. Very good none the less.


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