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RATINGS: 101   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jb (2303) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 22, 2013
Pretty decent - bottle from Wegs in State College. Pretty much a standard dubbel in taste and characteristics, dark, sweet, malty, a bit of yeasty action in the nose and palate gives it an edge. But somehow they stuck a bit more alcohol in there, totally undetectable, a bit more than a dubbel. Well done.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
keanex (1505) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - MAR 26, 2013
On tap at Victory Bar and Grill.
Appearance: Clear and dark garnet body with a thin tan head.
Aroma: Banana and light alcohol. Dark fruits, sweet malts and hints of cocoa.
Taste: Complex with brown sugar, dark fruits, cocoa and banana.
Palate: Medium bodied, medium carbonation.
Overall: Solid beer with good complexity.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcalbi (378) - Medford, New Jersey, USA - JAN 20, 2002
Clloudy, chocolate brown appearance with a faint hop aroma. Not as complex in the 1 liter bottle as I remember the cask conditioned version. Still an nice double/triple.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MikeF (538) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 4, 2002
Very Sweet in flavor. An average Belgian in every respect.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
aracauna (3145) - Georgia, USA - FEB 23, 2004
Hazy brown body with an ok head. The aroma has a bit of apples in it and a slight tartness. There's a nice touch of caramel and it's a little sweet. It's tasty, but I can't say I was overly impressed with it.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pobenohne (504) - Northern Liberties, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2004
1 L bottle (extra appearance point). Sour bouquet (had to hold my nose on popping the cap). Pours dark with good head and lace. Sourness bites on first sip, but gets better with each sip. Cherry and chocolate linger after the tartness passes. Alcohol is buried under the tartness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
keepersj12 (2761) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Pours a very dark brown with a lacing tan head. Quiet nice looking. The aroma has caramel, roast malt and some wood. The flavor is similar but a bit too sweet for me. The booze is nowhere to be found, rich and warming.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rumproasts (3232) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 15, 2014
Tap. Brown with small head. Malty with some dark fruit (especially fig) and Belgian yeast. Light sweetness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jimmack (1222) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 13, 2008
Pours dark brown wit a thin tan head. Smells of sweet malt, light spice. Tastes sweet and cherry like with some spicy hints on the finish.


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