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RATINGS: 98   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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcalbi (378) - 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 (3087) - 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 (2694) - 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.

3.4
   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
bu11zeye (11952) - 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.

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.

3.3
   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.

3.3
   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.


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