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RATINGS: 1089   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
A reddish-brown abbey ale brewed with dark malts. The secondary fermentation gives a fruity aroma and a unique spicy character with a distinctive aftertaste. Secondary fermentation in the bottle. (Serving temperature: 8-10C)

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TampaBeer (257) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 9, 2006
Nice murky brown potent looking appearance. Aroma is nice, but light. An average belgian abbey - which means it is still tasty and nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - DEC 3, 2006
33 cl bottle. Light brown clear colour with little but nice head. Aroma of malt and fruit, also some roastedness. Very unspecial dubbel flavour, very classic little sweet with some roastedness and some fruity too.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tranquillity (1927) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 2, 2006
Thick beige head which stays all the way through the drinking process. Dark red/brown colour. Very harmonic bitterness, medium finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gr0ve (2177) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 30, 2006
330 ml bottle. Brownish ruby red colour with a thick creamy off-white head that clings to the glass. Yeasty aroma with sharp hop character. Quite a sharp aroma. Dish water. Highly carbonated. Leaves a lot of carbonation in the mouth. Quite dry flavours, only slightly sweet with some sweet syrup in the background. Subtle watery finish with surprisingly little sweetness and hoppiness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Mutualaid (142) - Texas, USA - NOV 24, 2006
Pours dark brown with a thick, persistent beige head. Big aromas of clove and apricot, with a hint of hops. Rather flat, one-dimensional flavor of amber malt. More like a pale ale as it lacks the complexity typical of a dubbel. Full bodied, weak, metallic finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christian (12986) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2009 Hazy dark red-brown with a lasting off-white head. Fruity malt aroma, spicy notes and a touch of banana. Sweet caramel flavour, with some hop bitterness and a touch of roasted malts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
turbothy (1141) - Bonn, GERMANY - NOV 22, 2006
Chestnut brown, small head. Somewhat restrained aroma but a nice filling flavour.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
raymondwave (931) - FINLAND - NOV 22, 2006
Abbey dobbel bought from Achel Kluis abbey store. Tasted this a couple of days ago and sadly cannot remember much of it. I do remember it was good, but as nothing much stuck on my mind, I have to assume it was quite generic.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
hopscotch (10707) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 16, 2006
Bottle... Cloudy, ruby ale with a mid-sized, frothy, khaki head. Everlasting retention. The nose is a cornucopia of all things weird; golden raisins, molasses, rye bread, rubbing alcohol and plastic bandage (phenols). Oddly, I sort of dig the smell. Flavor-wise, Im not picking up much. Its well-balanced, but thin for the style and the ABV. I expected more malt, I got less. I expected less hopping, I got more... or, at least, fresher hops (which is not necessarily a terrific thing when youre talking dubbels or lambics). Medium-bodied and fizzy. Crisp, clean, finish. Sort of like Belgiums answer to Americas Michelob Dark, just as Stella Artois is Belgiums answer to Americas Miller Genuine Draft. I have no clue who sent this bottle to me, but step forward and Ill throw some praise your way!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ALLOVATE (2932) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 16, 2006
Into a chalice at just on cool. Bright, polished chestnut body with minute streams of carbonation raising up a firm, dense pad of beige that laced rings down the glass. A little fresh turned topsoil in the aroma, as some bitter dark chocolate, nutmeg and cracked pepper, and weedy hops that give it character but dont exactly entice. Topsoil and weedy hops again in the mouth. Slight woody, dank cellar edge, mixed dried spices and slight dried fruit tang in back. Finish has a very subtle milk-chocolate sweetness, some bitter fruit tones and just a little warmth of alcohol, making it more alluring than the palate. Aftertaste included some rusty nails - best way to describe as it becomes quite metallic. Body is medium, quite creamy with the carbonation softening quickly. Slowly grows on you and the flavours do develop and fall into place. Unusual, not one Id yearn for but one Id atleast try again. Original!!! (33cL, 18/01/08, Intl Beer Shop, W. Leederville)

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