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RATINGS: 1119   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
Bottle: Unfiltered
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: 8-10ºC)

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tenghave (404) - Taastrup, DENMARK - MAR 3, 2007
Rød brun øl, brygget på normal belgisk gær. Duft: Krydret, belgisk og let sprittet. - let karamel Smag: Stærk, meget syrlig, krydret - ikke så tung som andre klosterbryg. Bitter eftersmag. For meget kulsyre.

BigBeer45 (1585) - Michigan, USA - MAR 1, 2007
Large bottle, pours a dark brown amber with a off-white head, some sweet malt, chocolate and dark malt on the nose, hints of molasses fragrance, taste of sweet malt and dark malt, good carbonation in the mouth, very little hops on the tongue, hints of dark and rye bread in the mouth, sweet honey fruitiness on the palate.

Moz (613) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - MAR 1, 2007
Bottle. Slightly cloudy ruby colour with a tan head. Roasted fruity aroma with a tinge of yeast. Somewhat sweet flavour at a start. Some bitterness in the finish.

ekstedt (7007) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 26, 2007
Bottle. Deep reddish brown, hazy with big yaest particles floating around, small light beige head. Wonderful raosted malt aroma with notes of dried fruits, oranges, and yeast. Medium bodied and smooth. Very well balanced with a dry finish. Much better than Affligem Blond.

almopina (87) - Madrid, SPAIN - FEB 20, 2007
Excellent reddish amber-brown colour with a big and lasting foamy head. Yeasty and fruity aroma (cherry, banana...). Caramel and sweet dark malts also present. Good yeasty aftertaste. It ias actually much better a bit warmer than what the commercial deescription says. In my opinion, it is a good beer, but nothing special comparing to the big abbey beers.

Adenila (1560) - DENMARK - FEB 18, 2007
Sweet malty aroma, nutty flavor along with the sweet caramel notes. Sparkling tickling palate. Overall not very complex

jhumphries69 (1034) - Tyrone, Georgia, USA - FEB 8, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2007 Pours a deep amber-brown with a thick tan head that fades quickly to a thin layer of tiny bubbles that remain to the end of the beer. The beer would be beautiful were it not for the yeast - which clumps together into opaque clods, never dissolving but instead settling to the bottom of the glass, waiting for your last sip. The aroma is interesting - some strong fruitiness (citrus, banana), some strong sweet malt aromas with caramel and toffee, and a distinct solvent-like smell of alcohol. The more you sniff the glass, the more these many distinct aromas blend into one - into one rich, fruity, and exotic smell. It is actually quite reminiscent of a manzanilla sherry. There are also hints of chocolate and of spice (nutmeg). The flavor starts bittersweet with hints of tartness - strong malt flavors with hints of roasted grain and chocolate combined with a good bit of soft fruit and yeast. The middle of the tongue definitely begins to detect the warming sensation of alcohol, along with malts, more caramel, yeast, and fruit. The back of the tongue picks up some sweet malts and some sour/bitter fruity notes. There is a strange character to the beer that is detectable from front all the way to back of the tongue: it tastes a little dusty. The beer finishes slightly dry with some bitter cocoa and fruit - as well as a healthy dose of alcohol warming the throat as you swallow. After several swallows, a distinct impression of sherry and brandy comes through the flavor. The after-taste is fruity, spicey, malty, and distinctly Belgian. There is also some cocoa in the after-taste. The mouthfeel is quite light and a bit over-carbonated (even after agitating the liquid with a spoon in an attempt to release some of the excess carbon dioxide).

jainsv (113) - USA - FEB 6, 2007
Pours a strong amber/tan color with a frothy beige head. Smells of spice and fruit and malt. Tastes as it smells initially, with it’s many flavors assaulting your tastebuds, but then leaves you lingering with an uncalled for bitter aftertaste. A decent dubbel.

Borup (15942) - Albertslund, DENMARK - FEB 5, 2007
Bottle. Dark amber colour with a nice beige head. Aroma and flavour of spice, caramel, fruit, chocolate and malt.

SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 3, 2007
At the 2007 Big Beer, Belgians, & Barleywines Festival in Vail. Opaque reddish-brown in color with a deep dark beige head. Lots of fruit in the aroma, with the big one for me being apricots and bread dough. Flavors of chocolate roasted malts, sweet candied pears and even almond nuttiness. Yummy.

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