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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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PilsnerPeter (3049) - Flushing, New York, USA - JUL 17, 2006
Pours brown with auburn hue. Nice dense head. Aroma is malt, flavor is also. Upfront spicyness with a malty body. Predominantly chocolate maltyness and cinnamon. Slight nuttyness and creamy palate. Nice roasty finish.

dj (625) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2006
Bottle. A dark brown pour with a small diminishing head. A malty, sweet chocolate aroma. The taste has more chocolate malts with some honey. A nice bitter chocolate finish. Average carbonation. Very nice.

cAPSLOCK (156) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 9, 2006
750ml 1.5 years old. Spicy sweet aroma. Pours cloudy reddish brown. Spices and fruits along with lots of alcohol for a 7% beer. At first got better as it warmed, then became somewhat astringent an too yeasty.

gunnfryd (15176) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 8, 2006
Bottle.Light brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is fruity yeast. Flavour is fruity yeast with alcohol notes

yngwie (17168) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 1, 2006
Bottled. Reddish brown, with a huge beige head. Cellar, yeast, dried fruits and some metal in the aroma. Metal, cellar, dried fruits, nuts and caramel in the flavor. Medium body and a dry finish. Nice. (060623)

winegarner (220) - san diego, California, USA - JUN 17, 2006
Bottle dated 26 07 03 and had an older looking all black label. The top of the 750 mL bottle exploded off and poured a murky dark mahagany with a lot of carbonation and a head that consisted on large bubbles and fell rather quickly leaving within a minute a completely flat beer. From aroma to flavor to mouthfeel to finish this beer very much reminds me of a cheap table red wine. It is very dry and winey with a crisp tartness. Acidity and astringency are very high and the finish is that of freshly chewed grape skins. Very faint caramel and that fact that I am sitting right next to the bottle it came out of are the only things keeping me from forgetting that I am drinking a beer. Some light fruit flavors also shine through though strawberry isn’t something I get much from beer and a hint of dark cherries finds it way. Either this bottle way very improperly stored are this beer should not be kept for three years.

bb (9697) - Alamo, California, USA - JUN 12, 2006
Bottle. Dark ruby-brown beer with a light tan head. Rich malty aroma with some dried fruit and yeasty spice. Yeasty flavor without the rich malt I would have thought. Sweet with some spice. Light raisins, caramel, and brown sugar. Body is a bit thin

DuffMan (10602) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 29, 2006
I thought this was an excellent dubbel. Dark orange amber, hazy, big pillowy head. Aromas of brown sugar, undefined fruit, and something woody or nutty. Interesting palate-- sweet spice and caramel, some yeast, and an interesting licorice note in the finish that I really liked. Shared with Tyler Durden.

Sten (755) - Westerlo, BELGIUM - MAY 24, 2006
A dark ruby coloured beer with a firm, slightly brown head. A sweet, chocolade aroma. The flavour is sweet and malty, with some spices at the end. The flavour ends slightly dry. (Bottle 33cl)

GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - MAY 22, 2006
2nd go-around this this brewer. The first beer I had (Blond) was excellent, so I was really looking forward to it and it didn’t disappoint. A strong malty aroma with dark fruits. Appearance was dark brown in color. Flavors were really nice with notes of figs, yeast, some chocolate. Finish is very clean and smooth. Excellent beer! 2 for 2 with Affligem!

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