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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.29/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
2002 Great American Beer Festival Gold Medal Winner. A Rich, Full Bodied Belgian Abbey Ale. It has Wonderful Aromas of Cloves, Banana, and Underlying Flavors of Plum and Raisins as a result of the Authentic Belgian Ingredients we use.

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3.4
SHIG (5300) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - APR 22, 2016
Draft: Poured a reddish brown with tan head. Aroma was dark fruit and yeast esters. Taste was similar with loads of esters and dark fruits.

3.2
jtclockwork (17769) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 26, 2015
Draft. Pours dark brown. Nose and taste of banana, clove, light raisin and plum. Medium body.

3.4
Ferris (17786) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 18, 2015
Draft - Plum and raising with a little brown sugar. Cloudy brown with a decent white head. Sweet plum and dark sugars with a yeasty perfumy finish.

2.7
Davhgbrew (948) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 14, 2013
Dark red with medium brown head. Initial sip is thin w/ sugar and malt. middle and finish is smooth with nice hop character. Missing th full bodied middle and lacking any bite whatsoever. A cross between a red ale and a dubbel. Best at Big bear so far for me, but that isn’t saying much.

3.3
Fritz123 (1535) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - MAY 26, 2013
Draft at the brewery in Coral Springs, Fl. Belgian glass. Deep red, brown pour. Opaque. Thin white head. Aroma of dark fruits, bread and yeast. The taste was prunes, raisins, bread, flavoring hops, malts and cloves. Yeast finish with well balanced finish.

2.6
joesf35 (77) - Margate, Florida, USA - AUG 1, 2012
This beer is almost a dark ruby red. Beige head. Smell is ?belgiany? with dark fruit. Tastes of plum, raisin, belgian esters, maybe clove with some caramel malt. Mouthfeel is a little hot but coats well. A good dubbel.

3.4
Tmoney99 (15224) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 13, 2012
Draft sample. Poured cloudy brown color with an average frothy off-white head that lasted leaving good lacing. Good complex, banana, clove, dark fruit and yeast aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Good fruit sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish that had a moderate duration. Good soft brew

3.1
beernovice39 (3269) - Idaho, USA - AUG 7, 2011
Draft at brewer. Cloudy light brown pour with a thick foamy white head. Scent is caramel, fruit and yeast. Taste is the same with some dark sugar sweetness.

3.6
BeerHawk (1811) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JUL 25, 2010
Draft at brewpub. Brown in the glass with a frothy off-white head that settled out quickly. Sweet aroma of brown sugar, banana, and clove. Light alcohol in the aroma as it warmed. The flavor found caramel, brown sugar, candy, banana, and clove. Medium body and sweet throughout. A great dubbel!

3.2
theisti (4248) - Kansas, USA - JUN 17, 2010
5 oz sample pour at the brewpub in Coral Springs, Florida. Pour is brown ruby, hazy with a smallish tan head. Aroma is light cherry sweetness, along with some clove yeastiness. The taste follows the nose, but is stronger. Mostly its the cherry medicinal sweetness along with the clove yeast. The sweetness cloys a bit in the aftertaste, but is decent enough. Palate is medium bodied, coats the mouth a bit, lowish carbonation. Overall, not a terrible dubbel, but the sweet is not entirely my thing.


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