RATINGS: 266   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
During the fermentation of the first batch of this Abbey-style dubbel, the yeast «died» and was «resurrected» by brewer Chris Cashell. This beer is not unlike those that certain Belgian monks have been brewing since the 16th century. Made with five types of barley malt and lots of sugar, this beer is quite strong and flavorful, without being too sweet.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lubiere (13525) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 22, 2009
A dark amber ale with a thin white head. A good caramel malt aroma with light butterscotch. Not very Belgian, more like a jacked-up Irish red, buttery, strong alcohol. Not my favourite. On tap at brewpub, Dec. 28 2008.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (7940) - Brier, Washington, USA - FEB 16, 2009
750, corked and baled. Thanks, BeachBum25! Crystal clear dark amber with ruddied highlights. Thin gray rim. Tripel-y nose of dust, green apples, and bubblegum. Creamy medium body. Sweetness is very subdued on the mid-palate. Some resiny hop comes up over the sugars. Mild nutty finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - FEB 14, 2009
Draught at the brewpub. Dark orange-amber with a small head. Light aroma is a bit fruity and herbal but hard to make out. Dry flavor, with a mix of light caramel, distinct yeasty character that blended with a woody bitterness in the finish. Pretty light in body and character overall. The yeast character was similar to their pale ale and I wasn’t too hot on it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
jsh12bama (681) - Alabama, USA - JAN 17, 2009
Draft. Pours amber with thin off white head. Aroma of spices. Taste is heavy with spice and burnt malt. If I had a drain I would have dumped it. Not sure if the keg was old or this is what they were going for. Not good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SQNfan (591) - Wheaton, Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2008
This poured burnt orange/amber in color with a thick fluffy head that fades but a small head remains. The nose shows off aromas of yeast, candi sugar, burnt butter, orange pulp and spice. In the mouth this was medium-bodied but seems old and maybe oxidized a bit (or heat damage). The palate was rich and smooth with plenty of carbonation. It just didn’t seem as fresh as I would expect.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beachbum25 (1086) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - DEC 21, 2008
750 ML Bottle-Cloudy golden color w/a moderate white head & good lacing. Light, citrus, winelike aroma. Fairly dry, particularly for a Belgian Type Brew, w/a winelike flavor. Traces of white grape, & light citrus, kind of creamy w/a lot of carbonation. Had some spice to it, was a little cold when I first poured it, really perked up as it warmed. A little different than a lot of Belgians, but quite good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - NOV 27, 2008
On tap at the brewpub. Touches soft cotton and apple in the nose. Clearish brown-red, with a white rim. Flavor is fresh and lightly creamy. Dry, light, cereal-bright ester and phenol glow. Fruity in great ways, yet showing good malt complexity. Well-integrated alcohol. Finishes dry and with a nice juicyfruit kiss. Solid. Comes across as more of a soft, belgian brown. Misses some of the raisin and dark sugar character I would expect from the style. Still delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - SEP 10, 2008
On tap at brewery. Copper brown with no head. Caramel, molasses, and brown sugar aroma and taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Soonah (1120) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 14, 2008
On tap at Max’s in Baltimore. The pour was more brown than red, slightly turbid and sat beneath a decent off-white head that was borderline creamy. The aroma was lots of malt and spices. The flavor was very malt heavy with nice spice but not as much fruitiness as I like. The mouthfeel was fine, solid carbonation that added life but wasn’t in the way.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skeegle (566) - Maryland, USA - JUL 14, 2008
Nice spicy aroma with lightly sweet flavors of yeastiness, brown sugar, apples, plums, and some banana but only after the finish. Fairly crisp despite a nice maltiness. Very good beer.

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