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RATINGS: 172   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A brown, Belgian-style abbey ale. Caramel, banana, biscuit and fruity-aromas contribute to the balance of this strong, complex beer. A sweet, bready and caramel flavor follows with a silky, creamy finish.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
50belair (3551) - Florida, USA - JUL 3, 2013
Bottle shared by Randall. Murky brown pour with an off white head. Sour berry aromas. The taste pretty much follows suit. Great mouthfeel and body.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (7216) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUN 7, 2013
12 ounce thanks to BlowOffTube. Dark pour. Wow. That is different. Fruit and cherry and molasses. Big nose. Caramel. Pretty interesting.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo (6017) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUN 7, 2013
Brown pour with foamy white head. Light chocolate, brown sugar, dried fruit, and a touch o sour. Brown sugar, caramel malt, and a sweet finish. Medium/full bodied with good carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (9782) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 1, 2013
12 oz. bottle shared at the Beer Download table at DLD. Thanks, guys! Pours a murky brown color with a small beige head. Banana, plum, caramel, bread, and brown sugar. Medium-bodied, with low carbonation and a sweet, smooth, eventually coating mouthfeel. Not bad.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Chalsk (1104) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - MAR 28, 2013
On tap at Torst. Pours a light brown color with an oil slick head. Aroma of dark fruit, bananas, and caramel. Lots of flavor. Caramel, alcohol, spice and some chocolate notes mixed in. Excellent dubbel. Challenges Westy 8.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bacterial (2931) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAR 28, 2013
Pour from a 2012 12 oz bottle. Hazy dark brown, thin tan head. Soft carbonation. Nice viscosity on this one - substantial but not too thick. Nose is malty, honey and some yeast in there too. Booze is well hidden beneath some nice malt profiles - quite good!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dogfishho (669) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - MAR 27, 2013
Pours dark brown with ruby tints. Very little head and very little in the way of carbonation on the palate. The aroma is fruity with sweet cherry and raspberry tones along with some caramel and a modest wine grape tannic finish. The only problem is that the flavor is a tad hollow. Not bad but not that great either. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Damico (3145) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 26, 2013
Pours clear honey amber, like lighter brandy with a sandy head. Aroma and flavor punch you in the face equally with huge spicy malty flavors, sweet with impressions of barrel aging even, crazy. Obviously so big for a dubbel it wasnt brewed in Belgium, it is so smooth it is uncanny for the boozy notes. The yeast is there to maintain the style but actually eclipsed by the big malty and spicy aspects.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
umich03jm (3513) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - MAR 7, 2013
2012 bottle, abv says 10.25%. Pours a very dark ruby red color with a small head that fades normally. Really nice Belgian-y aroma of dark fruit, bananas, bubblegum, raisin bread, and caramel. Taste is fairly sweet at first with lots of dark fruit, raisins, and bananas. Flavor turns to dark bread and caramel by the finish. No alcohol burn in the finish but I dont like the fizzy carbonation that comes out. Thats about the only thing I dont like about it though. Pretty delicious Belgian dark.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (10925) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 4, 2013
Deep brown pour, small head. Flavors of dark dried fruit, especially nice sweet dates and raisins, I get hints of bubblegum, bready notes and a sweet finish. Pretty good.


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