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RATINGS: 2212   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Deep burgundy color with a big, fluffy head. Complex fruit aromas with a layered sweetness (honey, then caramel, then toffee) with a hint of licorice and chocolate. A big, rich, abbey-style ale that dries out nicely on the finish.

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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
badwhale (420) - Bitterville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2010
Bottle to chilled mug. Light yellow head, with nice lacing. Dark amber color, cloudy. Musky scent. Lots of thick malt flavors. Sweet and delicious.


3.5
oobawa (1931) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 18, 2018
Better than it scores, hampered by a somewhat lackadaisical nose and a very non-Belgian appearance. Otherwise, an enjoyable American take on the venerable Abbey style, intensely fruity and up front with its yeasty joy, overflowing with sugary red apple, caramel, black cherry, cocoa, clove, and wheat bread, backed up by a mild bit of soapy hops and a bready, clove-n-sugar laced finish. A bit lacking in the fade for a dubbel, and the texture could use a little taming, but a fine pint nonetheless. Makes me very curious as to what a little barrel aging could do. Again, better than it scores.

3.3
17Beer (469) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 28, 2018
12 oz bottle. Scents of yeast and barnyard. Pours a dull opaque brown with a big thick persistent tan head. Some lacing. Tastes of raisins, alcohol and sour yeasty notes. Very fizzy mouthfeel. Long lingering sour finish. Well made but not my favorite style.

4.4
rjplumer (1267) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 13, 2018
A sweet dark fruity aroma. An also deep ruby body with bold off-white head. The heavy fruitiness fallows threw in that taste.Hints of cherry and sweet raspberry. Dry bold finish. Delicious and enjoyable. Amazing!

3.4
closey22 (2133) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JAN 3, 2018
Deep red amber with thin beige head Aroma is malty slight fruity sweetness Flava is very sweet malty Feels medium and silky and very sticky cloying Finishes dryly sweet malt

4.1
SFtaster (72) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 27, 2017
In growler from draft, poured into chilled glass. Intense malt flavor with complex spices - clove, banana, butterscotch. Plenty of hops to provide balance. Nice example of the Belgian Abbey ale style. Will go well with the pork & sauerkraut dinner that I have planned for tonight. Perfect beer during cold winter months.

3.9
geolgau (544) - Cluj-Napoca, ROMANIA - NOV 21, 2017
Complex, fruity and malty aroma. Jam, caramel, dried fruits, toffee. Taste is the same as the aroma, just a touch of licorice and a very nice fruitiness. Great aftertaste, sweet and malty. It's a very nice dubbel.

4.3
gripweed57 (3055) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - NOV 12, 2017
12 ounce bottle. Hazy burgundy red color. Large rocky tan head. Rich earthy caramel malt nose. Flavor has notes of fig, dark cherries and toasted raisin bread. Soft and luxurious on the palate. Quite delicious with warming alcohol and dark fruit notes in finish. Quite simply one of the best Abbey Dubbel styled ales I have tasted. Wonderfully nuanced and richly complex.

3.8
MrTipple (7323) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2017
Sweet, dark malts, caramel, molasses, Belgian yeast. Hazy, dark brown, medium, creamy, beige head. Medium sweet. More sweet grain and bread malts, sweet, candied, dried, dark fruits, prunes, figs, soft carbonation, full bodied. Beautiful Dubbel. Bottle at GABF17, Denver.

3.6
Bill Becker (2056) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 16, 2017
From Oct 2005 Poured into the glass a very nice dark amber with a good sized head that didn't stick around very long. What was left was a fine lacing around the glass. The smell is quite inviting with fruity tones mixed with a sweet malty aroma and a bit of alcohol. The taste was less complex than I thought it would be with a good dose of plum notes and some malt but not much else. Still, all in all, I liked it and would drink it again.

4.7
bmcwolf (6) - - SEP 30, 2017 does not count
Pod heavy ale Malty heavy but fruity finish Not a light beer Life is good 75 characters ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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