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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.37/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 228   ABV: 7.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A Fruity, Rich, Monastic Style Beer. Amber/Topaz colored with a generous long lasting fine bubble head. Truly a Meal.

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3.3
Suttree (6385) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 6, 2010
OK, I rarely say anything is too hoppy, but this wasn’t really like an abbey ale. Reddish copper, with a thin ring of foam Smell sweet and amlty, but the flavor is more like, I dunno, a standard brown ale with some Belgian yeast or something. Tasty, but kind of odd...

3.6
decaturstevo (6244) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - DEC 5, 2010
Copper with tan head and lace. Light brown sugar and bread on the aroma. Bread brown sugar and Belgian yeast. Medium bodied with good carbonation.

3.3
bubbleflubber (2227) - Swannanoa, North Carolina, USA - NOV 14, 2010
On draught from the brewery, it pours a deep hickory-walnut into the glass with an eggshell head that reduces to a thin ring leaving spotty webbed lacing. Some caramel, brown sugar and hints of farmyard aromas. The flavors are of caramel malt with some cherry aftereffects, lightly toasted brown sugar, and finishing with just a hint of phenols and pepper. A tad unilateral, the body still has some substance and is medium without being cloying. The palate is slightly oily with light notes of carbonation keeping the mouthfeel alive. A decent Abbey nonetheless.

3.2
jcwattsrugger (12420) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 20, 2010
1L bottle-pours a foamy tan head that laces and copper color. Aroma is sweet medium malt-roasty/toffee, secondary earthy hops. Taste is sweet medium/dark malt-cocoa powder/roasty/toffee, secondary earthy hops, yeast, raisin/prune.

3.1
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUN 11, 2010
Serving: 750 ml bottle from Bruisin Ales
It pours a hazy, deep brown color with a creamy, tan head. Decent head retention and good lacing. The nose is big and boozy with notes of ripe fruit, golden raisins, spice, and yeast. The flavor isn’t as bold as the nose. Notes of yeast, boozy fruit, earth and a touch of soap. Medium to rich body with medium to high, slightly aggressive carbonation and a short to medium, malty finish. A pretty decent but not great abbey ale. I would like to try this one again at the brewery.

3.6
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 24, 2010
Tap at Wedge- Nice overall- seemed restrained- I thought it was going to be too fruity or too phenolic, not so. Pours a nice light amber with a thin head. Aroma is nice- biscuit and toasty malts, light honey- very light restrained fruitiness- pear and light raisin, yeasty and doughy but nice. Flavor is yeasty, restrained phenolics- light leather hints, toast, biscuity, light caramel very light fruits, and relatively clean- easy to drink too.

3.8
Gmku (303) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 23, 2009
From the tap at the Wedge brew pub. Not as aromatic or full tasting as some dubbels I’ve had, and not quite as spot on for style as the Wedge’s fantastic Golem (tripel), but this nevertheless is quite enjoyable.

3.2
zizzybalubba (1868) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 20, 2009
Bottle from Bruisin’ Ales (and a 1 quart .8 oz. bottle at that, very cool). Brownish-orange pour with very little head. Not much in the way of aroma. Thin bodied with some detection of dark fruits and toffee in the flavor. Easily noticeable as an dubbel but unfortunately just a bit too thin. Drinkable and decent enough but I had hoped for more.

3
italianjohn (3133) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2009
Dark brown amber pour tan head sweet and fruity with a slight hop at the end a very fruity and delicious brew not offensive but nothing special

3.4
chandler0201 (650) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 22, 2009
Red pour with tan head. Sweet and roasts in the aroma with fruit. Hint of toffee in the flavor and kind of creamy. Interesting version of this style.


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