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RATINGS: 3005   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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A reddish brown trappist ale, malty and fruit, featuring a 3 week secondary fermentation. This ale has a full, pale yellow head. The bouquet is full of esters and fruitiness. Notes of ripe banana predominate. The taste is fruity and slightly bitter, with a long, dry finish.

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4.5
rampmaster (642) - Alden, New York, USA - APR 13, 2008
This is a wonderful dubbel that pours dark chocolate brown. The body is dark and hazy. The head is off white thick and bubbly, that makes for good lacing. Aromatic roasted malts and classic Belgian yeast fills the nose. Also there were light unripe or green banana and caramel notes. It tastes as good as it smells, malty and sweet, with hops being very low key. Molasses and malts, banana and caramel blend together to round out this smooth and silky ale. The body is full with soft carbonation and finishes dry, slightly bitter.

4
wyzzywyz22 (2108) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2008
Draught, Amsterdam. Had forgotten just how good this is! Deep dark brown colour with a decent off white head. Malty fruity aroma. Very smooth, flavour is more malt and fruit fruit. Wanted another straight away which is always a good sign. Think this is the best of the Westmalle beers.

4.2
changeup45 (1731) - Lake Mary, Florida, USA - APR 13, 2008
Pours a dark brown color topped with a nice thick foamy tanish head. Aroma is nice and fresh consisting of dark fruits, yeast and a touch of wine. The mouthfeel is creamy, slightly tart and relatively full and rich. The flavor here is some sugary dark fruits with yeast and a touch of roasted malts. Not crazy flavorful but they all blend together quite nicely. The finish is somewhat mellow and clean. This beer is extremely smooth and easy drinking. Another excellent one from the Monks.

3.5
Hank1980 (966) - Athens, Georgia, USA - APR 7, 2008
Pours a deep brown with a light brown head. Nose is not as big as some other dubbels. Malt and fruit are there. The taste is also not too agressive. Again, some malt and fruit with some spice as well. The finish is somewhat bitter. Body is dry and maybe little watery. Overall, a nice very drinkable dubbel.

4
IPAGargoyleGuy (140) - Troy, NY, New York, USA - APR 4, 2008
53 cents at a supermarket in Amsterdam...nice! Quite malty, with a slight fruit flavor and sourness. Sweetness comes through at the end, and lasts a good amount of time.

4
norsedoc (248) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2008
Small bottle. Dark brown beer with toasty and fruity aromas. Full flavored. Not overpowering, very drinkable. Turns a little sour at the end, but balanced with a little sweet. Subtle dark chocolate notes.

3
tompete (337) - Tillsonburg, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 31, 2008
Very malty. A solid trappist ale. Unexpectedly plain. Almost too much malt flavor.

3.5
BustedFlat (554) - Edina, Minnesota, USA - MAR 30, 2008
Poured deep amber with a foamy tan head. Aroma - dark fruit, malt and yeast. Very creamy mouthfeel. Fruity and bready with floral hops. A touch dry. Some bitterness.

5
Bragesnak (5394) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2008
Fredagsbaren på biologi, Aarhus - Bottled Cockney Pub - on tap A miracle - perfect combination of sweetness, alcohol and carbonation Spiced and with a characteristic yeast-fruity taste

3.7
BuckeyeSammy (617) - Palo Alto, Ohio, USA - MAR 28, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2009 Dark ruby amber, thick beige head, nice lacing. Aroma of dark fruits, wine, slight malt. Hmm large carbonated, interesting beer. Flavor of dark fruits, deep bitter undertones, candied malt very prevalent. Hard to pinpoint the flavors. Heavy carnation, enjoyable.


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