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RATINGS: 3056   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ganache (5773) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 15, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2015 Bottle. Sweet nutty and malty aroma, light lemongrass and fruity candy notes, really diverse and attractive. Several different kinds of candy, indeed. Deep ruby-mahogany pour with a soapy light brown head. Crisp taste, bone dry and yeasty with soft maltiness and increasingly hoppy hoppiness. Very dry end is nutty, [regular-] grassy, and complex. Balanced and smooth. Darkly, portentiously fruity with a medium-full body. Superb dubbel - its hop profile is to be envied by just about everyone, everywhere. [May be the best dubbel Ive had, I need to get my hands on some more Binchoise] [2008.01.15: 4.0]

Bottle best before end 04/11/15. Nose is extremely fruity and malty, dark red berry and cherry with plum and grape, faint apricot, some banana, strong yeast character. Bit of a slow gusher, but only briefly, pours deep ruby with an overall dark brown impression and a short tan head. Body very crisply carbonated, extremely dry despite the strong, full maltiness and brown sugar / toffee notes; earth, lower minerals, medium fruit in the mouth, still fresh and abundantly estery. Extremely faint tartness. Only light hoppiness and very little of the nuttiness I noted earlier; gently warming in the chest and no sign of alcohol in the mouth, though theres some roughness that should have mellowed by now. Still crazy after all these years. [2015.03.10: 4.1]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joekfsu (138) - Boardman, Ohio, USA - JAN 15, 2008
11.2 oz bottle. Pours a murky, non-translucent brown with a massive tan head that is mostly diminishing. Aroma of dark fruit, mostly raisin, some yeast and alcohol. Initial flavor of apple and grape with more dark fruits coming in later. Light body, moderate carbonation, slight alcohol presence, and some lacing. Ok beer, worth a try.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7931) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 15, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2011 Good stuff. Aroma is equal mix earthy, spicy hops and molasses, strong malt flavors with some fruit esters as well. Pours an extremely dark red tinged brown with a large creamy kakhi head that lasts pretty well. Some of the best lacing I have seen so far. Taste is okay but somewhat watery for a 7% Trappist Dubbel. A bit dry and over carbonated for the style. That said, this beer is worth getting again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 14, 2008
Pours a dark reddish brown with a great creamy head and a touch of lacing. Aroma seems earthy and fruity, with some sweet tones. Flavor is lots of fruit, plums, raisins, bananas. A good tangy finish, with a touch of bitterness. A great beer, but not my favorist Trappist variety.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
WickerBrew (311) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 14, 2008
Its pretty clear how much work and tradition go into these trappist beers - they have a very refined complex taste. Seems like every beer molecule can be tasted individually. Its all ale taste, they done use a whole lote of hops to cover up anything. Very carbonated - leaves behind a dry feeling despite the sweetness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
phantomtwister (19) - BELGIUM - JAN 11, 2008
For me its the badest trappist in belgium. (i live there) I dont say westmalle is bad, because the triple is my favorite beer. For me the beer is not powerfull enough. Maybe because the alcohol is low?

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
themadmumis (347) - Westminster, Maryland, USA - JAN 9, 2008
This is definately the best Dubbel Ive ever experienced. Balanced is the name of this... all the way from aroma to finish. Outstanding hazy dark red color and semi-sweet aroma leads to balanced mild fruit taste and slightly more carbonation than the traditional. Wow!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
FatPhil (15798) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 8, 2008
330ml bottle. Very dark, light healthy off-white head. Aroma ranges from apple and peach initially to raisin and plum, with candifloss present too. Lively carbonation, a little too much perhaps. Taste follows the same pattern as the aroma, very mellow and with a sweet richly-roasted malty taste, verging on coffee but with also sweet fleshy fruit too.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
darkseduction (740) - Zweibrcken, GERMANY - JAN 7, 2008
Bottle. Dark Brown Colour, creamy head but not long, very powerful in the beginning. Slight yeast taste, long dry aftertaste. The hop taste is very subtle and well done. A masterpiece!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
webjedi (250) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - JAN 5, 2008
Pours a dark brown copper with a think ass head... 2-3 inches. Tinny sweetness on the nose and slight metallic on the tongue on initial taste. A little on the dried fruits, more grape-like than anything. Tart, and malty on second swallow in the mouth. Musty yeast on the nose, slight bitterness on the sides on the tongue... medium mouthfeel (thickness). (Bottle Pour 1/5/2008)

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