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RATINGS: 3039   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeinDahlem (1479) - Berlin, GERMANY - DEC 7, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2008 Still sets the standard for abbey dubbels. Its malty, dark-fruit character gives way to more hops when found on draft. Great with steak or beef stew. Very pretty beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RiverHorse (457) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 3, 2007
Bottle at Firewaters in Atlantic City. Pours a deep brown color with amber highlights into the trappist glass. A quick inch of head and Belgian lace stuck around awhile. Fruity notes accompanied the malty, yeasty scents on the nose. A very complex taste with several flavors rushing the palate. A nice balance between sweet and bitter with fruit, sugar, spices and malt. Excellent smooth finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wickedpete (634) - Lexington Park, Maryland, USA - DEC 2, 2007
Dark brown with a small fizzy head that forms and then recedes into a layer of tan mist on top. The aroma is fruity sweet of apples and grapes with some yeast and brown sugar coming through. The flavor is fruit up front and then quickly turns to a dry bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RSRIZZO (1980) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 1, 2007
Had this beer on 7/28/2007. Aroma is a rich sweet malt scent. Color is a deep solid amber with good carbonation and a tight tan head. Taste is creamy smooth and rich. Starting with a medium body it goes down incredibly smooth . Finish comes out creamy with a mild sweetness and easy yeast fruity flavor, then it sharpens a bit with a nice bitterness that ligers into a dry after taste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Walkowiak (21) - Northville, Michigan, USA - NOV 29, 2007
33 cl. bottle. Cloudy brown-red color. Thick, cream-colored head. Aroma is malty and sweet. Highly carbonated. Tasted malty and very dry. Medium mouth feel. A nice beer, but I was a bit disappointed.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Funknmilla (743) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2007
Yeasty malts=feets...muddy brown with a cappuccino head,fluffy and firm appearance.....effervescent and light with bitter malts swishing between my teeth...she smells the na na, I smell the alcohol in the same glass, snifter style...yummy malt taste brought out with the cheese (porter cheddar)...medium body once the malts settle...a well made ending...flavors in the mouth, very pleasant

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bleeng (1679) - Seattle still not near Beersel., Washington, USA - NOV 28, 2007
12 oz bottle. Pours very carbonated with a thick, dark-white head. Loads of flavors on the nose without sticking my nose in the glass. Sugary, sweetish, malty nose. Taste-carbonation blasts you in the mouth and nose, then the alcohol after that. The roasted malt and strong hop presence (especially for a Trappist beer) blows through with the candy sugars. This has never been my favorite Trappist brewery-but for $2.99/bottle I couldnt pass on this.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
davhix (38) - Colorado, USA - NOV 27, 2007
very good. nice, dark color with cream colored head. good taste of hops, malt, bread. fantastic stuff from the trappists.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CelticBrew (912) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - NOV 25, 2007
Pours dark amber brown, forming off white foamy head. Aroma raisins, flowered hops with raspberries, plums and candy comes through too. Flavour is of lovely malts, cotton candy, bananas and burnt plums. Oh my Lord, a wonderful beer from our friends in Belgium!! Sheeeesh, I love my American IPAs, but this is such a great beer. Next to IPA, my next fave style! Frigen awesome brew!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
BillKismet (3989) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 25, 2007
Dark brown amber with decent head. Aroma of sharp crystal malts and some burnt caramel. Flavor of burnt carmael, good malt backbone. Medium-bodied, alcohol content merges well in the beer. Improves markedly with warming/aeration. Banana esters and breadiness unwind. Enjoyable and well-crafted, but falls short of extraordinary.


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