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RATINGS: 3000   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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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 9, 2007
[366-20070625] 330mL. Smells strongly of malty alcohol with a hint of cherry and light yeasty Christmas spices. Clear, dark brown red body with a long-lasting off-white head. Tastes like strawberry licorice with an alcohol kick but nice aftertaste, also very sweet and reminds me of fresh bread. Smooth full body. Booze is overly prominent.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
glennmastrange (2742) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - JUL 5, 2007
Bottle. Moderate notes of milk chocolate, leather, and really no noticable hop smell. The background has raisin and vanilla in it as well. It has an off white fizzy head thats mostly diminishing with not much lacing. Color is a murky brown/black. Taste starts lightly sweet and moderately acidic and finishes tart, bitter and a bit acetic. Palate is between med/light and medium and the texture feels oily to start and ends quite dry. Carbonation is fizzy and it has a fair amount of alcohol in the finish. A very tasty Abbey.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
estoves2 (98) - SWEDEN - JUL 2, 2007
Dark ruby red body with thick thoaty brown head that lasts the entire beer. Aroma is of dried fruit like plums and little yeast and alcohol. Flavor is fruity of plums and some notes of banana. Little yeasty. Spicy clovelike hops. Small bitternes in the finish. Palate is mediumthick and creamy.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - JUL 1, 2007
Pours a dark brown with reddish hues. Deep maroon, with a small, but well retained light tan head. Lots od dark fruits, dark malts, and candy sugar in the aroma. Very sweet smelling. The taste is big and bold, really sweet and fruity. Dark berries, malts, other dark fruits, some candy sugar, and a slight bitterness in the finish. Seems to be aloit going on here. The aftertaste has a hint of alcohol, but fruity on the palate. Nice brew. Good representation of this style in my opinion.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
smhncabot (310) - Cabot, Arkansas, USA - JUN 30, 2007
pours mahogany with minimal off-white head. aroma is a little funky with a lot of overripe fruit and some toffee and caramel sweetness. taste is fruity with ripe fruit and berry. there is a good amount of toffee and caramel sweetness with slight tangy and roast bitterness in the finish. pretty solid.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Embrouille (2843) - SWITZERLAND - JUN 29, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2009 Bottled 33cl. It pours a beautiful deep amber beer with a thick, rather big remaining tanned head. Outstanding flowery aromas of ripe fruits including berries, melon, banana and peaches. Wonderful hints of wild strawberries. Some toffee and licorice in the nose. Very sweet and slightly smoky. Some woody, madeira-like elements. The flavor is very rich and sweet with reminiscent woody characteristics. Rather vinous. This beer has a pleasant bitterness. A very well balanced dubbel with a sharp and spicy taste. Lots of caramel with hints of black chocolate. The finish is bitter with some dark chocolate that comes through.. I was impressed by this dubbel! Additional comment: An excellent trappist - slightly sour. Woody and vinous. Some candied fruits showing up. Unique. Third rerate: Excellent. Huge amonts of aniseed, chocolate, pineapple, homemade caramel, candy and sage showing up in both aroma and flavor. Good bitterness. Absolutely fantastic. After several sampings: Mango does come to mind in the taste especially.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
carl4beer (522) - Fairfax Station, Virginia, USA - JUN 26, 2007
pours dark brown and a bit hazey. aroma is a bit sweet and tart with malt and some raison. mouthful is rich and and a smooth with great fig/raison and some caramel. finishes crisply. very nice...

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Wobbler (46) - IRELAND - JUN 23, 2007
Darkish brown with a touch of red, bit of a head which doesnt last too long. The beer smells like chocolate and maybe some dried fruit. Very complex taste. One of the best dubbels Ive tasted.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 21, 2007
Bottle, pours black with a slight reddishness and a great foamy beige head (I liked the bottle as well). A fruity malt aroma with caramal and raisins and then a whiff of alcohol. Not as heavy or sweet as I was expecting. Light and malty at first, but then a much stronger sourness comes through and alcohol fills the mouth and the nostrils. There are some rich fruity flavours there, but it is the complex nature of the palate that carries me away. Damn good, cant wait to taste the Tripel....

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Whelk (123) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2007
Bottle--aroma is heavily sweet, very strong raisin, maybe some plum. Appearance is a rich purple-brown, light brown head. Flavor is quite sweet and very fruity. Raisin is foremost, along with apple and plum. Its rich and malty as well. Overall, complex but still very drinkable. Very enjoyable.


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