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RATINGS: 3072   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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3.8
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
RSRIZZO (1986) - 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
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
Funknmilla (745) - 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
bleeng (1682) - 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 couldn’t pass on this.

4.3
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
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 IPA’s, but this is such a great beer. Next to IPA, my next fave style! Frigen awesome brew!

3.8
BillKismet (4057) - 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.

3.6
piscator34 (2529) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 24, 2007
Amber in colour with moderate carbonation. Great aromas of red berry fruits, creamy caramel malts, floral hops, and a bit of raisin and spice. In the mouth, it starts off fruity and malty, but dries out really quickly with notes of woody hops and iron. Not as heavy as expected. A nice drinkable beer, but not as good as the Rochefort.

3.7
BelgiskOlklub (1082) - Viby J, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2014 Bottle (2005). Brown with big brown/beige head. Aroma of bread, roasty and cereal. Medium sweetness and lightly bitter. Medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, long roasted, sweet and dry finish.


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