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RATINGS: 3058   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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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
charcot25 (181) - Cordova, Tennessee, USA - AUG 30, 2007
Pours a dark reddish-brown with a lacy off-white head. Aroma of caramel, figs/raisons and roasted malt. Tastes a bit sweet but with a good backbone of hop bitterness and alcohol. Maybe a little bit of fusel bite as well. Not as hot as some of mine, though. These fusels have matured into flowerly, rose-like esters. Finishes dry and a note of cocoa and rum. Complex and enjoyable.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RedCloud (129) - Rhode Island, USA - AUG 30, 2007
Pours a dark cloudy caramel color, with minimum head that lasts for a bit. There are particles hanging around as well. Smells instantly of grape wine, but with raisin and sweet malt ribbons. Tastes of prune, slight coffee, and cream, with traces of vanilla - all somewhat weak - and a small molasses finish/aftertaste. Very light bodied with little carbonation. Id like to ad that towards the end of the glass, the particles keep a muddy stance and give a great ending full of wheat bread and cinnamon and raisin.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
theviolet (186) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 25, 2007
Deep fruity aroma. Dark malt. Absolutely beautiful appearance, dark reddish brown. Perfect head, creamy tan that stays well. Great flavor, not too strong, slight alcohol in the finish. Malt and fruit taste. Good lacing of the head. Nothing outstanding on the palate. Simple. Expensive, but Id drink it again, great beer.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cking (1175) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - AUG 20, 2007
Looks like a beautiful glass of root beer, dense brown pour with a creamy and bubbly tan top. Heavy lacing that gradually slides back down into the beer. Figs and sugary raisins lead off the abundant well rounded aroma. There is a very excellent scent of quality grape juice concentrate, almost wine like in nature. Not an extremely complex aroma but it is outstanding and very inviting. Theres a hearty body with this Dubbel that provides an exceptional smoothness. Not too thick, but still very creamy. Theres a wonderful underlying flavor of juicy red wine, this is initially noticed in the aroma but it really thrives as the base of a great well rounded flavor. Mild earthiness with some even milder smoked nuttiness. Moderately bitter notes are detected here and there, but this gets overshadowed by the fermented sweetness. Dark fruits, malty, sugary, and bitter all tossed together. There are many great facets involved with this great Belgian.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 14, 2007
Cloudy, dark brown body with amber edges. Frothy off-white head that settles to a 1mm film. Beautiful, sudsy lacing. Aroma is a bit subdued, but I picked up caramel malts, figs, and candied sugar. Flavor was more of the same, with caramelized malts leading the charge and dark fruits following closely behind. Not overly complex, but well crafted in its simplicity. The smells and tastes really intensify as the beer warms. Medium body that is sweet but not overly cloying. Very smooth and easy to drink. Quality across the board, but nothing really outstanding.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cbeers21 (693) - Miami, Florida, USA - AUG 13, 2007
Deep brown with nice head and lacing on the glass. A direct beer, with hidden complexity and it reveals itself slowly as the glass empties. A figgy, malty scent emits from the beer as well as tobacco, suagry, caramel aromas and flavors. Subtle, smokey,fruity roasted notes make themselves known throughout the session. Nice beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcbackus (758) - Merritt Island, Florida, USA - AUG 13, 2007
bottle pours a dark chocolate brown with a small tan head. initioal aroma of sugary toffee malts, light aroma of dark fuits and what seems like vanilla. nothing to overpowering in this. flavour is spicey (peppery), dark sugars that are slightly burnt, and some toffee malts. finishes very smooth.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
teebradford (51) - Senatobia, Mississippi, USA - AUG 13, 2007
Flying Saucier-Memphis. My first perfect rating. Wow. Also, my first genuine trappist ale. It came out with a special glass. Just pouring the beer and watching the fluffy head slowly dissipate was a treat in itself. Gorgeous dark color. Magical aroma: Fig, plum, raisin. Some other stuff I dont know how to label. First sip: Heaven. Very complex with more fruit and molasses. Youd never know this was 7% alcohol. You dont even notice it. The flavor changes slightly on the back end. Comes off a little dry. My nose burned slightly. After I swallowed, my stomach felt warm. Just a great, great brew. Save for special occasions. This stuff is expensive. $10 a bottle!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DerWeg (1659) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 11, 2007
Some caramelly dark sugar, hint dark dried fruit, and rounded-off hop flavour. Medium palate, warming and a touch sweet but still not cloying - refreshing beer for a Dubbel. Cant describe aroma - it is all fine subtle complexity. Finishes fairly clean, highly drinkable for 2-3 servings.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IndianaRed (4425) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 10, 2007
Bottle pours a slightly hazy deep brown with slight redish hints. Small but persistant light tan head and thick sheeting lacing. Nice woody brown sugar and dark pitted fruits in the aroma. Flavor is not so interesting. Light typical belgian yeast notes and soft woody blanket of flavors. Quite hightly carbonated which seems to blast away some of the subtle flavors. Still nice. Light fizzy palatte.


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