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RATINGS: 3076   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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emacgee (4676) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 11, 2007
Pours a deep murky brown with a tan creamy head. The aroma is sweet, definitely Belgian, alcohol shows through, some dark sugars and fruits. The flavor is sweet, crisp, slight alcohol, Belgian flavor, grapes. The palate is cool and crisp. A good Belgian, not up to par with a dubbel.

DSG (14784) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2016 Re-rate 6/16: Bottle shared at a tasting at Max’s place. 5-6 years old, kept for 4 years in the fridge. Malt, caramel, dark fruits, honey note, a bit of spiciness, sweet, bitterish finish. Decent. 6/3/7/3/14=3.3

Bottle at some restaurant in Brussels. Dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is malt, caramel, spices and some dark fruits. Flavor is malty and fruity with caramel and some spices. Medium to full body. 7/4/7/4/15=3.7

kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2011
Date: February 20, 2001
Mode: Bottle
Source: www.belgianshop.com
Appearance: dark brown with ruby highlights, creamy tan head
Aroma: rich sweet malt aroma with a touch of floral hops
Flavor: rich malt flavor, subtle hints of chocolate, dry, but not bitter, initially lots of carbonation to the point of distraction but settles down to a creamy milkshake

Date: August 07, 2004
Aroma: lots of ripe fruit in the initial aroma
Body: body still starts with a lot of carbonation
Flavor: very rich and complex dark malt flavor mixed with just the right amount of alcohol, fades as it warms

Date: February 07, 2008
Mode: bottle
Source: Ale Atlanta
Appearance: a bit thin
Overall: lots of sweet dark fruit in both the aroma and flavor

Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 16/20
Rating: 3.9/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: *** /4

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.

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. I’d 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.

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 I’d drink it again, great beer.

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. There’s a hearty body with this Dubbel that provides an exceptional smoothness. Not too thick, but still very creamy. There’s 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.

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.

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.

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.

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