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RATINGS: 3011   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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Squirreldogger (4) - Chicago (Lincoln Park), Illinois, USA - FEB 9, 2007 does not count
33cl. exp. 9/5/08 St. Bernardus Chalice Great malty aroma. with a great dry hop finish I was not expecting but loved!. Id like to try this in a 750ml bottle to get a bit of that cork aroma and flavor. Overall great brew although from what I remember from a couple months back not as good as Chimays dubbel. Id like to do a side by side!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - FEB 8, 2007
Dark brown body with a large tan head, lasting, nice lacing. The aroma is banana, figs, pear and perfumey hops. The flavor is pear, some banana and peach, figs, golden raisins, candi sugar and herbal hops. Medium body, moderately dry, very soft texture. Excellent and very deserving of its stellar reputation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - FEB 7, 2007
Dark chestnut color, thin wispy head. Slightly bready yeast aroma, Belgian malts. Some light fruit aromas present and nicely compliment the yeast and malt aromas. Light palate, mildly carbonated. Mild sour notes in the taste, nice balance to the sweetness and malt, dry finish. Extremely pleasant to drink and has a subtle complexity to it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - FEB 7, 2007
(330 ml bottle (stamped "05/11/05") from <A HREF=http://www.ratebeer.com/Place/maine/portland/ target=blank>Downeast Beverage Co., cellared for 1 year after purchase) Nice elegant beer but I found flavor didnt quite live up to aroma...Pours very murky dark rusty reddish-brown. Two fingers of biege head recede to about 1/4". Aroma is really nice - brown sugar, red wine, yeast, bread, dough, malt, dark fruit - very inviting. Mouthfeel is medium-full, lots of light prickliness actually detracts I think. Dryish, esp. in finish. Flavor: I was expecting a big wallop that didnt really come. Red wine flavor with nice maltiness and yeastiness mixed in. Flavor was rather "thin" though in comparison to aroma.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
andyhite (308) - Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA - FEB 7, 2007
300ml bottle. pours w/a white head (slightly tan tinted) and a pearl brown hue. the head is quite spongy and slowly residual. aromas of cloudy hops, bread-like fruit, and fresh malts. taste is all over the map; dry hops, wet hops, toasted, but not burnt malts, lemon-citrus blend fruits, and an overall smooth yet carbonated mouthfeel with a pleasant, well-balanced finish. also - notes of oak and slight, non-offensive bitterness. A beer to enjoy...the dubbels are a new love of mine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
VikingHammer (506) - Lynnfield, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 5, 2007
Pours a Dark brown with a creamy white head. Aroma of dark fruits and bread dough. Taste of banana, breads, and some dark fruits. Nice full finish. Great Dubbel.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
charlotte (5244) - rdovre, DENMARK - FEB 5, 2007
Chestnut brown colour long lasting head,small bubbels and some tast of banana,malt and yeast.Full body and a long finish sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Juancho (239) - Georgia, USA - FEB 4, 2007
Bottle - Belgos london Wow. Smooth, smooth, smooth, pours dark brown and offers up a disticntive head of belgian yeasts. Tasty with a disticnitive sweetness and absolutely smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
WeeHeavySD (3383) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 4, 2007
Beer 2 of Obriens Trappist Tasting 2/3/07. Dark brown pour with a small light white head. The aroma is rich and malty and sweet. The taste is sweet and strong, stronger then Id expect from 7%. Solid Dubbel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JDUB (178) - Venice Beach, California, USA - FEB 3, 2007
Coffee, coffee, coffee. This Trappist offering has a coffee malt aroma with sweet coffee flavor. Aftertast is lingering alcohol with slight hop bitterness. very yummy!

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