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RATINGS: 3071   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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basjansen14 (359) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 12, 2017
Bruin/rood kleurig bier met een crème kleurige schuimkraag. Aroma: moutig, bruine suiker en wat gist. Smaak: moutig, bruine suiker, iets van drop en wat gist. Veel koolzuur en romig mondgevoel.

3.8
Hrc_Cro (522) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAY 10, 2017
0.33l bottle. Very dark brown color with nice browny head. Aroma of caramel, banana, raisins and yeast. Taste is sweet and bitter.

4
Vinx (133) - ITALY - MAY 5, 2017
Clear dark amber color with a significant long lasting tan foam; aroma of clove, caramel, ripe fruit, red fruit above all, banana, black pepper; a good balance between sweetness and bitterness; medium body but thin feel; lively carbonation; bitter finish and a little astringent. This beer is the paradigm of a belgian dubbel: great yeast with all its esters and phenols, thin texture and not cloying at all. it’s hard to explain how its organoleptic profile is clean but "dirty", as all the belgian beers are, at the same time. Complex, pleasant, a peerless masterpiece.

5
wallowa (7) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 5, 2017 does not count
I’m not always in the mood for a dubbel, but holy cow, this one is amazing. Spot on for style, of course, and is just so well balanced and tasty. Do not pass up if you are in the mood for a belgian red that won’t knock you down after one beer.

4.1
KevinReddirt (151) - Midland, Texas, USA - MAY 5, 2017
Bought on a beer buying expedition at Total Wine in Plano. Poured out of a 750 ml bottle into my favorite Chimay chalice. Fantastic entrance, a very dark black-amber topped by an expansive off-white head. The nose is mighty fine, peach, a touch of banana and cotton candy. I find the taste much subdued after the promising scent. Mango, floral slightly, green apple too. Really nice for a dubbel, I find myself preferring the exuberance of a quadrupel. But I digress.

3.1
Davros IX (329) - Hertford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2017
2016 catch up - A smooth and quoffable beer, with malts, yeast and gentle bitter hops. But not really a huge amount beyond that. At least it didn’t have the crazy carbonation that I dislike about so many Belgian beers.

4
ziobarba2000 (55) - Roma, ITALY - MAY 3, 2017
Bottiglia da 0,33. Schiuma abbondante e molto corposa. Colore bruno intenso. Carbonatura abbondante. Aromi di bosco e muschio. Sentori di cioccolata amara e caffè. Gusto deciso ma breve con retrogusto amarognolo. Consiglio 8/10

3.6
jooilakon (122) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2017
Bottle from Waitrose, Shepherd’s Bush. Great combination of aroma, palate and taste. Slightly too strong for me personally.

4.4
tgrtnr (153) - Augsburg, GERMANY - MAY 2, 2017
330 ml bottle served in Trappist glass. Dark brown, big fluffy foam head. Aroma of dried peach, raisin, cocoa, nutmeg. Hoppy bitterness and slight malty sweetness, very balanced. Soft carbonated, full body, oily-watery texture. Bitter, slight metallic finish. Great!

4.2
zacgillbanks (5118) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2017
Bottle from M&S, Team Valley Gateshead and Rehills, Newcastle. Hazy dark brown with bright red tinges. It pours with a large foamy head and has a rich red and dried fruit flavours, Christmas cake hints, almond and a smooth chocolatey and vanilla finish. Very good.


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