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RATINGS: 3057   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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jonathan3584 (323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 20, 2005
Reddish brown with a fluffy head. Malty aroma with some yeast poking through. The normal Belgian yeast esters were there, but not accentuated the way they are in more fully developed beers. It seems like the dried fruits and clove are just floating around with the malt, rather than following it or balancing it. Perhaps Ive been spoiled by Chimay Red, but Im starting to look for a bit of sourness in doubles that Im not finding often.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
piwnanuta (135) - Warsaw, POLAND - MAY 26, 2017
Karmel, banany, drożdże. Ciemny, brązowy kolor. Słodki smak. Daje radę choć piłem lepsze warki.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
saintbase (680) - Bydgoszcz, POLAND - MAY 23, 2017
Greetings from Bydgoszcz, Poland to all Beer Geeks and Hopheads around the world!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fanni (19) - HUNGARY - MAY 22, 2017
It was different as I remembered. I couldnt really feel the harmony. But all together it is still a master piece.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vlada94 (149) - Nis, SERBIA - MAY 22, 2017
Dark brown colour , real hazy, with medium tanned head, aroma of caramel, roasted malt, raisins, taste is caramel, brown sugar , caramel, boozy at the end, fine beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
djfreeart (8) - FRANCE - MAY 20, 2017 does not count
Tres belle robe brune. La mousse se dissipe vite, un peu trop gazeuse. Bien quilibrentendu et fruite, lgre amertume mais finale acide, dommage.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
lokis333 (478) - Birai, LITHUANIA - MAY 19, 2017
Very deep dark red color with huge sand color foam. Aromas of ripe fruits, raisins, banana peel, caramel, biscuits and a light touch of wood. Palate, medium to full body with disappointingly light-ish texture leaving nice dry finish. Taste sweet of with notes of malt, burned sugar, dried fruits, and caramel. Overall, okay not bad but expected bit more from a Trappist beer, but still nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
basjansen14 (310) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 12, 2017
Bruin/rood kleurig bier met een crme kleurige schuimkraag. Aroma: moutig, bruine suiker en wat gist. Smaak: moutig, bruine suiker, iets van drop en wat gist. Veel koolzuur en romig mondgevoel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hrc_Cro (514) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vinx (132) - 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. its 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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
wallowa (7) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 5, 2017 does not count
Im 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 wont knock you down after one beer.

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