RATINGS: 115   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 66   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
Taking elements from two classic Belgian styles, weve crafted a beer that incorporates the best characteristics of both tripels and dubbels. Trubbel boasts the strength and spiciness of a tripel and the rich malt character of a dubbel. We brew this uncommon ale with a classic Belgian yeast strain, dark Belgian candi sugar, and a unique blend of specialty malts, producing subtle biscuit, chocolate, and caramel overtones. Available November through January beginning in even years only.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 9, 2003
deep burgandy/brown color with a thin head..cherries!, tart apple brettanomyces touched loveliness..sour, dark and complex with malty cherry tartness..I like it..i like it a lot!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 17, 2003
amazing stuff. the 1 litre swingtop bottle was a good start. belgian sour ale character - wood and cherry aroma, deep murky brown and imposing. tastes initially of cherry with a big burst of sourness. some surprise chocolate and tomato juice flavours came through later in the glass. was just staggered by this - the hich alcohol was evident but not out of place. cultivated some of the yeast and it made a great batch of home brew so that was an added bonus rather than a subtracted bonus

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Linc (739) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 9, 2003
Leather and chocolate aroma, sour barnyard taste with a strawberry nuance, awesome, full mouthfeel and a super smooth palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrianO (138) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 8, 2003
Pours reddish-brown, like a dark dubbel, with barely any head. Looks a little cloudy too. Plums/raisins and slightly sour aroma. Flavor is bold with tartness, some fruit, a little yeasty. Not too carbonated. Very complex as with most good belgium style beers. Very good no doubt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
egajdzis (6362) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2015 Poured a dark amber, ruby color with a tan head. It had a sour citrus aroma, some cherries were detected in the aroma as well. The taste was dominantly sour, with lemon, plum and certainly citrus noted, I very good beer and I would love to buy this again.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2003
A truly wonderful experience. I have to admit i wasn't expecting much, only because i was paying attention to some of the more highly rated US beers we had at the tasting. But all that aside, this was a truly fantastic beer drinking experience. Love the bottle, huge one litre swing top bottle, ensured my experience lasted longer, because i got a bigger serving sample. This was a very mellow, yet complex beer. Lovely chocolate-ish malts, some sour fruit, maybe some cherries and grapes, defintiely a bit vinous. Beautiful tart refreshing sourness to finish off (a bit Rodenbachish), with a lingering finish. I won't ramble on about it to much, i think i did last night when having it, everyone was probably like "shut up, dickhead", coz i kept going on about it. What can i say, i loved it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
eczematic (1325) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - JUN 14, 2003
definitely the champ of the evening against some very highly fancied opposition - d head, celebrator, h of d, old horizontal, etc etc - this was a mother. the perfect combination of sourness with dark malts, what can I say. like goudenband blended with brooklyn black choc stout. definitely "purple" tasting as ringo says - dark grape juice all the way. not many discrete flavours popping out, just clean, smooth, rich maltiness + quenching tartness. sex in a barnyard.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 8, 2003
This ale is a mix between a dubble and trippel. Flavor tart and fruity. Finishes dry and bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fuchebu (146) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2003
This is an experimental effort to brew a dubble at tripel strength. It has a sugary taste at turns. But there are enough nuances to keep one drinking. I noticed a number of various fruit flavors in the beer. It hides the high octane well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 13, 2003
Found this on a weekend in Jersey. Huge brown clamp-top bottle, perfect for homebrewing. Pours a thick milky brown, with a slightly tan white head. (You have to pour fairly vigorously to generate a decent sized head.) Aroma is very authentic. Fruity and estery. Flavor is very sweet and smooth, with hints of banana, grape, a bit of dry nuttiness, and a little plum. Very full bodied, almost thick. Tastes of caramel malt, with a touch of roastiness. An interesting style unto its own. Id easily buy this again.

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