After dumping two very weird beers (who knew a beer could remind me of Old Spice pit wax?) I needed a break - something I could trust and what can you trust more than a dubbel with the Trappist logo on the label...unless one without the label, if you know what I mean. This 8% brew from the Brouwerij der St.Benedictusabdij de Achelse has sat around a little bit. I think I bought it about a year ago and it carries a best before date of July 2006.
Creamy mahogany under a fine rich cream head. A somewhat sharp lime pear juicy fresh heart sitting among date and dry fig, cocoa powder, baker's chocolate and brown sugar. Soft water. Milky yeast. Very interesting and not the slightest bit evocative of a toiletry product. What a relief. BAers all raise their glasses.