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RATINGS: 598   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
New Commercial Description: Brewed in a cloistered nook of remote Anderson Valley, this handcrafted Belgian-style strong ale may be the closest you’ll ever get to heaven on earth. Made in very limited quantity, it is malty, tangy and a little wild, it is sure to raise your spirits. We suffered to brew this enormously complex beer so that you can enjoy it completely guilt free.

Original Commercial Description: Brewed at the Anderson Valley Brewing Company by David Keene, the owner of the legendary San Francisco beer-bar, Toronado, this double-style ale features the huge fruit flavors combined with yeastiness and spiciness that Belgian ales are known for.
Brewed from malted barley, hops, water, demerara sugar, and special trappist yeast.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
UXO (871) - CANADA - JUL 29, 2015
Appearance: clear deep amber with a short, short-lived light tan head and no lacing. (3/5) Aroma: brown sugar, dark fruit, cola, mild coffee and chocolate. (7/10) Taste: moderate sweet, very mild bitter. (7/10) Palate: medium to full body, soft carbonation, mildly warming finish. (4/5) A decent enough dubbel, but it feels a bit light for the style to me, even though the carbonation tends to the soft. There’s a little hop bitterness coming through, and even just the faintest hint of sourness, that isn’t indicated by standard guidelines. Not so much an “abbey dubbel,” perhaps, as an “American dubbel”? (14/20)

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh (8690) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 17, 2015
Draught at the Anderson Valley Taproom, Boonville, CA. Rated on May 8th.
Clear reddish brown colour with a tiny tan head. Sweet dried fruits, brown sugar, mild yeast, sweet malt and mild hoppy notes in the aroma. The flavour is brown sugar, sweetness, dark fruits, yeast, hoppy bitterness, alcohol and dark malt. Strong.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
troyc (2870) - Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2015
[Tap] Clear and light brown in color with a pillowy head on top. Sweet breads, dark fruit and molasses in the nose. Flavors of brown sugar, bread, caramel, candied plums, sticky malts and mild alcohol. Not much bitterness at all. Very sweet and a little syrupy. Tasting notes from 9/2014.

3.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Westchesterco (1439) - mclean, Virginia, USA - FEB 18, 2015
Poured from a bottle it is a clear dark amber with no head. The aroma is coffee the taste is sweet raisins

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (4626) - McLean, Virginia, USA - FEB 18, 2015
From a 22 oz bottle shared at home. Pours a light clear cola brown with a tan head. Aroma of toffee. Flavors of raisins and toast. Medium bodied and medium carbonation. Smooth slightly sweet finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcnielsen (2691) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 12, 2015
Bottle. Pours a cloudy reddish brown color with white head. Brown sugar, plum, malty, fig aromas. Dark fruit, malty, candi sugar, fig flavors. Pretty nice drinking American version of a dubbel.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsmerig (1357) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2015
Pours a cloudy reddish brown with a tan head. Aroma of candied sugar and malt. The taste is sweet with a slightly bitter dark cherry offset finishing with an spicy and slightly sharp hop bitterness finishing the beer crisply. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DomD (177) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JAN 23, 2015
Poured from bottle. Candied fruit aroma. Pours a dark brown with tan head. Has a medium sweet taste. Medium bodied with a sticky texture. Very nice dubbel.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
liquidhedonism (289) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - JAN 21, 2015
22 oz bottle. Aroma: malty, boozy, and skunky with hints of brown sugar, plum, raisin, biscuit, and Sweet Tarts candy. Taste/Palate: sweet, thick, and crisp; finishes tart.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zymurgeist2 (1323) - Redwood City, California, USA - JAN 15, 2015
From bottle to tulip. Thick bread malt with moderateate dark fruit (raisin) and slight chocolate. Pours a ruby-brown with strong ruby highlighting throughout. Light brown head leaves quickly after covering the top. Looks slightly oily like a cognac. Taste is bread loaf with slight oxidized like flavor. Molasses and caramel in reserve. Moderate high roastiness is noticeable on the end, with slight alcohol warmth.


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