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Arizona Wilderness Aravaipa Abbey Dubbel

Arizona Wilderness Aravaipa Abbey Dubbel
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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.7/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
This Dubbel, or double, is the second beer in our monastic series. The following flavors are appropriate while explaining this Belgian influenced ale: Fig, chocolate, raisins, rum-like, dates and prunes. However, NONE of these products are in the beer! This is a beautiful harmony between the unique Belgian derived yeast, and the continental malts that make the tongue dance for joy. Short of "pinkies in the air," this is a fine crafted ale that has history as rich as this beer itself. As you sip, imagine yourself on the Belgian and France border, sipping this fine ale as the day’s work in the barley fields comes to a tiring end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
markextrae (3856) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 19, 2016
Sample from draft at mikkeller friends, Poured hazy Brown with a tanned head. Nose of caramel malts, raisins, prunes, earth notes, Bread, light plum notes, and toffe. Taste is sticky, caramel, and lot’s of earthy Dried fruits

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (25926) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 11, 2016
Draught at Mikkeller & Friends. Hazy orange colored with a medium sized off-white head. Fruity aroma of caramel, dried fruits, oak and berries. Fruity flavor of caramel and dried fruits with notes of oak and berries with notes of alcohol. Fruity finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (40417) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 26, 2016
From tap. Pours cloudy brown with a small tan head. Aroma is toasted malty, slight caramelish. Sweet caramelish and toasted malty. Mild bitter, sweet and caramelish malty finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (9253) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 30, 2015
Pour on tap at the brewpub, slightly hazy reddish pour with off white head, aroma brought notes of caramel, dark fruit, raisin, plum into a bit of spice, some yeasty notes into a bit of grass. Taste was a sweet mix of dark fruit, raisin, fig into some spice, yeast, toasted bread with a hint of caramel, slight grass, finishing sweet. Too sweet for my tastes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ernesto987 (5578) - Arizona, USA - MAR 19, 2015
draft, as a self-proclaimed dubbel aficionado, this is a good attempt, above average for the american verison but no westy 8, or chimay red at all. Different leagues. This is still characteristically nutty and caramel with a touch of dry smoke on thie finish which i enjoyed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sturmthis (1112) - Bavaria, GERMANY - MAR 18, 2015
On draft. Brown with a red hue, one finger off white head. Raisin, figs, dark fruit aroma. Taste isn’t as strong as Belgian versions, but still a pretty good dubbel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbaaron (1957) - Arizona, USA - AUG 27, 2014
Draft at brewpub. Deep dark ruby amber with creamy beige head. Medium plus body. Smooooth. Not overly malty or sweet. Fair dryness. Mild bitterness. Touch of spiciness. Yeast is working its magic. Good, quality brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BiiruBierBeer (945) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 20, 2014
I’ve never been a fan of American-made dubbels and this is just another case of why. The belgian yeast character is completely missing and finishes too dry for my liking. I don’t know where these people are getting sweet from but it definitely leaned towards bitter for me. Doesn’t smell like a dubbel either.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - APR 19, 2014
Like this one a lot. A bit sweeter than the style typically demands, but it works well here. Would love to see a quad from these guys.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - APR 16, 2014
[ Keg ][ Arizona Wilderness ][ 4oz ][ $1.50 ][ Mini Snifter ][ 4/11/14 ]
>> Clear deep red pour, webby silver lace. Nose is tomato and celery, phenols, black pepper. Taste has some celery, tomato soup. Not good. Did not enjoy.

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