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Arizona Wilderness Aravaipa Abbey Dubbel

Arizona Wilderness Aravaipa Abbey Dubbel
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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.83/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbaaron (1337) - 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 (246) - 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 (1336) - 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
GT2 (8741) - San Diego County, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maley1 (807) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 14, 2014
Dark brown with reddish hue pour and small off white head. Aroma of malts, bread dough, slightly fruity. Taste of bready malts, slight prune, hint of caramel, Belgian yeast. Medium bodied, higher carbonation, perfectly balanced, slightly dry peppery finish. Nice solid dubbel!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DesertDevil (542) - Arizona, USA - NOV 7, 2013
On tap at the brewery. Pours dark, clear, mahogany with a light head that dissipates quickly. Light raisin, dates, and burnt sugar on the nose. The taste features a moderate plum tone, some brown sugar, light cinnamon, and dry clove and light bitter hops on the finish. Roasted malt takes over as the beer warms and is accompanied by a slight booziness. Solid dubbel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BelgianBeerGal (3241) - Panama City, Florida, USA - NOV 5, 2013
Draft sample. Nice brown pour with ruby highlights and a small tan head. Aroma is baking chocolate and dark malt. Flavor trends towards the bitter side of espresso with some spice. A touch of booziness too. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (5062) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - NOV 5, 2013
On tap: The aroma consists of raisin, figs, light chocolate, light brown sugar, and a hint of roasted nuts. It?s a transparent brownish-orange with a small off-white head that fades to a thin ring. The flavor starts with raisins, figs, and a touch of brown sugar. There?s a touch of chocolate in the middle. The finish has light citrus, a hint of roasted nuts, and spice. It?s medium bodied with mild carbonation and a somewhat soft mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (7077) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 3, 2013
Poured up on tap at Wilderness where it has a very nice looking deep crystal clear ruby red body that supports a tan head of foam. The aroma is sweet with prunes and smooth figs and then lighter vaguely hoppy notes cut into the sweetness near the end of the draw. The taste has rich flavors of prunes, figs and a bit of brown sugar. It does maintain a slight tartness and hop bitterness to attempt to balance off the heavier sweeter notes. Toward the finish some roasted malts take over along with a sliver of nuttiness and create a nice balance against the sweetness into the finish. I enjoyed the degree of roastiness presented here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JustDrinkIt (261) - Arizona, USA - OCT 30, 2013
Deep brown pour with slight haze. Aroma is light and malty. Flavors of brown sugar and dates.

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