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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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A Belgian Dubbel, a style that originated in the monasteries in the Middle Ages. This beer is rich, malty and raisiny with a touch of caramel flavor. Being one of our bigger beers this should be enjoyed in moderation.

Contract brewed by High Point for <a href=http://www.boaksbeer.com/ target= blank>Boak Beverage


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Heathen (1458) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - DEC 11, 2010
THOUGHTS: I tried this a couple years ago with Brian Boaks at a meet the brewer event at the Grey Lodge during Philly beer week. Recently a coworker gave me a bottle so I can finally rate it. This wasn’t as great as I remembered it, but it was still very nice. Not super complex, but the flavors that were there are nice. Strong aroma. It wouldn’t pass for a Belgian, but it was not a bad American version. TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a light to medium orangey brown with a small, off-white head that mostly diminished. The aroma was moderate to heavy caramel; with a hint of chocolate; slight alcohol; and some grape, raisin, plum, prune and brown sugar. The initial flavor was lightly sweet, slightly bitter and lightly sour; while the finish was light to moderately sweet and fairly sour with an average to long duration. There was dark and sour fruit, prune, raisin, lots of caramel and brown sugar. The medium body was a bit syrupy and then very dry with fizzy carbonation and a slightly astringent finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
checkmatei1 (765) - Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2010
Draft: Poured a deep reddish brown with a tan head. The aroma was sweet malts and caramel. The flavor was dark fruits, caramel and sweet malts. This was just average for its style.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2010
Got this compliments of thaichile in my first beer trade. 12 oz bottle poured into my Chimay Chalice A- Body is a very cloudy nut brown color. Pours with a small white head that quickly fades to a thin collar around the glass. No lacing is left behind. Cloudiness is thick and uniform. S- Nose is very rich with caramel, nuts and toffee. Nose is robust and sweet. T- Sweet caramel and toffee come through upfront with a nutty overtone. Some yeast is noticeable in the background. A hint of roasted malt bitterness comes through for the finish. A hint of alcohol warmth lingers with all the other mentioned flavors. P- Low carbonation and thick body. Smooth and rich with yeast. Very well done. O- I would believe this beer were a dopplebock or even a Scottish ale before I would guess dubbel. The only resemblance it has to a classic dubbel is the yeast presence. But hey just because ti doesn’t fit in doesn’t mean it isn’t a good beer. This one is rich and malty with a superb mouthfeel. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 08-26-2008 02:38:47

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeremytoni (2948) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - MAR 30, 2010
From a bottle poured brown with a fair amount of head. Nice malty spicy flavor with a quick finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oOJUXEOo (234) - Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2010
On tap at Capones. Very nice Dubbel. Thin lacing head, caramel in color, light smooth hop taste, malt is hearty. Very nice beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
keepersj12 (2630) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - JAN 30, 2010
Sampled at High Street Grill Winter Beer Fest. Dark hazy amber with a yeast and bread aroma. Some sweetness and spice as well. Good belgian style flavor. Finishes dry and refreshing.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jredmond (5213) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JAN 16, 2010
Bottle split with Andrew and Ryan. Pours a dark hazy, amber body. Aroma is sharp sting of alcohol. Taste is smooth malt, some bread, and toasty flavors.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pwn3d (1962) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JAN 16, 2010
Bottle. Doughy with some raisens and esters. Pretty weak for the style. Wouldn’t try again.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29081) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 9, 2009
Bottled. A deep red beer with a lazing tan head. The aroma has notes of malt and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, and fruit. Thanks Papsoe for sharing.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 6, 2009
Bottle shared by kmweaver on 7/3/08: Porus a transparent dark copper mahogany with a thin, spotty-lacing white head. Aroma of toasty dark caramel and some light fruits along with a touch of earthy smoke. Body starts fairly full and dark caramely sweet with nice toasty character and some dry bready doughy notes in the finish. A pretty good dubbel.


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