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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 17, 2009
Courtesy GodOfThunder. Pours a hazy, reddish chestnut color with a small, foamy, cream colored head. Scattered spots and skinny lines of lacing mark the glass. Aromas include caramel malts, toasted bread, overly ripe apples, raisin, and a hint of peppery cedar. Flavors again show caramel and dark fruit notes, with dry cocoa, floral hops, and a spicy, woody, cedar overtone. Medium bodied and well carbonated, there is a light astringency that comes through on the finish. Not bad overall, but a little on the mundane side.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BiddleBrau (1006) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 7, 2009
pours dark amber/brown with thin white head. Faint fruity/belgian yeast aroma, some hops coming through. Flavor is smokey and dry for a dubbel, almost roasty. I think this misses the mark as a dubbel but is dead on as an Imperial American brown ale which is how I rate this (Brian you know this game). PS - I’ve had the pleasure of brewing with and tasting one of the original Dubbels from Boaks which was one of the best dubbels I’ve had outside of Belgium. Looking foward to tasting many more great brews from this brewer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dorwart (2422) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JAN 2, 2009
Good sized tan head of varying sized bubbles. Reduces slowly. Weak cola aroma with some roasted malts and bread. Overall, pretty weak. Color is a nice dark mahagony brown. Flavor is slightly tart which does not fit with the style at all. But it is still pretty good tasting though. Chocolaty malts with some vanilla and dark fruit. Oily mouthfeel that fades quickly and leaves little remanents that you actually swallowed anything. An ok dubbel but not really close to the style too much.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GodOfThunder (1248) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 30, 2008
This turns out to be a solid double, but not really strong. The flavor is there, it just needs to be kicked up a notch. Mostly vanilla and raisins with a light mouthfeel. Could be better.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
sloth (2605) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - DEC 27, 2008
Bottle from coldbrewky. Small brown head that fades quickly, little lace. Clear brown color. Nose of dill pickles and light caramel malts. Body is med/light with a light astringency and fairly lifeless. Burnt caramel malt flavors, other off flavors, lightly sweet malts, dusty. Bland malt finish. Obviously a bad bottle, but hey thats what were here for correct?! Thanks Steve!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WisconsinBeer (715) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - DEC 26, 2008
Bottle. Deep brown color, minimal head dissipates rapidly. Flavor is light bready caramel malts, a bit of yeasty banana esters, candi sugar. Finish is lingering banana bread and a bit of spice. Raisins and ripe fruit also linger in the background. Medium bodied. Solid beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KimJohansen (10347) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2008
Hazy brown with medium off white head. Sweet aroma wth ripe fruits, dark fruits and caramel notes. Sweet flavour with roasted malt, caramel and toffee notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 26, 2008
Bottle courtesy of jabic. Pours brown with a thin white head. Smells of sweet malt, ark fruit, musky. Tastes of light spice, sweet malt, some tarte hints, touches of earthiness. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25074) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2008
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Courtesy of BrianK. Slightly hazy amber golden with a dense off-white head. Aroma of overripe fruit and yeast. Quite full-bodied with sweetish roasted malts, overripe fruit and yeast. Lightly bitter finish. 201008

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
eaglefan538 (2925) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - OCT 23, 2008
Bottle shared by sloth. Pour was typical in color for the style, yet a weak head and lacing. The aroma was odd, caramel, some light yeast and then off vegetal type scents. The flavor followed the aroma, earthy and vegetal, some dark fruits (but not very nice, more raisiney than anything), astringent but semi-sweet candy aspects. The mouthfeel is light and astringent. Meh, not that great of a brew, but thanks anyway, Bert, ya good man you!

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