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During the fermentation of the first batch of this Abbey-style dubbel, the yeast «died» and was «resurrected» by brewer Chris Cashell. This beer is not unlike those that certain Belgian monks have been brewing since the 16th century. Made with five types of barley malt and lots of sugar, this beer is quite strong and flavorful, without being too sweet.


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
TheBeerLover (1024) - DC Metro Area, USA - FEB 14, 2006
Outstanding domestic example of a Trappist dubbel. Pours to a beautiful, deep caramel color, with a thick, and creamy white head, and a lively carbonation. Lots of good caramel, sweet malt aroma, paired with some earthy yeast, and hints of pepper. The palate is firm, with lots of good sweet and caramel malt flavor, paired with flavors of burnt candi sugar. This beer finishes with great malt flavor up front, then ends with a mild alcohol, burn that lingers. Outstanding beer. Was a phenomenal match with the molasses BBQ beef brisket sandwich on white corn bread, and whipped sweet potatoes. A must try beer, from one of America’s greatest brewpubs.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
NomDeBeer (414) - Maryland, USA - MAY 16, 2009
Had this on tap a while back, but it was so cold I couldn’t taste anything. Now that I’ve got a bottle at cellar temperature I can rate it and appreciate it - and I do appreciate it. Perfect pour - hazy medium brown color with a huge billowing head. Nice lacing inside the glass. Aroma of Belgian yeast, bread, and spices. Taste is bread, spice, yeast and sugar. No alcohol in the taste or aroma. Slightly bitter, flavorful finish. This beer is well-balanced and very drinkable. Outstanding.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
barbeerian (2) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 6, 2006 does not count
A great beer, but don’t forget Brewer’s Art’s other selections. These brews are very different, and very good. Brewer’s Art seems different from it’s hop-heavy competition, with more emphasis on subtle flavor. Overall, a good approach...

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Maltajo (329) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 2, 2009
On tap at Sean Boland MD. Dark amber color nice even head. Carmels malt sweet and fruity smooth mouth with a great finish. I love this beer.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
LordHedgehog (144) - Westminster, Maryland, USA - MAY 9, 2004
This beer has a large firm head that gives of a sweet aroma. The beer itself is a light chesnut brown, filled with sweet and delicate spices. Well balanced and enjoyable. Not quite to par with some of the best Belgian imports, but an excellent American brew.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rdelljh (155) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2006
Aroma of malt, fruit, caramel, florals. Medium-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and fizzy carbonation. A little sweet and bitter.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brewandstew (11) - Salisbury, Maryland, USA - MAY 26, 2008
I’ve had this on tap at several locations in Maryland, most recently at Out of the Fire in Easton, MD. Pours a dark amber with a light head. Aroma is sweet and spicy with a bit of fruitiness (cardamom, muscat grape, malt). Crisp on the tongue, alcohol comes through on the back end. very good brew!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SeanHolland99 (5) - Maryland, USA - NOV 22, 2002 does not count
Nicely hopped for a brown. Similar to a Dogfish IBA but with a higher ABV. Highly quaffable to the point that the 7% bites you in the ass before you know it. If you visit the brewpub, don’t be the driver.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - JUL 9, 2005
Tap at the Drafting Room in Spring House. Orange, clear, tannish head. Fruity white wine or champagne like aroma. Malty carmel flavors, the carmel explodes in the finish. Very fruity, with slight wine-like notes present.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kassner (1323) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2010 Bottle gift from Glen. great Head and lacing, and a nice mellow double, not too high in alcohol, belgian yeast is modest so more a mild with more hops and less medicinal notes Dec 2010 - Bottle I have had about a year. growing incomplexity, some hint of belgian yeast in the nose, mint in the opening, vanilla and dried fruits at the finish, Great head and lacing.


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