Bristol Belgian-Style Dubbel (B6000)
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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.25/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 228   ABV: 7.6%
A frothy marriage of deep, caramelized richness, fruity undertones, and the lush complexity that bottle conditioning brings.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mensch (289) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - MAR 6, 2013
A little cloudy, carmel colored, nice lace. Enticing aromas of raison, plum and candy. Fizzy, medium bodied with sweet and fruity flavor. A kind of mineral feel and sourness in the finish. Quite enjoyable. A novel interpretation of the style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
UncleKorm (1223) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - APR 26, 2015
Bottle poured an amber hue w/ large frothy head and lacing. Mild sweet aroma. Initial flavor is moderate sweet w/ a light sour finish. Tastes are brown sugar, apple cider, apricots and Belgian sugar. Full bodied and soft carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chinchill (4270) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 6, 2014
Bristol Belgian dubbel from a 750ml bottle. Looks as expected. Aroma is OK. Flavor too, although lacking in complexity. Improved with a little warming.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (14092) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 6, 2013
750 c&c from LetsPour.com. Pours very hazy orange amber with a off-white head. Aroma is caramel with some rather pungent dark fruit. Full bodied or nearly so. Flavor is smooth dark caramel with moderately dark fruit - it is much closer to dry than sweet. For some reason it seems a little boozy. Think I’m picking up a very little metallic aspect. Overall a nice drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Doofgoblin (491) - Chevy Chase, Washington DC, USA - MAR 9, 2013
Pours a murky amber brown with not much foam or head. Aroma is banana, yeast, slightly floral with a little spice note. Taste is sweet, malty with strong caramel notes and slightly spicy. Not as much carbonation as you might expect but enough to give a little bitterness and carry those aromas. Finishes smooth but not super dry. nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hockey9930 (256) - - MAR 2, 2013
Reddish gold and cloudy with quite a lot of lacing and a large frothy head. Aroma of grass or hay. Taste is lightly sweet with hay and cloves. Light bodied, thin, and pretty bubbly at first.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gnoff (9569) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 11, 2012
Sampled from bottle at Rackhouse Pub, Denver CO, on October 10, 2012, during the event Colorado Rare Beer Tasting
Cloudy orange color, white head. Banana, sweet taste. Medium mouthfeel, low bitterness. Phenolic scent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EricE (1367) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 20, 2012
Bottle. Hazy orange-red pour. Thin white head. Peppery aroma with some cherry notes. Dry peppery malty flavor. Burns quite a bit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sonnycheeba (5078) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 16, 2012
Bottle. Pours clear amber with thick, frothy off-white head; good retention and lacing. Aroma is Belgian yeast, caramel malt, pears, grassy hops, and a slighty soapy note. Flavor is heavy malt, light hops, and average esters; dry, malty finish. Medium body, low carbonation, and high warmth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 23, 2011
The pour is a translucent, deep chestnut-amber color with a full, canvas-colored, creamy, rocky head which settles to a very thin, rocky layer which leaves scattered Belgian lace. The nose is bland and lacks yeast presence; dark candi sugar, toasted caramel, sweet almonds, an earthy presence, and some dates. The flavor is still lacking in richness and yeast complexity; still candi sugar and toasted caramel, an orangey note emerging, toasted almonds, an earthy bitterness, a faint roast, and cereal note. The palate is very lively, medium, creamy, and velvety. The beer finishes with some clove (finally), orange and faint roast lingering, and candi sugar still in the forefront. Weird beer, not bad but certainly not a good dubbel. The malt presence reminded me of a bock or Scottish beer but just lacked the yeast presence to be a nice Belgian. The palate had plenty of carbonation for a bottle conditioned beer, more like forced carbonation. Not bad but not a good one.

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