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RATINGS: 112   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   IBU: 23   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
Our version of a Belgian style Dubbel, full-bodied and rich with notes of raisin and plum.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Indra (2711) - Suburbia, Kansas, USA - JUL 15, 2010
12oz. bottle. Sweet dark brown sugar and slight dark, dried fruit in the aroma, some mild breadiness and toffee as well. Clear, rich brown-red color, head is fine, lasting and creamy. Flavor is predominantly sweet and malty, more brown sugar and faint caramel, along with lighter notes of raisin and cotton candy, and some fading yeast esters towards the finish. Very finely, smoothly carbonated palate, body is medium-full. Pleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
VengefulOdin (193) - , Missouri, USA - JUL 10, 2010
Who would have thought a Belgian would come from a craft brewery in Missouri? 12 ounce bottle. I really like the label on this one. Nicely done. Pours a rich mahogany with little to no head. Great color. Aroma is of raisin and fig. The beer presents itself in a straightforward manner. Roasted barley up front, mild sweetness in the middle, and light bitterness at the end. Some heat in the finish due to the high alcohol content. Some spiciness abounds throughout. Cinnamon, Allspice, Nutmeg, etc. Honestly it feels like it could benefit from an infusion of amped-up Belgian yeast - it’s usually one of the first things I taste that makes a Belgian a Belgian, and it’s just not here, at least not a strong enough presence. Don’t get me wrong - it tastes good but it lacks the complexity I like in beers of this style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
msante79 (2224) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - JUL 2, 2010
12oz bottle from Lukas Liquors. Pours clear amber with off-white head. Aromas of toasted malts, caramel, bread, and some dark fruit. Flavors of toasted malts, caramel, and light bread notes. Drinkable beer but not much of a dubbel. kinda meh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Strykzone (6630) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUN 20, 2010
An aroma of high alcohol complex fruit that is akin to a brandy. It is a copper colored brew with a small but long lasting smooth tan head. The flavor brings lots of dark fruit and sweet caramel with chocolate. Fruit that asserts the most is cherry and raisin. This is really close to being a super beer but it just doesn’t quite make it. Yeast did not seem to be present and it could have added a very cool complexity.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
obguthr (5577) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUN 9, 2010
Diacetyl and cherry aroma. Clear copper, thin head. Tea and cherry flavor. Perfumey. Not a good Dubbel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (13069) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 6, 2010
SAVOR, 12oz bottle. Clear brown body with minimal off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some raisin, light bittersweet chocolate. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, some raisin, light milk chocolate. Medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
andyhwcinc (1820) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2010
Poured from 12 oz bottle. Aroma smells like pure malt extract, nothing more and nothing less. Appearance wise, it’s a clear copper with a thicker than usual head. Taste wise, it’s like a mixture of malted barley and some type of preservative, almost like a toast beer with strawberry jam. It’s not horrible but not great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAY 11, 2010
Bottle from Binny’s Beverage Depot, Orland Park, Illinois: This poured a clear ruby/brown body with a tall tan head that vanished quickly. It had a yeasty, fruity nose (dark cherries, dates) with some slightly burnt light brown sugar. Slghtly oily mouthfeel. The flavor was much light the nose with an added light touch of alcohol. It’s a nice enough drink, but doesn’t really come across as a Dubbel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
satan165 (1020) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - MAY 7, 2010
grainy head dotted with black. translucent ruby red pour with big foam that retains. aroma is light fruity, some caramel. some plain cereal as well. flavor is tangy, fruity: orange peel, raspberry, grape. none of the expected nuttiness i hoped for. nor any deeper malt character, too light bodied to boot.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - MAY 6, 2010
12oz bottle. Pours a clear, ruby-amber colored body with a finger-width, frothy, light tan head that dissipates quickly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is malty sweet with a light fruit. Caramels, brown sugar, and some toasted bread. Raisin, plum, and a light yeasty pepper. Flavor is mostly similar. A lighter amount of sweet malts up front with some caramel, molasses, and toast before a good amount of a yeasty pepper comes in. Some light raisin and plum tastes before this dries with a moderate bitterness and a good amount of spice. Very lengthy aftertaste following a medium body and higher level of carbonation. Overall, a decent dubbel. Not very complex, but I do like how this drinks. Not bad.

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