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Our version of a Belgian style Dubbel, full-bodied and rich with notes of raisin and plum.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11316) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (10688) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 24, 2012
Bottle from Liz. Pours dark ruddy copper with a creamy beige head. Aromas of dark fruit and dark roast malt. Med + body. Flavor is raisin/date, with a little treacle and a very little yeast/spice. It all blends together in a very tasty and drinkable Belgian. Touch of chocolate, perhaps, in the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (9440) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 16, 2012
Bottle poured a clear reddish amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of toffee, raisin, brown sugar and plum. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of toffee, brown sugar, plum and light raisin with a smooth lingerinmg fruity/toffee finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
phaleslu (6204) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 16, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2011 Draft sample at the brewery. Pours a mostly clear brown color with a small beige head. Aroma of raisin, plum, yeast, caramel, roasted malts, hops, and spices. The flavor is mostly plum, raisin, and yeast, with notes of malt, caramel, hops, and pepper. Medium bodied, and not as cloudy in color or thick in body as a lot of dubbels. Smooth and rich, with a little warming alcohol. Nice take on a dubbel from this startup brewer.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AmEricanbrew (5575) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - OCT 3, 2013
Clear amber color with ivory head. Nutty, caramel, spicy aromas. Medium body with average carbonation. Caramel, tea leaf, nutty, spicy flavors---

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cornfield (5437) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
b3shine (5121) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 25, 2013
Bottle to snifter (shared with the Mrs.; from weekend notes). Looks solid; a fairly transparent copper with light-beige head that dissipates into lacing. Smells of some caramel malt, toffee, a bit of dark fruit, and Belgian yeast. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. An okay (albeit unadventurous) no-frills example of the style.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
heemer77 (5096) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAR 3, 2010
Light copper colored body with a very light khaki head. The head is dense and long lasting as are the heads on other Crown Valley beers. The nose is sweet grape flavored bubblegum. There is also a little bit of bread dough, but the fruity notes overwhelm it. The taste is lightly toasted almonds with a little bit blueberry. There taste also has some light bread crust in the finish. Overall, a decent brew that is interesting in that it is barely sweet, but not dry either. A soft, lightly carbonated body makes this easy to drink. Good, but not great.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Suttree (5013) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 10, 2013
Copperish red, big beige head. Smells like molasses, caramel, and brown sugar. Very head, overbearing palate. Tastes like boozy rum, molasses, raisin and prune. Not particularly enjoyable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Strykzone (4781) - 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.


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