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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.28/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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This Dubbel style Belgian beer is created in the great Belgian tradition. Pale Malt, Caramel and Special B Malts impart a unique sweetness to this beer. The traditional Belgian yeast fully ferments the Belgian Candi Sugar to give a satisfying alcohol level that is twice that found in most beers. O.G. 1.068, ABV 7.2%


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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 8, 2012
On tap at Dragonmead Brewpub. Amber with faint remnants of a head. Aroma is fruity with caramel, yeast and mild breadiness. Taste of dark fruit, caramel, yeast, mild esters and a dry finish. Sweet and drinkable.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Petkus331 (265) - Redford, Michigan, USA - JAN 11, 2014
An aroma of banana and dark bread. Appearence is clear gold, with minor white fizz and minor lace. Taste is a blalanced sweetness and bitterness of honey, banana, and malt. Palate is a little creamy and a little fizzy, very nice. Overall, very nice!

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tectactoe (1871) - Michigan, USA - JAN 8, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2014 Tap: burnt orange-ish, amber body, not as mahogany as I’d expect from a dubbel... Hazy with a small, off white layer of foam on top. Aroma is full force Belgian yeast; bubblegum, light clove, fruity banana esters, along with some dark plum & raisin notes. Faint caramel & residual sugar in the periphery. Flavor is similar with notes of yeast, caramel, bubblegum, banana, plum, Candi sugar, raisin, & a slightly medicinal, phenol alcohol character. Decent dubbel from Dragonmead, though nothing particularly special about it.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
chucklemation (478) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - DEC 4, 2013
Dark brown ale. Has a sweet yeast aroma and an even sweeter flavor - a little too sickly sweet. There’s also a hint of bitterness to add some complexity, so overall it is okay.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (8636) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 3, 2013
On tap at the brewpub. Very sweet and yeasty. So-so drinkability. Slightly above average mouthfeel.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
firstsip (438) - Michigan, USA - OCT 12, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2014 Solid Belgian, as usual for Dragonmead. Good yeast, banana and clove. Well balanced, and lacking any boozy flavor. Odd touch of malty caramel.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (9161) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 11, 2010
Nitro… RBSG 2010… Clear amber ale with orange highlights and a quickly dissipating head. The nose offers esters of banana and pink bubblegum alongside a clove-like phenol and malty notes of toffee, biscuit and caramel. Full-bodied and velvety with soft carbonation. The flavor is spicy-phenolic and sweet… almost to the point of being cloying. As with the finish of many of Dragonmead’s beers, there is no grand finale, per se… just a slow, sweet fade.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
badnewsbeers (2313) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 2, 2010
amber body. banana nose with added nuts, sugary malts. very hefe like. massive banana flavor with big complementary clove. slight yeasty finish

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
JaBier (4887) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - FEB 7, 2010
Sample at the brewpub. Pours clear red with a thin beige head. Aroma of sweet malt, candi sugar, banana and clove. Flavor is straight up banana. Not for me.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerBaron617 (358) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - AUG 23, 2009
Had this on tap at DragonFest 2009. Honestly, this stuff wasn’t that great. And to be frank once more, I’ve never really had anything from this brewery that really blew me away. This poured a darker amber, with small head. The aroma was subtle, as was the flavor. I wouldn’t even call this a dubbel, despite it’s ABV.


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