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Elysian Orthrus Belgian-Style Dubbel

Elysian Orthrus Belgian-Style Dubbel
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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.26/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (7581) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAR 10, 2010
draft at pike st. pours a crystal clear but very dark brown with ruby edges. loose gray rim up top, nice stringy lace. toasted caramel and caramelized sugar on the nose. creamy medium body with light carb. toast, caramel, and dark sugar notes on the mid palate. mild nutty finish. solid but lacking dimension.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beershine (5221) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - FEB 19, 2010
Draft @ Elysian tap room, Seattle. Deep, rich red with stable beige head and has a spectacular hue! Spicy gingerbread aromatics and a similar speculaas body. Finishes dry and slightly hopped, it’s very nice and leagues ahead of what most Americans do with this style!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (15651) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 14, 2010
Golden-brown colour. Gorgeous brown sugar aroma with light orange and alcohol. Bouncy fruit (orange, pear) accents a mild brown sugar palate. Nice orange accents late add nuance and energy. Maybe a bit light but a nice dubbel attempt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
carruthm (1401) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 1, 2010
on tap at the capitol hill location. a touch sour with some cocoa notes and an almost menthol aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gracefullypunk (667) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 31, 2010
On tap at Elysian SoDo. Pours a rather ugly brown with beige head and some clings. Smells of sugar and chocolate. Taste is a bit rootbeer like, a hint of chocolate--mostly just tastes brown.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
skoisirius (1908) - Earth, Washington, USA - JUN 22, 2006
On tap at Tangletown into an English Pint. Pours a darker brown that’s a bit hazy with amber tones. Fairly foamy head with a tannish white hue to it. Aroma is yeasty, chocolate plummy, and fruity. Flavor is quite roasted malt, bananay, with a small touch of chocolate. Definitely has that lovely Belgian sweetness to it with a hint of hops near the finish. Another wonderful Belgian style from the best Seattle brewry!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 21, 2006
On tap at Tangletown. New batch just tapped yesterday. Dark cloudy brown, huge head. Yeasty and slightly hoppy smell. Malty slightly sour taste. A little smokey and grassy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alaskanwarren (286) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2005
Brocn color, great belgian aroma. SPicy malty flavor. Good example of a dubbel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - OCT 18, 2005
Sampled @ GABF- Pours a clear brown small white head. Aroma is plums, raisons, other fruit and a little chocolate. Flavor is sweet, and dark, more darker fruit notes, belgian funk and a soapy astringent finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DarkElf (3051) - La Jolla, California, USA - SEP 1, 2005
(Draft: Elysian Brewing Company in Seattle/Capitol Hill, WA) Not listed on the specialty beer menu, I’m glad I noticed it on the chalk board because this is the best beer I’ve sampled at Elysian tonight. Not your typical American brewed dubbel, this is quite tasty, interesting and complex. Malty, sweet (in a Belgian way), smoky, and fairly roasty, but the tartness keeps the beer balanced, and there’s an intriging tart cherry flavor in the background. Fruity, sweet (again, in a Belgian way), lightly roasty, but fairly tart nose. Full bodied, but the tartness keeps if from being cloying or heavy. Murky brown in color, which in this dark lighting is only apparent once most of the beer has been consumed, and I hold the glass up to the illuminating display of my laptop. And the light tan head shows excellent retention, holding the original, small head to a thin layer for the entire session. I had almost forgotten to order this beer, and I’d have been really upset too, because this is a wonderful dubbel. Worth seeking out.

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