Emmetts Belgian Dubbel
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RATINGS: 6   MEAN: 3.27/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   SEASONAL: Spring   ABV: -
(West Dundee, third week in March) The Belgian Dubbel style is a beer that I have always wanted to brew, and now is the time! The warm, brownish color of the Dubbel gives you a hint about what a treat you're in for. The aroma abounds with mysterious spice and fruity esters produced by a special Belgian yeast strain. Flavors are complex and satisfying. Dark Belgian candi sugar not only gives this beer its color but aslo adds a distinguished sweetness. The use of Special B malt produces a rich raisin-like flavor that intertwines with the spice and candy characteristics to provide you with a drinking experience that will be hard to beat.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrnkMcDermott (2997) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - APR 10, 2006
Draft sampler at W. Dundee. Somewhat deeper brown than other dubbels. A slight banana smell in the glass, which was nearly last in my sampler tray, so by now it’s showing just a thin rim of foam. Taste is spices, mostly coriander, with a few more banana esters, then dark sugar ands a flourish of brandy. Once I’m attuned to the beer, I can get an idea of the lighter malts and maybe some wheat, too.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TheGuy (653) - Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2008
On tap at in West Dundee brew house dark reddish brown brew with frothy head aromas of friuts and malts taste of friuts, bananas light plums and sugar very nice american attemp to recreate a belguim beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
satan165 (1020) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2008
tiny head. some dark fruit in the nose, some alcohol sweetness. very dark brown in color. i didnt feel a snifter was appropriate for the style, but it was almost appropriate for this beer which definately had some cognac and liqueur characteristics. not as hearty as the ’real’ dubbels that i enjoy, too much emphasis on heavy unbalanced malt darkness but without the raisins and plums id enjoy. still a very complex beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kseecs16 (1215) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - AUG 27, 2008
Draught 8/25/08. Nice dark purple/red hued brown with a nice creamy head. Strong sweet clove and sugary aromas. Spicy flavors very present and linger while body is sweet with a dark fruity character. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Narnad (1518) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - AUG 13, 2008
Served in a flaired tulip shaped glass. Aroma really wafted out of the glass into your nose. When served to the table, the beer had a great head and had a very deep brown with a reddish tinge to it when looking through. Aroma is very strong of banana’s and a little bit of clove. Flavor is very heavy in banana esters at first and then moves into a very sweet middle and finishing with a slight alcohol flavor. Overall a pretty good offering and something I look forward to having again soon. Banana esters are not as overpowering as they were in the tripel.. Definitely recommend trying.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 25, 2006
Served in a snifter at the brewery in West Dundee. Very dark ruby with a thin brown head that is long lasting. Nose is somewhat thin but malty and some yeast. The taste is mostly yeast and malts and is solid. Bannanas, dark bread and caramel here and there. Thick and complex. Overall pretty good.

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