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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
A Belgian-style dubbel brewed in Celebration of the birthday of our brewers 2nd daughter, Ciara. The Belgian yeast strain imparts a complex spicy aroma and flavor, while the blend of 7 malts give the brew a deep amber/brown color with a rich malty/fruity palate and a warm finish. Served in a Tulip glass.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Headbanger (3880) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 28, 2014
Draft Brewery Clybourn (Old Notes)-Pours a dark red with a small head. Aroma of yeast, malt, sweetness, and fruits. Taste of the same with some spices coming in. This medium to full bodied brew is well balanced and quite tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chibuck (3510) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2011
The beer pours a super dark blood red that is pretty clear. The head is light white, very watery and good quickly. The aroma is super sweet, tons of inverted sugar to start, with the finish being a all dark fruits. The taste is very malty with a ton of dark fruits again, mostly some figs. The feel is super watery which isnít great. Overall, this is ok, nothing special or anything Iíd recommend getting. Good things its probably a one timer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (9133) - Ohio, USA - JAN 21, 2011
Tap @ GI Clybourn (from notes). Pours a clear reddish amber color with a thin off white head. There was a pleasing aroma of berries, tart cherry, sweet malts and a bit of spicy yeast. The flavor had a nice tartness, spicy yeast, sweet malts with sour cherries. Somewhat acidic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kuphish (381) - Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA - MAR 27, 2010
On tap at Goose Island Clybourn. Pours a clear, deep red body. Fun aroma is spicy and fruity from the Belgian yeast. Black pepper, plum and grape. Flavors of cherry, prune, and more spice - mostly coriander. Very nice. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Malty with a lingering fruit finish. Light, warming alcohol. Overall well done. A tasty, easy drinking dubbel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmoreau (3755) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2010
On tap at Wrigleyville before this yearís DotLA. Dispensed to a tulip glass with a clear, deep amber/brown, modest off white foam that reduced to a pencil width ring and light film, and left some spotty lacing. The aroma was very malty, lightly spiced, candi sweetness, and the presence of alcohol. The flavor was similar, with more of a brown sugar sweetness, rich malt, dried dark fruit notes, and alcohol in the background, A very smooth Dubbel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (7887) - Georgia, USA - AUG 17, 2009
Had on tap after a tour of Clybourn. Nice fruity esters, but lacking the full flavor Iím used to in great dubbels.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
walrussell (192) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 10, 2009
Crazy flavor - sweet and sour, complex, deep and fruity. I like it a lot, although I donít know if Iíd want more than one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
holdenn (2110) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 3, 2009
On tap at Clybourn. They said this was their odd vintage that was a lot more fruity than others, and from my memory, Iíd agree. Amber brown in color with a thin beige head. Nose is nice lots of fruit especially berries and cherries with an earthiness. The cherries and berries balance well with the spices and a slight tartness. The flavors donít quite pop like Iíd like them to, but they work nicely together. Decent beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (12958) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 23, 2009
A reddish copper ale with a thin moka head. A beautiful aroma of berries, esters, cherry maraschino, and a bit of wild yeast. In mouth, a nice tart malt with sour cherries, lactic acids, very classy and pleasing. On tap at Clybourn, May 17 2009.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (10883) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 28, 2009
Tap at GI. Very cool beer. Retired? huh? Reddish brown pour. Good belgian yeasty aroma wtih some brown sugar, tons of fruit, and some earthy hops to round it out. Flavors are a great mix of yeast, spices, and fruits. Berries, tartness, and a touch of wet wood. Good beer.

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