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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
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Considered by many master-brewers to be the most complex, rich style of brewing in the world, this Belgian “Dubbel” uses pure Belgian candi sugar, Belgian malts and a rare Belgian strain of brewer’s yeast to produce “esters”—flavors that range from clove to banana.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blipp (6072) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Draft. Sweet fruity base, light caramel notes, moderate spicy yeast, hints of banana, and a quick yeasty finish. Pretty good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mep3222 (481) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - JUL 21, 2014
Nice banana nutty aromas with some Belgian candied sugar. Flavor is a bit in the sweet side, Maybe a bit too much sugar. Nice banana, nutty and spice flavors. Low carbonation and a bit too sweet, but still a descent beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LadySusan (720) - Ste-Therese, Quebec, CANADA - APR 27, 2014
On tap at the brewery.The color is a dark and hazy brown with a thin beige head.The aroma is of spicies barley,suger and caramel. The taste is of malt and barley suger with good spicies it is very sweet.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ron (2510) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 16, 2013
On tap at the Brew Pub in Lake Placid. Amber in color. Belgian sweet aroma with some spices. A bit sticky sweet but has some fruit besides the dark malts. Nice warming alcohol. Smooth mouth feel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcclainc50 (171) - New York, USA - AUG 12, 2013
Poured a dark amber brown, thick frothy head that disipates quickly. Notes of nut and earthy tones in the nose. Flavor is very earthy with notes of corriander and other spices as well as earthy tones and a bit of a nutty aftertaste. Overall not a bad beer.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BroSpud (1684) - , Massachusetts, USA - JUN 19, 2012
Included as part of a sampler at the restaurant. Unfortunately I do not remember the particulars on any of the beers I had tasted though they were all pretty good overall. Definitely plan to be back to retry some of these. Despite all the awards for this one it was my least favorite. No carbonation and too sweet.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (6406) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUN 28, 2011
On tap at brew pub
Aroma clean refined dry feel with slight sugars at base , some alcohol on to. Slight spicy notes behind.
Appearance dark amber with hint of brown with fine carbonation. Bright white medium crown. 4-
Flavor and Palate : Warm , sweet bottom with estery character, bit of spice , touch of clove. Slight dryness at finish. Solid proper brew.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
chronictonic (473) - Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2011
(Growler from brewery - lower score may have to do with transporting it back to Philly!) - Pours a cedar water brownish red with a sparse but large bubbled tan head. Malty sweet, raisin & banana aroma with not to subtle notes of alcohol. Relatively uncarbonated - smooth velvety texture. Malty sweet flavors with prominent candy sugar flavors along with yeasty banana esters. No real hop flavors at all.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (9939) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2010
A deep reddish copper ale with a thinlight moka head. In aroma, perfumey bubble gum, coriander and honey, not bad. In mouth, a sweet candy sugar with coriander, maple essence, treacle, a bit woody. On tap at brewpub, July 18 2010.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Boutip (4701) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 17, 2010
Draft: Poured a clear burgundy color ale with a medium foamy head with average retention and no lacing. Aroma consists of dry fruits with some caramel malt and fruity ester. Taste is a weird mix between sweet caramel malt with some fruity ester and dry fruits notes which are pleasant thought I thought the finish was way too sweet and somewhat unbalanced. Body is maybe a bit thin with OK carbonation and no alcohol was discernable. Overall this was an OK beer thought way too sweet for the style.


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