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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
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On our 25th anniversary we want to say Happy Birthday to YOU dear beer lover - thanks for being such a great partner during our 25 year journey. Here’s a toast to keeping handcrafted beers, and independent breweries, the best part of the American beer culture for the next quarter century, and beyond!


Feinschmecker's rating

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Feinschmecker (202) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 18, 2009
Yeasty, fruity, dried plum and raisin aroma. Mahogany color. A little sweet and fairly clean finish. The hops are only in the finish detectable. Very drinkable, yet complex. For the price, a very decent double. All the expected components of a great double are in place.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rodriguez (232) - Quito, ECUADOR - OCT 13, 2012
A very decent beer, although it was not a common dubbel, amber, with good carbonation, caramel, with hints of hops. Very drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
troopie (2292) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - AUG 19, 2012
Bottle. Cloudy orange with thin white head and stringy lacing. Caramelly and malty aroma. Mild flavour with a hop centre. Caramel and spice. Better as it warms

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (7839) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 3, 2012
Sample at the Tap House Grill in Seattle. This brew is a cloudy orange-amber color with a medium off-white head that recedes slowly. Sticky sheet of lacing. Aroma of fruity yeast and malt. Medium body with a fruity character and flavors of dark malt, yeast and molasses. The finish is ripe fruit and yeast. Decent beer overall.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (30902) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2012
From tap at the brewpub. Pours cloudy orange with a small white head. Aroma is roasted caramelish, light spiced and mild yeasty. Smooth toasted malty, sweet, caamelish and light yeasty spiced. Smooth caramelish finish. More a triple than a double.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (6258) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 28, 2012
22 oz. bottle, pours a reddish brown with a small beige head. Aroma of dark fruits, yeast, floral notes and brown sugar. Flavour of light dark fruits, spices, brown sugar, yeast and floral notes - a little metallic on the finish. Solid.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CampesinoTino (757) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 8, 2012
Newly purchased bomber from the bottle shop that’s either from 2008 or a re-release. Forgot to ask. Pours a light reddish brown color with a thin layer of off-white foam. Faint notes of Belgian yeast, toffee and dessert spices in the aroma. The taste opens up with lots of caramel, dates and bready malt flavors along with some dried cherry, plum and cloves. The body is a little bit thin for the style with soft carbonation and finishes with more caramelized sugars and malt. Not bad but the overall flavor lacks the carbonation kick and strong Belgian yeast flavor of a great Dubbel.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (10674) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2010
Bottle at the Funky 6. Pours a cloudy, amber-brown with a medium, beige head. Dark fruit aroma with raisins, figs, sweet bread and toffee. Sweet flavor with caramel, brown sugar, more dark fruits and some toasted malts. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Finishes sweet and malty with some candied sugar.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jercraigs (7691) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 18, 2010
2010-07-03. Dark brown body, small creamy tan head fades. 3+ Strange aroma, sweet malt, rough alcohol, odd dry dusty malt. 5+ Flavour is mild sweet sugary malt, chased by a decent amount of alcohol, odd combination, dry finish. 6+ Average palate is lighter than expected. Not quite there. On tap at Hales, Seattle

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mabel (5414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 16, 2010
[3094-20100703] Tap. Mild Ajax cleaner aroma has hints of plastic juniper. Hazy, dark red body with a medium-lasting creamy off-white head. Alcohol and grainy malt flavour has mild plastic notes. Medium-full body. Not wonderful.
(@ brewpub, Seattle, WA)

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 8, 2010
25 Belgian Style Dubbel Anniversary Ale--2008 22 oz. Bottle. 7.10% ABV. 10 IBU’s? (4.1 / 5.0) Belgian Ale--Dubbel. Fizzy lace hint head. Clear rich black cherry color. Floral cherry mild hop aromatic Belgian toasted toffee front. Medium sediment enhances head clouds brew brown & mellows sweet Belgian chocolate fruit ester creamy black cherry body. Smooth mild hop spice end. Sampled 11/28/2008. $4.19 Each.


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