Half Pints The Father
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Brewed by Half Pints Brewing Co.
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Winnipeg, Canada


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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.37/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Brewed in the Belgian Dubbel style, The Father is our first beer in the Half Pints Holy Trinity series. Brewed using divine inspiration and a combination of Vienna, Dark Crystal, and Biscuit malts, this full bodied ale is hopped with Czech Saaz and Styrian Goldings. The special yeast strain we have used creates the aroma of ripe fruit while an addition of Demerara sugar creates a dry finish which Monastic brewers say lends a "digestible" quality to the beer. Try it with Manitoba Trappist Cheese or with a simple family dinner of baked ham, scalloped potatoes, and honey glazed carrots. Serve at 8 degrees celcius in a wide mouthed chalice. Unfiltered. 20 IBUs.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, - APR 18, 2008
Dark amber with minimal head. Aroma of some hops and prunes with a touch of rye bread. Flavour was quite sweet and under developed. No real carbonation made this sweet and apple juice like. Finishes with a sweet note.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markas101 (1969) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 12, 2011
66 cl bottle, Winnipeg, MB, Canada. Thanks to Dad for opening the bottle (well aged). Medium hazelnut colour, thin head. Mostly caramel and bread aroma, some faint alcohol, banana and cinnamon. Brown sugar sweet flavour, mellow (perhaps due to the age) with a warming finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 12, 2010
Holy shit! Thanks to Brewmaster Dave for parting with his last bottle of this one! This was startlingly nice considering its age. Pours hazy amber, thin off-white head, spotty/poor lacing. Carbonation is quite soft. Nose is lovely Belgian yeast, red fruit, toffee, light spiciness. Flavors of butterscotch, spicy cinnamon and cardamom, white pepper, great fruit. Really nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cole (967) - , Alberta, CANADA - JUN 10, 2010
hazy amber with some suspended sediment. Great aroma dark fruit aroma strong and bold with lots of malt character. Flavour is rich and fruity. Notes of bread very Belgian. This is very nice. Smooth drinkable fruity. Notes of yeast. This is an old bottle and it sure has stood up to time. Great beer. I hope to finish the trilogy some day. But it’s a long shot although it never thought I would never try the father. Thanks kyle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Viper666 (2787) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 20, 2009
Bouteille 650ml, courtoisie de Blankboy. De couleur ambrée-rouge foncée et voilée. Nez de levures fruitées (petits fruits, notes d’abricots, de pommes, traces de raisins rouges), malté de caramel avec des notes de sucre brun, de toffee, de grains rôtis et de houblon herbeux. Moyennement ronde en bouche avec un pétillement moyen ainsi qu’une texture légèrement crémeuse et aux notes sirupeuses. Léger-moyen goût fruité (petits fruits sucrés, léger de raisins, notes de pommes rouges, traces d’abricots mûres) lors de l’entrée en bouche auquel se rajoute un goût malté de caramel, léger de grains de malt rôtis avec des notes de pain grillé ainsi que des traces de sucre brun, de toffee , de sirop d’érable et de chocolat pis en finale l’on retrouve une légère amertume de houblon herbeux (herbes mouillées), un léger goût épicé (poivre très doux) ainsi que des notes alcooliques réchauffantes. Post-goût moyen, moyennement amer d’alcool doux et de houblon herbeux avec des notes de rôti et de levures fruitées (pelures d’abricots et de pommes).

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sammy (9237) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 26, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2009 Thanks Derek Hyde for sharing,produced in 2007. A yeasty though sourish beer, not quite what I expect from a dubbel, more of an experiment. Rising carbonation bubbles and good off-white head and some lacing. A little boozy, a little woodsy. Medium mouthfeel, yeast makes it a bit creamy. Drying.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - JAN 31, 2009
Bottle. Dark brown with a thick ring of bubbles. Taste-chocolate powder, medium CO2, grape, very light wet cardboard, husk, cologne, medium sweet, chocolate powder lacticness, Whoppers, light fig.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (12096) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 20, 2008
(22oz. bottle) Pours a deep amber body with a medium beige head. Aroma of cocoa, roasted malt, raisins, and brown sugar. Flavor of dates, raisins, caramel, and toasted malt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ilovedarkbeer (2384) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 23, 2008
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Dark mahogany pour with a light yellow head. Nose: brown sugar, molasses, pepper, tad bit of vegetables. Taste: Oddly metallic, roasted, and caramel. Nothing like the nose. Medium to heavy mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mar (4986) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 22, 2008
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. deep brown color with a thin layer of cream froth. dark fruits and sweet malts. great thickness with a woody, fruity flavor that is quite good. no alcohol in the finish and smooth on the way down. also lumpy says he likes a big fat ass when it comes to women.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7894) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 22, 2008
Bottle at bu11zeyes. Not a traditional dubbel at all. Pours with a small, off-white head. Hazy deep amber body. Aroma of rye, toffee, berries and chocolate. Taste of fruits, chocolate and berries. Syrupy with light carbonation.

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